For months now I have been seeing major Network Congestion on the Exetel ADSL2+ Broadband service. I’ve reported this a number of times and it is brushed off indicating that the problem is a service based one.
Well unfortunately that’s not the case, as come business hours the same network transfers slow in the evenings are fast again, which basically tells us that the Exetel Network / Up stream provider is clearly hammered/congested/shaped.
Below is some test downloads, which show the date/time they started and ended, along with the size of the files, URL used and average through put.
pi@bravo ~ $ date Wednesday 15 April 21:05:46 AEST 2015 pi@bravo ~ $ wget http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/test/100meg.test --2015-04-15 21:06:07-- http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/test/100meg.test Resolving mirror.internode.on.net (mirror.internode.on.net)... 188.8.131.52 Connecting to mirror.internode.on.net (mirror.internode.on.net)|184.108.40.206|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 100000000 (95M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: `100meg.test' 100%[======================================>] 100,000,000 94.3K/s in 17m 47s 2015-04-15 21:23:53 (91.6 KB/s) - `100meg.test' saved [100000000/100000000] pi@bravo ~ $ date Wednesday 15 April 21:23:56 AEST 2015 pi@bravo ~ $ wget http://download.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/windows/gimp-2.8.14-setup-1.exe --2015-04-15 21:23:57-- http://download.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/windows/gimp-2.8.14-setup-1.exe Resolving download.gimp.org (download.gimp.org)... 220.127.116.11 Connecting to download.gimp.org (download.gimp.org)|18.104.22.168|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 91931728 (88M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: `gimp-2.8.14-setup-1.exe' 100%[======================================>] 91,931,728 34.4K/s in 43m 3s 2015-04-15 22:07:02 (34.8 KB/s) - `gimp-2.8.14-setup-1.exe' saved [91931728/91931728]
Now below is my PPPoE out interface traffic graphs covering today, and the time the above clearly present, as you can see the link is capable of loads more through put, but during the evening its not remotely possible.
Come tomorrow after 9am I will perform the same downloads and post up the results below this line and you can see that what I am saying, and been seeing is evident in the material presented.