AT&T Uverse Latency and Disconnects

Hi guys,

I’m seeing the same latency and disconnects a lot of people are complaining about. I’m on Tichondrius US. My ISP is AT&T Uverse, and I’m connecting from the LA area. I’m getting pretty high latency spikes from this server: ae1-br01-eqla1.as57976.net which seems to be owned by Akamai Technologies (which seems to be Blizzard’s ISP?) - and it’s routing up to Kansas for some rather silly reason (considering I’m in Orange county as are the west coast servers). I have no issues playing Final Fantasy, but during peak hours (my raid time) I get disconnected from WoW every few minutes.

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| WinMTR statistics |

Host - % Sent Recv Best Avrg Wrst Last
homeportal - 0 977 977 0 1 77 0
76-219-68-1.lightspeed.breaca.sbcglobal.net - 0 978 978 18 23 128 21
No response from host - 100 197 0 0 0 0 0
12.242.115.33 - 0 978 978 19 21 130 20
12.245.64.10 - 0 978 978 19 25 114 21
ae1-br01-eqla1.as57976.net - 1 961 960 27 253 4619 263
No response from host - 100 197 0 0 0 0 0
et-0-0-0-pe02-swlv10.as57976.net - 0 978 978 24 29 150 88
las-swlv10-ia-bons-02.as57976.net - 0 978 978 24 26 136 25
137.221.105.2 - 1 974 973 24 26 152 25
________________________________________________ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______

WinMTR v0.92 GPL V2 by Appnor MSP - Fully Managed Hosting & Cloud Provider

Thank you in advance for your help!

Although packet loss doesn’t seem to be a concern here, there is high latency starting with the first node in your ISP’s network of 128ms occasionally.

The high ping on the Blizzard node can be disregarded because it doesn’t prioritize ping tests, and your high ping after that node is only 152ms.

Did you run this WinMTR during the peak hours?

I did. :slight_smile: I ran it while I was disconnecting during peak hours.

Weird, there’s no disconnection showing up in this test, just high latency. It could just be that the nodes in your area are overloaded during peak times, which would be something you need to discuss with the ISP to see if they can make any adjustments. Maybe the staff will have more insight here, or you might want to put in a ticket to see if they can offer any other advice.

Howdy Luthial,

To clarify, it looks like you are staying within California in the routing test. You may want to try a wired connection to help reduce some of the latency spikes you are getting but as Elocin mentioned there’s nothing serious showing in the test. This could indicate throttling or something on the computer causing the disconnect. Have you tried these steps?

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Hi guys:

Thank you for your help! I had done many of the steps in the guide you provided, Zenlaka. But there’s a few I missed:

  1. Reset your network devices to make sure your router hasn’t become flooded with data - done last night and just now.

  2. Release and renew your IP and flush your DNS to resolve any network conflicts - also tried this last night and just now.

  3. Update your drivers and operating system to resolve any compatibility issues - windows is completely patched, and just updated the video driver.

  4. If you’re using a wireless connection, optimize your internet connection to rule out a connection issue - I’ve always been wired directly into my internet device, so no need for change here.

  5. Close all other applications to resolve software conflicts and free up resources - I’ve exited everything running in the taskbar, and paused AV protection.

  6. Addons - I’ve disabled them all.

In this current state (with everything turned off and updated), right now I’m getting regular disconnects. I can stay on maybe an average of five minutes before I get the boot. It was better earlier today, but I was still seeing some disconnects. This is my updated WinMTR - which has been running maybe 10 minutes (since I rebooted my computer and reset my modem):

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| WinMTR statistics |

Host - % Sent Recv Best Avrg Wrst Last
homeportal - 0 1173 1173 0 1 86 0
76-219-68-1.lightspeed.breaca.sbcglobal.net - 0 1173 1173 17 23 601 28
No response from host - 100 236 0 0 0 0 0
12.242.115.33 - 0 1173 1173 19 20 119 20
12.245.64.10 - 0 1173 1173 19 25 123 21
ae1-br01-eqla1.as57976.net - 1 1163 1162 27 250 2956 89
No response from host - 100 236 0 0 0 0 0
et-0-0-0-pe02-swlv10.as57976.net - 0 1173 1173 24 28 144 25
las-swlv10-ia-bons-02.as57976.net - 0 1173 1173 24 26 110 26
137.221.105.2 - 1 1169 1168 24 26 78 24
________________________________________________ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______

WinMTR v0.92 GPL V2 by Appnor MSP - Fully Managed Hosting & Cloud Provider

I’m also going to post my Looking glass results from right after a disconnect. :slight_smile:

TRACEROUTE:
traceroute to 99.31.223.131 (99.31.223.131), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 Blizzard Blizzard 1.159 ms 1.142 ms 1.143 ms
2 24.105.18.130 (24.105.18.130) 2.152 ms 2.155 ms 2.170 ms
3 137.221.105.14 (137.221.105.14) 2.172 ms 2.178 ms 2.181 ms
4 137.221.66.22 (137.221.66.22) 2.085 ms 2.108 ms 2.112 ms
5 137.221.83.86 (137.221.83.86) 782.539 ms 782.545 ms 1002.379 ms
6 * * *
7 137.221.68.32 (137.221.68.32) 7.044 ms 7.172 ms 7.593 ms
8 12.245.64.9 (12.245.64.9) 6.115 ms 6.094 ms 6.087 ms
9 * * *
10 75.29.48.54 (75.29.48.54) 7.753 ms 7.344 ms 7.361 ms
11 * * *
12 * * *
13 * * *
14 * * *
15 * * *

14/08/2020 01:19:13 UTC

TRACEROUTE:
traceroute to 99.31.223.131 (99.31.223.131), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 Blizzard Blizzard 8.377 ms 8.382 ms 14.000 ms
2 24.105.18.130 (24.105.18.130) 14.019 ms 14.024 ms 14.026 ms
3 137.221.105.14 (137.221.105.14) 14.028 ms 14.032 ms 14.035 ms
4 137.221.66.22 (137.221.66.22) 13.954 ms 13.981 ms 13.985 ms
5 137.221.83.86 (137.221.83.86) 795.450 ms 795.461 ms 795.466 ms
6 * * *
7 137.221.68.32 (137.221.68.32) 6.241 ms 6.706 ms 6.132 ms
8 12.245.64.9 (12.245.64.9) 5.849 ms 5.862 ms 5.981 ms
9 * * *
10 75.29.48.54 (75.29.48.54) 7.609 ms 7.559 ms 7.694 ms
11 * * *
12 * * *
13 * * *
14 * * *
15 * * *

14/08/2020 01:19:13 UTC

TRACEROUTE:
traceroute to 99.31.223.131 (99.31.223.131), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 Blizzard Blizzard 0.333 ms 0.322 ms 0.319 ms
2 24.105.18.2 (24.105.18.2) 0.952 ms 0.968 ms 0.972 ms
3 137.221.105.10 (137.221.105.10) 0.976 ms 0.976 ms 0.975 ms
4 137.221.66.16 (137.221.66.16) 0.947 ms 0.949 ms 0.947 ms
5 137.221.83.80 (137.221.83.80) 968.545 ms 968.574 ms 968.895 ms
6 * * *
7 137.221.68.32 (137.221.68.32) 11.296 ms 9.654 ms 9.629 ms
8 12.245.64.9 (12.245.64.9) 5.943 ms 5.953 ms 5.949 ms
9 * * *
10 75.29.48.50 (75.29.48.50) 7.664 ms 7.344 ms 7.399 ms
11 * * *
12 * * *
13 * * *
14 * * *
15 * * *

14/08/2020 01:19:13 UTC

TRACEROUTE:
traceroute to 99.31.223.131 (99.31.223.131), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 Blizzard Blizzard 0.324 ms 0.309 ms 0.310 ms
2 37.244.23.131 (37.244.23.131) 2.439 ms 2.776 ms 3.028 ms
3 24.105.62.148 (24.105.62.148) 0.949 ms 0.979 ms 0.983 ms
4 137.221.66.12 (137.221.66.12) 2.062 ms 2.083 ms 2.086 ms
5 * * *
6 137.221.69.34 (137.221.69.34) 66.858 ms 60.362 ms 60.312 ms
7 12.246.90.153 (12.246.90.153) 2.444 ms 2.478 ms 2.587 ms
8 * * *
9 * * *
10 * * *
11 * * *
12 * * *
13 75.29.48.50 (75.29.48.50) 48.673 ms 48.727 ms 48.837 ms
14 * * *
15 * * *

14/08/2020 01:19:17 UTC

TRACEROUTE:
traceroute to 99.31.223.131 (99.31.223.131), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 Blizzard Blizzard 0.299 ms 0.292 ms 0.392 ms
2 37.244.23.131 (37.244.23.131) 0.549 ms 0.695 ms 0.721 ms
3 24.105.62.148 (24.105.62.148) 1.736 ms 1.776 ms 1.781 ms
4 137.221.66.12 (137.221.66.12) 2.228 ms 2.264 ms 2.266 ms
5 * * *
6 137.221.69.34 (137.221.69.34) 2.047 ms 2.479 ms 2.436 ms
7 12.246.90.153 (12.246.90.153) 2.383 ms 2.602 ms 2.584 ms
8 * * *
9 * * *
10 * * *
11 * * *
12 * * *
13 75.29.48.50 (75.29.48.50) 48.360 ms 48.479 ms 48.501 ms
14 * * *
15 * * *

14/08/2020 01:19:22 UTC

MTR:
Start: Fri Aug 14 01:19:13 2020 Blizzard 1.|-- Blizzard 0.0% 10 0.4 0.7 0.3 2.3 0.3
2.|-- 24.105.18.130 0.0% 10 0.6 0.8 0.4 1.9 0.3
3.|-- 137.221.105.14 0.0% 10 1.0 0.9 0.7 1.2 0.0
4.|-- 137.221.66.22 0.0% 10 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.0
5.|-- 137.221.83.86 0.0% 10 653.8 769.7 181.2 1459. 403.0
6.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
7.|-- 137.221.68.32 0.0% 10 6.0 7.2 5.8 17.6 3.6
8.|-- 12.245.64.9 0.0% 10 5.8 5.9 5.8 6.2 0.0
9.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10.|-- 75.29.48.54 0.0% 10 7.6 7.7 7.5 8.5 0.0
11.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

14/08/2020 01:19:13 UTC

MTR:
Start: Fri Aug 14 01:19:13 2020 Blizzard 1.|-- Blizzard 0.0% 10 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.0
2.|-- 24.105.18.130 0.0% 10 0.9 0.7 0.5 1.0 0.0
3.|-- 137.221.105.14 0.0% 10 0.9 0.9 0.7 1.1 0.0
4.|-- 137.221.66.22 0.0% 10 0.8 0.8 0.4 2.3 0.3
5.|-- 137.221.83.86 0.0% 10 587.3 743.5 114.6 1392. 389.0
6.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
7.|-- 137.221.68.32 0.0% 10 7.4 8.6 6.0 24.8 5.8
8.|-- 12.245.64.9 0.0% 10 6.0 5.9 5.7 6.2 0.0
9.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10.|-- 75.29.48.54 0.0% 10 7.7 7.6 7.3 7.9 0.0
11.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

14/08/2020 01:19:13 UTC

MTR:
Start: Fri Aug 14 01:19:13 2020 Blizzard 1.|-- Blizzard 0.0% 10 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.0
2.|-- 24.105.18.130 0.0% 10 0.9 0.7 0.4 1.0 0.0
3.|-- 137.221.105.14 0.0% 10 0.8 0.9 0.8 1.1 0.0
4.|-- 137.221.66.22 0.0% 10 0.6 0.7 0.4 2.3 0.3
5.|-- 137.221.83.86 0.0% 10 587.3 763.8 265.4 1393. 402.5
6.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
7.|-- 137.221.68.32 0.0% 10 7.5 8.6 5.9 24.7 5.8
8.|-- 12.245.64.9 0.0% 10 5.8 6.0 5.8 6.3 0.0
9.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10.|-- 75.29.48.54 0.0% 10 7.7 7.7 7.5 8.3 0.0
11.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

14/08/2020 01:19:13 UTC

MTR:
Start: Fri Aug 14 01:19:17 2020 Blizzard 1.|-- Blizzard 0.0% 10 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.0
2.|-- 37.244.23.131 0.0% 10 0.5 0.7 0.4 1.8 0.0
3.|-- 24.105.62.148 0.0% 10 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.4 0.0
4.|-- 137.221.66.12 0.0% 10 2.1 2.2 2.0 2.5 0.0
5.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
6.|-- 137.221.69.34 0.0% 10 24.5 5.0 2.0 24.5 6.9
7.|-- 12.246.90.153 0.0% 10 2.4 2.5 2.3 3.5 0.0
8.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
9.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
11.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
12.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
13.|-- 75.29.48.50 0.0% 10 48.3 48.2 48.0 48.7 0.0
14.|-- ??? 0.0% 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

14/08/2020 01:19:17 UTC

TRACEROUTE:
traceroute to 99.31.223.131 (99.31.223.131), 15 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 Blizzard Blizzard 0.368 ms 0.369 ms 0.373 ms
2 37.244.23.131 (37.244.23.131) 0.512 ms 0.563 ms 0.645 ms
3 24.105.62.148 (24.105.62.148) 0.806 ms 0.886 ms 0.925 ms
4 137.221.66.12 (137.221.66.12) 2.085 ms 2.110 ms 2.117 ms
5 * * *
6 137.221.69.34 (137.221.69.34) 2.843 ms 2.421 ms 2.397 ms
7 12.246.90.153 (12.246.90.153) 2.577 ms 2.251 ms 2.318 ms
8 * * *
9 * * *
10 * * *
11 * * *
12 * * *
13 75.29.48.50 (75.29.48.50) 48.249 ms 48.280 ms 48.381 ms
14 * * *
15 * * *

14/08/2020 01:19:29 UTC

MTR:
Start: Fri Aug 14 01:19:18 2020 Blizzard 1.|-- Blizzard 0.0% 10 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.0
2.|-- 37.244.23.131 0.0% 10 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.0
3.|-- 24.105.62.148 0.0% 10 1.1 1.1 0.8 1.3 0.0
4.|-- 137.221.66.12 0.0% 10 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.1 0.0
5.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
6.|-- 137.221.69.34 0.0% 10 7.0 2.8 1.8 7.0 1.5
7.|-- 12.246.90.153 0.0% 10 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.6 0.0
8.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
9.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
11.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
12.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
13.|-- 75.29.48.50 0.0% 10 48.1 48.1 48.0 48.5 0.0
14.|-- ??? 0.0% 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

14/08/2020 01:19:18 UTC

MTR:
Start: Fri Aug 14 01:19:26 2020 Blizzard 1.|-- Blizzard 0.0% 10 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.0
2.|-- 37.244.23.131 0.0% 10 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.0
3.|-- 24.105.62.148 0.0% 10 1.2 1.1 0.9 1.3 0.0
4.|-- 137.221.66.12 0.0% 10 5.5 16.8 2.0 112.8 35.2
5.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
6.|-- 137.221.69.34 0.0% 10 2.6 10.5 2.0 61.7 19.4
7.|-- 12.246.90.153 0.0% 10 2.5 2.5 2.2 2.7 0.0
8.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
9.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
11.|-- ??? 100.0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
12.|-- 12.123.30.209 60.0% 10 45.4 45.4 45.3 45.4 0.0
13.|-- 75.29.48.50 0.0% 10 48.8 48.3 48.1 48.8 0.0
14.|-- ??? 100.0 6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

14/08/2020 01:19:26 UTC