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    Upgrading cable modem

    I want to upgrade my cable modem and I was wondering if I should get an Ericssons cable modem or an SB5100 from Motorola? Also, what does getting a lot of "choke" mean when dealing with pings?

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    G'day "stainless steel"
    'choke' in the true IT sence refers to "Inductor" a component designed to have a specific amount of inductance. An inductor passes direct current but impedes alternating current to a degree depending on it's frequency.
    I think, whoever said that it 'chokes' may mean that it is impeding the transmission speed or rate.
    As to the modem, they are both good. (just for fun) then again if you like Ford's then the Motorola is for you or if you are a Volvo driver then the Ericssons is for you.

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    Re: Upgrading cable modem

    Originally posted by stainless steel
    I want to upgrade my cable modem and I was wondering if I should get an Ericssons cable modem or an SB5100 from Motorola? Also, what does getting a lot of "choke" mean when dealing with pings?
    Motorola SB5100..BTW, Who is your Cable ISP?

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    Optimum online, I only ask about "choke" becauce I am getting about 100ms of latency even with a 50 ping which is why I hope the new modem can fix that.

    I ran a trace route and this message came up, can some one explain this and may show me how to fix it?

    While we can't measure the raw speed -- or bandwidth -- of your connection, we can measure the latency, or delay, of the connection. Latency can impact the speed of web browsing, voice conferencing, and other activities. We will send 10 pings to 205.188.209.172; this will take at least 10 seconds to complete.

    PING 205.188.209.172 (205.188.209.172): 56 data bytes

    --- 205.188.209.172 ping statistics ---
    10 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss

    (If the above results indicate 100% packet loss, it probably means that ping is blocked at your location.)

    Here is a traceroute I did and I think there is a problem:

    1 bodhi.pair.net (192.168.1.9) 0.524 ms 0.662 ms 1.039 ms
    2 so-2-1-0.ar2.cle1.gblx.net (64.214.174.177) 3.571 ms 3.682 ms 3.578 ms
    3 pos4-0-622M.cr2.CLE1.gblx.net (67.17.68.125) 3.641 ms 3.547 ms 3.870 ms
    4 pos0-0-2488M.cr2.NYC1.gblx.net (67.17.64.138) 15.242 ms 46.616 ms 15.173 ms
    5 so6-0-0-2488M.ar1.NYC1.gblx.net (67.17.64.154) 15.249 ms 15.326 ms 15.947 ms
    6 pop1-nye-P10-3.atdn.net (66.185.151.61) 15.733 ms 15.602 ms 15.319 ms
    7 bb2-nye-P0-0.atdn.net (66.185.151.50) 15.581 ms 15.541 ms 15.823 ms
    8 bb2-vie-P8-0.atdn.net (66.185.152.201) 187.122 ms 226.874 ms 179.802 ms
    9 bb2-dtc-P12-0.atdn.net (66.185.152.148) 15.975 ms 15.792 ms 15.752 ms
    10 pop2-dtc-P15-0.atdn.net (66.185.140.27) 15.897 ms 15.816 ms 15.786 ms
    11 wc4-dtc-S0-0-0.atdn.net (66.185.140.18) 16.154 ms 15.821 ms 15.987 ms
    12 cache-dr08.proxy.aol.com (205.188.209.172) 16.549 ms 16.106 ms 16.004 ms


    "8 bb2-vie-P8-0.atdn.net (66.185.152.201) 187.122 ms 226.874 ms 179.802 ms"

    How do I fix that?
    Last edited by stainless steel; 12-16-03 at 01:05 PM.

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    Remember what you are looking for is your final outcome. The pings to and therough your modem look terrific. The hop with the high latency just had other more important (than a trace) traffic to pass. Traces are given lower priority than normal traffic.

    16 ms to aol's stuff there is your important time, and pretty decent at that.
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    Could my modem be causing the 100ms of latency with online games in every server empty or full? I know its possible to have a good ping but high latency. I have norton av and spybot so there aren't any viruses. I'm trying to pinpoint the exact reason I'm getting high latency on my computer and I can't find the reason as of yet. What could it be?

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    There are still a few things locally that could be messing with your connection. If you havent, and since you have not said anything about using adaware, I assume you havent, follow mnosteeles tips page very closely here It could be one little thing causing the problem and it will drive you nuts till you find it.

    Make shure you use adaware also as it finds things that Spybot doesnt and visa versa. Go to www.antivirus.com and do their free online scan just in case.

    If you have money to blow, go get a new modem. Its just a spendy way to diagnose a problem, and it probably will not work.

    quote from http://homepage.ntlworld.com/robin.d...ips/games.html One problem when gaming with a cable connection is the rate cap. The capping will generally be non-destructive for TCP traffic, but UDP rate capping can lead to packet loss as well as high ping times. This is why you don't see the high pings when using a ping utility. The downstream and upstream demands of a game are reasonably symmetric, cable

    Is your activity light on your modem almost solid all the time? Charter seemed to help out the gamers in my area when they began some filtering that limited this activity or ARP traffic (address resolution protocol).
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