Checking internet connection without a winbox

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat Jul 15 19:24:38 UTC 2006

On 15/07/06, Michael P. Brininstool <mikepb at> wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > I find that my internet connection is very slow. I speed test my
> > conection and it comes out at ~170 kilo bytes per second, which sits
> > well with a 1.5 MBS line. When I ping google, I have about 80% packet
> > loss, and the packets take 200-300 ms.
> >
> > My ISP says that the infrastuture company is to blame. The
> > infrastructure says that there is no problem with them, and that my
> > router or computer is to blame. They have a windows tool to check it,
> > but I've no winbox here right now. Until I run their tool and
> > eliminated my machine as the source of the problem, they won't help me
> > pinpoint the problem.
> >
> > What can I do to pinpoint the problem, or at least discount my machine
> > and my router as problematic? Thanks.
> >
> > Dotan Cohen
> >
> >
> This whole problem is funny.  I see it all the time where everyone
> claims "not my problem, must be these people..." anyway, the reason I
> find it funny is that they all seem to think that windows is all that
> anyone every runs.  When I am debugging a network problem, I always plug
> in my linux laptop, and if it works fine, then I tell the windows users,
> its a windows problem and I walk away.  I then call desktop support for
> them.

Funny it may be, but it makes using the system very frustrating.
Luckily, I use the internet more than the wife, otherwise there would
be pressure to use something else.

Dotan Cohen

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