ok, so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but sometimes my dsl really pisses me off. been on giga for a while(my landlord set it up and it’s too much trouble to try to get him to break the contract and go with another isp) and it’s always been pretty slow trying to hit sites outside taiwan. i never do anything that extensive with it, so it’s usually not a big deal for me. the last couple of days though, there have been long periods where giga’s pipe to the outside world just dies off. i can hit taiwan sites fine, but i run a traceroute and just get stuck on their backbone whenever i try to reach some place outside taiwan(except for australia which i can always seem to get to). also a crapload of pingloss everytime i go outside of taiwan.
last night i was trying to download like 3 megs of pics(the new mrt maps that rascal got in case you haven’t seen them yet) and was getting an excruciating 2K/sec. that’s with a download manager which had 15 connections to the server downloading at the same time! the kicker is that i uploaded those pics to another server in the us and was getting 75K/sec upload speed. wtf?!
is anyone else on giga? are you having the same problems? i don’t think it’s just me because i can always seem to hit giga’s backbone fine. god i miss my dsl in the states with sub-100 pings to game servers and consistent download bandwidth.
anyone know if it would help if i used some sort of proxy server to find another path to the us? anything like that available in taiwan?