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Good CCQ and Signal , Still high ping ( Using Mikrotik Radio

May 28, 2016 8:12AM PDT

so i got a wireless internet from a local isp , but sometimes my DNS ping time goes as high as 300 ! but when everything is normal its around 2-3 ms.

my ccq is above 90% , and signal Strength is around -60 and Signal To Noise 40 db
also the frequency that im using has a very low usage , and i changed to other low usage frequencies and the problem didn't solve( my bandwidth is empty when the ping time goes high and ping time to my access point and my radio is 1ms since im using a lan connection)


my isp says its because of the noise around the area that i live !!! but wouldn't that effect ccq or signal Strength ? and when the ping time goes from 3 to 300 my CCQ or my signal Strength does not change !

so are they lying to me ? is there a problem with their routers or something ? or can it be actually the noise from my area ?


also my radio is mikrotik sextant g 5hpnd

PSA , when the DNS ping time goes from 3ms to 300ms , the signal strength , CCQ or signal to noise , non of them changes ! so it just goes from 3ms to 300ms all of the sudden without any change to any parameters !

and distance is 14km

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Sounds good to me.
May 28, 2016 9:02AM PDT

Since you are in an open frequency you can't count on you getting data across the links every single time so the ping time increases as the retry occurs.

Nothing seems wrong here. Maybe there's an issue with the persons complaining and not knowing the technology and such but nothing in this post tells me it's broken.

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May 28, 2016 11:37AM PDT

what's with the salty reply ? i didn't say the problem is with the isp
i just asked what is causing the problem , is it isp or not ? are you below 20 or something ?

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I see no salt there.
May 28, 2016 11:42AM PDT

I take it that the provider isn't answering your question and you don't want anything short of a fix. That is not possible because it's an open frequency that is shared. As other packets and data fly around your packet may not make it and a retry occurs.

Actually I'm an electronics designer with cellular designs so my view is all is as it should be. That could upset a consumer and some take offense at that. Sorry but nothing seems wrong here. It's performing as expected for a shared air space system.

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alright
May 28, 2016 11:50AM PDT

if we answered every problem like this i don't think we would've gotten anywhere

sure this might be normal for wireless connections and hey i'm not the expert here , i admit i know nothing about wireless connection , but i know that every problem has its solution ,even if it is a "normal" type of problem

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Sure there is an answer
May 28, 2016 12:32PM PDT

But it's going to cost a lot more. You would have to pay for some use of the RF band to get your own air space.

Now there is a much cheaper why and that is with wired internet services. That avoids the open air space issue.

Even that isn't perfect unless you get some fractional T1 connection.

I don't mind talking about more advanced networking but I get the feeling your current provider isn't giving the answer you want to hear. Sometimes a consumer will melt down and explode into flames. It's technical, there's a lot to read on the web and you become a scientist with background in electronics, physics and other areas to see the entire system.

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can you explain this considering i'm a rookie in these stuff
May 29, 2016 12:23AM PDT

but can you explain why if there is a "interferer" shouldn't that effect the ccq or signal Strength or signal to noise ? i even tried a frequency with a low usage but it didn't work , as you may already know i'm not an expert in wireless stuff and i just gathered some information from different sources so if you help me understand why this isn't effecting any of this parameters that would be great

i just don't understand why when my DNS ping time goes from 3ms to 300-400ms , my ccq and signal and signal to noise and even frequency usage does not change and they stay in great condition

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Only in short single paragraphs.
May 29, 2016 3:02PM PDT

Otherwise I'm duplicating the web.

We know that WISP's and WiFi have a never solved issue about dropped packets, retries and unsure delivery. There are folk that will ask why and the answer is it's always there.

--> BUT THERE IS SOME HOPE WITH THAT DNS. Again and again I find the ISP's DNS to be dodgy, slow, broken or hit and miss. This is why I always run NAMEBENCH (see the web) and try 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 and 4.2.2.1. With NAMEBENCH I can pick the fastest and usually more stable one.

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