05-28-2014 5:09 PM
I have U-verse Internet Max Plus (nominal 18 mbps down)
The past few days, sites have been loading slowly and incompletely (e.g., images or other page components fail to load, or the page must be re-requested several times before it's usable).
Tests on speedtest.net (when they would even complete) show ping times in the 400 - 800 ms range, and download speeds no higher than 9 mbps. Pingtest.net showed similar ping times.
I've put screenshots of speedtest.net and pingtest.net on this page: http://randynorwood.com/uverse.html Also included are screenshots from UV Realtime. I tried to insert the images in this post, but the forum site responded so slowly it became unresponsive.
I guess what I relly want is to be put directly in touch with the proper level of AT&T U-Verse support. I'm not going to go through Level 1 support.
05-30-2014 11:45 AM
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05-30-2014 12:11 PM
05-31-2014 8:31 PM
Thanks for the reply.
I use the RG only as a router/gateway between the ATT network and my internal network. I have an Apple AEBS to provide wireless service. It's behind the RG (NAT).
Earlier this evening, I did a power off/on reboot of the RG. This seems to have helped some. (Before, I had restarted it several times from the RG web control panel.) I also discovered that the RG's WiFi was turned on. I turned it off, since I use my Apple AEBS for the wireless network.
After making the above changes to the RG, I started collecting ping/speed results every half hour. The remote server is in the same city as me. The results are here: http://randynorwood.com/uverse_pings.pdf
The pings are much better on average, but there are still some high values.
One other thing--on my Mac, after this problem started occurring, I changed the DNS servers several times to see if that would help (it did not). In other words, instead of having the Mac pointed to the RG, I specified other publicly available DNS servers, such as Google. It still is set to use Google. I'm not sure if that makes any difference.
Below are UV Realtime screenshots since the RG restart earlier this evening.
Finally, if it turms out I need a new RG or other inside work that incurs a charge, that's fine. I just need to have the level of Internet access I'm paying for.
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