I recently moved two blocks south. That move moved me from Comcast to Broadstripe (high-speed internet cable providers). Comcast was pretty good. Broadstripe sucks. I called them on the phone, and they basically brushed me off (politely). I want to come to them with some numbers, so I can say more than just "it's really slow".
I still have access to my old Comcast service, so I can run the tests using both providers.
Here's what I'm seeing with my new Broadstripe service:
- When I browse to most sites, there is a long delay (5-10 seconds) before the page starts loading in my browser
- The speed test tell me I have 12 megs down (bullshit)
- I have a server at my office. I just downloaded some files (using scp on the command line). It said I'm getting 3.5 KB/s
I'm an experienced programmer and spend most of my days on the command line and in vim. Networking, however is not a strong point. I've played around with traceroute, but I'm not sure if that's the right tool to use.
I have access to servers all over the country (I would just use Amazon EC2 to set up a test server), and I prefer to use Ubuntu for my testing.
How can I come up with some hard numbers to show Broadstripe how crappy their service is?
EDIT: Above is my original question. I'm going to specify a little more what I'm looking for.
How can I tell where the latency in is happening. I was trying to scp a file from my desktop to a server hosted in the same city. It took a very long time (~2KB/s with some pretty long periods of inactivity). How can I figure out what is causing this?