Hello fellow Net Techs
Trying to understand the first hop (Gateway) on broadband cable internet (Cox). I called in a trouble report. Tech said it was modem problem but I pointed out that I was hitting the Gateway (184.108.40.206) just fine so it seemed to be past my modem. He non-concurred. Said hitting the first hop did not mean my modem was OK.
Didn't just use traceroute but a large buffer size ping . ping - l 1500068.106.96.1
Actually I don't understand why this node accept such a large buffer size. All other nodes will non-responded if the ping buffer size exceeds 1472
Anyone make sense of tech support statement or why so large a packet size can be used on that node?
============================================ FYI - This is what it looks like when everything is working1 18 ms 20 ms 15 ms ip68-106-96-1.dc.dc.cox.net [220.127.116.11] 2 18 ms 16 ms 15 ms ip68-100-0-1.dc.dc.cox.net [18.104.22.168] 3 16 ms 13 ms 14 ms ip68-100-0-145.dc.dc.cox.net [22.214.171.124] 4 15 ms 15 ms 15 ms 126.96.36.199
The first 4 hops on from my PC are the same on a friends who lives 5 miles from me.