When you do a tracert msu.edu watch your hops and you can see most of the external routers until you get to the perimeter of MSU... look at those response times.
You can always talk with ATT and let them know what you see and see what they know about slow downs etc... but if times look good until you get to msu.edu, you are probably experiencing the merit traffic load.
Timoteo "Timo" Vasquez - AIS
Departmental Systems and Services
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Michigan State University
2 Administration Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1046
From: MSU Network Administrators Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Rockwell
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 3:02 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [MSUNAG] network performance
I have a question about network performance from my home to MSU. I have
ATT DSL at home and notice that performance seems to be poor to campus
during the evenings. Is it possible that the campus link to Merit is
the problem? Generally ping times are 25-35ms from home to campus, but
in the evenings when I notice the perfomance drop ping times vary from
25 to 200+ ms.
Sorry to spam the list, but if figure calling AT&T will get me nowhere.