EPIC FAIL : Why does the Internet think iPads & iPhones are in Wichita, Kansas and/or somewhere other than where they are?
When on the Internet via AT&T Wireless, iPhones & iPads (including mine) are getting an IP 166.xxx.xxx.xxx?!?
http://www.geobytes.com/iplocator.htm - 166.xxx.xxx.xxx | Ypsilanti, Michigan
http://speedtest.net/ - 166.xxx.xxx.xxx | Wichita, Kansas
http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ - 166.xxx.xxx.xxx
Very bad : Trace Routes, Pings, Latency, etc.
I'm glad GPS & MobileMe are not affected.
This possibly explains the delays after pressing [enter]? Not seeing same issues when connected via Wi-Fi & other connections. Internet speeds would increase if AT&T would fix these issues. It would be more efficient to connect via servers closer, ya think?
Where does the Internet think your iPad & iPhone are?
Answer by JustSayin · Mar 22, 2012 at 03:44 PM
It actually is an epic fail for the users, because, as others have noted, physical distance from servers does in fact mean slower response times. While it is not financially possible to deploy enough servers so that every user always has a physically nearby server during peak usage times, AT&T's chronically awful (consistently the worst of all major carriers in USA) customer satisfaction ratings show that it has consistently erred on the side of charging highest price for their service, without then using those dollars to invest in beefing up their infrastructure by adding capacity. They seem to choose, in North America at least, to trap their users with super high contract cancellation fees, then stick them with an extremely poor performing network. They also choose to pay their CEO and top lieutenants a ton of money for running such a poor performing organization. Curious set of priorities they have over there. http://www.google.com/search?q=ATT+customer+satisfaction+ratings http://www.google.com/search?q=ATT+CEO+overpaid
Answer by DJ Scooby Doo · Mar 22, 2012 at 07:03 PM
My iPhone (that's on Simple Mobile) thinks it's in Atlanta, Georgia for some reason.. and I'm up here in NYC. However if I switch to my T-Mobile SIM, it reverts back to my local server in NYC.
Answer by r0bErT4u · Jul 05, 2010 at 09:36 PM
AT&T Wireless Test Results are better today, but still not good. AT&T seems to be Throttling ...
***Traffic shaping*** (also known as "packet shaping" or ITMPs: Internet Traffic Management Practices) is the control of computer network traffic in order to optimize or guarantee performance, improve latency[clarification needed], and/or increase usable bandwidth by delaying packets that meet certain criteria. More specifically, traffic shaping is any action on a set of packets (often called a stream or a flow) which imposes additional delay on those packets such that they conform to some predetermined constraint (a contract or traffic profile). Traffic shaping provides a means to control the volume of traffic being sent into a network in a specified period (bandwidth throttling), or the maximum rate at which the traffic is sent (rate limiting), or more complex criteria such as GCRA. This control can be accomplished in many ways and for many reasons; however traffic shaping is always achieved by delaying packets. Traffic shaping is commonly applied at the network edges to control traffic entering the network, but can also be applied by the traffic source (for example, computer or network card) or by an element in the network. Traffic policing is the distinct but related practice of packet dropping and packet marking. > more
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