[OT] .::The Official Mega PTCL Thread::. -- New lines, same old BS

shaheerk

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Can someone tracert this for me: 88.202.186.16
Tracing route to 58caba10.setaptr.net [88.202.186.16]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.100.1
2 3 ms 3 ms 2 ms 182.176.0.120
3 7 ms 6 ms 7 ms 10.0.2.221
4 3 ms 11 ms 4 ms 10.0.2.149
5 27 ms 25 ms 29 ms 192.168.90.1
6 23 ms 22 ms 25 ms 10.253.4.106
7 25 ms 23 ms 24 ms 10.253.4.4
8 137 ms 138 ms 137 ms et-0-0-21.edge4.Marseille1.Level3.net [212.73.201.229]
9 151 ms 151 ms 151 ms ae-2-3204.ear2.London2.Level3.net [4.69.143.194]
10 * * * Request timed out.
11 167 ms 167 ms 213 ms 88.202.187.182.static.midphase.com [88.202.187.182]
12 * * * Request timed out.
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 ^C
 

v9sp

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Sounds like a load of shit. If my crap recycled MSAG could be retrofitted with a mini FDH to get GPON running (albeit very poorly) at 100 Mbps, I don't see why you can't get 50 Mbps VDSL.

How far is it from your house?
Like 10-20 meters or so.
 

sameedalam

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Can anyone from Wah and Taxila. please tell me ptcl Gpon connection from dp to home through wire like old copper wire. or its underground wire. if possible share pictures.
my second question is a few days ago I see lineman install a new connection in my neighbor I see it use new wire. please tell me what difference from old copper wire with it.
 

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Can anyone from Wah and Taxila. please tell me ptcl Gpon connection from dp to home through wire like old copper wire. or its underground wire. if possible share pictures.
my second question is a few days ago I see lineman install a new connection in my neighbor I see it use new wire. please tell me what difference from old copper wire with it.
GPON is fiber only, no copper wires are involved.

The fiber drop wire will come from an underground splice box directly to your house.

@greyfreak19 and @ASKnASK have PTCL GPON in Wah.
 

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Can anyone from Wah and Taxila. please tell me ptcl Gpon connection from dp to home through wire like old copper wire. or its underground wire. if possible share pictures.
my second question is a few days ago I see lineman install a new connection in my neighbor I see it use new wire. please tell me what difference from old copper wire with it.
As stated above, everything is pretty much underground. The only thing above ground is the fiber that comes from the concrete box in front of your house, like a gutter :LOL: That too is inside another pipe. The installation is very professional, specially by Pakistani standards.

It has nothing to do with DP boxes or copper wires. This is a whole new network using a different technology.
 

MrLovaLova

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I requested an upgrade to 50Mbps VDSL package from my current 15Mbps ADSL connection after I saw an MSAG being installed on my street corner. The 1218 guy confirmed my street had VDSL coverage and hell, when I showed my local exchange the picture of the MSAG, they confirmed that my connection could be upgraded.

Now they're giving an excuse that the "MSAG version" installed is an older one and doesn't support the 50Mbps package - they also said if the exchange received enough requests, they would upgrade the MSAG - how the hell will they do that if they keep turning away customers like me that have been requesting for ages!?!?!?!
I'm stuck in same situation in Dha Phase 8, Lahore. Been trying for 2 years, each time I ask (PTCL or EVP) for VDSL or GPON, they say its in the pipeline but it'll cost too much to upgrade so we can't say when it will be done :mad:

Like you said, they probably turn away everyone like us, so there isn't any record of number of people demanding VDSL/GPON so aankh ohjal pahaar ohjal.

Has anyone had luck getting people in their community to sign a petition and then get PTCL to upgrade the connections in the area?
 

shaheerk

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Has anyone had luck getting people in their community to sign a petition and then get PTCL to upgrade the connections in the area?
Surely you jest... right? A monopoly won't function as well as a competitive market will.

Best you keep it simple so that you don't stress yourselves much.
- If PTCL upgrades, fine.

- if PTCL doesn't upgrade, then
-- pick another provider

- If no other provider is available
-- determine if using no internet is a better option.
 

shaheerk

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On PTCL. It's taking me into a void after the 14th hop.

Tracing route to 13.67.60.237 over a maximum of 30 hops

1 1 ms 3 ms 1 ms 192.168.100.1
2 3 ms 3 ms 5 ms 182.176.0.120
3 4 ms 3 ms 3 ms 10.0.2.221
4 5 ms 4 ms 3 ms 10.0.2.149
5 22 ms 27 ms 22 ms 192.168.90.1
6 27 ms 25 ms 25 ms 10.253.4.106
7 24 ms 24 ms 23 ms 10.253.4.8
8 47 ms 51 ms 52 ms ae61-0.ier02.dxb20.ntwk.msn.net [104.44.36.141]
9 46 ms 46 ms 46 ms ae23-0.icr01.dxb20.ntwk.msn.net [104.44.238.225]
10 138 ms 120 ms 120 ms be-100-0.ibr01.dxb20.ntwk.msn.net [104.44.20.231]
11 120 ms 120 ms 120 ms be-10-0.ibr01.bom30.ntwk.msn.net [104.44.28.161]
12 122 ms 130 ms 120 ms be-7-0.ibr01.maa30.ntwk.msn.net [104.44.19.0]
13 123 ms 122 ms 122 ms be-9-0.ibr01.sg3.ntwk.msn.net [104.44.18.201]
14 120 ms 122 ms 119 ms ae102-0.icr02.sg3.ntwk.msn.net [104.44.20.2]
 
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MrLovaLova

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Does PTCL block outgoing UDP on any ports/range? I'm seeing dropped UDP packets, but ping isn't showing any packet loss though, so maybe PTCL filtering them?
 

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Mode:VDSL2
Traffic Type:PTM
Status:Up
Link Power State:L0
DownstreamUpstream
Line Coding(Trellis):OnOn
SNR Margin (0.1 dB):307293
Attenuation (0.1 dB):950
Output Power (0.1 dBm):14567
Attainable Rate (Kbps):7312442093
Path 0 Path 1
DownstreamUpstreamDownstreamUpstream
Rate (Kbps):19095824500
B (# of bytes in Mux Data Frame):313100
M (# of Mux Data Frames in an RS codeword):1100
T (# of Mux Data Frames in an OH sub-frame):636400
R (# of redundancy bytes in the RS codeword):10600
S (# of data symbols over which the RS code word spans):0.05320.12320.00000.0000
L (# of bits transmitted in each data symbol):6312246700
D (interleaver depth):1531900
I (interleaver block size in bytes):423800
N (RS codeword size):423800
Delay (msec):20000
INP (DMT symbol):9.500.000.000.00
OH Frames:1794007609900
OH Frame Errors:0000
RS Words:485030982106890900
RS Correctable Errors:56409000
RS Uncorrectable Errors:0000
HEC Errors:0000
OCD Errors:0000
LCD Errors:0000
Total Cells:23831477000
Data Cells:12792133000
Bit Errors:0000
Total ES:00
Total SES:00
Total UAS:2727
I had fastpath enabled before, but I think it got disabled as the internet was reset from PTCL's side... what delay improvements can i see from enabling fastpath again? also is it actually disabled or am I wrong for thinking that...
 

shaheerk

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Fastpath is enabled when you get <12ms pings to the very first hop (the internet gateway).

If it's around 40ms, then that means fastpath is disabled.

Try changing the setting from their self-care portal. Some say that you have to get them to change some settings at the back-end (interleaver depth and something else...?)
 

ahk1221

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Fastpath is enabled when you get <12ms pings to the very first hop (the internet gateway).

If it's around 40ms, then that means fastpath is disabled.

Try changing the setting from their self-care portal. Some say that you have to get them to change some settings at the back-end (interleaver depth and something else...?)
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is this what you meant? is this fastpath enabled?
 

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and i did try changing the setting from the portal, but absolutely nothing happened (been 2 days now)
 

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and i did try changing the setting from the portal, but absolutely nothing happened (been 2 days now)
Fast path has been disabled on your line.

Submit a complaint by calling 1218. The portal thing sometimes doesn't work.
 

shaheerk

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- Tell 1218.
- Write a written request and give it to your exchange (make sure you mention the effective date on the letter, and mention that you've already told 1218).
- Return the PTCL modem to the exchange.

The letter isn't required, but it is strongly recommended to document your attempt should anything go awry.
 
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Thekool1s

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Did anybody else experience routing changes? Something happened right now, Most of my traffic is going through omantel. PTCL messing up the routing again? 250+ pings in EU.
 

UmerFarooq

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- Tell 1218.
- Write a written request and give it to your exchange (make sure you mention the effective date on the letter, and mention that you've already told 1218).
- Return the PTCL modem to the exchange.

The letter isn't required, but it is strongly recommended to document your attempt should anything go awry.
I remember I paid quite a hefty amount to get the replacement modem once my first one broke down? Doesn't this mean I own the modem and don't have to return it?
 

shaheerk

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Unless you can prove that you own the modem (they should have it in their system), you'll have to return it. It depends how your package plan/charges were billed.
 
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