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Network Response Time

The transit time of packets through the WHOI network is generally less than 6 ms for any possible path.  Sluggish response from local resources is more likely due to server congestion, protocol incompatibilities, and application syntax errors.  To see whether the delay is in the network, try pinging some different hosts.  Diagnosis is greatly facilitated if trace routes can be made.  Please report slowness problems and your test results to the CIS Help Desk. See Troubleshooting

The bandwidth between the core switches at Smith, Redfield and Clark is 4 Gigabits per second (Gbps). The bandwidth from the core switches to the edge switches is either 1 Gbps or 100 Megabits per second (Mbps). The bandwidth to the Internet is currently about 18 Mbps. We have multiple Internet circuits to Genuity (formerly GTE) and to Qwest.

Transit of packets across the Internet is affected by many variables.  We generally try to help resolve connectivity issues that arise, but these commercial carriers are beyond our tactical control.