WNDR3800 is Telepermit/Sold in NZ I have dozens of them around the country... many running cerowrt builds.

The default PSU is DC 110/240 Switchmode, a physical adaptor is all that is required.


On 26 January 2015 at 21:08, Ewen McNeill <nznog@ewen.mcneill.gen.nz> wrote:
Hi Dave,

On 27/01/15 16:45, Dave Taht wrote:
Well, I would love it if I could get more data from folk willing to install
netperf-wrapper and run a 5 minute test that would be good. [...]

on debian derived linux those are:

In case it helps someone else trying to test this week...

For "Debian derived Linux" read "Ubuntu" AFAICT (netperf is not packaged in Debian, up through Debian Experimental, so "apt-get build-dep netperf" won't work there; I can send a packages-my-Ubuntu-system-wanted-to-install list in case someone wants to try on Debian).

It's also apparently _not_ Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, because that appears to install netperf-wrapper as a Python Egg with the given install instructions, and netperf-wrapper appears to be completely unable to find its tests within the Python Egg, resulting in it complaining:

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Fatal error: Hostname lookup failed for host rrul: [Errno -2] Name or service not known
-=- cut here -=-

You can tell you have this problem if "netperf-wrapper --list-tests" fails with a Python stack trace, rather than returning a list of tests.

My kludgy workaround (which seems to have worked) was:

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cd /usr/local/share && sudo ln -s ~/src/netperf-wrapper .
-=- cut here -=-

which then lets "nztest.sh" (http://snapon.lab.bufferbloat.net/~d/nz/nztest.sh) run after some editing to point it at something other than the non-existent NZ server (I chose the US west coast).

Serious suggestion: perhaps it would help to bundle this with Docker or similar?  It'd then be easier for people to install a known-to-work version with just a "needs modern Linux kernel" dependency.

In my present location, however, I am seeing a *450ms* RTT to the eu,
which I sure hope isn't normal for NZ, just this hotel. ( ping
netperf-eu.bufferbloat.net ).

It seems about 75-100ms too high.  From Vodafone cable in Wellington:

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ewen@ashram:~$ ping netperf-eu.bufferbloat.net
PING kau.toke.dk ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=39 time=341.222 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=39 time=342.191 ms
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and it's about 15ms lower (ie, around 325ms) from my colo box in central Wellington (which is roughly the cable Internet overhead, so an expected difference).

320-350ms is roughly the RTT I'd expect to see to Europe out of New Zealand, mostly due to speed-of-light not being infinite.  (I do work on a few systems based in Europe so have fairly consistently seen this for years.)

If anyone has a power supply suitable for a wndr3800 and NZ power
standards, I brought one, might be able to fix matters here.....

A quick online search suggests this is a 12V DC, 2.5A power supply (eg, http://www.myaccount.charter.com/customers/support.aspx?supportarticleid=3294).  If so, they seem likely to be fairly common.

Sort of why I just asked if openwrt derived gear was a problem here.
That stuff is the farthest along by far, for home cpe.

The main issue here for DSL is that there is an approval process ("Telepermit") for legally connecting equipment to NZ copper lines, so only models that someone has put through the approval process can be legally used (and IIRC each importer has to have their own import approved).

For Vodafone Cable the CPE device is usually supplied by Vodafone (and acts as a bridge), and it's standard-Ethernet from there in, so there may be more choice.

I've not gone looking for specific models that CoroWRT has focused on in NZ (except for looking for WNDR3800 just now, and not immediately finding any obviously for sale -- but IIRC the model is getting harder to find everywhere now).


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