Ungodly packet loss rates

my suggestion would be to ask cisco what isp they recommend
for dialup access from your location, and dial in through them.
you should be able to lop off 60% of your hops and probably 99%
of your problems if you pick right.

You're transiting two NAPs (MAE-WEST and the DEC exchange (?)) which
both provide service that's essential on one hand (wide access to
the greater Internet) and lousy on the other hand (focussed access
to a particular site).

If you want good internet service to a particular point on the network,
you must shop for it specifically and be prepared to continue to shop
for it whenever the underlying network topology changes.


Edward Vielmetti