We have a MPLS connection (4.5m) between two sites. The distance between two sites is probably 500 miles.
During the off-hours we conducted three ping tests. Each with 100 pings. The result as follows:
#1 ping the remote site using internal IP (via MPLS), response 52 ms
#2 ping the remote site public IP (via Internet), the response 51 ms
#3 ping 188.8.131.52, the average response 33 ms
The above result just puzzles me. Can you please help understand the following:
1. MPLS is supposed to be much faster than Internet, correct? Then why above #1 is virtually of no difference from #2?
2. Why our site-to-site, whether MPLS or Internet, is much slower than to 184.108.40.206?
3. What is the supposed speed for a MPLS (4.5M) spanning 500 miles?
Thank you for your help.