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ping between droplets is duplicated

I have two droplets created, one in SF, the other in SGP, when I ping one from the other, I get duplicate responses. Can anyone tell me what’s going on with the network that would cause this and is it a problem? (nb not real IP address)

PING 188.166.22.1 (188.166.22.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 188.166.22.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=168 ms
64 bytes from 188.166.22.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=119 time=168 ms (DUP!)
64 bytes from 188.166.22.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=167 ms
64 bytes from 188.166.22.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=119 time=168 ms (DUP!)
64 bytes from 188.166.22.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=167 ms
64 bytes from 188.166.22.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=119 time=168 ms (DUP!)```
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@andyg

This could be a network issue just as it could be a localized issue between your connection and the Droplet. In many cases, if you’re connecting over Wi-Fi or similar, any delay in response to or from your router could trigger duplicate requests.

If you’re on Wi-Fi, have you tried disabling Wi-Fi and connecting from a wired connection? If you still see the same, instead of connecting through the router, connect from the modem directly if possible.

This will at least eliminate two potential issues that I’ve seen numerous times in the past.