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Ultimate Geek

#26449 23-Sep-2008 12:38
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If we can set aside the moral quibbles over P2P for a moment - 
I have just been migrated to Vodafone's Red Network, and I must say, I've never experienced such poor torrent speeds. Even though my linerates are ~10mb/1mb, I'm only getting ~20kb/s download speeds, and yes, these are popular torrents with plenty of seeders. What gives? Even on my old regular ADSL plan, I was consistently hitting 100kb/s+.
What's really odd, is that when I first initiate the torrent download, it spikes up to around 500-800kb/s for like, 10 seconds, and then it's almost like the network registers it's P2P traffic and drops it down to those aforementioned appalling speeds.
Any ideas/help/explanations?

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  #166516 23-Sep-2008 13:48
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are you downloading from a public tracker or private tracker? my speeds are great!

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  #166518 23-Sep-2008 13:55
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billgates: are you downloading from a public tracker or private tracker? my speeds are great!

Oh really? Hmm well I guess that puts paid to my theory... I'm just getting them from The Pirate Bay..?


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  #166519 23-Sep-2008 13:58
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That's a public tracker. that's how they work. they randomly spike speeds up and down. users on public tracker always limit their upstream bandwith because they don't have to upload. sign up to private trackers and you will not notice this problem.

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