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stu75

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#11315 15-Jan-2007 22:10
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I was wondering if someone could help me out with a problem I am having with Bittorrent downloads on Xtra Go Large. Now before I start I fully appreciate that Xtra is crappy but I am only getting download speeds of between 2kbps and 6kbps !! Surely that is not right. I'm tearing my hair out as over the last few weeks I have tried just about everything I can think of without success.

I am running Azureus and have setup the port forwarding on the DLink router as detailed at www.portforward.com. I have also setup a static IP for my PC and closed down all of my firewalls whilst I'm testing. I've tried various Ports ranging between 40000 to 60000 and have had no success at all.

Can anyone point me in the right direction as I'm losing the plot. I was on Telstraclear and was getting upwards of 250kbps downloads but after moving house have had to move to an ADSL line. AAARrrrrrgh

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juha
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  #58009 16-Jan-2007 08:11
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Errm, this particular question pops up with slightly different phrasing most days. Here's the deal: Telecom ratelimits P2P on Go Large and the WBS equivalent plan. This means P2P will be very slow on it.




stu75

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  #58015 16-Jan-2007 09:07
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Thanks for the reply Juha. I was aware that xtra limited P2P traffic on Go Large but I was expecting at least around 40kbps downloads. Ah well.....if there's nothing I can do then I guess I'll just have to wait the week for my movie to download Frown

 
 
 
 


BigFella
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  #58016 16-Jan-2007 09:22
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A couple of other options:
- pop down to the local Blockbuster and pick it up.
- sign up for a service like dvdunlimited.co.nz and get them delivered to your door.

Both options will allow you to get the movie in less than a week, and you'll get warm fuzzies for putting a dollar in the movie makers pocket....

stu75

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  #58054 16-Jan-2007 12:21
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Fair point BigFella although I certainly don't make a habit of downloading movies if I don't have to. If a movie is available at VideoEzy etc I will tend to go out and rent it. If nothing else just for the superior video and audio quality. Unfortunatly the movie I am downloading is an Oasis music video and I have been unable to find it in New Zealand either to rent or to buy so have resorted to BitTorrent.

xrajux
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  #58062 16-Jan-2007 13:07
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hey ppl, there is a system of opening the ports on your router to accept bittorrent downloads (by default i fink isp's block these ports). if u do a google search for opening ports on ur router u should be sweet!!!

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