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  #2014436 11-May-2018 22:43
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Port forward set correctly?




 

 

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  #2014437 11-May-2018 22:44
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toejam316:

 

Is this across many torrents or a single torrent?

 

How many peers in the swarm, how many leechers, where are they located geographically in relation to you? A lot of this can and will affect your speeds you get, right now you're essentially complaining that after resurfacing your driveway, your vague vehicle that has tyres is having issues getting up it.

 

Try some of the torrents hosted by big outfits, like Linux ISOs or specific game patches, and see how you fare, alternatively grab a legal torrent of a very popular file with a large amount of seeders on your tracker of choice.

 

Also consider trying an alternative bittorrent client, just in case.

 

 

Single torrent. Tried same torrents. Basically, the behaviour is pretty much the same on every popular torrent - it goes up to 6 and then jumps down to 4. 

 

Never reached 10 MB/s that used to be a regular torrent download speed.


 
 
 
 


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  #2014438 11-May-2018 22:49
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I'd look at possibilities of other things changing.
Its unlikely your seeing a major differance considering upsteam will be all the same.

May be minor differances at the core but they aren't as game changing as discussed here (compare vodafone to spark with tcp scaling to get an idea)

Id look at connectable status's etc.


It's already been confirmed its not your connection itself. But something in the configuration, swarm etc.




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  #2014439 11-May-2018 22:50
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freitasm: Port forward set correctly?

 

It uses UPnP. I have not changed these settings.


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  #2014440 11-May-2018 22:53
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spoonboy:

freitasm: Port forward set correctly?


It uses UPnP. I have not changed these settings.


That's not exactly the most consistent way to setup things...




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  #2014441 11-May-2018 22:58
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freitasm: Port forward set correctly?

 

 

 

It uses UPnP. I have not changed these settings.

 


That's not exactly the most consistent way to setup things...

 

 

 

Well, it was working like this with Spark with no issues. 


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  #2014443 11-May-2018 23:04
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spoonboy:

hio77:
spoonboy:


freitasm: Port forward set correctly?


 


It uses UPnP. I have not changed these settings.



That's not exactly the most consistent way to setup things...


 


Well, it was working like this with Spark with no issues. 


Doesn't mean it can't break. Upnp is actually rather unreliable. And the abuse from malicious actors with it is enough alone to not trust it.


If it was congestion on the network it would have shown on speedtest. Others here are getting full speed too so that would also point towards a configuration issue.




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  #2014536 12-May-2018 10:40
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I always turn UPnP off - what guarantees you have a malware infection on one of your devices won't automatically configure your router? 

 

Turn off UPnP, set a static port on your torrent software, set a static or reserved IP on your PC, manually forward the port, check firewall is not blocking it (there are service to test it for you).

 

Do you have a switch? Is the PC plugged directly to the router? Do you have a repeater? 





 

 

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  #2014582 12-May-2018 12:31
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freitasm:

 

I always turn UPnP off - what guarantees you have a malware infection on one of your devices won't automatically configure your router? 

 

Turn off UPnP, set a static port on your torrent software, set a static or reserved IP on your PC, manually forward the port, check firewall is not blocking it (there are service to test it for you).

 

Do you have a switch? Is the PC plugged directly to the router? Do you have a repeater? 

 

 

No, the issue is with the network. In particular, with BigPipe network. Possibly, the issue is in my area, because I've noticed that the speed is different depending on time. It's worse in the evenings (from 6 to 9PM) and better in the night when it can reach up to 7MB/s download speed.




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  #2014601 12-May-2018 12:38
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Doesn't mean it can't break. Upnp is actually rather unreliable. And the abuse from malicious actors with it is enough alone to not trust it.

 

Well, Windows is not secure,  smartphones are not secure, even ssh is not secure at all. Using static port is not secure as well. 

 

Just turn off your PC, mobile and you smart TV to be absolutely secure. But it is still not enough. You need to move to Antarctica then :-).


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  #2014611 12-May-2018 12:53
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Doesn't mean it can't break. Upnp is actually rather unreliable. And the abuse from malicious actors with it is enough alone to not trust it.

 

Well, Windows is not secure,  smartphones are not secure, even ssh is not secure at all. Using static port is not secure as well. 

 

Just turn off your PC, mobile and you smart TV to be absolutely secure. But it is still not enough. You need to move to Antarctica then :-).

 

 

Exactly. Because your PC, smart TV and smartphones aren't secure there's a chance of malware using UPnP to automatically reconfigure one's router for malicious purposes. That was the gist of the comment about UPnP. This is off topic. 

 

You're using the same router as before? Is this over ethernet or WiFi?





 

 

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Exactly. Because your PC, smart TV and smartphones aren't secure there's a chance of malware using UPnP to automatically reconfigure one's router for malicious purposes. That was the gist of the comment about UPnP. This is off topic. 

 

You're using the same router as before? Is this over ethernet or WiFi?

 

 

I'm using the same modem/switch that I've got from Spark. No changes apart from turning off VLAN.

 

Now, if you know a way how some malware could bypass credentials check and reprogram Spark's modem why don't you inform Spark about this???

 

 


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  #2014742 12-May-2018 15:07
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spoonboy:

 

 

Exactly. Because your PC, smart TV and smartphones aren't secure there's a chance of malware using UPnP to automatically reconfigure one's router for malicious purposes. That was the gist of the comment about UPnP. This is off topic. 

 

You're using the same router as before? Is this over ethernet or WiFi?

 

 

I'm using the same modem/switch that I've got from Spark. No changes apart from turning off VLAN.

 

Now, if you know a way how some malware could bypass credentials check and reprogram Spark's modem why don't you inform Spark about this???

 

 

 

 

 

 

The thing is that if something in your network is infected then it can reconfigure UPnP cause its already on the network.....
Follow this old guide I made to port forward, it shoudn't have changed much between the firmware versions. "54,737 Views" Sheesh!

 

http://community.vodafone.co.nz/t5/Modems-Wi-Fi/Read-Me-HG659-Port-Forwarding/td-p/117724

 

 


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  #2014796 12-May-2018 15:59
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Exactly. Because your PC, smart TV and smartphones aren't secure there's a chance of malware using UPnP to automatically reconfigure one's router for malicious purposes. That was the gist of the comment about UPnP. This is off topic. 

 

You're using the same router as before? Is this over ethernet or WiFi?

 

 

I'm using the same modem/switch that I've got from Spark. No changes apart from turning off VLAN.

 

Now, if you know a way how some malware could bypass credentials check and reprogram Spark's modem why don't you inform Spark about this???

 

 

@spoonboy I think you are taking things too literally. We are trying to help by identifying all the things we can think that could cause problems.

 

At no moment I said there was a specific vulnerability in your router. My comment above was to dispel the impression that seem to have taken hold that just because one thing is unsecure, then we should discard all other things - and I said that is not even on topic.

 

Go back on topic. We're trying to help here. Instead of being rude, why not answer the questions?

 

Are you using WiFi or ehternet?





 

 

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  #2014808 12-May-2018 16:32
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@spoonboy I think you are taking things too literally. We are trying to help by identifying all the things we can think that could cause problems.

 

At no moment I said there was a specific vulnerability in your router. My comment above was to dispel the impression that seem to have taken hold that just because one thing is unsecure, then we should discard all other things - and I said that is not even on topic.

 

Go back on topic. We're trying to help here. Instead of being rude, why not answer the questions?

 

Are you using WiFi or ehternet?

 

 

Ok, sorry, may be I used a wrong tone. But I've already spent 45$ just to check someone's theory that this could be because my connection is missing a static IP. 

 

Of course, before posting this to the forum I spend some time with support. I was turning off Wifi and all other connections. I have even replaced the PC with another one connected directly via Ethernet. There is no difference. The download pattern is exactly the same as I've described above. The only thing that I haven't tried yet is changing the modem itself. But this will cost me yet another 100+ dollars at least, so, I'm not sure. May be it is cheaper just to change the provider?

 

 


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