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# 262152 7-Jan-2020 23:29
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I'm currently getting 100 down so maxing out my Fibre 100 Unlimited plan.

 

I have no issues streaming Youtube and Netflix.

 

But its taking a week to download "Ubuntu Iso's and etc" via torrent.

 

So any other Spark customers experiencing slow downloads via torrents recently?


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  # 2387110 7-Jan-2020 23:34
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No.

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  # 2387111 7-Jan-2020 23:34
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Take a look at the very top sticky in the Spark subforum - https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=171109

 

This sounds like there is a problem with your client. What client are you using?





 
 
 
 




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  # 2387160 8-Jan-2020 08:17
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Using Transmission on Mac.

 

Yeah I will try a different client, Qbittorrent.


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  # 2387167 8-Jan-2020 08:39
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People still use torrents? ๐Ÿ˜œ





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  # 2387212 8-Jan-2020 09:48
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Spark, mac and transmission here also. No problems that Iโ€™ve noticed. Using ExpressVPN if itโ€™s relevant. No change recently for me.

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  # 2387214 8-Jan-2020 09:56
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What router are you using? A few of the older Spark routers could be easily flooded by unrestricted torrent clients on popular torrents. 
Limit the number of connections your client can use (in it's config) or use a client like deluge https://dev.deluge-torrent.org/wiki/Installing/MacOSX that has lower limits pre configured.

 

 


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  # 2387223 8-Jan-2020 09:59
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Definately will be a client issue.

It's hard for people to believe sometimes. But it's actually a large amount of effort to actually mess with traffic (particularly torrents). Easier to just let the packets flow.





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  # 2387236 8-Jan-2020 10:43
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geekiegeek:

 

People still use torrents? ๐Ÿ˜œ

 

 

I'm currently seeding about 3000 torrents.. so.. yes.. lol





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  # 2387238 8-Jan-2020 10:45
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What else would you use ? :)

 

In saying that, I do know DC++ and variants still float around ;)

 

Anyone want to use Zmodem to download a 3GB Linux ISO ? :)

 

 





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  # 2387245 8-Jan-2020 11:02
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xpd:

 

What else would you use ? :)

 

In saying that, I do know DC++ and variants still float around ;)

 

Anyone want to use Zmodem to download a 3GB Linux ISO ? :)

 

 

Main alternative to torrents is Usenet





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  # 2387248 8-Jan-2020 11:09
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Lias:

 

Main alternative to torrents is Usenet

 

 

 

 

People still use Usenet? 

 

 

 

Kidding :p





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