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Topic # 33137 30-Apr-2009 19:18
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Does anyone else have slow speeds when downloading torrents? I'm using the latest utorrent 1.8.2, I've googled for the optimum settings, but no matter what settings I try, I'm getting quite slow speeds, in the 40-50 kB/s range if I'm lucky, and usually only 20-30. Occasionally I spike up to around 100 or so, but that is never sustained.

I've downloaded from html on telecom and my speed is around 200 kB/s. When I was with my previous provider I could reach 300 sometimes, and 200 sustained with these same settings in utorrent, but only til they started shaping international traffic at night, which is why I changed back to telecom.

I used to be with telecom over a year ago on their go large plan, and have noticed I'm in the 125.xxx.xxx.xxx pool again; I vaguely remember hearing that the 125 ip pool was reserved for go large, and that the speeds on that plan are slower. Does this hold true, or is this as good as it gets on telecom for torrents? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.





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  Reply # 211005 30-Apr-2009 19:45
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A few weeks ago it was fine, it's since gotten painfully slow and now has external connection issues. It certainly looks suspect, had to download Ubuntu the "slow" way. However, as per the similar thread from a couple of days ago, try a different client as some of them use "bad" practices and get blocked. Vuze seems to be a good bet despite it's bloatedness.

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  Reply # 211018 30-Apr-2009 20:09
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Do you notice any difference in P2P speeds between off-peak and peak periods? Although I don't recall ever hearing an official description of Telecom's traffic management (outside of the Go Large plan) practices, I'd say it's likely that they're de-prioritising P2P traffic at the least. That's always going to mean slow speeds during peak hours.

If P2P performance is sub-standard during off-peak periods, then that would suggest actual shaping (aka rate limiting) rather than just de-prioritisation. I consider shaping to be unacceptable/unethical (though probably not illegal) unless it's explicit in the service contract.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 211020 30-Apr-2009 20:17
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Im on Xtra FS/FS with a 14Mbit sync to the exchange.

Check this out

8.14pm (A few mins ago)

Downloading Ubuntu 9.04

738.2kB/s - And that is over WiFi

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  Reply # 211023 30-Apr-2009 20:23
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It gets even better

1.1MB/s at some points

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  Reply # 211024 30-Apr-2009 20:30
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Unless you are in the Go Large pool, you shouldn't be shaped. 125 IP address or not.



With torrents, its a lot more difficult as your speeds will depend on your ability to share, as well as the popularity of the torrent - a lot of new people pulling the torrent down at the same time means that the seed to peer ratio goes through the roof. Always pays to check your torrent client settings, your router settings, and any firewalls to allow incoming connections.




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  Reply # 211025 30-Apr-2009 20:34
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I think we can put this one to bed. I'm in the 125.237.251.xxx range, using Wifi and its a fairly busy time on the net and can pull over 1MB a second on a well seeded torrent.

Slow speeds are probably related to the factors Coke has pointed out above, or poor line performance.




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Reply # 211051 30-Apr-2009 21:34
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Ok, that puts my 125 theory to rest, but does not explain why my speed is so slow. In the last 10 minutes my top speed has been 66 kB/s, but again not sustained, usually down around 30 or so. This happens day or night, although at least during the day I can get up to around 100 occasionally.

My line speed is good, as 2 days ago I was pulling down consistent 200 kB/s during off peak times, and my html downloads are speedy, it's only been since I've been with telecom that my torrent speed has gone way down.

I've checked the utorrent settings, I have my port forwarded correctly, I just added in 6881-6889, and I'm going along at a blazing 26 kB/s. I've even DMZ'd my computer with no change. I have windows firewall turned off and I don't have any other firewalls like zonealarm or the like.

What else can I try? At the moment, my 11GB torrent is going to take me over 3 weeks to download. I must have something wrong somewhere, but I don't know what. Would love to be getting your speed adamj!




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  Reply # 211054 30-Apr-2009 21:36
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What kind of results do you get on speedtest.net?



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  Reply # 211061 30-Apr-2009 21:49
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Decent for plain adsl, consistent day or night.

[URL=https://www.speedtest.net][IMG]https://www.speedtest.net/result/463304079.png[/IMG][/URL]




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  Reply # 211062 30-Apr-2009 21:50
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Sorry about that, that never works for me:

https://www.speedtest.net/result/463304079.png




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  Reply # 211063 30-Apr-2009 21:56
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Your actually getting a better speedtest.net result than I am at 4.05/0.53

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  Reply # 211070 30-Apr-2009 22:16
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Hmmm im on go large I often around 1100 kbps on torrents from private sites. So much for shaping.

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  Reply # 211292 1-May-2009 17:14
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I live in New Plymouth and rarely get speeds above 200kB/s.

I'm on a telecom FS/FS plan using uTorrent, am i poorly configured?

heres a speed test for reference:
https://www.speedtest.net/result/463934152.png

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  Reply # 211326 1-May-2009 18:30
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What trackers are you using? public or private? have you changed the max TCP connections from the default of 10 to around 50, and set this in uTorrent as well? increased amount of connections for each torrent, port forwarded correctly etc?

2 years ago on a ADSL 1 FS/FS plan with Xnet, i could consistently download in the 700KB/sec region.

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  Reply # 211330 1-May-2009 18:38
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I get torrents from demonoid and eztv.

I think i have increased the max TCP connections in windows and in uTorrent its set to 230 connections with 80 peers per torrent.



I believe I have port forwarded correctly but I've never noticed any difference in speed due to this.



How do I "increase amount of connections for each torrent"?



Thanks for your help.

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