Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




36 posts

Geek
Inactive user


Topic # 8004 27-May-2006 12:57
Send private message

I heard telecom xtra limits the speed to 2KB a second or a very very slow dial-up speed when people use P2P software. Do they still do this? Now that xtra have data caps there is really no need to limit the speed now right, because a person's speed gets reduced when they reached their data cap. I wonder if other ISP's with data caps limit P2P software speed. There is no point for that now.


Create new topic
Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 36812 27-May-2006 15:19
Send private message

kelly2626: I heard telecom xtra limits the speed to 2KB a second or a very very slow dial-up speed when people use P2P software. Do they still do this? Now that xtra have data caps there is really no need to limit the speed now right, because a person's speed gets reduced when they reached their data cap. I wonder if other ISP's with data caps limit P2P software speed. There is no point for that now.

Where do you hear this stuff from kelly2626? Most ADSL plans in NZ have been capped for most of ADSLs history in this country.
I get very good P2P speed (upwards of 300 - 400 KBytes per second), and 2KB speeds are probably only being experienced when a user shares with a dialup user.
Its very common in many countries to use varying speed limits between different capped plans as a way of adding/reducing value (offer a 2Mbit 5GB plan plus a 4Mbit 5GB plan at different prices to suit different needs of customers).




Visit http://www.thecloud.net.nz for New Zealand based Hosted Exchange, Virtual Servers, Web Hosting, FTP Backup & more.
(1GB free FTP storage, or larger plans from $5.75)
 
 - Setup your own mailserver at home on Ubuntu Server - full step by step howto here.
 - Have you seen this: Nathan "KFC4LIFE" Dunn.


BDFL - Memuneh
59419 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10626

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 36813 27-May-2006 15:25
Send private message

tonyhughes: I get very good P2P speed (upwards of 300 - 400 KBytes per second), and 2KB speeds are probably only being experienced when a user shares with a dialup user.


You probably mean 300 - 400 kilobits per second, surely?





 
 
 
 


362 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 36845 28-May-2006 00:17
Send private message

i usually only get between 100-200Kbytes on P2P

643 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 36849 28-May-2006 00:31

kelly: AFAIK telecom and XTRA don't do any layer 7 filtering or shaping.
I have used amule, torrents and etc at up to ~270 kb/s on XTRA ADSL




Sniffing the glue holding the Internet together

Nate wants an iphone
3897 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 26

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 36850 28-May-2006 00:52
Send private message

My understanding is that with limited data caps, you should be able to use it in any way you see fit... and they shouldn't cap your speeds (from your regular datacap).

If you had a flatrate connection, then yes, I could understand if they limited your peer to peer / downloading so others could get a fair knock at the bandwidth pie.

Please note that I'm not referring to any provider, just commenting :)




webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!


4249 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 139

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 36853 28-May-2006 01:00
Send private message

Using Bittorrent i average 150-200 kilobytes a second and with morpheus anything up to 400 kilobytes

And yes i mean bytes not bits.

Im not aware of any ISP thats restricts P2P downloading speeds. But then again things im not aware of could could fill up many sets of encylopedias

Nate wants an iphone
3897 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 26

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 36854 28-May-2006 01:03
Send private message

When the Orcon flatrate was still $49.95 a month, quite a few heavy users of the plan had complained that their performance dropped.

Orcon did admit it but citied a clause within their terms and conditions which made their actions legal.




webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!


BDFL - Memuneh
59419 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10626

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41


Hawaiki cable system will be ready for service in June 2018
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:32


New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.