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Topic # 8004 27-May-2006 12:57
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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.


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Reply # 36812 27-May-2006 15:19
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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).




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Reply # 36813 27-May-2006 15:25
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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?





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  Reply # 36845 28-May-2006 00:17
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i usually only get between 100-200Kbytes on P2P

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  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




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  Reply # 36850 28-May-2006 00:52
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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 :)




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  Reply # 36853 28-May-2006 01:00
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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

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  Reply # 36854 28-May-2006 01:03
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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.




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