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# 142977 30-Mar-2014 18:48
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When I was on Telstra I used to get speeds of up to 8Mbps using bittorrent but ever since I have been on VF I have never gone above 1.8Mbps regardlesss of the number connected peers/seeds
I have played with the settings and increased the number of connections/upload slots etc but nothing will get it above that 1.8mbps top speed. 

1.8mbps is top combined total regardless of the number of torrents running. 

When I do a speed test, I show 12mbps down and circa 0.7Mbps to 1Mbps up but still torrents top out at 1.8. Not slow, slow but not the speeds I am supposed to be getting.

Any suggestions on how to improve this or is this something at the ISP limiting speeds?




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  # 1015545 30-Mar-2014 18:48
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

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Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

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  # 1015564 30-Mar-2014 18:55
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have you opened your ports? i recall when TimA forgot to do this, and had rather low speeds.

since opening the hatches for his torrent client, hes getting far more "reasonable" performance.




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  # 1015568 30-Mar-2014 18:57
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I max my line torrenting. I would start looking at the torrent your downloading. Have you opened the ports and made sure the client has the same port and not a random one each time? Check with www.canyouseeme.org 

Umm im not too sure if you realized but a 12Mbp/s throughput rate will only get you 1.2 MBp/s...... Are you getting the BIG B and the small b around the right way. On your torrent client it will download in BYTES. Speed tests are in BITS.

Looks like ADSL, Is it ADSL?

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  # 1015577 30-Mar-2014 19:06
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1.8MBps mega bytes per second = 14.4 Mbps mega bits per second

Nothing wrong there




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  # 1015580 30-Mar-2014 19:12
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TimA: I max my line torrenting. I would start looking at the torrent your downloading. Have you opened the ports and made sure the client has the same port and not a random one each time? Check with www.canyouseeme.org 

Umm im not too sure if you realized but a 12Mbp/s throughput rate will only get you 1.2 MBp/s...... Are you getting the BIG B and the small b around the right way. On your torrent client it will download in BYTES. Speed tests are in BITS.

Looks like ADSL, Is it ADSL?


ADSL 2  I have a a green tick on the connection in uTorrent.
Top speed 1.8MB/s with a big B according to uTorrent but you are right as the speed test says 12.56Mb/s with a little b.  Still on Telstra I was hitting 8MB in uTorrent unless the old version of uTorrent at the time was showing Mbps not MBps.  But it was definitely a lot faster so I am sure it was MBps.





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  # 1015581 30-Mar-2014 19:14
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Kiwi1971:
TimA: I max my line torrenting. I would start looking at the torrent your downloading. Have you opened the ports and made sure the client has the same port and not a random one each time? Check with www.canyouseeme.org 

Umm im not too sure if you realized but a 12Mbp/s throughput rate will only get you 1.2 MBp/s...... Are you getting the BIG B and the small b around the right way. On your torrent client it will download in BYTES. Speed tests are in BITS.

Looks like ADSL, Is it ADSL?


ADSL 2  I have a a green tick on the connection in uTorrent.
Top speed 1.8MB/s with a big B according to uTorrent but you are right as the speed test says 12.56Mb/s with a little b.  Still on Telstra I was hitting 8MB in uTorrent unless the old version of uTorrent at the time was showing Mbps not MBps.  But it was definitely a lot faster so I am sure it was MBps.





Utorrent has never showed Bits unless you set it yourself.
Those speeds are excellent for ADSL2+. I would be satisfied with that.

8MBp/s is physically impossible on ADSL. Were you on cable? Did you move house?

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  # 1015583 30-Mar-2014 19:17
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8MB/s would need about a 64Mbit throughput, connection..

1.8MB/s on adsl is almost perfect, and if your getting that fast, likely vdsl would be possible too.




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  # 1015586 30-Mar-2014 19:19
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No issue here



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  # 1015656 30-Mar-2014 20:28
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TimA:
Kiwi1971: 




Utorrent has never showed Bits unless you set it yourself.
Those speeds are excellent for ADSL2+. I would be satisfied with that.

8MBp/s is physically impossible on ADSL. Were you on cable? Did you move house?


Yes it was cable and I moved.
Seems to be a uTorrent display difference between then and now.



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  # 1015658 30-Mar-2014 20:31
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dude you switched from a Ferrari to a Lada! I hope the car dealer told you the difference!




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  # 1015660 30-Mar-2014 20:34
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Cable connections will have a significantly higher speed than a standard ADSL service.

Cable connections are not available in every location and if you are in a Cable serviced area VF would have definitely gone this route.

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  # 1015661 30-Mar-2014 20:34
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Cable 50Mbp/s vs 15Mbp/s ADSL. Slight difference.



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  # 1015665 30-Mar-2014 20:44
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joker97: dude you switched from a Ferrari to a Lada! I hope the car dealer told you the difference!


Seems like it. Lol.
Since moving from my old flat on Telstra, I have swapped between Telecom & Vodafone with no appreciable difference in speed, just a much bigger data cap and lower cost on VF.


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  # 1015668 30-Mar-2014 20:50
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Kiwi1971:
joker97: dude you switched from a Ferrari to a Lada! I hope the car dealer told you the difference!


Seems like it. Lol.
Since moving from my old flat on Telstra, I have swapped between Telecom & Vodafone with no appreciable difference in speed, just a much bigger data cap and lower cost on VF.



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  # 1016550 1-Apr-2014 13:28
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That's a shell vs mobil issue :)




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