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Topic # 145391 16-May-2014 18:26
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I am currently trying to download 2 files over a P2P network. The files are both around 150mb. It's 6.15pm on a Friday night. The downloads have not gone over 5kbps and will take hours to complete. I was upgraded to the unlimited plan from the 500gig plan automatically and this is the first time I have tried to download something. I can only assume it is throttling as I have not had this issue in the past. Is this going to be the norm? I was quite happy on 500gig with no throttling. I understand why they do it, I just wish they could let smaller files slide and not be throttled but I assume that would not be possible.

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  Reply # 1046472 16-May-2014 18:28
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Wow.

I hope Vodafone can confirm whether this is true or not.





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  Reply # 1046486 16-May-2014 18:47
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I suggest you try some other files and different locations

This has been mentioned a number of times, traffic management between the 500GB and the unlimited plan has not changed,

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  Reply # 1046487 16-May-2014 18:49
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freitasm: How well seeded is this file? How many peers and how many seeders? Is it a popular file?




QFT... just cos you have a good connection doesn't mean you'll get top speeds from torrents unless others use a top-speed upload to share them?

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  Reply # 1046489 16-May-2014 18:51
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make sure you have port forwarded correctly.




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  Reply # 1046493 16-May-2014 18:56
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70000 seeds and 3000 peers, its a very popular file that I download hours after release every few weeks. Normally it downloads in 2-3 minutes. I paused the download when I posted earlier and just resumed it and its finished already. The other file is flying through also. Maybe this is not throttling? Maybe is was something to do with my connection or traffic in my area at the time.

Vodafone has confirmed they will be throttling P2P during peak hours on the unlimited plans, I can't comment on the other capped plans though as I'm not sure.



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  Reply # 1046495 16-May-2014 19:00
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Ports are forwarded, 2 different files from 2 different locations. It says in Vodafone T&C's that there may be throttling. John, are you saying that this is not currently happening? 

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  Reply # 1046496 16-May-2014 19:01
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Please read above traffic management has not changed from the 500GB to the unlimited plan!

traffic management has been in place for quite some time at peak time, So nothing has changed

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  Reply # 1046502 16-May-2014 19:19
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nakedmolerat: Wow.

I hope Vodafone can confirm whether this is true or not.


Does that answer your question?

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  Reply # 1046503 16-May-2014 19:20
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To the OP: Your sample size is really too small to draw any definitive conclusions. By way of pure anecdote, I haven't experienced any significant, long term slow downs at all p2p-wise. Speeds are fine for myself and others I know on VF. Just hope you don't have to ring their helplines, however.



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  Reply # 1046509 16-May-2014 19:32
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i bet the problem is out of all the connections you have to peers for this torrent maybe 1 of them has more than 0%. the rest you are connected to cant share this file because they themselves dont have this file. check the peer tab and see how many you are connected to have more than 0%

i get this every now and then too. you either have to stop and start the torrent or close and reopen the program to try and connect to someone who has more than 0%.

That is the inherent problem with newly released popular torrents, everyone wants it but no one is sharing it

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  Reply # 1046574 16-May-2014 20:20
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The OP has sent me a link and I tried it on my Vodafone cable connection (130/10):



It peaked at 1.3MB/second but I didn't get a screenshot, but this one will do...

OP, are you using ethernet or WiFi? Any other downloads in our LAN or PC?






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  Reply # 1046622 16-May-2014 20:42
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I have been a vodafone vdsl2 customer now for about 1 month. I had issues with this in the past (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=143466) and sadly I still do. I am not convinced it is actually throttling and I am leaning towards some kind of capacity problem on vodafones end. When it happens (not that often) it is always around peak hours 6pm-9pm (not sure if this is considered peak or not). For example a torrent I am pulling down at this moment with roughly 700 seeders and 1 downloader (me) seems to either max my line at around 3.8MB/s and then minutes later will be at around 5KB/s for no apparent reason.

At this stage I am thinking I will stick with vodafone for the rest of my contract (11 months) but if this issue doesn't sort itself by then out I will switch back to telecom as I pretty much always had consistent performance at peak hours with them. The absolutely horrific wait times when you ring to complain about this (45mins+) means often I just give up in frustration.



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  Reply # 1047638 18-May-2014 21:50
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The downloads were over a LAN connection. The above poster pretty much explained the same situation I am having, it just seems to be at random, when I reset the download it flies back up then drops down seconds later. I to got feed up waiting for somebody to pick up the phone at Vodafone. My wife called Vodafone about a issue with her cell and she waited for 45mins before hanging up. It really is not good enough.

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