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# 18744 22-Jan-2008 14:20
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A few months ago I could get 10Mbps if I was downloading from well seeded torrents, now I only get 2Mbps. If I pause all but one torrent I still usually get 2Mbps, but when I resume the other torrents the total throughput stays at 2Mbps.

Is TV throttling BitTorrent traffic? Or is there another explaination?

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  # 106116 22-Jan-2008 14:37
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I dont know about anyone else but with good seeds i can still get 1MB/s on a single file which i believe is about as fast as the 10mbit connection will go...

which client are you using, some have an option to encrypt the data or to "send rubbish" so it doesnt looke like p2p and supposably cant be shaped, i know uTorrent has this option but never needed to try it (i love TC).



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  # 106117 22-Jan-2008 14:44
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1Mbps is 125kilobytes per second, I easily get 200kBbs on a single torrent, I just noticed overall throughput has gone down, and seems to always sit at the same level which suggests artificial limiting. I have protocol encryption disabled, I allow incoming legacy connections, and I don't have anything random being sent - I don't even see that options. I use the latest version of uTorrent.

 
 
 
 


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  # 106118 22-Jan-2008 14:56
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Maybe i worded it wrong, when i said 1MB/s i meant 1 megabyte, not 1megabit or 125kilobytes.
So im definately not getting throttled on the 10mbit 20gig TC connection. what i did find i needed to do
to get more outa my connection is increase the number of connections per file uTorrent will allow. i think its sitting at 50 or even 100 per file, regardless this definately made my speeds better.



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  # 106120 22-Jan-2008 15:13
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I increased the number of connections, it had little effect. I had five torrents downloading, I was getting 230KB/sec (.2MB/sec), when I stopped four of them the overall throughput stayed the same, but the one torrent remaining too all the bandwidth.

I use a standard TC cable modem, with a Linksys 54G (WRT in the front of the name I think), with XP pro. I'm puzzled about why it used to go fast, and now it's slower.

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# 106131 22-Jan-2008 15:49
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I get the full 1MB per second using utorrent - single or multiple torrents. 10Mb/40G plan.




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  # 106136 22-Jan-2008 16:17
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Strange, I wonder why mine's slow. I got a thing in the mail a while back from TC saying I was getting a $10 credit because things were slow, but at the time things were fine. 2Mbps is fine, but given i'm paying for 10Mbps i'd rather not see artificial limits in place.
 I'm downloading from a torrent with 43 peers right now, getting the usual 220KBps.

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  # 106138 22-Jan-2008 16:25
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You dont have any of the setting setup to limit uploads do you? i use netlimiter often when im getting near my cap and when i do my download speeds often drop more than im limiting my uploads...

Are your speed tests alright?

 
 
 
 




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  # 106144 22-Jan-2008 16:43
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Nope, no limiting at all, and no hardware changes caused the speed to drop. I have a 10Mbps plan.

Using speedtest.net
Auckland: 55ms ping, 1999kbps down, 2069kbps up
Wellington: 170ms ping, 1671kbps down, 1024kbps up.
Napier: 34ms ping, 1981kbps down, 2055kbps up

Those results have been stable for at least a month. In July 07 I was getting 4Mbps (did a search here on GZ), and on this thread I was getting 8Mbps.

I just called TC, they said 2Mbps down was pretty good and that there wasn't much they could do about it. The best thing about the call was the wait time : zero. They answered immediately. Usually it's a half hour wait, so that was a bonus :)

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  # 106169 22-Jan-2008 18:41
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only 2m down? and they thought that was alright? thats rediculous, u might as well drop down a plan or 2.
my laptop over wireless to the router managed 8mb just now.

but then again, are they still having problems in welly? im in chch and except for when they put me down to 2mb instead of up to 10mb ive always had good speeds.

seems like ur whole connection not just utorrent has been neutered.

Does anyone else think 2mb on a 10mb plan is alright?



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  # 106170 22-Jan-2008 18:43
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Mauricio lives in the same area as me, if he does a speed test that might tell me if it's the area, or maybe something odd with my PC.

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  # 106172 22-Jan-2008 19:30
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Try ringing them back and get them to phyically check what speed you have provisioned on your connection. Looking at those figures I would initially suspect you may have a 2/2 somehow set!



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  # 106173 22-Jan-2008 19:34
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I asked them to check that, they said it's set for 10Mbps/40GB download.

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  # 106190 22-Jan-2008 21:26
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Since Xmas I've been wondering if torrents were throttled when I couldn't achieve speeds over ~250KB/s, but when I downloaded OpenSuse on Friday I managed to hit 1.2MB/s. That said, Transmission on Mac OS X is starting to bug me lately, it could be that.




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  # 106225 23-Jan-2008 09:39
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I would definatly ring up and speak to a tech to get them to check 100% that your cable modem is provisioned correctly.  I had the problem when I upgrade plans that they increased my data cap, but didn't change the speed profile on my cable modem so I was still rate limited to 1mb being that I used to be on the 1GB plan.  The tech guy I spoke with said he made a few changes and asked me to reboot the cable modem.

Post reboot I defiantly noticed a speed increase on downloads.  So just because you speak with a CSR that says your on the 10GB/MB plan, doesn't mean your cable modem agrees.  Worth a call, then if it's wrong a credit on your account.







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  # 106230 23-Jan-2008 10:09
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I'm fairly sure now i'm limited to 2Mbps. I started two torrents downloading, windows reported bandwidth as 2Mbps, and uTorrent reported 220kBps. I started two large ftp downloads from my servers, the ftp programs started working and the torrents slowed down. When I paused the torrents the ftp went faster. When I stopped one ftp the other went faster. When I reenabled the torrents the ftp slowed down.

Back to TC I guess.

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