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Topic # 242591 5-Nov-2018 00:44
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Auckland, 100/20 plan. Feels like my speed caps around 300Kb/s when it should be around 5Mb/s

 

 

anyone else experiencing this?

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  Reply # 2119760 5-Nov-2018 01:40
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I’m on FibreX (200/20) in Wellington and get full speed. So no, Vodafone are not capping speeds.

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  Reply # 2119828 5-Nov-2018 06:13
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No they don't

 

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  Reply # 2119830 5-Nov-2018 07:04
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Try downloading an Ubuntu Torrent. They tend to be very well seeded and always reach line speed for me. That will help work out if it's your client / connection or the torrent you're trying to download. There's also a bunch of things you can do to speed up torrents, like port redirection - google "speed up torrents" or similar.





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  Reply # 2119851 5-Nov-2018 07:19
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Chances are there is no fault, If someone is asking about this on a public forum and not pre stating they have tried opening ports, firewall and done tests then they are most likely using some public tracker that has no seeders. 





 


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  Reply # 2119912 5-Nov-2018 09:09
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Just replied on your comment in the MyRepublic thread.. I'm on Vodafone UFB and can max my 100/20 with torrents.





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  Reply # 2119916 5-Nov-2018 09:17
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This is usually a port forwarding/client setup issue rather than an ISP issue.  Also depends on the quality of the torrents you're getting (e.g. public vs private) and how they're seeded. 




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  Reply # 2120138 5-Nov-2018 12:50
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Coil:

Chances are there is no fault, If someone is asking about this on a public forum and not pre stating they have tried opening ports, firewall and done tests then they are most likely using some public tracker that has no seeders. 

 

 

both public and private trackers

 

 

ports are forwarded on my router (I'm not sure if they're opened?), this speed drop is a recent thing. Previously I was able to get 5mb/s download speed, i haven't changed anything, just lost speed one day and have been slow (when torrenting) ever since

 

 

what tests should I do?

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  Reply # 2120149 5-Nov-2018 13:05
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Have you confirmed it's possibly not just a swarm issue on this particular site/torrent?





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  Reply # 2120151 5-Nov-2018 13:06
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Coon: what tests should I do?

 

As previously mentioned, get a Linux ISO torrent and see how that performs.  If that's fast, the issue isn't your ISP, it's the quality of the torrents you're using.  Even if it's slow, the issue is still unlikely to be your ISP and rather your client settings.




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  Reply # 2122009 8-Nov-2018 10:17
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hio77:

Have you confirmed it's possibly not just a swarm issue on this particular site/torrent?

 

 

confirmed it's not just one torrent/site, getting 200kb/s-300kb/s when I should be getting 10 times that (previously I was getting up to 6mb/s)

 

 

also noticed when torrenting and tryng to download something in browser or surfing, i get 23.3 KB/s, but normal browsing/browser download speed when not torrenting

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  Reply # 2122014 8-Nov-2018 10:28
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What router are you running? Torrents can be pretty tough on consumer grade routers (and yes that includes "GAMING" routers).

 

I would guess, bad firewall config, no UPnP, firewall on PC etc.


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  Reply # 2122059 8-Nov-2018 10:53
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  Reply # 2122478 9-Nov-2018 00:01
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chevrolux:

 

What router are you running? Torrents can be pretty tough on consumer grade routers (and yes that includes "GAMING" routers).

 

I would guess, bad firewall config, no UPnP, firewall on PC etc.

 

 

+1 crap routers just don't like all them connections. 





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  Reply # 2125532 14-Nov-2018 12:24
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chevrolux:

What router are you running? Torrents can be pretty tough on consumer grade routers (and yes that includes "GAMING" routers).

 

I would guess, bad firewall config, no UPnP, firewall on PC etc.

 

 

r7000 with tomato

 

 

yes, wifi

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  Reply # 2125540 14-Nov-2018 12:32
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Coon: r7000 with tomato yes, wifi

 

I see two big problems right there.. 

 

A: Netgear

 

B: WiFi

 

 

 

 

 

 





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