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Topic # 29106 23-Dec-2008 19:22
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I'm trying to DL something usint uTorrent and in previous times these files have downloaded very very quickly, but tonight it's downloading at a dead flat 120KBps (120 Kilobytes/sec).

Xnet helpdesk were helpful but stated that there was definitely no torrent shaping going on.

Other speedtests (national and international) show that there's heaps of headroom - I get between 4 and 8mbps for national and intl speedtest sites)

Now, one other person (also in Chch on Xnet) is reporting a dead flat 120Kbps torrent speed. We're both on the pay per gig plan.

Anyone have any ideas on what might be happening here? I've done the normal checks and it's not uTorrent or UL settings - I've increased and decreased the number of allowable connections etc with no luck.

Oddly, every peer that's connected is maxing at 10kbyte/sec... There's many at once.


Cheers - N

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  Reply # 185859 23-Dec-2008 21:57
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Hi there, I have the same problem.
I don't know what the answer is but it is quite weird.
I am using bittorrent and it just update to a new version today, I wonder if that has something to do with it?

I know enough to be dangerous

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  Reply # 185868 23-Dec-2008 22:38
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Seems fishy.

Check the other current threads.

Reports of satisfactory speed to stream video from international sources at busy times are coming through. Maybe they are instigating a Slingshot solution (they traffic manage and limit to certain speeds)?

I suspect that in typical ISP fashion they won't admit it until overwhelming evidence makes them look silly, and then they still won't give real or useful details.

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