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Topic # 60812 3-May-2010 20:38
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I used to get super fast torent download speeds (up to 500 kbs) but since yesterday I'm lucky if I get 20 kbps, are TCL throttling torrent sites?

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  Reply # 326182 3-May-2010 20:45
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Don't think so.
I'm not seeing any slowdown.

Keep in mind they wouldn't throttle a "site" - torrents are peer-to-peer.



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  Reply # 326185 3-May-2010 20:48
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I was thinking more the protocol TBH? Must be my machine then, I installed the new version of uTorrent (2.0.1) might be that? What version you on?

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  Reply # 326191 3-May-2010 21:07
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Something is up. My usual 1mb/s HTTP downloads are trickling in at a mere 200k/s, if I'm lucky. Has been this way for about 3 days.

I'm on LightSpeed 10MB in Wellington BTW.



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  Reply # 326192 3-May-2010 21:14
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I'm in Wellington with Lighspeed too. What verison of uTorrent you using?

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  Reply # 326290 4-May-2010 10:03
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I'm getting it too. Speeds are far below what it should be. Generally Telstra is pretty good with bittorrent speeds both up and down.



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  Reply # 326402 4-May-2010 12:15
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did you upgrade to the new version (2.0.1) of uTorrent?

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  Reply # 326406 4-May-2010 12:17
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Could it just be the slow international speeds that seem to be affecting TelstraClear these days?








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  Reply # 326412 4-May-2010 12:25
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I would doubt that it be would effecting me so badly. To go from over 350 kbs to 2 kbs is pretty dramatic.

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  Reply # 326417 4-May-2010 12:28
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If it's only happened in the past few days, I'd guess it's got something to do with the problems they're having today.

As far as I know, nothing is 'throttled' on the TCL network.
Though some may argue with the youtube issues :P

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  Reply # 326423 4-May-2010 12:37
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My understanding is certainly that TCL have no hardware traffic shaping on their network.

The issues lately are purely traffic shaping caused by connectivity issues of one form or another!

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  Reply # 326428 4-May-2010 12:47
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broonie27: I was thinking more the protocol TBH? Must be my machine then, I installed the new version of uTorrent (2.0.1) might be that? What version you on?


its the new version of Utorent i downloaded it and my speeds did what yours did , downloaded Vuze and my speeds went right back to normal, tried utorrent again speeds under 10kb,

further proof read the forums

http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?pid=480450




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  Reply # 326434 4-May-2010 12:54
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Here is the official response from TelstraClear on this topic (and the related international traffic problems reported):

"TelstraClear does not differentiate traffic. There has been no lift or trend in queries to our contact centres regarding international performance recently. Today, we are looking into some reports of browsing issues."







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Reply # 326435 4-May-2010 12:54
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Went back to last version of uTorrent and lo and behold back to +600kbs. Guess the new version aint all that 

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  Reply # 326442 4-May-2010 13:02
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I was actually wondering the same thing....

Over the last 6 months or so I've noticed a major disruption to torrent speeds, so I've pretty much ditched torrent for rapidshare and have found that to be a lot faster when TCL Cable is actually working properly Tongue out

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  Reply # 326524 4-May-2010 15:50
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the man is watching you all, beware of the record studios :-)

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