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Topic # 13690 23-May-2007 21:48
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Hey, My Bit torrent downloads are not working at all, I think Orcon may have completely stopped them...

Last month I went a little crazy and downloaded about 45GB, which is well over the 20GB they recommend in their "fair use policy". I have only done this once before back in December. I haven't received any emails about the excessive use but should soon. Today is the first day of the internet month. I downloaded something earlier today, but this evening downloads on bit torrent do not work at all, I also can not connect to tracker or anything. I have tried using both Azureus and uTorrent. Has anyone heard anything of this?

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Reply # 72003 23-May-2007 22:10
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Welcome to Geekzone... Some standard questions: have you installed any new software, changed firewall or anti-virus settings, changed router, modem or anything that could affect the system? Changed any configuration on your client?







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  Reply # 72005 23-May-2007 22:19
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Yea new software has been installed, and I did a registry clean before problem.
 
I have uninstalled and reinstalled uTorrent, I have also tried downloading on another computer. I have no idea what is wrong.

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Reply # 72007 23-May-2007 22:31
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It could be unrelated, but I don't like registry cleaners - they usually cause more problems than clean the registry.

Are you saying this is happening with other PC on the same network?







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  Reply # 72031 24-May-2007 09:27
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Same issue here. Orcon has capped all p2p traffic. I am on a 15gig full speed plan and 12k/s is the max u can get. .1k/s per user connected. Grabed some nix distro image last night and yeah.. average is 12.1k/s. This really sucks as i grab all my WoW patches / updates over p2p as well as lots of free vids etc. As far as i know this is against the terms of the product i signed for. I know p2p shaping takes place on the zero shock plan.

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Reply # 72033 24-May-2007 09:38
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  Reply # 72034 24-May-2007 09:43
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Below is the cut / paste of my plan from their website account management section. I pay for a set amount of uncapped data. No shaping no slow down if i go over the cap. I just pay more.


Applies Plan  
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15 GB Broadband Data Plan
Autosense data plan with 15 GB of data

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  Reply # 72076 24-May-2007 14:58
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Orcon do shape the zero shock plan but - according to the help desk automaton I spoke to before moving from their 15GB std plan - traffic is generally only shaped during NZ bus hours. I have yet to DL anything since the change (May 23) so will check tonight.

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  Reply # 72078 24-May-2007 15:02
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Confirmed with Orcon the std plans have *no* shaping at all and the zero shock has shaping based on the overall nw utilisation within the ISP.



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 72112 24-May-2007 17:57
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I wrote a long reply last night and it got deleted because apparently I wasn't logged in!
Anyway, download worked this morning and it was all good. But now... I believe they may be blocking access to my tracker or something cause this is not working well!! At least it is downloading a bit this evening. Because I am with a private tracker my speed should be in the 200s constantly, that is not happening...




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  Reply # 72113 24-May-2007 18:00
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But I really want my download now because I wanna see finally of Lost!!



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  Reply # 72114 24-May-2007 18:08
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Ok. Speed kind of picked up now to about 40-50. Still I am connected to very few peers compared to how many stated on the site. This is unusual because it is a good private tracker. Is it possible Orcon is skrewing with my connection to the tracker?



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  Reply # 72115 24-May-2007 18:08
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Ok. Speed kind of picked up now to about 40-50. Still I am connected to very few peers compared to how many stated on the site. This is unusual because it is a good private tracker. Is it possible Orcon is skrewing with my connection to the tracker? I



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  Reply # 72116 24-May-2007 18:08
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Ok. Speed kind of picked up now to about 40-50. Still I am connected to very few peers compared to how many stated on the site. This is unusual because it is a good private tracker. Is it possible Orcon is skrewing with my connection to the tracker? I am



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  Reply # 72117 24-May-2007 18:08
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Ok. Speed kind of picked up now to about 40-50. Still I am connected to very few peers compared to how many stated on the site. This is unusual because it is a good private tracker. Is it possible Orcon is skrewing with my connection to the tracker? I am on ZeroShock

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  Reply # 72118 24-May-2007 18:09
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Orcon are capping something or someone is somewhere. Speeds are non exisistant. I will be asking to speak to somone other than a 1st lvl help desk monkey tomorrow about this.

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