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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 29692 15-Jan-2009 12:56
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on tuesday my usenet & torrent download speed dropped to a constant 35kB/s.  if i let them run unlimited ( which i rarely do because i'd exceed my data cap and have to keep buying top ups ) they'd often reach 200-400kB/s.
calling woosh customer service they told me there had been a general network change limiting p2p and usenet made, affecting all customers, not just me
can any other woosh customers confirm they are also affected by this or any download limit.
i'm also interested to find out if there are customers out there with no download limit


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 189775 15-Jan-2009 13:35
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Just my 2 cents. You should count yourself lucky to get even 35kb out of woosh!

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Master Geek

  Reply # 189806 15-Jan-2009 16:31
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I wouldn't say that - I used to get ok speeds out of Woosh when I used them - suitable for torrenting tv episodes.

It wouldn't surprise me if they did start shaping traffic. They cater for a lot of students, and I can only guess that they would chew through the bandwidth on P2P apps.


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Master Geek

  Reply # 190950 21-Jan-2009 07:01
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They do shape P2P traffic. Most ISPs seem to be heading that way though.

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 191058 21-Jan-2009 14:25
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I replied to the other thread about woosh shaping here

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