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Standard User nazzer
(committed) Sat 14-Jan-12 11:44:00
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Recent migrations over to infinity and p2p torrent advise


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I am currently on Sky with TV, broadband and phone and generally the package works out at just over £50. I'm looking at coming over to BT with everything. This could save us £11 a month and get us the wonderful fibre in the process! estimated infinity speeds of 32 down 10 up

Occasionaly I do a bit of torrenting with my speed at 16 meg (i get about 1.6 m/s on the dl) and was wondering if people would be kind enough to comment on there migration over to BT infinity and p2p dl speeds.

is there any throttling / shaping? or is this only if you exceed any FUP ? Thanks In Advance

Standard User dieselglider
(experienced) Sat 14-Jan-12 17:23:49
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Torrents are supposed to be severly throttled by BT, though there are those who say it is by-passable.

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Standard User Rroff
(knowledge is power) Mon 16-Jan-12 16:15:34
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Re: Recent migrations over to infinity and p2p torrent advis


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P2P traffic is often throttled during peak times (approx 4pm till midnight) - last time I checked it was <1MBit/s (can be as low as 50kbit/s) during peak time, limited to 2MBit/s for a couple of hours either side of that and unlimited outside of those times. But I've not really done anything thats identified as P2P traffic in awhile so not sure exactly how it is atm.

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Standard User Moradin
(learned) Mon 16-Jan-12 16:45:32
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Re: Recent migrations over to infinity and p2p torrent advis


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just get yourself a VPN i thought, and no issues.

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Standard User Matt182
(member) Mon 16-Jan-12 17:28:44
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Re: Recent migrations over to infinity and p2p torrent advis


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Its pot luck, sometimes you can download at full speed other times its as slow as 10KB/s

The other night I was up to 2am and the speeds were still restricted, I don't use P2P much anyway but got my self a VPN for £2 a month and that solves the problem and its still cheaper than PlusNet with the pro add-on.

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http://www.speedtest.net/result/1701178076.png

Edited by Matt182 (Mon 16-Jan-12 17:30:04)

Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 16-Jan-12 18:54:04
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http://i.imgur.com/hIHPD.jpg

For the benefit of Zen users getting their pockets picked by their ISP: BT Infinity, Bit Torrent, 6.50PM on a week night. 2.8MB/sec (about as fast as my line can go)

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Standard User Gazzertron
(newbie) Mon 16-Jan-12 20:08:15
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The checker said I should get 30meg down and 8 up, I actually get 38meg down and 8 meg up. With Sky I had 3.5 meg down and 660 up! I cant comment on the torrents, I'll have to ask the kids laugh

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Standard User Matt182
(member) Mon 16-Jan-12 20:49:08
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Just to add another side to that.

8.35pm very slow downloads
http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/Matt_RB_197...

Connected with my VPN 3min later and downloading at almost full speed.
http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/Matt_RB_197...

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# TISCALI -> freeserve -> Wanadoo -> plusnet -> ZeN -> ADSL24 -> ZeN -> Sky -> BTBroadband

Sky LLU
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1486770460.png

BT FTTC
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1701178076.png
Standard User Croftie
(member) Mon 16-Jan-12 23:10:02
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Please don't think that because that ubuntu torrent isn't being slowed down P2P isn't being throttled. Throttleing is selective, I get full speed on ubuntu torrents at peak time but downloads from a private tracker crawl.
Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 17-Jan-12 15:04:24
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I think you're being paranoid.

Either BT throttle the protocol/port or they don't.

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