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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 07-Jun-11 10:29:16
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BT Infinity limit restrict P2P/Torrent downloads?


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Anyone got information on this?

I had infinity installed Today, 37M/bs, though have tried to run a download through BitLord and the download speed is 12kb/s. I would normally get around 200kb/s on my previous 2 meg connection.

It's not a question of peers either, as the file is being hosted by work.

Anyone know if they filter P2P downloads?
Standard User Croftie
(learned) Tue 07-Jun-11 11:07:45
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Torrents are throttled during peak times. It seems the throttle failed to lift last night though so they were throttled throughout the night aswell.

Typical, the one time in ages I needed a file and it's broken.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 07-Jun-11 11:20:04
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Thanks for the reply. I read in the term they are throtled between 4pm and midnight, so as it's 11am it should be fine shouldn't it. Is this a one off then?

Is there a way round it, say maybe by using a different port?


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Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 07-Jun-11 13:28:50
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I expect that they are using packet inspection, and as such changing the port will not make any difference. Have you tried turning encryption on (if supported by your client)??
Standard User Croftie
(learned) Wed 08-Jun-11 17:41:55
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No way around it, although some have used vpn's to get around it i don't knwo how that works.

I tried it at 1PM today and it was running at full speed, so maybe after midnight tonight you'll see full speed again.

I think if you hammer torrents all the time you'll get throttled more, otherwise if your a light user it's possible to get full speed during the day.
Standard User gmoorc
(member) Wed 08-Jun-11 18:05:37
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In reply to a post by Croftie:
No way around it, although some have used vpn's to get around it i don't knwo how that works.

Dead easy although it will cost some money.

Vpntunnel
Mullvad

To name two.

Download the software. Click on connect and all the traffic from your PC is encrypted although it may look like you are located in Sweden, USA etc smile
This can be useful if you want to access services that are only available from certain countries.

Won't help if your ISP throttles Vpn traffic though (e.g. I think plusnet)
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 08-Jun-11 18:22:32
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if your using the bt home hub there is a blocker for p2p on there you have to go on to the router settings and change it. its under vpn settings i think. thanks thomas
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 09-Jun-11 22:02:15
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
if your using the bt home hub there is a blocker for p2p on there you have to go on to the router settings and change it. its under vpn settings i think. thanks thomas


Do you have more info on this please?
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 09-Jun-11 22:21:28
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The Hub says this


VPN

Your BT Home Hub has been designed to work with most virtual private network (VPN) software. If you’re having problems connecting or if you use BT Openzone in-a-Box, please try changing the port clamping setting to 'Yes' to see if this fixes your problem.

Enable port clamping
Yes

No
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 12-Jun-11 13:36:53
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Anyone have any experience with this port clamping? (Or could explain better what it means?)

I set it to yes, to see i it would change my p2p speeds, but still only get around 30kb/s !!!
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