The BT traffic management table says ...
"We only apply traffic management controls to peak time P2P traffic, which is not time critical and can run at full speed during the off peak period".
My own experiences say otherwise. Yesterday morning around 4 am when my torrent upload speeds were hovering between a painfully slow 80 - 100 kB/s, I stopped the torrents and ran the Glastnost project test
results: 07 Feb 2012. time is 04.00
"Your ISP appears to rate limit your uploads
* Your ISP appears to rate limit your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests, uploads using control flows achieved up to 8411 Kbps while uploads using BitTorrent achieved up to 995 Kbps.
*There is no indication that your ISP rate limits your downloads."
Now I've posted about this before on the BT Infinity Community forum, the advice I got there was to either buy a seed box or VPN, both of which require extra cash that I don't have. There's no doubt in my mind that BT are throttling back P2P upstreams 24 hours a day, there doesn't seem to be an off-peak period if you use torrents. Downstreams are fine no problems, but off-peak upstreams are dire. My torrent client is connectable, the network settings are correctly configured for port forwarding and firewall. Why do BT restrict P2P upload speeds after midnight ?
Edited by NVB (Wed 08-Feb-12 01:58:25)