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Standard User Bobby_Valentino
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 29-Mar-13 21:24:23
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Unlimited Fibre Broadband P2P Question


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Hi

Iv seen that the priorty for p2p on the fibre broadband tariff is classed as 'bronze''. What are the real world speeds like on a torrent download using a up to 80mbps connection?

TIA.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Fri 29-Mar-13 21:41:49
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Re: Unlimited Fibre Broadband P2P Question


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That's a queue designation. If you aren't running anything with a higher priority, then a torrent will be able to run at full line speed.


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Standard User Domsy
(member) Sat 30-Mar-13 01:34:02
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Re: Unlimited Fibre Broadband P2P Question


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I had my concerns about this as well, so I made a post about it. You should have a read of the responses, as it links to many others that are very helpful.

But the TL;DR version: It's a priority for your own connection, not everyone. It's designed to prevent more important services (like streaming, VoIP, etc.) from being degraded by less important ones (like P2P). If all your connection is doing is P2P, priority won't make any difference to the maximum speed you can attain and you can max out your connection providing the P2P quality allows it (I have experienced this, also).

Once you understand the traffic management, you realise it's a good thing.


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