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Old Feb 11th, 2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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Torrent Speed just not there this weekend

Anyone notice their Torrent speed just dropped this weekend?

Im on Rogers, and my transfers are encripted.


Last time this happened Rogers had capped speeds on Torrents.

Ecripted transfers fixed this, has rogers found a way to cap ecripted file transfers now?

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Old Feb 11th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #2
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Change your bit torrent port number.
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Old Feb 11th, 2007, 04:20 PM   #3
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Rogers has stomped on tons of BT traffic, which encryption no longer helps with (well it helps but not much), nor does changing your port number used. Sounds like they just rolled that out in your area ... in my area has been pretty much useless for a while now. Downloading completely legal torrents for me I was connecting to hundreds of peers and seeds and getting 20k/sec max download speed, even though I was seeing swarm speeds of megabits/second.

Rogers sucks for this. I've complaiined to them numerous times and all they do is point out that they are simply shaping the bandwidth to provide best results for everyone (everyone except people using BT apparently). Having to download 3-4 gigs of stuff for a linux distro through BT is so painful it's not funny now.

Not only that, but when they are "filtering" me as mentioned above ALL of my access crawls almost to a halt. When I mentioned this to them they simply said "then don't use bit torrent" ... and this came from someone much higher up than teir 1 (or 2) tech support.

To me this is like Bell saying "you can't talk about _____, and when you do your conversations will suddenly cut out or sound very poor. If you don't want to experience this, don't talk about _____."
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Old Feb 11th, 2007, 04:36 PM   #4
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Change ISP!
I did this when Bell throttled bandwidth and so did enough people that they changed their practice. If you don't punish ISPs they won't change.
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Old Feb 11th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #5
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Yeah, same deal here. Not fun.
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Old Feb 11th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #6
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The same has been happening here (Waterloo, ON). Using Azureus, with encryption, BT speeds have gone down the crapper. Rogers service of late has been dismal. First major DNS issue, then today our entire neighbourhood lost service. Amen I'm a renting student and will be back with Bell come spring. Apparently Teksavvy is pretty sweet from what friends have been telling me. No port blocking, filtering, shaping, etc.

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Old Feb 11th, 2007, 09:40 PM   #7
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Bell doesn't cap or throttle bandwidth for current customers, although they introduced a cap for new customers around 6 months ago.


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Old Feb 11th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #8
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Aw, so that's the reason. I've noticed it lately too, even with encryption on in Azureus. Now at least I know it's not my computer.

EDIT: Bell throttles bandwidth too? I thought they had avoided that.
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Old Feb 11th, 2007, 09:42 PM   #9
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For the K-W area, go with execulink. I'm really thinking of switching from Bell. $10.00 less a month for the same speeds and no current threat of a cap.
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Old Feb 11th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #10
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I noticed a 20KB cap on a torrent I downloaded over the weekend. It would upload at 40KB but wouldn't download any faster.

Used to get 200+KB all the time on healthy torrents.
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