I'm trying to do some solid research before joining BT Infinity 2 and then turn into Whiney McWhiney when I fail to get a relatively decent download speed.
I'm an average P2P user-about 4 tv shows and 2 movies a week. I get about 400kb download from my current provider (Entanet). I was wondering the following;
I already use a VPN service to hide this activity-BlackVPN 9can recommend, very easy to use). Will the VPN service stop traffic shaping in any way does anyone know?
Also, I'm don't mind the concept of a bit of traffic shaping-it seems fair so that other users can chug along a bit more freely, but i have heard some horror stories on here of incredibly slow speeds in or out of the peak time window-haven't heard that much chatter on here lately-how is everyones P2P speeds, in and out of peak times?
Thanks for reading.
Thanks for reply,
Do you use a VPN yourself?
Or anyone on here can confirm whether VPN will give me some acceptable kind of speeds?
hi, i was uploading at 2 mb at peak time yesterday and about the same download, the most ive seen at non peak times is 10 mb dl and 6 mb ul, using vuze, for me personally the traffic shaping issues dont effect me
edit: thought id try a vpn service i used a free one(bestukvpn), slowed my speed right down to 2mb dl, 1mb ul,(using speedtest.net) i dont know if the paid ones offer more speed
Thanks for replying,
So the VPN slowed you down, but still to an acceptable speed-ish. IE I've heard comment on here saying their P2P activity gets throttled to speeds comparable to dial-up!
Anyone else had any VPN/Infinity experiences?
I left 3 x 6GB files to download overnight, problem solved.
If anyone is interested...
I went for it and had BT Infinty installed two days ago. I'm not able to say definitively whether the VPN 'skirts' the throttling, as I haven't noticed any major throttling downloading a torrent without VPN. The highest speed i've noticed is about 2.5mb d/l with or without VPN. Rarely get speeds slower than 100kb-which although not particularly fast-could be the health of the torrent.
I generally intend to do any downloading overnight anyhow, to help keep pipes unclogged.
I'm in that ten day bedding in period, so far so good. Managing 60mb d/l speeds on the official speedtester. Get about 40mb d/l with the VPN tunnel on.