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cosmic68
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Message 1 of 29

Another P2P throttling question with a VPN twist.

Hi there,

 

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.

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Re: Another P2P throttling question with a VPN twist.

Peak times P2P is horrific, down to about kbps. I believe at non peak times you can get the full whack.

I also believe that VPN's bypass traffic shaping issues.
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cosmic68
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Re: Another P2P throttling question with a VPN twist.

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?

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Sham
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Re: Another P2P throttling question with a VPN twist.

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

cosmic68
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Message 5 of 29

Re: Another P2P throttling question with a VPN twist.

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?

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MeanMint
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Re: Another P2P throttling question with a VPN twist.

I left 3 x 6GB files to download overnight, problem solved.

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cosmic68
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Re: Another P2P throttling question with a VPN twist.

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.

 

Regards.

 

Cos

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Lazarus
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Message 8 of 29

Re: Another P2P throttling question with a VPN twist.

Seedbox > VPN

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Re: Another P2P throttling question with a VPN twist.

NZB > Seedbox.

9.8Mbit/s all day every day 😉
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Jeax
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Re: Another P2P throttling question with a VPN twist.

@Webby: Agreed. When i had a fault on my line the woman was shocked at my 8TB downloads in one month. Apparently the most she'd seen was 400GB. 😄
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