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brookes95
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P2P Cap

Hi everyone,

So I knew about the P2P cap but I was expecting to get more than 5.0KB/S

on my old provider (o2) I was getting upto 600. I've read that people on BT were getting around 200KB/S.

Does anyone know what times the resrictions are in place?

I use uTorrent.

Thanks in advance

Tom

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TankSlappa
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Re: P2P Cap

Yup, me too... Manages an average of 3KB/s over night, I can hardly wait to see how much more it is throttled come the "busy" time!

 

Just out of interest, were you one of the areas affected byt he outage, sorry, planned engineering work, on Monday. I was, even though Essex wasn't included in the list of area. I wonder if it is realted.

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brookes95
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Re: P2P Cap

well it's 6:28 and I've just had speeds of 3525kb/sSmiley Surprised

So I think the work you mentioned may of been the cause.

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jcampy
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Re: P2P Cap

the best speed ive ever had were 947kbps bot bad for a 5mb line 🙂

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tom129
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Re: P2P Cap

I'm not sure if this is entirely true or not but I once read online that U torrent has an encryption setting of some kind, its supposably used to make your ISP think that your not using P2P by encrypting your traffic.

 

You activate it by doing the following on UTorrent

 

Options - Preferences -Bit torrent - Protocol encryption.....Then click enable!

 

As I'm currently with Sky Broadband and Have no problems with traffic shaping or any P2P cap for that matter.

 

Currently the only two Providers who don't throttle your P2P speeds are o2/be and SKY

 

You can read up on it here

 

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r20181634-uTorrent-Protocol-Encryption

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Distinguished Guru
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Re: P2P Cap


@tom129 wrote:

I'm not sure if this is entirely true or not but I once read online that U torrent has an encryption setting of some kind, its supposably used to make your ISP think that your not using P2P by encrypting your traffic.

 

You activate it by doing the following on UTorrent

 

Options - Preferences -Bit torrent - Protocol encryption.....Then click enable!

 

As I'm currently with Sky Broadband and Have no problems with traffic shaping or any P2P cap for that matter.

 

Currently the only two Providers who don't throttle your P2P speeds are o2/be and SKY

 

You can read up on it here

 

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r20181634-uTorrent-Protocol-Encryption


Encryption in utorrent is only a security feature and should be set to forced from the dropdown box. You should also tick the allow incoming legacy connections as well.

 

It does not hide the type of traffic from your ISP as it still uses the bit torrent protocol.

 

If you want to hide the protocol from your ISP you need a VPN connection. But then again, you'd have to pay for that!

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tim1964
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Re: P2P Cap

 

The server status page showed that “planned work………Hertfordshire area…….” From yesterday is now resolved so I’ve just rebooted the hub and my uTorrents upload speed has gone up from 120(ish) to over 600kB/s.

 

 

Coincidence ?????

 

 

 

Down speed is only in the 200’s at the mo’ but I’ve not a lot of seeders to work with for the files I’m after.

 

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