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fasteddy
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P2P throttling

Hello

I am very dissapointed with BT

 

I was on the 16mg unlimited package and had p2p downloads speeds of around 1.2mbs and upload (seeding) speed of around 10% of that which i considered pretty slow so decided to upgrade to infinity 76 meg package only to discover that they trottle speeds at certian times.

 

as i understand it , they throttle P2P weekdays between the times of 5pm to 12pm and weekends 9am to 12pm

 

O.k so this i could live with , but thats not it, they are throttling my speeds all the time (24 7), i get intervals where i get speeds of around 5.6mbs every now and again for very short periods.

 

i have watched the 20gb torrent over the last few nights and days , restarted the app many time, download from http at full speed while P2P is still slow, nothing changes 24 hours around the clock.

 

WHY ?

 

The first part of the torrent download the first 5gb in a few hours at most. the last 3 days trying to get the other 15 gb is rediculos.

 

i am also discrased in the fact i was not made aware of this at the time i upgraded, since this was the only fact i upgraded and at and extra 16pcm find it hard to swallow + the fact on the lesser package my speeds where in actual fact faster for P2P

 

When i swap to BTwifi-with-FON Iget speeds of around 500kib/s so i know there trottling my connection

 

i want to know WHY ???

 

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imjolly
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Re: P2P throttling

If you are a new infinity customer then BT do not throttle your connection for p2p. try the glasnot test. http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/bttest.php. And yhis will confirm one way or another

 

maybe it is just exchange congestion.  Are you using wifi or ethernet?



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fasteddy
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Re: P2P throttling

i have run the test a few times the other day.

 

also i bet to differ

 

http://www2.bt.com/static/i/btretail/panretail/terms/pdfs/Traffic_Management.pdf

 

i want to know why im been trottled.

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imjolly
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Re: P2P throttling

There is no date on that. BT Did manage p2p at peak times but that clause was removed from contract T&C after feb 2013

What does the results of glasnost show?


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john46
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Re: P2P throttling

That document also only refers to Business Broadband not residential services
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fasteddy
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Re: P2P throttling

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john46
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Re: P2P throttling

we asked you to run the glasnost test that is the only check that will show if your connection is throttled
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imjolly
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Re: P2P throttling

You also need to run btspeedtester diagnostic test and post the results


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