If you torrents and ONLY your torrents are being throttled outside peak times then perhaps the way to start is to ask about WHAT it is that throttles them within peak hours.
If you can identify how that is done then it seems likely that this on your RAS or exchange is setup incorrectly or is faulty, that may be a easier way to start perhaps?
I asked a neighbour the other day if there torrent speeds were down at all and they said no so I think it is just me. At this moment I am seeing the faster speeds after 1am where they can reach upto 800kB/s but are usually around 300kB/s however during the day between 9am and 4pm I am only seeing speeds of around 10kB/s and once peak times come into effect the speed will go up to around 50kB/s max which makes things even more confusing. If it turns out that this is BT's fault and not a problem with the exchange then I think It would be best for me to ask for my MAC code and find a better and more stable provider
I just did another test to see if my download speeds have a rate limit and I actually think my speeds are getting worse.
Is your upload traffic rate limited?
There is no indication that your ISP rate limits your uploads.
Is your download traffic rate limited?
Your ISP appears to rate limit your downloads.
Your ISP appears to rate limit your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests, downloads using control flows achieved up to 6047 Kbps while downloads using BitTorrent achieved up to 154 Kbps.
Your ISP appears to rate limit downloads on port 6881. In our tests, downloads on port 6881 achieved up to 6047 Kbps while downloads on port 34165 achieved up to 155 Kbps.
All BitTorrent and control flow transfers using port 6881Transfer Direction Bandwidth BitTorrent flow Bandwidth control flow
|Download #1||155 Kbps||152 Kbps|
|Download #2||154 Kbps||151 Kbps|
|Download #3||156 Kbps||155 Kbps|
|Upload #1||370 Kbps||246 Kbps|
|Upload #2||370 Kbps||362 Kbps|
|Upload #3||372 Kbps||369 Kbps|
All BitTorrent and control flow transfers using port 34165Transfer Direction Bandwidth BitTorrent flow Bandwidth control flow
|Download #1||153 Kbps||5603 Kbps|
|Download #2||153 Kbps||5833 Kbps|
|Download #3||154 Kbps||6047 Kbps|
|Upload #1||372 Kbps||373 Kbps|
|Upload #2||372 Kbps||373 Kbps|
|Upload #3||371 Kbps||372 Kbps|
BitTorrent transfers using port 6881 and port 34165Transfer Direction Bandwidth Port 6881 Bandwidth Port 34165
|Download #1||155 Kbps||153 Kbps|
|Download #2||154 Kbps||153 Kbps|
|Download #3||156 Kbps||154 Kbps|
|Upload #1||370 Kbps||372 Kbps|
|Upload #2||370 Kbps||372 Kbps|
|Upload #3||372 Kbps||371 Kbps|
Control flow transfers using port 6881 and port 34165Transfer Direction Bandwidth Port 6881 Bandwidth Port 34165
|Download #1||152 Kbps||5603 Kbps|
|Download #2||151 Kbps||5833 Kbps|
|Download #3||155 Kbps||6047 Kbps|
|Upload #1||246 Kbps||373 Kbps|
|Upload #2||362 Kbps||373 Kbps|
|Upload #3||369 Kbps||372 Kbps|
so surely the first thing to try is to stop using port 6881, most client software suggests that anyway I believe since other nodes may block it independent of your ISP.
I don't even use that port. the test just uses that port randomly, I always have my my BitTorrent client running on a port between 50,000-60,000 as those are the best.
I really just wanna leave BT as they are taking the **bleep** now, I still haven't heard anything and the speeds are just getting worse. The only problem is that BT are the only real provider in my area for unlimited broadband unless I wanted to go with Orange but I have a feeling that they would be no different to BT
If you are thinking of cancelling, the term charges can be quite high.
You say that BT are the only real provider in your area for unlimited broadband, but what about that famous satellite media company which the Murdochs own.
I know the charges can be high, luckily my contract runs out in October so I think it would be around £40 going by a guide that I saw online about it.
as for that "famous satellite media company which the Murdochs own", I do already have SKY tv but sadly even they don't provide broadband in my area unless it's the connect verson which I have tried and it makes BT look perfect, only got a connection for a few hours each day and even then they could only provide me 1/4 of my 8MB connection
I do already have SKY tv but sadly even they don't provide broadband in my area unless it's the connect verson which I have tried and it makes BT look perfect, only got a connection for a few hours each day and even then they could only provide me 1/4 of my 8MB connection
Now that does have to be bad to make BT look perfect
It was bad.....really bad
I'm pretty sure that Sky Broadband Connect was run by BT at the exchange which might explain why it was so bad. I'm pretty sure it's only BT who are present at the exchange. The problem is the exchange only supplies around 650 homes so what companies are going to benefit from making themselves available here? Although if it's only supplying that many then is there really any need for BT to slow me down even at peak times? The exchange can't be under that much pressure