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Does cablecom throttle P2P aplications?

as per the title just wondering if cablecom limits P2P applications? I ask as max i can get is 1mb/s but via a normal download i easily get 2mb/s.

Its nothing to do with the number of seeds BTW as its a super fast site.
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Re: Does cablecom throttle P2P aplications?

No, in 2.5 years, I have found that it does not throttle P2P apps.
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as per the title just wondering if cablecom limits P2P apps? i ask as max i can get is 1mb/s but via a normal download i easily get 2mb/s.

Nothing to do with the number of seeds BTW.

i have the fibre 20 service.
I was getting 1.2MBs on the Fibrepower 100, which was around twice as fast as my speeds on the previous Fibrepower 50, so I don't think they are throttling. If you are using Bittorrent, have you enabled protocol encryption ? This should offer some defense against traffic shaping by your ISP. Also ensure that you only use encrypted seeds too.

Not too sure what you mean by a super fast site and number of seeds , the site will only provide the tracker information, the rest of the download comes from around the network... If you mean downloading fromn a single site, then it would not be uncommon for the site to offer restricted speeds to single connections. How many users at 100mb/s do you think a server can handle ?
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I was getting 1.2MBs on the Fibrepower 100, which was around twice as fast as my speeds on the previous Fibrepower 50, so I don't think they are throttling. If you are using Bittorrent, have you enabled protocol encryption ? This should offer some defense against traffic shaping by your ISP. Also ensure that you only use encrypted seeds too.

Not too sure what you mean by a super fast site and number of seeds , the site will only provide the tracker information, the rest of the download comes from around the network... If you mean downloading fromn a single site, then it would not be uncommon for the site to offer restricted speeds to single connections. How many users at 100mb/s do you think a server can handle ?
1.2mb/s max on the 100 connection isnt very good, i wouldnt be happy with that.

its a private site and private tracker, with a high seeder to leech ratio normal minimum is 100 seeds to 1 leech and all have high transfer speeds - part of the requirement to join.
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Re: Does cablecom throttle P2P aplications?

My mate thoroughly spanks the 20MB/s connection on some invitation only sites

Down: 2.3 Megs, Up: 225 Kbs = no throttling at all, he says.
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Re: Does cablecom throttle P2P aplications?

thats more like it... my upload is about 200Kbs also so maybe ill change client and see what happens
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Re: Does cablecom throttle P2P aplications?

You should have a look at your local, firewall etc and see if that's slowing things down. I get around 1.6MB from my 8mb wireless to my 20mb Swisscom connection.
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1.2mb/s max on the 100 connection isnt very good, i wouldnt be happy with that.

its a private site and private tracker, with a high seeder to leech ratio normal minimum is 100 seeds to 1 leech and all have high transfer speeds - part of the requirement to join.
1.2MB/s is "ok" (for a torrent), but nowhere near pushing the limits of that connection. Usenet gives me around 7.5MB/s and that's still a way off of the 12MB/s upper limit i've had before.
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Re: Does cablecom throttle P2P aplications?

Reviving this thread because with the new year it seems that Cablecom is now throttling bandwidth..

I used to keep a steady 12 MB/s (Fiberpower 100) for the whole download duration, whereas now, every 1 or 1.5 Gb the connection is completely choked at 1.8 Kbps for minutes... bot upload and download.

I use connection encryption so I guess they have found some new technique... utorrent is choked wherever speed test gets up to 60 Mbit/s (which is the common result I get from my test server)...

Anyone else experiencing this? Screenshot is for a 13GB download.


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Re: Does cablecom throttle P2P aplications?

If you want to make comparisons, you guys gotta get your units right:

m = milli
M = Mega

Mb = megabit
MB = megabyte (1 byte contains 8 bits)

mb/s = millibits per second (never used in reality)

Mb/s = megabits per second, used for speed
MB/s = megabytes per second, used for volume

1.2MB/s = 9.6 Mb/s (based on 1 byte = 8 bits)
1.2mb/s = 0.0012 Mb/s
20MB/s = 160 Mb/s

> 1.2mb/s max on the 100 connection isnt very good, i wouldnt be happy with that.

Neither would I. 1.2 millibits per second = 0.0012 Mb/s, very slow.

> I was getting 1.2MBs on the Fibrepower 100

That equates to 9.6 megabits per second

> My mate thoroughly spanks the 20MB/s connection on some invitation only sites

20MB/s = 160 megabits per second. No provider offers that speed that I know of!!
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