how to beat throttling?

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  1. nin10do
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    my ISP is BT in the UK. and recently they have started to throttle like mad.
    my max dl speed is 5kBps at peak times and only 40kBps at offpeak times.

    i have never needed to resort to these measures before but the throttling level is ridiculous now.
    does anyone have an easy 'how to' guide to hide bit torrent traffic and optimise it?
     
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    pay for a more expensive package where the contention ratio is lower eg 50:1 is 50 users connected to 1 connection at their end or 30:1 is 30 users to 1 connection at their end the 30 will be faster as there are 20 less users sharing your connection [​IMG]

    or dont try hammer your connection as it flags you up automatically to be packet shaped ( thats isp tech talk for throttling!)

    if your using torrents try cap your upload speed a bit as uploading is worse than downloading as your actually sharing the content and isp's frown on this and throttle/shape your traffic ...

    lastly you may also find that whilst torrents are shaped/throttled HTTP website stuff will still be fast so try get most of your stuff from http sites if you can help it [​IMG]

    other than that change isp if you can to one that gives a better contention ratio and less restrictions [​IMG]
     
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    theres actually a lot you can do ! bare in mind bt do limit bandwith during peaktimes regardless !

    1st of all are the ports open on your router for your bit torrents ?
    2nd what are you using ? id recommend Utorrent or vuze
    3rd have you encrypted your connections and fine tuned your client to your own speed ?
    4th have you Patched TCPIP.sys to allow more connections ?
    5th peer gaurdian 2 ...........or another ipfilter

    here are some links that will help !

    portforward site ....................to open ports
    how to encrypt connection
    how to maximise torrent speeds

    if you work your way through these , they should help !
     
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    i need to figure out how BT is detecting and throttling torrent traffic.

    i'm using vista and utorrent with no firewalls. (i normally use comodo though)
    i have tried forwarded the port through the router.
    used forced encryption and disabled incomming legacy connections.
    i also diabled all upnp, dht and local peer stuff.
    i have patche tcpip.sys
    peer guardian does not work on vista. only xp.
    i am using an updated ip filter list though.
    none of the above things i did are working.

    i may well have to switch ISP's.

    i previously used tiscally and virgin inturn, but they both trottle too.
    i'm fast running out of isp's.
     
  5. Panzer Tacticer

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    I don't have your answer but they will

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/teksavvy

    That by the way is a company forum, not a warez site or a kiddie zone. Throttling is a hassle in Canada too and you might only need the right program and the right settings.
     
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    Sky broadband is fairly lame too.
     
  7. Banger

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    uTorrent has a new client which is probably in beta that uses UDP which could very possibly be used to get past throttling. Give it a try. IF I had an ISP that throttled I myself would try it out but you know... I dont.


    Good luck.
     
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    who cares what kind of site it is IF IT HELPS ?


    right so do you have the green tick at the bottom of the screen ? and yes there is pg2 for vista now ! have you looked to add more trackers to your torrents aswell , ie same file on different sites ( trying to be careful what i say not sure of the rules here lol )

    but you aint got a hope if the port isnt opened for your client , have you used the utorrent port checker to see ? ie option , speed check , check port ?

    im also on bt btw
     
  10. nin10do
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    yeah i have the green tick at the bottom at all times.

    i did run a port checker and its wierd. sometimes it says it open and correctly forwarded and other times it says it isn't forwarded. it's completely random.

    also my dl speed from direct download sites seems to be reduced. i used to get 400kBps from rapidshare. now i barely get over 85kBps.
    as far as i can tell BT has a safe list and a throttle list.

    things on the safe list include:
    regular surfing
    youtube
    bbc iplayer

    things on the throotle list include
    less known streaming sites
    any heavy downloading/uploading seems to be cap'd.