bittorrent speed way too low, what possible causes?
stanl at cox.net
Fri Jun 1 22:15:35 UTC 2007
On Fri, 01 Jun 2007 14:18:21 -0700
"Scott (angrykeyboarder)" <geekboy at angrykeyboarder.com> wrote:
> Around or about Friday 01 June 2007 01:44 pm, Rod Heyd spake thusly:
> >> In fact, as long as I'm downloading iso files (via BitTorrent,
> >> ftp, or http)
> >> I'm timing out on anything on the Internet (Email, Usenet, you
> >> name it).
> >> I've never had this problem with Cox before. It must be a new
> >> thing.
> >> To say it has me very unhappy is an understatement.
> > If Cox is throttling bittorrent they are doing it very selectively,
> > I have cox as well, and was able to download the DVD torrent in
> > about 2 hours, with download rates that varied between 512k to over
> > 1M/s.
> Your download speed is around what I normally get. Sometimes up to
> 2Mb/s. They claim up I can get up to 6, but I've never gotten close
> to that.
> In a period of (approximately) 12 hours, I was able to download about
> 1/3 of the full DVD via Bittorrent. I've given up for the time being.
> I'm going to try a net install for now and see how that goes.
That is what is so strange. I have sometimes gotten speeds of up to
10 Mbits/sec on long downloads while they are saying my connection is 7
Mbits/sec max. This is just very uncharacteristic.
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