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Old 02-24-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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up until a month ago i havn't had any problems with torrents but latly they are finicky. i use utorrent and everything is good for the first 30 60 minutes but after that i get reduced speeds and less peers. any ideas?
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:45 PM   #2
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Does your ISP have a fair usage policy? What is your ISP anyway?

Besides, I almost never get my full speed with torrents. Even if theres over 1000 seeders and no leechers, I never get full speeds and I have everything set up correctly.

Also, for the sake of this thread, don't mention what you are torrenting. I'm sure you knew this, but I'm just making sure.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:46 PM   #3
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What ISP do you use?

Theres a chance they are capping you, as some aren't Torrent friendly, and when found to be doing so, down your speeds so they are almost unuseable.

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Must have posted a few seconds after each other, sorry
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:48 PM   #4
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Default Re: torrents.

Sorry, but I don't think this is a valid post.. not really sure...

But if I were using MSN Messenger where we were sending stuff and it got slower and slower, I would just restart it After all, on some programs, not msn unfortunatly, ( ) the download will pick up where it left off.

of if you were downloading from a mirror on download.com and one was slow, look for more,, you may call these mirrors seeds :P

Hope this helps :P
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:53 PM   #5
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Default Re: torrents.

i'm using windstream and from what i can tell it has no limits on torrents but they may. i would just restart it (which ehlps) but alot of the time i am doing something else in the mean time and can't. it may be the fact that all of the trackers are banning us IP's.... and yea, i know about not mentioning what i'm downloading.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:45 AM   #6
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Everytime I see torrents mentioned, people act as if they're mentioning "Voldemort" in Harry Potter. I'm guessing this forum has a policy to not mention anything that has to do with Torrents? What's the problem?
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Everytime I see torrents mentioned, people act as if they're mentioning "Voldemort" in Harry Potter. I'm guessing this forum has a policy to not mention anything that has to do with Torrents? What's the problem?
Most torrents are d/l'd illegally. The admin doesn't support d/ling of illegal stuff... There's a difference from d/ling a Linux distro or a new release movie.
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Have you noticed that this is happening at similar times of the day? try DL in the morning the at tea time 5.30-6.30 then after 11-11.30, if you get faster speed at night and early morning then this would definitely point to your ISP having a fair usage policy so are capping your speeds at peek times 5.30pm-11pm, most automatically cap torrent or p2p site now.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:32 PM   #9
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i use utorrent also and my isp is comcast and the whole time im torrenting my speeds are like between 250 to sometimes even 500+ kb/s is this good?
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Everytime I see torrents mentioned, people act as if they're mentioning "Voldemort" in Harry Potter. I'm guessing this forum has a policy to not mention anything that has to do with Torrents? What's the problem?
Don't worry about it, just a paranoia. Obviously we don't condone pirating stuff, but torrents are 100% legal
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