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Posted: 2/8/2006 3:37:24 PM EDT
I have 3x768 DSL since last March. Before that I have 1.5 for another 2 years.

I set up a box at work that I do all my bit torrent surfing and such. Then download the good shows to my house via the DSL. Up until a few weeks ago I have always gotten about 320KB/sec rate. Now I am only averaging about 30KB. I fought with everything I could mess with until I did a transfer from my other box at work and got my normal 300+KB. So I got too wondering, I routed a different block to my BT box and like magic my 300K came back.

(this box in on 100M enet to a 76xx Cisco core router with an OC12 to sprint. So i definately do not have any BW issues at the box. (testing was also done with my BT turned off)

Anyone hear of such a thing?
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 3:46:27 PM EDT
I've heard they cut you off if you download too much porn.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 3:50:29 PM EDT
What most companies are doin is offer two services, one at high speed and one at lower speeds. So if you want the upgraded super speeds, ya gotta pay more. its not jus ONE speed all the time now.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 3:57:51 PM EDT
yes, quit downloading somuch porn and they won't throttle your connection.





btw, your "company" doesn't mind your use of bittorrent ?

Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:00:28 PM EDT
This is just a wild guess, but it could be because Verizon made your line even more asymmetric by further limiting the upstream bandwidth. TCP/IP doesn't work very well on extremely asymmetric lines. Hell$outh around here limits the upstream so much that you can never use all of your downstream. After a recent change they made, we can only use about 25% of our downstream bandwidth since the return ACK's are being lost on the artificially limited upstream. If you can run tcpdump on both ends, it's very easy to tell if this is the problem. The telco guys just don't understand TCP/IP. They'd have much happier customers if they knew enough to not make the line so asymmetric.z
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:02:24 PM EDT

btw, your "company" doesn't mind your use of bittorrent ?

Why would a company mind BitTorrent? We save quite a bit of bandwidth by using it to distribute software. It's much more efficient than us simply running an FTP server.z
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:05:04 PM EDT
Verizon does the same thing to me when I use Limewire. The difference is that when I have Limewire running, I completely lose my DSL connection. Most of the time rebooting solves it but other times i have to call Verizon for them to reset something
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:16:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 4:23:27 PM EDT by Bob243]
No.. I dont d/l porn at work even on BT. I download live shows (concerts) (which are perfectly legal check out www.etree.org) Of corse they don't mind. my VLAN doesn't show up on the bandwith reports for some reason.. BW is a "french benefit" lol

Edited to emphasize at work LOL
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:20:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zoom:
This is just a wild guess, but it could be because Verizon made your line even more asymmetric by further limiting the upstream bandwidth. TCP/IP doesn't work very well on extremely asymmetric lines. Hell$outh around here limits the upstream so much that you can never use all of your downstream. After a recent change they made, we can only use about 25% of our downstream bandwidth since the return ACK's are being lost on the artificially limited upstream. If you can run tcpdump on both ends, it's very easy to tell if this is the problem. The telco guys just don't understand TCP/IP. They'd have much happier customers if they knew enough to not make the line so asymmetric.z



I had that a while ago on an old account I had was 160up and 1544 down

But from other machines I pretty much get my full bandwidth.. the the one I do most of my transfers with is where I have the issue.

And I dont want to have to explain to work why I need a new block of addresses everytime I get cut down by verizon
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:22:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mcantu:
Verizon does the same thing to me when I use Limewire. The difference is that when I have Limewire running, I completely lose my DSL connection. Most of the time rebooting solves it but other times i have to call Verizon for them to reset something



What DSL modem do you have? I think there was a bug with some of the older modems and a command that limewire would use.

I seen a similar thing with Mac safari and Efficient modems
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:32:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zoom:

btw, your "company" doesn't mind your use of bittorrent ?

Why would a company mind BitTorrent? We save quite a bit of bandwidth by using it to distribute software. It's much more efficient than us simply running an FTP server.z



Some people think that anything related to file sharing (such as the world wide web, internet, LANs and writeable drives) is inherently evil and primarily used for illegal purposes.

Jim
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