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Find ISP's that throttle torrent download speed

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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Hi I have only after signing up to my isp (talk talk) realised that they do not actually allow you the full use of the internet connection i.e. they block certain traffic and in a sense spy on you by using deep packet inspection techniques.
I have found a site that tells you which isp's do this so as to ensure you do not fall for this.
It seems many major uk ones do this except sky.
Feel free to comment/critisize as my knowledge on this topic is very limited will appreciate any feedback.
http://www.azureuswiki.com/index.php/Bad_ISPs#United_Kingdom
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
all if not most isp's throttle download speeds for torrents at somepoint no matter who u go with
#2
I notice VM is on there but i've not noticed any throttling on torrents, not that I use them much....
#3
rapiddshare is where its at.

my download speeds go sky high about 3am-7am
#4
newsgroups is where its at, constant maxing out of your connection :)
#5
Shengis
I notice VM is on there but i've not noticed any throttling on torrents, not that I use them much....


They still use traffic shaping mate - only if you go over what they call 'reasonable use'.
#6
n1ttygr1tty
all if not most isp's throttle download speeds for torrents at somepoint no matter who u go with


O2 don't.:thumbsup:
#7
dcx_badass
Isn't that something stupid like 200mb though?


im on 20 meg cable, they restrict ure speed between 4pm and 12am if u go over 3 gig dload during this time, all the rest of the day and overnight my torrents max out at 2.1mb/s:thumbsup:
#8
restrict as i mean they drop the dload speed to 400k/s so not that bad as mates on dsl still max out at 131k lol
#9
dcx_badass
I get full speed 24/7 from RS, 1850kb/s (talk talk) at home 2500kb/s (ask4) at uni, no matter what time of the day.


for real? nice man. Im with Talk Talk, any suggestions to get my speeds that high? haha.

I tried newgroups and couldnt ever connect :(
#10
dcx_badass
Isn't that something stupid like 200mb though?


200mb is nothing :lol:

I think the limit at which they start traffic shaping depends on the contract you're on - i.e. 50mb down would have a higher allowance than 10mb.

EDIT: Here it is:

http://www.virginmedia.com/images/traffic-management-130509.jpg
#11
n1ttygr1tty
all if not most isp's throttle download speeds for torrents at somepoint no matter who u go with


Nonsense.

Most of the highly rated ISPs like Zen, IDNet, AAISP and Be don't throttle you at all, and any decent business package isn't going to either. Of course, they will generally cost more, but if you want a good connection you have to pay good money for it and not expect it to be the same price as a cheaper option that throttles you to save on bandwidth/infrastructure costs.

As for the list as it's under a page entitled Bad ISPs and only lists nine out of the several dozen plus ISPs in the UK it's only helpful for checking whether the ISPs on the list are a problem.
#12
dcx_badass
Isn't that something stupid like 200mb though?


http://www.virginmedia.com/help/traffic-management.php

A little late!
#13
James3121
rapiddshare is where its at.

my download speeds go sky high about 3am-7am


thats due to no one being on around that time, hence high speeds, try it in the day:)
#14
EndlessWaves
Nonsense.

Most of the highly rated ISPs like Zen, IDNet, AAISP and Be don't throttle you at all, and any decent business package isn't going to either. Of course, they will generally cost more, but if you want a good connection you have to pay good money for it and not expect it to be the same price as a cheaper option that throttles you to save on bandwidth/infrastructure costs.

As for the list as it's under a page entitled Bad ISPs and only lists nine out of the several dozen plus ISPs in the UK it's only helpful for checking whether the ISPs on the list are a problem.


+1. http://www.speedtest.net/result/676999313.png

"Unlimited usage" is rubbish. NO ISP can afford to give unlimited usage. F.U.P is a joke. You get what you pay for. Been with many ISPs and saying this from personal experience.
#15
moob
200mb is nothing :lol:

I think the limit at which they start traffic shaping depends on the contract you're on - i.e. 50mb down would have a higher allowance than 10mb.

EDIT: Here it is:

http://www.virginmedia.com/images/traffic-management-130509.jpg


There you go, no throttling on 50mb :)
#16
I connect at 13.4 and my download speed is 12.3 Mbps at anytime! And totally no download limit ( but not saying who incase everyone joins it) lol!
#17
now using newsgroups! sjame im only at 720 kb/s
#18
bt

LOL

max speed is bout 350-400kbs when it feels like it

think they throttle from 5pm-12 but sometimes during them times i get fast speed on torrents,'unlimited' is about 40gb per month

when you go over 80 they dont like it lol i went over 100 and then cut me down to 1meg for a month

******s might look into 02 in april when contract ends as they normally have quidco etc
#19
Shengis
There you go, no throttling on 50mb :)


Sorry mate, my esp wasn't switched on there :lol:
#20
Sorry to resurrect this old thread. I've been with O2 for 2 years, brilliant speeds at anytime up to over 1mb/s if enough seeds. Recently changed to their home phone and to do that they made me move package from the old 'middle' package out of 3 to the new one (called the All Rounder). Speeds have dropped to 10 kb/s and they say they are throttling my torrenting.

I need to move to an ISP that doesn't, at peak times. Any suggestions?
#21
Funny enough talk talk has stopped throttling my speed at least during the day. Have not checked it 24/7 yet but might test it at some point.
#22
http://wiki.vuze.com/w/Bad_ISPs#United_Kingdom here is the list I put in my original post. Not sure how up to date it is but might help you out.
#23
YayaToure
Sorry to resurrect this old thread. I've been with O2 for 2 years, brilliant speeds at anytime up to over 1mb/s if enough seeds. Recently changed to their home phone and to do that they made me move package from the old 'middle' package out of 3 to the new one (called the All Rounder). Speeds have dropped to 10 kb/s and they say they are throttling my torrenting.

I need to move to an ISP that doesn't, at peak times. Any suggestions?

Sky

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