Poor download speeds

    Hey, I'm unsure whats wrong here, i'm a member of a private torrent site and I'm getting poor download speeds on high ratio torrents ie 500/10...

    i used to get download speeds of 500kb/s and up 30kb/s, now i'm lucky if i can push the 30kb/s on the download...

    i did acquire a trojan cpl of weeks back, but i did a "fresh" install (used a recovery program, from before i got the infection)... internet explorer used to crash quite regularly because of it...

    have i got to go down the sorry road of reinstalling again... I have AVG spyware installed and kaspersky antivirus...

    haven't tampered with router settings at all, just mentioning just in case a reply is about my router (talkbox - orange)

    any help appreciated...

    want my tv downloads lol (heroes s02...)


    Have you forwarded your ports? [url][/url]

    What client are you using?

    Has your bandwith been throttled?

    Just a few factors...


    Sounds like it may be throttled or the torrent.

    Try here for heroes s2:…=12

    make a free account and you can download it

    Original Poster

    is there a way to find out if the bandwidth has been throttled, doubt it has like i'm not a huge downloader, just take what i need then share it... i'm using utorrent and as for port forwardng, didn't really want to mess ith these settings because they were ok before the uninstall and aren't they stored within the router and not in the pc

    Google for your internet speedtest to see what you're capable of downloading at the moment. EG, if your on a 2 meg line, and your test comes out at 500, you've been capped unfortunately...



    Google for your internet speedtest to see what you're capable of … Google for your internet speedtest to see what you're capable of downloading at the moment. EG, if your on a 2 meg line, and your test comes out at 500, you've been capped unfortunately... :thumbsup:

    [url][/url] :thumbsup: (^^^^^ great minds)

    Here's what I just got


    have you tried the half open pipes thing for XP, if you are on XP?

    1. Go to
    2. Click on Downloads.
    3. Right-click the link (english or german) and click “Save Target As”.
    4. Save it in your Desktop.
    5. Open the file and run the program located inside the archive, agreeing to the security warning.
    6. Some text should scroll by in a MS-DOS window, after it ends, type C.
    7. Enter 50 for the number of concurrent half-open connections and press Enter.
    8. Type Y and the file should be patched. Cancel any Windows XP warnings that should appear, it is part of Microsoft’s way of ensuring its files are not tampered with (the utility tempers them to break the limit on purpose).

    Might help you

    Original Poster

    tried that tester and a few other they are below 1000kb/s

    And whats your ISP package?

    What ISP are you with and do you know what speed it's meant to be. It appears to be 1mb.

    Original Poster

    i'm on orange and its supposed to be up to 8mb has been ok until my comp went ill

    My result for Blueyonder 2MB connection. Bleeding scammers.

    Sounds like to me that you've been capped, or your comp is still ill im afraid. Anyone else on orange been capped?

    You could try the speedtest again at stupid o clock as I believe they are capped at certain times?


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    I should be so lucky!!!!

    Probably down to contention. (alot of people on the internet at the moment) Will probably be a different story at 2am :thumbsup:

    Out of curiosity, how much are you paying Orange?

    Original Poster

    is there a way of doing a speed test through 360 :thinking: or wii

    Original Poster

    £40 but its combined with my mobile

    Hmmmm not sure. I don't think so. But then again, I don't have either so no way for me to check!

    Original Poster

    gonna try download the wii browser and check from there.... update for the wii is v slow like... poop!!!!

    It may be worth you looking at…php
    Enter your number and postcode and then click on "LLU xDSL" to see whats available on your line.

    I can't get anything unfortunately, but am on an up to 8mb and can get a 350mb download of Heroes etc in about 8 minutes on usenet :thumbsup:


    that's about 1Mb download speed

    I'd check that there is nothing wrong with the line, or that your profile with your ISP is not a tad mashed up.

    Original Poster

    it is odd cos i've had up to 6+mb... go check the other pc... thats a bit of a hash job too but its browsable

    Also is it wired? Wireless router?

    Check to security on your network, someone could be leeching off you.

    Original Poster

    wireless... n don't think its been leeched...

    4 devices on tthe list 2 unnamed which are secondry pc and ds and 2 named wii and this pc
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