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    Nah, they just want to put her off using all their bandwidth which is 500Mb for the entire area of United Kingdom

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    lumoruk

    Nah, they just want to put her off using all their bandwidth which is … Nah, they just want to put her off using all their bandwidth which is 500Mb for the entire area of United Kingdom



    Even if they do nothing, I don't like the idea that they are monitoring what you are doing.

    Orange broadband is cr*p anyway! We have just switched to virgin after looooooooooooooooooooooads of problems!

    bod emrys

    A friend of mine has recently got orange broadband with the livebox … A friend of mine has recently got orange broadband with the livebox thingumy, she downloads a lot of films and games via torrents. Anyway, I was round her place last night and she showed me an email she'd received from their 'abuse' department (can't remember the exact name). It was basically a formal warning that she'd been downloading copyright protected content - I thought it was a wind up at first but it had her name, account number and all the details of the torrent that she'd been downloading inc times etc.A bit big brother like I thought - looks like orange should be avoided if you value your privacy at all.



    Another possibility is that the copyright holders are monitoring torrents, discovered her, so promptly informed Orange.

    Was she using public trackers? I.e Piratebay, Torrentspy, Torrentreactor?
    Thats how they probably found out she was downloading copyrighted stuff.
    What application is she using? Utorrent? Bitcomet? I'd suggest she get an ipfilter for whatever she uses. I think you can google it, or download a prog called Peerguardian:thumbsup: HTH

    every isp monitors what you do, if they didnt then they could get into trouble as some internet crimes require evidence that only the isp can provide.

    Try encripting the torrents, utorrent has that option and it also has the option to put in a ipfilter.dat file.

    Don't ignore the Email, tell them you have deleted any coprighted files.

    [COLOR=red]ONLY RESPOND TO YOUR ISP NOT ANYONE ELSE MENTIONED IN THE E-MAIL.[/COLOR]

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, I will advise her to read your posts :thumbsup:

    Mattitude

    Another possibility is that the copyright holders are monitoring … Another possibility is that the copyright holders are monitoring torrents, discovered her, so promptly informed Orange.



    Yes, actually I think the email said that orange had been informed by the copyright holder.
    I think I'm going to follow all this advise on my own pc (i'm not with orange but I guess it pays to be careful).

    Mattitude

    Another possibility is that the copyright holders are monitoring … Another possibility is that the copyright holders are monitoring torrents, discovered her, so promptly informed Orange.



    Yes, This is more likely.

    It would be hard for Orange to even start monitoring thousands of people but all it takes is for one seeder on a torrent to be the original copyright holder and they'll report anyone using it.

    Orange DO monitor people. cos they have thousands of people usein it dose not mean they have a system that checks wot you download !!!!!!!

    the email is a warning. If she continues to download films music ete Orange have the right the past her info on to MIPI . I would fook Orange off for a start and go with fast.net and i would make sure that you have peer 2 peer runin and that you use utorrent 1.6 and its set up right !



    The list of ISP’s that limit BitTorrent traffic, or plan to do so is growing every day.

    Are you not sure if your traffic is being throttled Check the list of bad ISP’s.

    But there is a solution. Encrypting your torrents will prevent throttling ISP’s from shaping your traffic. I will explain how to enable encryption in Azureus, uTorrent, and Bitcomet, the three most popular torrent clients.

    What does encryption Do?

    The RC4 encryption obfuscates not only the header but the entire stream. This means that it’s very hard for your ISP to detect that the traffic you are generating comes from BitTorrent.

    Note that RC4 uses more CPU time than the plain encryption or no encryption. It is however harder to identify for traffic shaping devices

    How can I do this?

    This is different for all clients; check the setting for your favorite client below.



    Found this usefull guide and thought i would post it here to help people who don't already, encrypt torrent traffic in their client.



    Azureus:

    1. Go to: Tools > Options > Connection > Transport Encryption

    2. Check the ‘require encrypted transport’ box.

    3. Choose RC4 in the ‘minimum encryption’ dropdown box

    note that RC4 uses more CPU time than the plain encryption or no encryption. It is however harder to identify for traffic shaping devices
    4. You can choose to tick the ‘Allow non-encrypted outgoing connections if encrypted connection attempt fails’ box. This will ensure compatibility with clients that are not using encryption. However, it makes it easier for your ISP to detect BitTorrent traffic. I recommend that you try to tick this box first. If you are still not getting proper speeds untick it

    5. Tick the ‘Allow non-encrypted incoming connections’ box
    That’s it, your BitTorrent traffic is encrypted now



    BitComet

    1. Go to: Options > Preferences > Advanced > Connection

    2. Go to: ‘Protocol encryption’ You can choose between ‘auto detect’ and ‘always’. Auto detect will give you more connections but offers less protection against traffic shapers.

    I would recommend to try auto detect first, if that doesn’t increase your speeds you need to switch to always
    That’s it, your BitTorrent traffic is encrypted now.




    uTorrent

    1. Go to: Options > Preferences > BitTorrent

    2. Go to ‘Protocol encryption’, you can choose between ‘enabled’ and ‘forced’. ‘Enabled’ will give you more connections but offers less protection against traffic shapers.

    I would recommend to try ‘enabled’ first, if that doesn’t increase your speeds you need to swich to ‘forced’.

    3. Ticking ‘Allow legacy incoming connections’ allows non ecrypted clients to connect to you. This improves compatibility between clients but makes you more vulnerable to traffic shapers.

    I would recommend to tick this box, but if that doesn’t increase your speeds, untick it!


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    Ive been in the game a long time to long lol

    I am with Orange and have downloaded loads of torrents, have had no problems at all.
    Just wanted to point out that they're not all bad,....

    bod emrys

    Thanks Pavillion. I've just followed your instructions for uTorrent but … Thanks Pavillion. I've just followed your instructions for uTorrent but to no avail. I can't download torrents at all untill just after midnight - I don't mean that it's slow, it won't download at all! But just after midnight everything starts working fine. I've been told (by someone on here) that it's down to BT throttling traffic on port 80 - is there anything I can do? My ISP is Toucan.


    Have you forwarded you ports?

    [url]www.portforward.com[/url] gives you more info...

    Yeah, the ISPs all watch what you do. If they get a complaint then they have to act... they rarely contact anyone otherwise.

    You could, obviously, not download illegal material.
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