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    Upload/Download speed advice

    Im wireless with my laptop and ipod touch and my speeds are 6mb download and 370kbps upload, is the upload speed about right? when i upload (legal) torrent through utorrent my upload speed is only ever about 40kbps max, download speeds are fine can get about 860kbps max, what can i do to improve my upload speed? any advice please

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    Not much - Most ISP's throttle torrents and even so your not neccesarily going to get your full speed.

    Change the port, make sure it's forwarded and turn on encryption are what i would recommend tbh.

    Jakg;5589114

    Not much - Most ISP's throttle torrents and even so your not neccesarily … Not much - Most ISP's throttle torrents and even so your not neccesarily going to get your full speed.Change the port, make sure it's forwarded and turn on encryption are what i would recommend tbh.



    Not necessarily true. Not all ISPs throttle torrent traffic.

    I'm on O2 and my up/down speeds are always maxed out on a well seeded torrent.

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    moob;5589267

    Not necessarily true. Not all ISPs throttle torrent traffic.I'm on O2 and … Not necessarily true. Not all ISPs throttle torrent traffic.I'm on O2 and my up/down speeds are always maxed out on a well seeded torrent.



    I know that virgin do throttle my speeds, peak time is is ridiculously slow downloading, off peak its fine:x

    clondikemike;5589492

    I know that virgin do throttle my speeds, peak time is is ridiculously … I know that virgin do throttle my speeds, peak time is is ridiculously slow downloading, off peak its fine:x



    Virgin are well known for that mate, unfortunately.

    Make sure you're using the same units for all measurements, 40kB/s is equal to 360kb/s and 860kB/s is equal to 6.88mb/s so you could well be having your torrents run at the same speed but reported in bytes instead of bits.
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