its you thats talking shit. i am with talktalk in the uk 6 months ago they shut peer tp peer down for 2 weeks when it came back on its throttled to hell i rang them up to be told " talktalk do not support p2p in any way all p2p is now run through a restricted server" i get to use p2p from 12am to 6 am thankfully only 10 days left in my contract isps are singling out p2p i have the proof
This has become such a shit storm of paranoia.
Why would any ISP single out bittorrent over other p2p apps that generate just as much bandwidth overheads? Get a grip.
That fact that many of you have changed ports and noticed no considerable difference (some saying it's worse on different ports
), just goes to show that it's not something that most ISP's are doing.
It's p2p, the speed you get depends on the other users. I have 25kb/s spread over 5 upload slots, so pretty much every user I upload to gets 5kb/s as long as their downstream can match. Funny that everytime I look at the advanced screen the download speeds I'm getting from others are closeer to 1kb/s or 2kb/s. So realistically I have to be connected to between 50-100 other peers to max out my download bandwidth, Uh huh, like that's going to happen.
Unless other people are prepared to upload at decent speeds, there's no damn way you're can download at decent speeds. I just dont understand why people dont upload, it doesn't completely fuck up your download speed as bad as people think. Just extreme paranoia again. I know I used to think that way, but now I get my upload bandwidth maxed out 24/7 all day long, and still download at crazy speeds (generally on other p2p).
I guarantee that if you found 20 other people on the same torrent, all without their uploads capped, you'd find that BT was just as good as ever.