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Warrinja
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Registered: 15-12-2013

Anything Wrong?

Been a little concerned about my P2P speeds for quite some time, done a fair bit of research both on this rather useful forum available to us PN users, and via google, done everything suggested within my P2P client (Utorrent) to no, or very little avail.
My downspeeds are painfully slow with basically every torrent I try, barely scrapping 700kB/s.
Hope this information is of any use.
Link Information
Uptime: 2 days, 8:31:01

DSL Type: G.992.5 annex A

Maximum Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 1,128 / 9,984

Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 1,128 / 8,626

Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [GB/GB]: 12.66 / 34.88

Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]: 12.5 / 20.0

Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]: 22.5 / 36.5

SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]: 7.0 / 5.0

Vendor ID (Local/Remote): TMMB / IFTN

Loss of Framing (Local/Remote): 0 / 0

Loss of Signal (Local/Remote): 0 / 0

Loss of Power (Local/Remote): 0 / 0

Loss of Link (Remote): 0

Error Seconds (Local/Remote): 65,548 / 0

FEC Errors (Up/Down): 692 / 3,301,073

CRC Errors (Up/Down): 288 / 13,668

HEC Errors (Up/Down): 242 / 78,157
BT wholesale Broadband Performance Test
DL speed 7.17Mbps
UP Speed 0.94Mbps
Latency 36.99ms
Estimated line speed:
There's no speed estimate currently held on your account.
Current line speed:7.6 Mb
9 REPLIES
Community Veteran
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Re: Anything Wrong?

700kB/s is 5600kb/s are you mixing your units
Warrinja
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Registered: 15-12-2013

Re: Anything Wrong?

Pretty sure my units are correct, left my torrent running overnight as I usually do, this ones a 25GB torrent and in 5.8hrs I've downloaded 11.9GB, avg speed 680kB/s.
Just doesn't seem overly speedy to myself, these sorts of speeds are very common for what I'm seeing, taking a rather long time for large downloads to complete.
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Re: Anything Wrong?

A quick calculation
11.9GB = 11.9 x 1,000,000 kB = 11.9 x 1,000,000 x 8 kb = 95,200,000 kb
5.8 hours = 5.8 x 3,600 secs = 20,880 secs
Speed 95,200,000 / 20,880 = 4559kbps
and 680kB/s is 5440 kb/s
Warrinja
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Registered: 15-12-2013

Re: Anything Wrong?

http://gyazo.com/1a109bca31ae9275e2db7dd3ca661aeb
Better screenshot of my Utorrent, where I was getting my numbers from, chances are I was getting something slightly wrong.
Plusnet Staff
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Re: Anything Wrong?

Your upload is maxing out from the looks of things, it might be worthwhile capping it on uTorrent to see if this gives your connection a little more breathing room?
Chris Pettitt
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Warrinja
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Registered: 15-12-2013

Re: Anything Wrong?

I read something similar about capping the upload a while ago and it is currently capped at 70kB/s, my understanding is that this should be a low enough speed to make sure my line isn't saturated with upload...but I could easily be wrong Smiley
Thanks for the replies
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Re: Anything Wrong?

I suggest you install NetWorX (download is at the bottom of the page) to allow you to monitor the actual traffic. That will allow you to check the upload cap is working.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Warrinja
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Registered: 15-12-2013

Re: Anything Wrong?

Installed NetWorX at your recommendation and done a bit of watching and the upload cap I set in Utorrent does appear to be working correctly.
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Re: Anything Wrong?

I suggest the next step would be to try setting the upload cap to around 12kB/s (i.e. about 10% of your upload speed)
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Broadband: Andrews & Arnold Home::1 (FTTC 80/20)
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Mobile: iD mobile (£4/month)