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Does PN throttle uTorrent?

leewilson78
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Does PN throttle uTorrent?

Hi all,
I have tried uTorrent on the Mac and PC, on the PC in particular it has been great in the past, now I rarely get over 10kb. I know there are many variables with regards to this, however, I seem to have most of these covered, nothing I do can get the speed back to what it was.
Appreciate any help.
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Re: Does PN throttle uTorrent?

P2P is throttled by various amounts at different times of day, depending on what package your on.
Unless you are on Pro which isn't throttled.
Which package are you on?
Also is uTorrent reporting the port as open?

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leewilson78
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Re: Does PN throttle uTorrent?

Thanks for the quick reply, uTorrent shows the port as open. I have also tried Vuze and Transmission (mac user), same problem.
I am on the Unlimited package, which I cannot see on the plusnet homepage, have they just renamed it Premium?
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Re: Does PN throttle uTorrent?

I'm on unlimited too, using Transmission (mac user too Smiley )
You can see the shapping for it here http://www.kitz.co.uk/isp/plusnet_shaping.htm, select unlimited.
So between midnight and midday you should see line speed, have you tried it in these times?

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leewilson78
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Re: Does PN throttle uTorrent?

Line speed didn't seem to increase during these times, that is using utorrent. I haven't really tried Transmission, I will give it a go.
leewilson78
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Re: Does PN throttle uTorrent?

What kind of speeds do you get by the way?
Also, what settings do you have in Transmission?
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Re: Does PN throttle uTorrent?

Depending on number of seeds etc I can hit 300KB+ using transmission, get the same on uTorrent mac too.
Use port forwarding rather than uPnP and pick a specific port.
I used to prefer Vuze but it got a bit bloated.

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Sixbomb
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Re: Does PN throttle uTorrent?

The information on Kitz is out of date - Plusnet restrict speeds on rapidshare/megaupload etc and torrents between 8am and midnight. If you get 30k a second you will be lucky!
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Re: Does PN throttle uTorrent?

The information on Kitz' site is the same as the information on the portal, and is upto date.
Rapidshare and Megaupload are classed as download sites.
Sixbomb
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Re: Does PN throttle uTorrent?

Sorry, Mand, but no - I'm a Pro customer and the sites you refer to are limited speed during peak hours (Kitz says they aren't, so they are wrong)
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Re: Does PN throttle uTorrent?

Sixbomb, there are no throttles placed on the Pro product - if you are having issues it shouldn't be related to Pro.
Of the 3 current products Value and Premium are subject to throttling.

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Re: Does PN throttle uTorrent?

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I'm a Pro customer and the sites you refer to are limited speed during peak hours

There aren't any rate limits on Pro, however the account you're on, Premium does have restrictions on download sites and servers.
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Sixbomb
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Re: Does PN throttle uTorrent?

Ah yes, sorry about that.