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does plusnet throttle torrent downloads ?

tanndo
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎21-06-2010

does plusnet throttle torrent downloads ?

Last month I downloaded a lot more than usual, mainly linux iso's torrents.
Got some very fast downloads and did not exceed my 15GB limit.
However this month when I've tried to download some torrents they are
crawling. Is it possible plusnet is throttling my downloads after last months
heavy (though still within my limits) torrent downloads ?
Cheers
Tan
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Registered: ‎15-06-2007

Re: does plusnet throttle torrent downloads ?

Not sure which product you are on with a 15GB limit but unless it is one of the Pro/PAYG products they are throttled.
Have a look here http://usergroup.plus.net/prodcomp1.php
tanndo
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎21-06-2010

Re: does plusnet throttle torrent downloads ?

Hi, I'm on
PlusNet Broadband Your Way Option 2 with included 15GB bandwidth
yes, i was aware they throttle a bit but I;ve just done a speed test which gave me
download of 4538 kbps (567kB/s)
Yet I'm trying to download ubuntu 10.04 desktop iso which has hundreds of seeds yet it's
going at about 4KB/s e,g, like an old 56K modem !
dratddestroyer
Grafter
Posts: 164
Registered: ‎27-09-2007

Re: does plusnet throttle torrent downloads ?

If you want fast downloads of Linux ISO's could I suggest you try the University of Kent Mirror Service?
Here's a link http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/releases.ubuntu.com/10.04/
I realise that's not what you really want to do, however if you have access to a Windoze box and use something like Free Download Manager you can pull an ISO pretty quickly from them.
If you have a Linux download manager like ProzGui or D4X then you could schedule the download to start at Midnight.
If you like the dark art of command line then may I suggest  wget in a cron job to pull stuff down at night when throttling is reduced... Smiley