My connection is currently running at 5.6mbps but the last few weeks when downloading from p2p sites such as Limewire, my connection speed between 9am and 11pm is less than 5KB/s.
My account is not under restrictions of any kind that I am aware of and the speed of Limewire speeds up drastically after midnight.
However, I understand that more people will be sharing my Plusnet connection during peak hours (is it up to 50?) but as I am connected at 5.6 mbps, I cannot understand why Limewire is connecting at such a slow speed if some sort of restriction is not being applied by Plusnet on p2p downloads.
I have tried changing the port numbers in Limewire with no effect and emule is also running rediculously slow considering I have a very fast connection.
Interestingly enough, web pages and other online sites/downloads tend to run at the expected fast speed.
Can anyone advise on this matter please? A statement by Plusnet would also be appreciated.
Plusnet, do you deliberately filter or in some way restrict the download speeds of p2p connections for your customers? a straigt response would be appreciated.