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P2P Speeds


P2P Speeds

I know that PN use traffic shaping to ensure that certain types of traffic are given a higher priority than others and are not affected by heavy P2P users, and also that i can expect to see slower speeds using P2P than i would normally expect from my connection at most times.

However, what kind of speeds should i expect to see when downloading using P2P?

I have done the BT Speed test, which returned the below:

Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
IP profile for your line is - 5000 kbps
DSL connection rate: 448 kbps(UP-STREAM) 5600 kbps(DOWN-STREAM)
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 4417 kbps

I have also done PN Speedtests, coming in at between 2000 & 3500. I can download over http from, etc at approx 400-500kbps, but when using P2P i very very rarely see anything over 20kbps.

Is this realistic, and what i should really be expecting?
Posts: 21,036
Registered: 04-04-2007

P2P Speeds

Realistically, unless you are on a PAYG product, you won't see P2P speeds much higher than that until after 11pm/Midnight.

I'd recommend using the Namesco Speedtest for a reliable non-BT one.

P2P Speeds

Hi James,

Thanks for your reply. Could you tell me if i am on a BT or an LLU connection please?

P2P Speeds

by the looks of the upload your on a BT ipstream connection