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Removed Pro addon the other day, now p2p is slow

tjd
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Removed Pro addon the other day, now p2p is slow

As per title I removed the pro addon a couple of days ago as from what I could gather it doesn't benefit you when using unlimited fibre and now I am maxing very low kB/s on uTorrent?
Quick edit - To clarify i'll download 700mb or maybe 1g or so then turn utorrent off completely, I don't leave it open hogging bandwidth and normally it would peak around 4MB / sec within 30 seconds of torrent starting.  Currently sitting at 469kB/s
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tjd
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Re: Removed Pro addon the other day, now p2p is slow

Nevermind I answered the question myself.
Re-activated pro and speeds increased dramatically.
I suppose this is why you don't interfere with things when they're working fine..
KevinG
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Re: Removed Pro addon the other day, now p2p is slow

That's odd and conflicts with everything Plusnet has said unless you were doing lots of other stuff with your connection at the same time.
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Re: Removed Pro addon the other day, now p2p is slow

I'll see my torrent client pulling in at 4Mbyte/s with out the pro add on.
Are you limiting your upstream bandwidth in your client? Whilst it's harder to do on fibre, if you max out your upstream your downstream will suffer.
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tjd
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Re: Removed Pro addon the other day, now p2p is slow

Absolutely nothing limited. Always had the same thing with uTorrent, starts slow for 20 seconds then will peak 4MB / sec until finished.
Removed the pro addon a couple of days ago and when I tried downloading via uTorrent before was at, 400 / sec and literally as soon as I re-activated it in member centre (by literally I mean 5 seconds) the speed increased dramatically.
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Re: Removed Pro addon the other day, now p2p is slow

I can get full line speed with torrents (11.5MB/s) and I don't have the pro add on.
goldenfibre
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Re: Removed Pro addon the other day, now p2p is slow

pro add on is no benefit at all. i get torrent transfer rate of 8.7MB/s
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Re: Removed Pro addon the other day, now p2p is slow

I also had benefits that I immediately noticed when activating pro.
It is apparently off on my ipv6 test account tho and aside from slow psn downloads its performance is ok.  Regarding psn speeds, when I route via one of my socks proxies its close to line speed, direct via plusnet its about 1/12th of line speed.
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Re: Removed Pro addon the other day, now p2p is slow

All good here, no need for pro add-on. My full speed is 4mbps but I'm downloading on linux mint on a virtual machine, hence the slight loss.
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Re: Removed Pro addon the other day, now p2p is slow

That sounds like an incorrect profile is being applied to your connection when you don't have the Pro add-on (i.e. a profile for one of the account types before Unlimited where the Pro add-on was beneficial).
I suggest you raise this as a fault.
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goldenfibre
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Re: Removed Pro addon the other day, now p2p is slow

I think it time for Plusnet to removed Pro Add On from the member site (no benefit at all) and probably waste of fiver a month too. No need for pro add on anymore.
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Re: Removed Pro addon the other day, now p2p is slow

Not if you are still on one of the older products