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Windows 7: broadband restricting download speed

22 Feb 2011   #11
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Gilly, check out Xilo, they are a lot better than BT and they have monthly contracts.


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22 Feb 2011   #12
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have Virgin Media , they use traffic Management in the daytime you have to be very careful not to go over the limits or they penalize you for 5 hours with really slow snailband.
I could live with Traffic management but not the penalty if you stray over the limit.
I'm switching to BE broadband it has very good rep & no traffic management.

https://www.bethere.co.uk/web/beportal/homepage
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22 Feb 2011   #13
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
the best way to get round the problem is to use a Proxy vpn -- then "Bovine Telecom" (BT) doesn't know you are using a torrent and the speed won't be restricted.

Bovine Telecom aren't the greatest in supplying a decent service either.

In any case once people start capping Bandwidth then it makes a total nonsense of the whole system -- what's the point of a super fast download facility if you can only download 25% of a movie without incurring severe penalties. Bad business model.

Cheers
jimbo
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23 Feb 2011   #14
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Xilo has no traffic shaping and goes full bore up to the amount of download you sign up for
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23 Feb 2011   #15
Julio Cortez

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 Windows XP SP3
 
 

The major Italian ISP (Telecom Italia) is expected to adopt traffic shaping on their aDSL lines fron March 1st.
I would not really be against it, if it allowed me to always have a minimum guaranteed bandwidth but I don't like the way they simply refuse to explain anything about it.
I'd expect them to cut the bandwidth for some services (e.g. file sharing) only if they granted me with a minimum bandwidth (sometimes my internet is fast as lightning while sometimes is just slower than a snail), but still they do NOT talk about minimum granted bandwidth.
So what? Having more income by connecting more people to the same DSLAM and reducing their bandwidth to fit them all are we?

On a different note, I wonder how many people would un-subscribe for the service for this as they use it only for P2P. Well, maybe this would free some bandwidth for me to use then.
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24 Feb 2011   #16
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I agree, however, when has BT ever been upfront about anything..
Hi there
Bovine Telecomm (Or B.T) doesn't really understand or CARE about customer service.

If you HAVE to use BT then for decent torrent / other download speeds go via a Proxy VPN such as
Order now! | YourPrivateVPN

works fine -- also great for bypassing restricted media. I like the English Football Premiership commentaries on BBC R5 live but normally you can only get this when you are in the UK. Using the above Proxy works great WHEREVER you are.

Traffic monitoring on "Bovine Telecomm" (B.T) is bypassed since it only sees your proxy address and doesn't throttle the download either.

Cheers
jimbo
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