Port forwarded - still crap speeds!

By Sjbrand99
Mar 24, 2007
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  1. So, using uTorrent and I was getting bad speeds (10k), so I went to portforward.com and went through all their stuff and got the correct port that uTorrent was using to open.
    I then allowed it also using my firewall program.
    on speedtest.net I get 2 meg speeds.

    BUT I STILL GET 10K'S!

    Please help. Have I missed anything?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    If you google for QoS and bandwidth controls, you will see it is possible for
    your ISP to control your download usage. If you want a true T1 thruput,
    you will need to pay for that level of service.
  3. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 267

    But I still get 500k's + on rapidshare and other http downloads!
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    that may be, but EVERY ISP knows what uTorrent and BitTorrent do
    and they take action to inhibit those programs from swamping their systems.
  5. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 267

    but how can they detect torrent downloads and not http? i get good speeds on soulseek and other P2P (200k's +).
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    http port 80 they leave alone -- ie don't even monitor.
    uTorrent and BitTorrent ports are well know and they monitor them.

    fact of life -- the ISP WILL control the user.
  7. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 267

    What, but bitorrent ports can range between 20 000 ports. They dont no what they are being used by!
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    that's right -- there's 65,535 ports to choose from and the ISP will monitor
    the 'default's.

    the rest are up for grabs.

    Oh, maybe I forgot to mention -- the ISP can monitor just YOUR IP and
    workout what you are doing -- but that's another story.

    best wishes in your quest,

    Jeff :)
  9. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 267

    So are you saying that nomatter what I do I cant get better speeds? On the same line, my other computer gets 200k's + on bitorrent!
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    No, I didn't say that -- just that your connection CAN BE
    controlled by the ISP.

    Your other system with 200k+ is evidence that my comments do not apply to
    every case :)

    I'll sign off on this and maybe someone else can lead you to greener pastures :)
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