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    Capped upstream, does this effect downstream in any way?

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      Capped upstream, does this effect downstream in any way?

      Just a brief question and probably has a simple answer.

      When considering download speed vs upload speed on your actual computer, it's recommended you always set your upload to 80% - 85% of what is available, because otherwise it starts to effect your download.

      So in the same way, if Sky have capped your upstream at a certain rate, does this have an effect on your overall downstream rate in any way?


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      Re: Capped upstream, does this effect downstream in any way?

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      So in the same way, if Sky have capped your upstream at a certain rate, does this have an effect on your overall downstream rate in any way?
      On Annex A: No
      On Annex M: Yes

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      Re: Capped upstream, does this effect downstream in any way?

      When considering download speed vs upload speed on your actual computer, it's recommended you always set your upload to 80% - 85% of what is available, because otherwise it starts to effect your download.
      I think you mean should you restrict the upload on torrents and P2P, then yes. This is not because it effects your download, but to leave some bandwidth for other browsing. When you are browsing normally you are continually uploading requests, if you use all your upload on torrents, there is no bandwidth to make the request, so your browser will be very slow or time out. Your download speed is not effected by your upload.

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      Re: Capped upstream, does this effect downstream in any way?

      Depending on what you want to do, I would argue that 80-85% is too high to allow for many things to happen without problems.

      If you allow it to go unrestricted, then it affects everything, including the torrents you are downloading.

      I generally recommend around 2/3rds to be the maximum upload speed. This allows video calls with Skype in my case, without having to stop the torrents.

      If I want to do a multiple videos on a single call, then you may have to adjust this.

      For anyone who is playing on-line games, then you will need to stop the torrents.

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      Re: Capped upstream, does this effect downstream in any way?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I think you mean should you restrict the upload on torrents and P2P, then yes. This is not because it effects your download, but to leave some bandwidth for other browsing. When you are browsing normally you are continually uploading requests, if you use all your upload on torrents, there is no bandwidth to make the request, so your browser will be very slow or time out. Your download speed is not effected by your upload.
      No I was actually meaning my upstream is actually manually capped by Sky.

      Was meaning specifically in regard to the Router Statistics pages.

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      Re: Capped upstream, does this effect downstream in any way?

      The answer is still no.

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