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    loss of ports

    This is a discussion on loss of ports within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; hi, i am looking for some assistance. i am on the connect package and i am having quite a poor ...

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      loss of ports

      hi, i am looking for some assistance.

      i am on the connect package and i am having quite a poor time of it with my bb experience.

      i have lurked around this forum, trying out some of the advice, which seems to have helped.

      however my main query is regarding the setting up of ports.

      i have set up ports for utorrent using the portforward guide and checking my work against the guide that is posted within this forum.

      however my torrent speeds are really slow, i am lucky to max out at 30kb/s, with my uploads set at 10kb/s.

      whenever i use utorrent, which is on pretty much all the time, i check to see if my ports are forwarded. most of the time i get the message that my ports don't seem to opened.

      Can anyone advise?


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      we have been reading quite a few of these issues lately and most seem to be on connect package, I dont know fully if bt are placing any sort of limitations on ports or torrent users, but on there own internet services they mention traffic shaping etc at peak times.

      have yo tried most of the suggestions on here like changing ports firewall settings test socket etc..

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      i have tried several ports, switched off both my xp and mcafee firewalls.

      the only thing i have yet to do is to try the test socket in the back of the master socket.

      i also am waiting for a ring back from tier 2 with the results of a line test being carried out on my line by BT.

      my router stats show 8*** down and 448 up yet when i tested at the techs instruction i got the massive download speed of 6** Kbps!!

      i notice my exchange has been unbundled, Merrylee. should i be putting pressure on sky to change me to the mid or max package?

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      Have you enabled encryption?

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      Step 1 - Enable FORCED Encrytion?
      Step 2 - Try rising your upload to 25? This seemed to help my downloads go faster, Random hey!
      Step 3 - How many seeds does the torrent have!

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      I have enabled encryption, i have tried various download limits, and the torrents are generally well seeded.

      the type of things i dl are well known us tv shows that haven't made it acroos the pond yet, i usually join on as soon after broadcast as possible.

      the other thing that annoys me is that i have a few torrents sitting with 23MB to go and i cannot get them to restart, i realise that this is off topic but any advice would be welcome.

      cheers all

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      Well i dunno? Seems fine for me!

      just got Lost in under 15mins!

      woot woot

     

     

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