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    This is a discussion on Peer 2 Peer Problems within the P2P / File sharing forums, part of the General chat category; We are currently doing a news story on traffic management, what it is etc and how it has achieved. Watch ...

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      We are currently doing a news story on traffic management, what it is etc and how it has achieved. Watch this space.

      It is more than apparent that some type of management is on place on the Connect packages at this moment in time.
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      following on from my previous post, I now also get speeds and have a stable connection. To get sky connect working with torrents I did all the portwarding stuff as per many of the online guides. Set encrytpion in Azureus to RC4 and checked the two boxes to allow people without encryption to upload download to my pc. Then to keep the connection stable I turned off the upnp in the router. I now get speeds of upto 700kbs on heavily seeded torrents. Downloaded 1.5 gig recently in 1.5 hours on a 6-1 seeder to leecher ratio with speeds averaging between 300-400 kbs. Hope this helps anyone else who changed to sky connect.

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      I'll be very interested to see this news story, as I think there's undoubtedly some kind of management going on.

      I'm not too bad with Azureus, but the one that's painfully slow to the point of being unusable is Soulseek. I have tried many different ports, all of which are passing the test, but I can't download anything from there at anything near a decent speed.

      If anyone else has experienced such issues with Soulseek, I'd be very interested to hear how you resolved them.

      I'm also looking forward to the news story.

      If only there was a date when my exchange will be unbundled.....



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      i use both emule and limewire and both have been sooooooo slow since i changed to connect and i have done the port forwarding (or whatever its called). Can anybody help? please? Also I have to keep rebooting both pc and router to stay online. i have only been on connect a couple of days. will it stabilise by itself or will i have to do something? thanks.

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      @ Mark

      On a Connect package it takes 10 days to stabalise, duting this period you should see all different speeds etc and line drops, this is BT checking the maximum stable rate that your line can handle.
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      @markmgk

      Connect has a 10 day training period where you are likely to experience big swings in speed. That said you shouldn't need to reboot to stay online (don't do it more than 10 times in an hour of that will trigger changes in your profile at the exchange).

      Can you give more details of the connection problems that cause you to reboot?

      Sadly, Connect also seems to have some form of traffic shaping which suppresses download speeds for torrents and P2P. The post (above) from aberesfo is the first I've seen where someone appears to have successfully overcome this (in theory encrypting the traffic should work but a couple of people have reported no success).

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      Thanks guys. It doesnt actually disconnect, but I cant get any web page to open even though it tells me I`m connected, but if I reboot it all works well for a while. Speeds are usually between 6.9 Mbps and 8.1 Mbps which would be great if worked all the time.

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      OK. Next time it happens please log into the router and see what the downstream noise margin is at that time.

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      it froze a min ago and the downstream noise margin was 5.9db but then it went above 6db and the page i was trying to view suddenly opened

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      There you go - that's the problem.

      Noise varies through the day and generally increases in the evenings, returning back to lower levels during the night. The router target noise margin is 6.9db or higher and this is what it generally will sync at. It needs this margin to operate correctly. It will vary slightly but most people notice that connections get "jerky" if the noise margin drops to about 6.2db and they lose connection completely somewhere around 5.5db.

      You need to ensure your router stays above ~6.5db. With the Sky LLU products this is fairly easy to achieve but the technology behind Connect complicates this slightly.

      Read the following post which should help you understand the above and also show you how to "lock" your router to a higher noise margin (this should work with Connect):

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=5969

      You should also have a look at the cabling and faceplate help forum. There you will see details of the benefits you may get from improving the filtering on your connection and how you should try your router in the test socket to establish what these benefits might be for you.
      Last edited by Saturday; 22-11-06 at 11:03 AM.

     

     
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