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    P2P/Filesharing slow speeds (connect)

    This is a discussion on P2P/Filesharing slow speeds (connect) within the P2P / File sharing forums, part of the General chat category; Hiya all, I have recently (i.e. as of wednesday last week) managed to get connected to the Sky connect package, ...

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      P2P/Filesharing slow speeds (connect)

      Hiya all,

      I have recently (i.e. as of wednesday last week) managed to get connected to the Sky connect package, previously on a BT 512k line (BT Openworld I think, its over 7 years old anyway)

      I tend to occasionally use 2 main filesharing programmes - direct connect (the DC++ varient from sourceforge) and Azureus for Torrents.

      I have set up the router for port forwarding in a way which seems correct:

      1) created a service set to use TCP/UCP (i.e. both option) with my defined port number (5XXXX for direct connect for instance - cant remember the exact port I used, but I dont think it matters too much, it was over 50000 and under 60000 anyway)

      2) Set this port to allow access in the rules for incoming and outgoing traffic

      3) Set a reserved IP as my IPs are determined dynamically, and set the rules to access the IP I assigned to my PC.

      When I set this information up in direct connect, I seem to be able to connect which proves the port forwarding is working (it doesnt connect if I specify the wrong port inside direct connect for instance) but the downloading is extremely slow.

      I understand of course that downloading is linked to the upload speed of another user, but on my old BT line I could get around 10-20kb/sec from some users (that was roughly my max transfer bandwidth I could get anyway), and since I changed to Sky those same users are only connecting at around 1-4kb/sec. The most I can get after connecting to multiple users is about 5-6kb/sec max, divided by the number of users im connected to.

      Anyone have any thoughts, or solutions... or need any more information from me ?


      Edit: Oh yeah should really post that I have a connection around 3.5Mbit under Sky due to my distance from the exchange, and downloading direct from internet explorer for instance is fine, with speeds in the 270-330kb/s range.
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      Sorry but this is a known problem with Connect. It appears to have some form of traffic shaping in place for torrent and P2P traffic.

      You will find a number of other posts regarding this on the forum. Some people have achieved a reasonable speed by using a client that supports encryption of traffic.

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      Yeah i've been checking out those other posts, oh well... suppose if I've got to wait until I get rolled out into the main service thats an option, just a shame, since it was estimated to be 6 months before I could get the main packages.

      I might look into the encryption plugin for azureus to see if that helps, but it looks like DC++ is going to be as dead as a dodo for a few months.

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      lomar im expirencing the exact same problem with dc++ wich i used 2 use all the time wen i was with bt broadband and had speeds much faster than i have now!!!!! im stumped.

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      Re: P2P/Filesharing slow speeds (connect)

      Using RC4 encryption on Azureus increased the speed 10 fold, I was getting no more than 5kb/sec download speeds via Azureus, as soon as I turned on RC4 encryption I get anywhere between 30 and 100 kb/sec, there is a guide to setting up Azureus on this forum to work with connect, have a search around.

      Regarding P2P programs like DC/Shareaza I am currently unaware that "encryption" can be enabled therefore your not going to get increased download speed. I cannot find any plugins either for Shareaza to implement this meaning I cannot get download speeds faster than approximately 5kb/sec.

      On a side note, does anyone know a P2P program that does have the ability to set RC4 encryption? I know Emule does but that isn't your typical P2P application.

      Thanks, Chris.

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      Re: P2P/Filesharing slow speeds (connect)

      Quote Originally Posted by hellfire18 View Post
      Using RC4 encryption on Azureus increased the speed 10 fold, I was getting no more than 5kb/sec download speeds via Azureus, as soon as I turned on RC4 encryption I get anywhere between 30 and 100 kb/sec, there is a guide to setting up Azureus on this forum to work with connect, have a search around.
      RC4 encryption? Excellent - will try that now. Did you do anything else (port-forwarding etc) or was that checkbox *enough*?

     

     

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