Rant: Orcon and P2P

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Mark, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    <Begin Rant>
    I am sick and tired of watching my torrents crawl. Does anyone here use
    Orcon with Bittorrent and get 1 Kb or less per second??

    I don't download Warez / other crap but I do download the odd TV episode /
    documentary that I miss.
    Given that it now takes about a week to download a single episode I am
    thinking of jumping ship to Actrix or some other ISP.

    Orcon, you suck, give what you advertised (unlimited 256K) or please,
    please, please have a daily limit and THEN throttle.
    <End Rant>
    Mark, Aug 7, 2005
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  2. I am an orcon user, but they are not my ISP at the moment. They provide the
    bandwidth I use and my BTLORD torrents rock at about 17kbs

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    Krazy Bob Guest

    guess it sucks for you then i get 70kb then downloading the odd tv show ;-)
    Krazy Bob, Aug 7, 2005
  4. They now advertise as "deprioritising p2p traffic"

    My torrents also crawl.. try other ports first though
    wogers nemesis, Aug 7, 2005
  5. Yup...
    Kristofer Clayton, Aug 7, 2005
  6. Mark

    tm4525 Guest

    Why don't you urge your ISP to get a real bandwidth management product
    like the one made by www.etinc.com? Then you won't have some arbitrary
    global setting for p2p that lets you do what you want to do with the
    bandwidth you are supposed to get?
    tm4525, Aug 7, 2005
  7. Mark

    PAM. Guest

    Remember that the speed is dictated by the slowest part of the connection.
    You may be grabbing data from 56K people who are on the end of phone lines,
    20Kms from the exchange
    Mine goes up and down.

    PAM., Aug 7, 2005
  8. Mark

    DoggNZ Guest

    I'm on Orcon UBS and Azureus is rocking. I did change the port
    DoggNZ, Aug 8, 2005
  9. Mark

    Mark Guest

    Hi, to what port? I have tried "random port" under shareaza but still get
    the bit-dribble... ;)
    Mark, Aug 8, 2005
  10. Mark

    DoggNZ Guest

    Well if I tell you, Orcon might start to throttle that one as well ;)
    DoggNZ, Aug 8, 2005
  11. Mark

    Mark Guest

    lol.... can I guess?? 6755? ;)
    Mark, Aug 8, 2005
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    Gordon Guest

    Just a couple of thoughts.

    Have you got the BitToirrent ports open? 6881-6889 and port forwarding
    enabled for your firewall?
    Gordon, Aug 8, 2005
  13. It won't be that. The last thing to do is to use those port ranges as they
    are severely shaped.
    wogers nemesis, Aug 8, 2005
  14. Mark

    Mark Guest

    Thanks for your help but I *do* think that it is Orcon. It was working fine
    and then about a month ago just stopped working. :( I think that they are
    shaping the P2P traffic...
    Mark, Aug 8, 2005
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    Mutlley Guest

    I bet you are uploading at 256kb. Which makes the whole throttling
    thing a joke as you end up uploading 3 times more than you download..
    Mutlley, Aug 8, 2005
  16. I guess you are running the program at peak time and then saying its
    slow. I guess if you leave it runing overnight (as your UBS is on 24
    hours a day) it will speed up alot during the night

    Craig Whitmore, Aug 9, 2005
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