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Old 14-08-12, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any way of fooling the new ''network traffic rules'' from detecting that you're downloading a torrent through the virgin media services??
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Old 14-08-12, 07:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Traffic manangement is nothing new with virginmedia, the only thing that you can do is to use a vpn.
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Old 15-08-12, 01:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Traffic manangement is nothing new with virginmedia, the only thing that you can do is to use a vpn.
Even using a vpn may not get you far as VM seem to 'reduce' the speed of various default vpn ports. Using a vpn also doesn't change the 'quantity' based rules - you may even apparently get less real data as more protocol/encryption information has to be stripped away.
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Old 15-08-12, 04:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well that's just great isn't it??? If I had known of this earlier I would of stuck to my adsl broadband line where they never seem to cap my torrent download speeds grrr.... I've noticed too when I am downloading a torrent my internet starts to freeze up just on my laptop even though the torrent speed is at 10kb roughly.
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Old 15-08-12, 09:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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if you download before 7.00am or after 9.00 pm should be faster between the hours of i think 5.00pm and 9.00 they slow download speeds. If you are downloading between these time's and keep doing it they will traffic manage you. they do have people that implement this if you keep doing it. They did it to be me.
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Old 15-08-12, 01:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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cant you just change ports ?

i use news bins so im not too sure with torrents , but some friends need to use the http port 80 to download without speed restrictions on their isp .
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Their STM seems to catch everything, regardless of ports used. I believe they are extending the hours of use as well
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Regardless of what time it is or even if I don't use the internet for a day still the speed for download torrents is crap!! And not just torrents but with youtube too ! I love to watch minecraft gameplay series and they come in 720p hd format streaming and I can't even watch one ten minute clip without it buffering like mad!!! I run speedtest.net and it claims I'm receiving about 28meg but it doesn't feel like it on youtube.
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Don't get me wrong I am a very technical minded person but what the heck does news bins mean???
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Old 15-08-12, 05:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It's flipping stupid. Fair enough torrent speeds are limited fair point! But what about when I want to watch a 10 minute 720p video clip on youtube? Its impossible to watch without buffering every 10 seconds. My old internet that came through the phone line allowed me to watch hd video clips all the time so what's stopping vm from allowing me this *sad face*
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