Filesharing blocked by ISP?

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  1. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    So all the sudden torrents, limewire, bearshare, morpheus, etc nothing works. I called my ISP and they told me nothing was changed nore were any ports blocked. I have a local Cable internet company as ISP. I was wondering if a. anyone else was having this problem. b. anyone knew how to test to see in fact if they did? I tryed changing ports, turning off all my firewalls, etc. I want to switch to Mediacom but my internet is included in rent :madfawk:
     
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    I've been having problems with torrents that I download from torrentspy.
     
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    I think they would have some legal issues if they banned file sharing. It could be argued that because they're censoring their service, they no longer have common carrier status and can be sued for what people do on their network.

    So, my guess is that it's not the ISP that is your problem.
     
  4. tony

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    If the TOS specifies that you cannot run a server with a specific package, then they are free to block as much as they want. They could argue that a p2p client is acting as a "server" and violating the TOS.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Ah, I hadn't thought of that. Good point.
     
  6. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    I just don't see how it could be me. I live in an apartment complex, in which each apartment has its own cable modem, and router. All 3 of my roomates are experiencing the same problem with different programs, as well as people from other apartments. I have tryed plugging directly into the modem but still nothing. There isn't anything the complex could do about it is there? Considering each apartment has its own modem?
     
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    Yeah, that definitely sounds like something on the ISP's end.
     
  8. Peyomp

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    Call them and tell them they are blocking your traffic. Complain with certainty.
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Ill have to call them again today and see what the hell is up? Can they legaly block things such as filesharing programs? The thing that really pisses me off is they told me that they didnt.
     
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    They can do whatever they want.
     
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    Wrote them a nasty email and turns out they said they changed the settings and now all is well. So who knows what the hell they were doing. Thanks for the input though.
     

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