LAN BT&P2P speeds limited, ways around this?

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  1. Mike_the_Tank

    Mike_the_Tank OT Supporter

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    I'm on a network at my university and there is obviously tons of bandwidth available because when I download or upload from the internet speeds are amazingly high. 600+ kb/s

    But whenever I use bittorrent or any P2P program it seems like they limit the available bandwidth for this. I can only get about 30 d/l and 20 u/l. And I guess this is understandable.

    Can someone explain to me how they are doing this? and is there any way around it?
     
  2. Wolf68k

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    Just because the university has a big fat pipe, it doesn't mean the people you're getting files from, or sending to, do.

    If you have a 1in pipe but water is coming in through a soda straw, then that's all you're going to get. And vise versa, if you have the 1in pipe but they have a soda straw they can only get what the straw can handle.

    Plus keep in mind most people on P2P/BT networks are uploading to more people than just you...so that makes the straw even small
     
  3. Mike_the_Tank

    Mike_the_Tank OT Supporter

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    i get taht, but it's just that they all seem to run at the same speed
    i have adsl at home and this is painful compared to that

    i'm not saying you are wrong, but i'm pretty sure they do something to control it
     
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    They are probably using a packetshaper to control the bandwidth allocated to peer-to-peer programs.
     
  5. cmsurfer

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    As for BitTorrent, you need to open up certain ports on a router to get good speeds. Being at a University, that wont happen. And plus, like said above, they are probably doing something to control the speeds you are getting.
     
  6. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    Like all have said - they are owning you :)

    Basically HTTP uses port 80 - they probably have that wide open.
    P2P uses (I dunno) but they can limit how much bandwidth that port can have.

    Nothing you can do.
     

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