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BT killing my bandwidth!

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Wryel, 10 May 2006.

  1. Wryel

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,663

    Even if the download is slow it makes browsing nearly impossible! I've tried limiting the upload speed (its at 25Kb/sec atm) but it doesn't make any difference - any ideas?

    Its a 1 Meg connection and I'm using BitLord.

    Thanks.
     
  2. marc2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 20,175

    Location: England

    try limiting the upload to 15? 25 is too high when you only have 30 or so to play with. assuming you're on a residential broadband package? :)
     
  3. Wryel

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,663

    Oops! Was thinking upload and download speeds would be the same, for some stupid reason - not on ntl me thinks.
     
  4. daven1986

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 3,310

    i left BT when my 2mb speed went down to 90kbs which equates to a 9kb download rate!!

    daven
     
  5. marc2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 20,175

    Location: England

    hehe. we talking bit torrent not british telecom.... ;)
     
  6. earlyflash

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2004

    Posts: 288

    You'll need to turn off BT when you game online, even 5kB/s gives me vicious lag spikes.

    I can now SSH and browse at 25KB/s with traffic shaping though - you might want to investigate if that is an option for you.
     
  7. Craig321

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 May 2004

    Posts: 19,974

    25kb/s is tons for uploading, limit to to 1kb/s and see if it works.

    Other than that maybe you've run out of bandwidth, with BT when you run out of bandwidth they slow your connection down until bandwidth gets refreshed.
     
  8. Messiah Khan

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,000

    Location: Scottish Highlands

    Ive found my Bittorrent upload speed sweetspot to be about 17kbps on a 1mb line. That gives me the max download speed, but does however slow browsing down a bit occasionally.