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needing help with broadband speeds...

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by gmutt, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. gmutt

    gmutt Guest

    first off, if this is in the wrong section, apologies. looked through and couldnt find a forum section dedicated to this topic.

    i need some help with upload speeds. i have a 20meg dl - 768k ul speed from Virgin Media. I can only get to upload at about 80/90k however. I called Virgin and they said it was because of my use of third party software (utorrent).

    Does anyone know a way to change the upload speed to a higher value. would using another BT client like Azureus help?

    any thoughts or help will be appreciated....

  2. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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  3. jeffw224

    jeffw224 Regular member

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    Is the 768k upload speed in bits(kbs) or bytes(kBs)?

    If it is bits then it is equal to 96 kBs. (divide by 8)

    The Afterdawn guide to utorrent suggests using 90% of upload bandwidth. You are getting correct upload speeds, if the 80/90k is kBs and the 768 is kbs.

    Azureus can only use 80% or effects will be seen.

    I also checked and Virgin Media was on the list of bad ISPs at the Azureus wiki. Seemed mostly because they limit bandwidth at certain times of day. But, there was a ? under proposed encryption. So if you are having problems, then encryption might help.

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