2Wire Modem running Uploading Extremely fast

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  1. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    I believe this is legal on these forums, but I could be wrong. Please tell me if this is illegal immediately.
    Anyways, something is definitely wrong with my 2Wire 2701HG-B Router. It frequently crashes probably because of some misplaced filter somewhere. However, today, it reset itself while I was downloading a torrent.
    Somehow, now I am uploading the torrent at 43 Megabits per Second- off of a AT&T DSL 2Wire Modem.
    I'm pretty sure something is wrong here.
    Is there any explanation for this phenomenon?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Sounds like your provider is doing something wrong.
     
  3. dvdhsu thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see any pictures.

    It sounds to me like something is reporting the wrong data rate.
     
  5. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    Yeah ...I believe there is something wrong with it. Probably it's your provider...o_O
     
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    The maxiumum upload speed of your model of DSL modem is 24mbp/s which means the fact you have 43 is impossible, there is probably a problem with the torrent tracker.

    Why dont you run this internet speed test and post the results.

    http://www.speedtest.net/
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    A BitTorrent tracker cannot directly effect transfer speed, either real or reported.
     
  8. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    it can affect your reported speed if its a private tracker like demonoid, and seeders heavily outweigh peers.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    What torrent client is the OP using? What version as well.
     
  10. dvdhsu thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry for that- I forgot that the forums don't accept TIFF pictures.
    Here the are.
     
  11. dvdhsu thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, the original extension was TIFF, but even when it is changed to JPEG, apparently it still knows it's actually a TIFF in disguise.
    This time, I actually changed the whole file in Preview.
    Wait- that didn't work either.
    I actually converted it to PDF this time. Hope it works...:eek:
    EDIT: Thank goodness that worked. :D
     

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  12. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    No it can't. The tracker has no control over what your client reports. If the client is misreporting, that isn't the tracker's fault.

    To the OP: That looks pretty zippy, all right. Have you run the speed test linked above?
     
  13. dvdhsu thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's actually all back to normal now.
    However, during the throttle, I ran SpeedTest, and I got 100 kbs Upstream-Probably because the Torrent was running.
    However, I didn't dare stop it, because once I stopped it, I knew I would never get back to those speeds again.
    I ran SpeedTest again today, and it's all back to normal AT&T DSL Speeds again.
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Can you confirm that is the real speed and amount of data that was uploaded? Transmission has been tracking BitTorrent overhead for sometimes and I've had it go haywire before.
     

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