Any of you use Transmission/torrenting on Shaw ISP?

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    In our set up we use Transmission for large archives we need to share over our network.

    Latey it seems whenever we use Transmission our internet drops. I couldn't say it's throttling because we can get 4mb/sec down at all different times during the day. There doesn't seem to be a specific bad time.

    We've even set the port to 10700 which is a non-standard port for the BitTorrent network. It's outside of the usual port range. We also set port-forwarding in Airport Utility.

    We have also set the down speed to 300KB/s which is far below any ISP throttling.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    Assuming you're using it for legal purposes, you could view DSLReports and see what they say. If not, you could run your connection through PIA, which is like 35 a year, and see what the result is. I believe you can get a 30 day access pass for four something. I've never used a torrent myself, but I do know certain ISPs will randomly slow down traffic on certain ports, especially if there are torrents involved, regardless of their legal status.
     
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    Sure. PIA is great, support is wonderful and the speeds are fast. I'm capable of getting around 80-95 Mbps out of 130 Mbps when my connection isn't lagging, though their servers.
     
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    I was using VPN Express in China last year. What are you using?
     
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    Oh that's an actual company name? Cause it also stands for Private Internet Access.
     
  8. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    Oh, yes, of course. That is the name. I should have been clearer. A cursory query on Google doesn't really bring the site up. Contact them and explain your situation. They may provide a 24 hour or so redemption code so you can get an idea of how good they are. IIRC those visiting China use PIA to access what their great firewall hides away.
     
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    I haven't tried a VPN yet but just thought I'd add:

    Transmission works if I set a limiter @ 300kbps/sec. Youtube flat out doesn't work for more than a few minutes before I have to reset my AEBS again. ESPECIALLY during the day.

    ISP claims they don't do any shaping or throttling. I call BS.
     

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