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Has anyone experienced slow download speeds when downloading torrents? I currently have the 75/35 plan and it took me about 3 days or so before it was finished and I left my computer on non-stop. Is there a way to get around it if Verizon is throttling?

Thanks
post #2 of 27
Slow torrents don't usually mean throttling.
It's very likely there just weren't a lot of seeds for whatever you downloaded. Try a different one with lots of seeds and post what results you get.

If, however unlikely, Verizon IS thottling it I think a proxy may be able to bypass it. Or a VPN.
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Mine runs fine at 50/25
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How can I find out if Verizon is indeed throttling? If they are throttling, what would be the best way to get around it? What about torrent programs, any recommendations? I currently use uTorrent.
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How can I find out if Verizon is indeed throttling? If they are throttling, what would be the best way to get around it? What about torrent programs, any recommendations? I currently use uTorrent.
It usually depends on the torrent for me but I've never had a throttle with 50/25 Fios, I use the Vuze program.
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How do I find out if I am being throttled?
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a good way to check if your being throttled is by grabbing the officl ubutu ISO torrent from their site, it should be able to max out your connection and show you if its that or just tweaks to your config smile.gif
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FreeBSD is a good one to try. I always test with Ubuntu ISOs thumb.gif
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