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Very slow download speed??

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I normally can get a consistent 1.1MB/s from this 158GB "thing" im downloading, But for a few hours now it has been hovering around 10KB/s and then I cannot even go on Google..
Any idea's why my computer keeps doing this?
I think its my ISP. (Virgin Media 20mb)
    
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Ok, I'm just going to assume this is a torrent?

2 Problems
First, obvious one, maybe a bunch of seeders turned off their pc's for the night? Leave it for 24hrs and see if maybe it will just pick itself up again?

Second, maybe your ISP throttles torrents, make sure encryption is enabled in utorrent settings, or w/e you use to download. That might help.
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You are probably having your traffic throttled, Virgin Media do it at peak times/if you download too much.

Either suck it up, or use a VPN, which can't be traffic shaped.
    
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Either you're being throttled, or your download source isn't as good as it was a few hours ago.
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Ok, I'm just going to assume this is a torrent?

2 Problems
First, obvious one, maybe a bunch of seeders turned off their pc's for the night? Leave it for 24hrs and see if maybe it will just pick itself up again?

Second, maybe your ISP throttles torrents, make sure encryption is enabled in utorrent settings, or w/e you use to download. That might help.
I have enabled encryption in my utorrent settings, 5kb/s now, its going to take 3yrs

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You are probably having your traffic throttled, Virgin Media do it at peak times/if you download too much.

Either suck it up, or use a VPN, which can't be traffic shaped.
VPN??
Isn't that Virtual Private Network?
I have no other computers that have this torrent.
    
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Tried using a different DNS?
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Tried using a different DNS?
How do i go about doing this?
    
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post #8 of 8
If you are using utorrent 2.0+ you can try setting advanced -> bt.tcp_rate_control to false.
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