Why would my ISP routing Google traffic differently? What is traffic-shaping, and why is it considered "questionable" for an ISP to do this? I'm on Vancouver Island, in Canada. My ISP is Shaw, and everyone on Shaw on Vancouver Island experienced some issues with Google domains including YouTube and G+ for most of the day. Here's a thread where users are discussing the problem. In the thread I linked above, some folks are saying that there must have been either a critical failure, or "they're traffic-shaping or otherwise filtering results from Google-based websites. That's highly questionable behaviour." What does this mean? While I had internet connectivity, I couldn't access Gmail or Google Search, and ended up using my Telus phone's WiFi hotspot to work (we all work remotely and use Google Apps).
I've started DLing torrents from a tracker I was recently introduced to, after only having have some experience with one other tracker that's now gone, and I'm encountering a minor issue that puzzles me. I've noticed that periodically, all my torrents will simultaneously go from whatever speed they've been DLing at to 0 KB/sec, and then all return to their former speed at the same moment as well, after a delay of up to several minutes. What could be the reason for this? [more inside]
Recommendations on routers with QoS, please? [more inside]
How can I limit bandwidth to Computer 1 when Computers 1 & 2 are connected to the internet? Port-forwarding, and BitTorrent. [more inside]
I'm pretty sure one of my housemates is killing our network by clogging it with her bittorrent traffic. Is there anything I can do, without access to her computer, to make the internet work properly? [more inside]
Does Rogers Canada's high-speed Internet service currently engage in traffic shaping? If so, what exactly does it do? (i.e. what caps does it set, and at what times?) An easy question that is surprisingly difficult to find an answer for. [more inside]
Wich solution is the best balance between control and easy handle of a FREE Linux based Firewall ? [more inside]
cFosSpeed internet accelerator: worth the fuss/money? [more inside]
Can anybody tell me with some authority if it's possible to measure the effects of packet management/traffic management/deep packet inspection within the Bell Canada wholesale DSL network? The effects ought to be felt by any user whose ISP buys DSL service from Bell, but the question is really what effect the shaping has on normal things a user might try to do (e.g. peer-to-peer, but also other stuff).
How can I detect if my ISP is using traffic-shaping software to throttle my P2P connections? [more inside]
Are there any inexpensive home routers with support for traffic shaping? I'm willing to load third-party firmware as long as it's stable and cheap. [more inside]