Slow P2P downloads.
September 24, 2006 9:30 PM   Subscribe

As of two weeks ago, my (entirely legal) Soulseek downloads won't go any faster than exactly 4.1 k/s. If I download more than one file at a time, they'll each go at 2 k/s; four at a time go at 1 k/s each; any more than that and they all fail. My internet is otherwise speedy and the relevant ports are forwarded. Why is this happening to me? What have I done wrong?
posted by stammer to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Your ISP may have started to rate-limit P2P traffic. If thats the case, there's relatively little that you can do about it. The 'better' ones work on stateful inspection of all packets, rather than looking at certain ports
posted by jsoh at 9:57 PM on September 24, 2006

Best answer: well, I apologize for offering the rather offensively obvious suggestion, but you haven't accidentally throttled your download bandwidth, have you? Look to the right of the window full of downloads, under "Max D/L"...
posted by hototogisu at 9:58 PM on September 24, 2006

Where you are and what ISP you use is relevant, since it's possible they're throttling torrent traffic.
posted by camcgee at 9:58 PM on September 24, 2006

Response by poster: Shoot me.
posted by stammer at 10:01 PM on September 24, 2006

Sorry--you said Soulseek, not BT. Throttling is still a candidate, though.
posted by camcgee at 10:01 PM on September 24, 2006

: )
posted by hototogisu at 10:02 PM on September 24, 2006

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