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Hey guys

Need some help.

I have recently switched broadband provider here in the UK from O2 to Orange/T-Mobile/EE, dont know what the hell they are branding the broadband under. Anyway, everything has been fine I have been getting 11meg which I'm happy about as I was initially only quoted 8 because I'm in a new property.

However, I cant download anything using torrents or usenet. I use astraweb and it works fine when im at my parents house, but when Im at home I cant even even getting dial up speeds and only seems to be these services that are having problems, streaming is fine and when I run a check on speedtest I am getting the full 11meg.

Has anyone else had a problem like this or is there something that I can do to fix this?

Matthew

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Most likely throttling. To continue you'd probably need a VPN.

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For Astraweb, use ssl and port 563. it might fix it..

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Yeah - not surprised, Orange have always been a very poor ISP in my opinion.

Out of interest why did you leave O2? They are amongst the best (again, in my opinion)

As stated above, you will probably need to VPN your traffic so that your ISP won't see it and packet shape it

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http://www.usenetshack.com/bypass-isp-throttling-usenet-connection-port-based-packet-inspection/

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The only reason I left 02 was because I had switched mobile carrier and was having to pay full price where if I went with T-Mobile it would only be

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uTorrent: random port, Set: Forced Encryption, Disable: Allow incoming legacy connections, restart router and uTorrent client.

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Try http://www.hitnews.com for a free 3 day trial.

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Thanks ill check that out.

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They throttle P2P and NNTP between 5pm and 1am or something. I used to use Astraweb on 443 and didn't get throttled because they couldn't distinguish the traffic between normal web traffic over HTTP.

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