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Hi all,

I have got the following problem:

My UPLOAD speed is about twice as fast as my download speed. This happens constantly.

And yes, I have gone through the setup guide and the speed guide.

Anybody can help me out here? Thanks in advance.


I have got the following settings:

- Colour of the bottom network status GREEN:

- Speed checker says: OK! Port XXXXX is open and accepting connections. You will be able to receive incoming BitTorrent connections.

- Speed guide settings: Upload limit: 35KB/s

Upload slots: 4

Connections per torrent: 80

Connections global: 230

Max active torrents: 3

Max active downloads: 2

When I did a speed check here is my average speeds: D/L: 459 - U/L: 312

- OS: Windows XP

- Security Software: AVG & McAfee Firewall

- Router: BT Voyager 2091

- ISP: Eclipse (UK)

- Connection type: ADSL

Thats all the info I have got, hope this can help you to help me.

Thanks again

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Seems like there may be a problem with your ADSL line not providing anywhere near its rated download bandwidth! (This may be caused by being far from the telephone exchange, and thus unavoidable.)

Try the xx/256k settings as well, I think your ISP may be throttling.

Also try forced encryption, both with and without legacy connections.

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thans for the advice. I am indeed at the last end of the exchange, and therefore can only get the basic 512 / 256

With Eclipse, it states in their FUP, that they dont throttle p2p unless you go over the 20GB allowance DURING the peak times which is between 6 and 12 pm. might be a load of BS but I only just switched to them form BT (brit telecom) so have to wait and see for that one.

the main issue though is why I get upload speeds that are most of the time twice the speed of my download speed?

Thanks again


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Your ISP may be throttling even outside peak times.

Your line may also be a 'rate-adjusted' line that on-the-fly trades upload for download bandwidth and vice-versa. Meaning...if you're uploading fast, you cannot download fast. Or if you're downloading fast you cannot upload fast.

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