kirby Posted January 28, 2006 Report Share Posted January 28, 2006 I used uTorrent in Ottawa with Sympatico and had no problems. Fast DL speeds. Moved back to Vancouver, with Shaw Cable, and now have very crappy speeds (0-5 KBps). Me and a friend on the other side of town (with Telus DSL) started downloading using the same torrent and his finished a few days ago, while I am still at 7-8 % (2.5G file).As an attempt to rule out any firewall problems, I disconnected my router and connected my PC directley to the cable modem. I also disabled Norton and turned off the Windows firewall. when I go to http://utorrent.com/testport.php?port=1720, using port 1720 (and a bunch of others) to rule out ISP bw throttling being the cause, I get the "Error! Port 1720 does not appear to be open." message. Correct me if I am wrong, but that test is independant of running uTorrent, and should not be even failing on port 80 or 21, right? This forum psot implies that Shaw does throttle but I should still be able to get a positive result from the port checker some of the time atleast. http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=4128And, what's even more screwed up, is that when I was going through my router before with my ports properly forwarded on the router (and/or when I put my self in the DMZ) I was able to get a positive result from the port checker maybe half the time, which may be from Shaw throttling. Anyone out there have suggestions for further tests? Is this explainable in any way? what is blocking those ports when I have no firewall? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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