Thread: Virgin Media Broadband Bittorrent restrictions


Forum: General Cable Discussion

Any tips and tricks to get round them throttling bittorrent connections?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30
  1. #1
    DW Honored Member cric2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Isle of Man
    Posts
    708
    DW Cash
    33
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Virgin Media Broadband Bittorrent restrictions

    Any tips and tricks to get round them throttling bittorrent connections?



  2. #2
    VIP Member oneman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    7,147
    DW Cash
    205
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Virgin Media Broadband Bittorrent restrictions

    vpn ?

    switch to newsgroups ?

  3. #3
    DW Honored Member cric2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Isle of Man
    Posts
    708
    DW Cash
    33
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Virgin Media Broadband Bittorrent restrictions

    Kinda need to keep using torrents. I'm a very active member of a private torrent site and I've got the hardware to support the hobby now.

    I'm trying to figure out how they can tell it's actually torrent traffic, surely not as simple as changing port numbers?

    Got 50mb broadband and was wrecking my brain why I wasn't getting close to the max speend when seen the bittorrent throttle in the T&C's.

  4. #4
    VIP Member oneman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    7,147
    DW Cash
    205
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Virgin Media Broadband Bittorrent restrictions

    Cap is active between 5 and midnight week days, midday to midnight weekends.

    I am guessing they are using deep packet inspection to look at the packet headers to determine what type of traffic it is. Not seen any easy workaround for torrents, only for newsgroups.

  5. #5
    VIP Member Shindig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    1,295
    DW Cash
    34
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Virgin Media Broadband Bittorrent restrictions

    What newsgroup work arounds are there??

  6. #6
    VIP Member Captin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Weston Village
    Posts
    2,989
    DW Cash
    41
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    13
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Virgin Media Broadband Bittorrent restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Shindig View Post
    What newsgroup work arounds are there??
    Instead of using the normal ports of 119 or 563 (for ssl) you can use other ports providing your newsgroup provider has other ports available.

    Astraweb, for instance, allows ether ports 1818 or 8080 for non-ssl and 443 for ssl, virgin are not restricting these ports for now.

    The other way for both torrents and newsgroups is to schedule downloads for after midnight and before 9am, this way there is no cap or restrictions.

    Most programs for newsgroups have a scheduler I assume some torrent programs are the same.

    I would say start using newsgroups as they are much safer than torrents and you don't need to upload at all, no sharing involved, just pure full speed downloading.
    "Opinions are like arseholes. Everybody's got one and everyone thinks everyone else's stinks."

  7. #7
    VIP Member Shindig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    1,295
    DW Cash
    34
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Virgin Media Broadband Bittorrent restrictions

    Well thanks very much for that.
    I had thought of scheduling d/ls through the night but was unaware of the port.

    Cheers

  8. #8
    DW Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    553
    DW Cash
    48
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    9
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Virgin Media Broadband Bittorrent restrictions

    interesting reply captin
    ive always used torrents [free]
    virgin cap you after 1g for 5 hours
    so download between 9pm /9am
    but ive heard about newsgroups etc
    any breakdown on the bandwith speedcaps and cost

  9. #9
    VIP Member oneman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    7,147
    DW Cash
    205
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Virgin Media Broadband Bittorrent restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by tryf2 View Post
    any breakdown on the bandwith speedcaps and cost
    Our traffic management policy

  10. #10
    VIP Member Shindig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    1,295
    DW Cash
    34
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Virgin Media Broadband Bittorrent restrictions

    Guys I can't work it out.

    Newsgroup download, port 443, when should I schedule downloads?
    And torrents, when should I download?

    I am on the Medium package. 10Mbit.



Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Virgin Media broadband speeds up
    By hamba in forum Main site news
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 19th December 2008, 22:08
  2. DREAMBOX 500C and VIRGIN MEDIA BROADBAND
    By daaceizbak in forum Dreambox Receivers (all models)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 7th March 2008, 17:12
  3. Virgin media adsl broadband
    By thecableguy12 in forum The Rant Room
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21st June 2007, 05:50
  4. 10 Meg Broadband for the price of 2 Meg (Virgin Media)
    By SimpleBOX in forum Bargain Basement
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 19th May 2007, 09:33
  5. Virgin Media looking to aquire Pipex Broadband?
    By Devilfish in forum Main site news
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26th March 2007, 13:26

User Tag List

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Important Keywords:

absolute, access, avi, bargains, change, config, content, data, download, free, ftp, gigabyte, google, guest, ice, image, led, lower, management, media, nas, nice, nzbmatrix, p2p, problem, security, service, sharing, streaming, support, torrent, type, virgin, bittorrent, round, throttling, tricks, connections, broadband, restrictions, tips

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •