Originally Posted by Bungral
Umm if you were downloading a file at 800k wouldn't that be very nearly right for 7mb/s? Well it would be more like 6.2 but still pretty close.
Unless I read the last part of your post wrong that is, which is quite likely.
Yes it would be right if the sites were not blocked. I did some pokery testing tonight. I got 780k a sec from EA (I finally got NFS Shift working !) 380k from Hotfile (bastards haven't sussed that one yet) 4k from Rapidshare (and yes, I mainly use that for legal purpose) and nothing from Megaupload at all.
Torrents are now capped at 20k and Steam is capped at around 100.
As I said in my first post, what O2 (and I'm pretty sure it is just O2) have done is throttle the crap out of anything downloadable to butter up their figures and make their internet look fast on a crappy BT non LLU line. This reduces congestion for sure, but at the same time it pretty much rules out even causing congestion in the first place.
Still, if that's their way of dealing with it fair play. I'll be off come October to pastures new. I don't like being lied to, and ISPs are the biggest lying motherf*****s on earth.
A friend of mine is a genius coder. Seriously this guy knows everything about everything. Now he was with Virgin cable the last time I spoke to him and he knew FULL WELL they were capping and traffic shaping him between certain hours. He went through every tier of customer service right up to the network admins and not one of them would admit it. Let's face it, due to his T&C on the contract he was on it would be completely illegal
for them to have been capping and shaping him. Time and time again they told him it was just congestion so he coded a program to monitor. Not only did he catch them sending him empty packets to f**k up his downloads but he also noticed that at EXACTLY 11pm every night his speeds all of a sudden boosted back to normal. He confronted them with it and guess what? "It must be a faulty modem you have there, let us send you another"
So they sent him another. And another, and another, and another. In the end he thought it was so much fun he ended up going through about 15 modems. None of them fixed the 'problem' of course because the problem was that his ISP were dirty f*****g liars who did things they were not legally allowed to do.
You see, the way O2 handle it is to call your bluff. They point out that Rapidshare is used for naughty goings on and then refuse to help you with it. In other words they are simply ducking around what they are really doing and that's shaping and blocking. Which you won't find in your contract because it's not there.