Did Windows Update Kill The P2P Star?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by BouncingSoul, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    Hey all,

    I'm on Roadrunner. Just got bumped from 3Mb/256 to 5Mb/512. All was going good until last week. Since then I download like a mad man (I've hit 600 k/sec) but my upload is crap. I'm on testmy.net and I usually get an upload rate of 1-10 k/sec, that is if I get a score at all since sometimes it won't load jack. Around the time I noticed the slowdown, autoupdate had put a bunch of MS patches on my system (like 13 I think). Now I know its the fashionable thing to blame MS for this but I honestly can't think of any other changes to my system in the past few weeks. Has anyone else had similar problems with the last batch of updates or does anyone have any good ideas? Incase you're wondering I'll list the obvious off to save people the time of posting it:

    MS Antispy shows nothing, same with AdAware and Hijack this.
    Norton is all clear
    I've tried the test in both IE and Firefox.

    Thanks!
     
  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I have all the patches and they have not affected my connection at all.

    I have a 3Mbps/256Kbps connection and just got these scores from link you posted:

    Your connection is: 2915 Kbps (about 2.9 Mbps)You downloaded at: 356 KB/s

    Your connection is: 213 Kbps (about 0.2 Mbps)You uploaded at: 26 KB/s
     
  3. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    I just checked it again, this time out of safe mode and a 2nd time in normal mode with ZoneAlarm off.

    Connection is:: 4309 Kbps about 4.3 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)
    Download Speed is:: 526 KB/s

    Connection is:: 20 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 97 KB)
    Upload Speed is:: 2 KB/s

    Strangest thing huh?
     
  4. American Zombie

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  5. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    I got this on speakeasy:

    Your download speed : 4532060 bps, or 4425 kbps.
    A 553.2 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 345323 bps, or 337 kbps.

    and this on a diffenrt link on dslreports

    Your download speed : 1923092 bps, or 1878 kbps.
    A 234.7 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 230840 bps, or 225 kbps..

    The numbers are a little better but Azureus is still slow. I've been seeding a file for 3 days and only uploaded 50 megs. There are tons of leachers too so I know its not something simple like that. Roadrunner tech support (haha) says it could be my router. Why they say that I have no idea but I unhooked it and tried it as well. There was no improvement.
     
  6. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Since it seems like your connection is normal, a couple of questions you could ask yourself are ... are you connectable in Azureus? Have you changed the default port? since a lot of ISPs throttle the default BT ports.
     
  7. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i have 5mbps with roadrunner and i get almost the same speed tests as u
     
  8. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    I changed my default listen port and reset my minport, maxport & forwarded them as usual and once again I am connectable. The files just aren't seeding and my ratio is slipping because of this. I was hoping this was software related cause than I know there is a solution, if its just the trackers or something than I'm out of luck. Thanks for everyones help.
     
  9. XPletive

    XPletive bbbb-ring...

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    Roadrunner here also. Download speeds are usually very high, but
    uploads are terrible. I also just downloaded a batch of 12 MS updates tonight.
    I notice that with testmy.net, every consecutive test I run, regardless of if it's
    an upload or download test, returns slower and slower results.




    :::.. Download Stats ..:::
    Connection is:: 4753 Kbps about 4.8 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)
    Download Speed is:: 580 KB/s
    Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/
    Test Time:: Tue Feb 22 21:42:22 CST 2005
    Bottom Line:: 85X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.77 sec
    Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 162.31 % faster than the average for host (athenet.net)
    Validation Link:: http://testmy.net/id-D96ES3H1U



    :::.. Upload Stats ..:::
    Connection is:: 333 Kbps about 0.3 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)
    Upload Speed is:: 41 KB/s
    Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/
    Test Time:: Tue Feb 22 21:39:59 CST 2005
    Bottom Line:: 6X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 24.98 sec
    Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 9.03 % of your hosts average (athenet.net)
    Validation Link:: http://testmy.net/id-517D429IL
     
  10. mikill

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    i have rr. here are my results as well...

    :::.. Download Stats ..:::
    Connection is:: 4767 Kbps about 4.8 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)
    Download Speed is:: 582 KB/s
    Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/
    Test Time:: Thu Feb 24 14:03:31 EST 2005
    Bottom Line:: 85X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.76 sec
    Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 48.78 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)
    Validation Link:: http://testmy.net/id-QDFPOSKZL


    :::.. Upload Stats ..:::
    Connection is:: 363 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)
    Upload Speed is:: 44 KB/s
    Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/
    Test Time:: Thu Feb 24 14:08:15 EST 2005
    Bottom Line:: 6X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 23.27 sec
    Diagnosis: Looks Great : 13.08 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)
    Validation Link:: http://testmy.net/id-FM3UEQSIC