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Re: Virgin Media throttling P2P

I have to point out that P2P is entirely dependant on the person you are downloading from.. and in most cases they will throttle the upload. Thats why P2P is terrible for downloading anything substantial. When I used to use them I would cap the upload to 1kb for 5 connections. meaning each getting 0.2kb download. When people can do that its not worth the hassle, now just buy something legit and download in minutes, if not seconds.

BTW if Ubuntu why not download it from Ubuntu's own website. It takes 2 minutes for the 2.3gb download.

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you don't think anyone using torrents are really using it for Linux distro right. that's just the posted example so they don't get told they can't help illegal downloaders. we all know the real problem is all the movies and CDs
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@Anonymous wrote:
you don't think anyone using torrents are really using it for Linux distro right. that's just the posted example so they don't get told they can't help illegal downloaders. we all know the real problem is all the movies and CDs

Tsk Tsk, so cynical

A lot of people have a need to download multiple Nix distros 2 or 3 times a day. For  ummm.....research........

Including I must add this 720p one

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Apcy is right, most people use it for movies etc.

Just like those VM news group servers (are they still up?), people didn't go to them for the latest news from The Guardian or BBC. They went there to download & upload illegal copies of games/movies/TV shows/etc.

Same for a lot of people who used to use IRC clients (which were meant for chat primarily) but they would add in DCC addons to automate the piracy process.

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The hub 4 is terrible, I upgraded to gig1 and was getting around TV right next to the hub on a 1350mbps capable wifi 6 device. I upgraded my router to the NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 Tri band router and now get 900+ in the same place.

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@Sabtain7 wrote:
The hub 4 is terrible, I upgraded to gig1 and was getting around TV right next to the hub on a 1350mbps capable wifi 6 device. I upgraded my router to the NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 Tri band router and now get 900+ in the same place.

That sounds about right, the limiting factor is now the connection between the Nighthawk and the VM Hub which will only be 1 Gbit (or more likely 940 Mb/s allowing for overheads etc.)

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The SH4 should have a 2.5Gb Network port on it, bu only putting a 1Gb Network is very limmiting.

VM missed a trick there.

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how many people have 2.5gbps network ports on their hardware
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Still a moot point as the device VM are supplying is for a 1Gb/s service and I think you will find the majority of people have voiced this, I added it should have had WIFI 6 AX also (Which I do have on PC).

You can buy relatively cheap Mobos with 2.5Gb/s and even 5Gb/s NICs now and a few are 10Gb/s (all under $300).

And you can add to current PC via PCI-E card.

I see a HUBax in the future like the SH2 > SH2ac.

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you "can buy" but the question was how many people have them now. 99.9% of the userbase will not understand hardware. we still see people using 10/100 and wondering why they can't get 350
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