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Port forwarding on BT Home Hub 2.0


Simon Sudbury

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Hi

I have Infinity so don't know if that's an issue in my situation. I know I'm being "throttled" by BT when doing P2P downloads so limit this to off peak periods.

I have made the recommended tweaks to Utorrent to speed things up and finished off today by port forwarding. I tried to follow the tut I was using to the letter but the download became even slower!! You have to enter the port number in the Hub settings but I wasn't sure whether it was a single number xyz or a range 0-xyz or even xyz-xyz. I really hope I'm making sense.

I also wasn't sure whether it's TCP or one of the other options I should have selected.

I'm currently on Infinity getting 37.4 Mbps download and 1.7 Mbps upload.

Many thanks for your time.

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Simon Sudbury

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Sorry, just to be clear I know what port Utorrent uses it's just that I don't know which format to enter that number in the Home Hub settings.

Thanks

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T0SH

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Perhaps it may be more productive to research/ask your question here


click here

Cheers HC

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Simon Sudbury

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Many thanks

The BT Community Site is very helpful but patrolled by BT Staff.(that's why it's helpful). My understanding is that they take a dim view of torrent sites etc!

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tb64

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Do you have an entry for uTorrent in the Shared Apps in the advanced settings section on the HH?

Using this is supposed to set the ports for you.

I used this but yes, P2P is strangled during the peak periods of Mon - Fri midnight to 11:59pm

:D

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Simon Sudbury

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Thanks

Am I misunderstanding or did you really mean Mon-Fri Midnight-11.59pm?

I.e 24 hours a day in midweek is their definition of peak?

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tb64

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I was taking the P. :D

I get speeds of 34Mbps down and about 8Mbps up but unless you use the net in the early hours the speeds get whacked by everyone else.

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Simon Sudbury

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Many thanks

It seems that portforwarding and tweaking Utorrent to it's maximum potential counts for nothing against us BT Throttling.

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Simon Sudbury

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Can I follow up one aspect of my original query.

Would dual boot (XP and Vista) affect what shows up in devices in the BT Home Hub 2? It's just that I get three different devices shown and can't differentiate between them.

Many thanks

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