Hitting the data usage wall, but not everything is throttled?


Last Updated: 2013-07-31 11:42:02
  1. need2burn

    need2burn Member

    Ok, so maybe somebody can shed some light on why I can download certain things at full speed, AFTER hitting the 2.5gb data limit?

    Here's the deal, I suck at least 10 gigs a month off of Virgin's network. I don't care when it's gets slow, I just download and download. Now, with data being throttles at 256 kilobits per second, the throughput should be limited to right around 32 kilobytes per second, and let me tell you, it is!

    Now the weird thing that I noticed last night, while downloading the Litecoin (like Bitcoin) software, I was hitting 170 - 180 KBps. I have far surpassed my data allotment at this point. I tested other downloads, and they were clearly throttled. I re-downloaded the Litecoin software multiple times, and always got the same result - far faster speeds.

    Anybody know why this is so? And could it be a possible way to get around Virgin's throttling nonsense so I can get back to gobbling data, using some sort of VPN or something that is similar to the server Litecoin uses?

    Any incite would be awesome. Thanks!

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  2. need2burn

    need2burn Member

    I forgot to mention that this was all while tethering, and I could view the download speeds of anything wile using Firefox. Everything I downloaded hovered around the usual throttled 32 KBps except the litecoin download which was 9mb and downloaded at 170-180 KBps.
  3. 7Priest7

    7Priest7 Guest

    Port 443 I believe is not throttled.
    [SNIP] (HINT: OpenVPN on Port 443)
  4. Kahroo

    Kahroo Well-Known Member

    So how would I connect to that?
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  5. need2burn

    need2burn Member

    I'm not sure either, as I can't figure out how to tunnel everything through 443 without huge bandwidth decreases, which is obviously not want I'm wanting.
  6. t12b25

    t12b25 Well-Known Member

    Hi, I hope you guys don't mind me jumping in. I tried this , and it seems that my up & down speeds are fine , but it's my ping that suffers.
    So I did 2 speed test 1 with vpn & 1 without. without I got 0.84 D & 0.76 U with a 181 ping & with I got 0.82 D & 0.76 U with 625 ping. this was today 4:35-4:45 pm east fairly heavy traffic. Sorry I can't help more.
    Thanks,
    Tony.
  7. need2burn

    need2burn Member

    I'll have to chew through my 2.5gb allotment and test anything later. I wonder if I can just get something like torrents to download non-throttled.

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