Check If Your ISP Throttling Your BitTorrent Downloads

glasnothead thumb   Check If Your ISP Throttling Your BitTorrent Downloads So the cat’s been out of the bag for a while now that ISP’s are throttling or in some cases even blocking your BitTorrent downloads or seeding.

Comcast came out and admitted to it’s practices in the United States last year. You can read about it here on wired. Since then there has been lot’s of speculation on if other ISP’s are doing the same thing”¦

What do you think?

Yeah we do also!

Now there is a free tool that will simulate BitTorrent activities and let you know if your speed or activities have been effected and to what extent. This program (aka bittorrent throttling test) and group have picked up momentum since 2008 and now have the backing of Google and other big names.

Are you curious as to if your ISP is throttling your torrent downloads and doing you dirty?

Well so are we.

Run the tool below on any web browser on any operating system and post back what your results are in the comments. It is strictly web based and nothing gets installed. So you can try it pretty much anywhere.

I tried this in the office on my Cogent circuit. It is a 100mb Ethernet handoff so I was not really expecting any throttling. All you need to run the test is browse on over to:

a title=”http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/bttest.php” href=”http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/bttest.php”>http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/bttest.php.

You will be greeted by a web page that looks like this:

glasnot3 thumb   Check If Your ISP Throttling Your BitTorrent Downloads

Simply scroll down on the page until you see the Start Testing button. You can run the detailed or the simple test. The only difference is the intensity of the test. Some ISP’s are believed to only throttle torrents after a certain period of time (greater than 5 minutes) so this will have you covered.

glasnot4 thumb   Check If Your ISP Throttling Your BitTorrent Downloads

After you hit the Start testing button your test will begin and you will see a count down in a window that looks something like what you see below.

glasnot1 thumb   Check If Your ISP Throttling Your BitTorrent Downloads

When the test is complete you will get your results. They will also look something like mine which you can see below. My ISP is NOT throttling my BT downloads or seeding activity and they go into detail on each point they checked as well as the speeds they were able to achieve with the transfers.

I love geeky statistics. Here are my results:

glasnot2 thumb   Check If Your ISP Throttling Your BitTorrent Downloads

I had a buddy of mine run this against his machine on Comcast in Manhattan and his results came through with Throttling and max speeds of only 25kbps”¦ Whoa that’s slow! Thanks for the tip El Di Pablo!

Post your results in the comments. And if you have another method of testing if your ISP is getting it’s grubby hands on your torrents post that as well. Don’t be shy kids :)

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30 Comments -

broomfielder

Results for your host (164-112-93-64.skybeam.com – 64.93.112.164):
Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP upload achieved at least 97 Kbps while a BitTorrent upload achieved at most 130 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* Your ISP possibly rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 2469 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 219 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10009) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 89 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 114 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* Your ISP possibly rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 2200 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 219 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all downloads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 2642 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 2200 Kbps. You can find details here.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all uploads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP upload on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 209 Kbps while a TCP upload on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 89 Kbps. You can find details here.

Sam

I used to work for Skybeam, and yes, they do throttle P2P/Bittorrent using a Packet Logic (DPI) server at the head of the network.
They also use this same PL server to bump up speedtests…

Ibrahim | ZenCollegeLife.com

My isp tried to get me once. I called them though, and told them I only use bittorrent to download legal files and they changed it. I guess they have control over that stuff.

Maggie

Although Verizon as an ISP, particularly their support, tends to defy physics (simultaneously sucks and blows) …
it would seem that they don’t throttle BitTorrent

Results for your host (hrbgpa.dsl-w.verizon.net):
Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP upload achieved at least 117 Kbps while a BitTorrent upload achieved at most 130 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 645 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 647 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10009) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 110 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 116 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 586 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 647 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all downloads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 649 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 586 Kbps. You can find details here.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all uploads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP upload on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 209 Kbps while a TCP upload on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 110 Kbps. You can find details here.

Transcontinental

Results for your host (AOrleans-253-1-27-250.w92-140.abo.wanadoo.fr – 92.140.138.250):
Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6882) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP upload achieved at least 602 Kbps while a BitTorrent upload achieved at most 596 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 1364 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 1048 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10010) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 605 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 603 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 1151 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 1148 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6882) throttled?

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all downloads at port 6882. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 1490 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 1151 Kbps. You can find details here.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all uploads at port 6882. In our test, a TCP upload on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 629 Kbps while a TCP upload on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 605 Kbps. You can find details here.

Duster

Looks like Comcast in central IN is keeping their hands off.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?
The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP upload achieved at least 1063 Kbps while a BitTorrent upload achieved at most 2879 Kbps. You can find details here.

The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 1838 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 2864 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10009) throttled?
The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 1060 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 1010 Kbps. You can find details here.

The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 1913 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 1733 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?
There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all downloads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 2950 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 1913 Kbps. You can find details here.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all uploads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP upload on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 2924 Kbps while a TCP upload on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 1060 Kbps. You can find details here.

Amber

Seems Comcast in DC is keeping their hands off, too. Shocking!

Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP upload achieved at least 2702 Kbps while a BitTorrent upload achieved at most 2717 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 5791 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 6396 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10009) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 2460 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 2730 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 3977 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 4679 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all downloads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 6606 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 3977 Kbps. You can find details here.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all uploads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP upload on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 2726 Kbps while a TCP upload on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 2460 Kbps. You can find details here.

comcast southeastern mi (ann arbor)

it looks like there hasn’t been any reported throttling so far. maybe we’re too paranoid?

Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP upload achieved at least 303 Kbps while a BitTorrent upload achieved at most 1626 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 2942 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 4254 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10009) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 331 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 471 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 3201 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 3238 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all downloads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 5394 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 3201 Kbps. You can find details here.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all uploads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP upload on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 419 Kbps while a TCP upload on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 331 Kbps. You can find details here.

Will Robinson

Great article Karl, I’ll be sure to run the test as soon as my current downloads finish. It appears that your love of geeky statistics has prompted nearly everyone to submit theirs…

Karl L. Gechlik

Looks like ISP’s might have changed their minds after all the public outcry.

Keep the results coming!

Will Robinson

Okay, I’m finding this just a little bit weird because I’m getting results of an average 50Kbps through this on all tests, yet I’m downloading at an average of 800+Kbps (upload at 250Kbps) normally.

Is it possible that B.T. (phone co.) are throttling that site through the whole test (based on it’s IP) because it’s firing BT (torrent) calls at them? – I know they can be sneaky buggers when they want to be…

Mari Sheehan

My Bit Torrent Test Results:

Glasnost: Test if your ISP is manipulating BitTorrent traffic
Results for your host (75.159.117.90 – 75.159.117.90):
Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6884) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP upload achieved at least 384 Kbps while a BitTorrent upload achieved at most 389 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 1052 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 1101 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10012) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 385 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 456 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 1097 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 1098 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6884) throttled?

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all downloads at port 6884. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 1102 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 1097 Kbps. You can find details here.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all uploads at port 6884. In our test, a TCP upload on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 419 Kbps while a TCP upload on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 385 Kbps. You can find details here.

For details on our research on broadband networks please refer to our network transparency project webpage

In case you have questions about this tool or our research, please contact us: broadband @at@ mpi-sws mpg de

Vanessa

Results for your host (adsl-99-141-143-12.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net – 99.141.143.12):
Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6882) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP upload achieved at least 295 Kbps while a BitTorrent upload achieved at most 299 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 117 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 610 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10010) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 269 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 299 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 237 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 602 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6882) throttled?

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all downloads at port 6882. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 598 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 237 Kbps. You can find details here.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all uploads at port 6882. In our test, a TCP upload on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 314 Kbps while a TCP upload on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 269 Kbps. You can find details here.

gabe565

Mine isn’t throttled either! Well that’s what I’ve suspected, but we still haven’t seen any.

Results for your host (ip68-12-96-57.ok.ok.cox.net – 68.12.96.57):
Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6883) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP upload achieved at least 1058 Kbps while a BitTorrent upload achieved at most 1094 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 1571 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 1207 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10011) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 938 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 1147 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 847 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 860 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6883) throttled?

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all downloads at port 6883. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 1683 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 847 Kbps. You can find details here.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all uploads at port 6883. In our test, a TCP upload on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 1079 Kbps while a TCP upload on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 938 Kbps. You can find details here.

RO:AR!!!

WOW…slow internet connection????!!!

Results for your host (69-196-143-141.dsl.teksavvy.com – 69.196.143.141):
Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP upload achieved at least 18 Kbps while a BitTorrent upload achieved at most 58 Kbps. You can find details here.

The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 15 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 8 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10009) throttled?

The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 12 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 24 Kbps. You can find details here.

The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 10 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 14 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all downloads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 15 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 10 Kbps. You can find details here.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all uploads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP upload on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 104 Kbps while a TCP upload on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 12 Kbps. You can find details here.

Angel

Completly blocke by Liberty Cable

Results for your host (24.139.214.244 – 24.139.214.244):
Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* There was a problem with the BitTorrent upload (seeding). Our tool did not detect forged TCP RST packets, but nevertheless no data could be transfered.

* There was a problem with the BitTorrent download. Our tool did not detect forged TCP RST packets, but nevertheless no data could be transfered.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10009) throttled?

* There was a problem with the BitTorrent upload (seeding). Our tool did not detect forged TCP RST packets, but nevertheless no data could be transfered.

* There was a problem with the BitTorrent download. Our tool did not detect forged TCP RST packets, but nevertheless no data could be transfered.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

Warning: Division by zero in /var/www/bb/bittorrent-blocking.php on line 972

* Your ISP possibly rate limits all uploads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP upload on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 0 Kbps while a TCP upload on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 0 Kbps. You can find details here.

MelroseGuy

Looks like Verizon FIOS is OK. 8Mbs down and 2 Mbs up… funny tho that its different from the speedtest.net site which consistently shows 20 Mbs down and 5 Mbs up.

Results for your host (pool-74-105-199-58.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net – 74.105.199.58):
Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6884) throttled?

The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP upload achieved at least 1948 Kbps while a BitTorrent upload achieved at most 1992 Kbps. You can find details here.

The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 7759 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 8401 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10012) throttled?

The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 1938 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 1948 Kbps. You can find details here.

The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 8389 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 8393 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6884) throttled?

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all downloads at port 6884. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 8404 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 8389 Kbps. You can find details here.

There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all uploads at port 6884. In our test, a TCP upload on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 1992 Kbps while a TCP upload on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 1938 Kbps. You can find details here.

For details on our research on broadband networks please refer to our network transparency project webpage

In case you have questions about this tool or our research, please contact us:

Tech

The link isn’t coded in the article so it appears in firefox.

This is great! I’m checking my connection right now.

olddog_newtricks

sorry, how does this work?
the instruction “browse on over to:

a title=”http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/bttest.php” href=”http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/bttest.php”>http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/bttest.php.

doesn’t mean much to me.
are all the quotation marks, and the final full stop and the initial text of ‘a title=’ (enclosed here in single quotes by me for clarity, i hope) required?

thank you -someone- for assistance.

Mark

Ok so I use Verizon Fios in Fort Wayne and my upload is supposed to be 5mb and my download is 20mb. Regular broadban test show that these numbers are right on. But when I went to the test it told me that there was no problem but the download streams where only at 3mb which when downloading off of utorrent my speed always maxes out at 2.4mb. So are they throttling me?

Bill

Results for your host (host213-120-109-221.in-addr.btopenworld.com – 213.120.109.221):
Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6882) throttled?

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 34 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 81 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10010) throttled?

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* Your ISP possibly rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 545 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 57 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6882) throttled?

* Your ISP possibly rate limits all downloads at port 6882. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 62 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 545 Kbps. You can find details here.

Matt

i feel these results are inaccurate, as my seeds are still choked around 3bps on average (if anything decides to seed at all)

Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP upload achieved at least 1000 Kbps while a BitTorrent upload achieved at most 1901 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 2746 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 3865 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10009) throttled?

* The BitTorrent upload (seeding) worked. Our tool was successful in uploading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent uploads. In our tests a TCP upload achieved at least 1020 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 1071 Kbps. You can find details here.

* The BitTorrent download worked. Our tool was successful in downloading data using the BitTorrent protocol.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits your BitTorrent downloads. In our tests a TCP download achieved at least 3670 Kbps while a BitTorrent download achieved at most 4411 Kbps. You can find details here.

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all downloads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 3889 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 3670 Kbps. You can find details here.

* There’s no indication that your ISP rate limits all uploads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP upload on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 1048 Kbps while a TCP upload on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 1020 Kbps. You can find details here.