How can I bypass Torrent throttling?

Osama December 3, 2010

My ISP restricts P2P bitTorrent connections during peak hours from 12 P.M to 2 A.M, i.e, during this period I get full download speed on normal downloads (around 120 kbps), but Torrent downloads during this time never goes beyond 5 kbps. I searched their help forums when I first came across this terminology and its meaning. Kindly tell me is there a way to bypass this restriction? It’s just causing my electricity bill to increase because I have to download Torrents at night.

  1. Richard Gailey
    March 16, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Use a VPN. There are a lot of free ones out there, but I prefer the paid ones as there are a lot quicker. A lot of VPN's don't support P2P, so choose one that does and DOESN'T keep logs.
    My advice is to use BTGuard as it supports P2P (as the name suggests) and it doesn't slow down your connection.

    If you are going to use P2P to download 'not technically legal' resources, then you will be far safer doing so behind a VPN.

  2. Osama
    January 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    not working...not even on forced

  3. Mike
    December 4, 2010 at 8:29 am

    There are a few things you may want to try but the results vary depending on how your ISP is blocking and throttling the traffic.

    (1) you'll want to turn on Protocol Encryption within your Torrent Client - set it to Forced

    (2) don't use ports known for torrent - the best choice is to go with ports that are known for other stuff (
    e.g. if you don't use Symantec products you could use Ports 13782-13786