Torrenting Problem on Spectra

potlu213

Member
Messages
16
hi all,

i recently took the 500 mbps 6 monthly unlimited connection from Spectra and just realised that this POS ISP throttles torrent traffic. a long time back, i saw Airtel do this but it was only for a short while and they stopped (this is more than 10-12 years back). I did not know any ISPs were still doing this so quite a rude awakening for me. I torrent a lot and this has really screwed me. Of course, the payment has already been made and i don't think they are gonna refund if i cancel so i m stuck for 6 months. I have another connection from Hathway which works great - no throttling crap.

I complained twice but their tech team just closed the complaints with the usual feedback that we don't support torrents.

Now i just wanna know 2 things:

1) I am thinking of adding a 2nd LAN port to my pc & connecting spectra & hathway on each of them. Is it possible to use 1 connection for everything except torrents while i use the other (hathway) for just torrent? would it work simultaneously or would i just have to disconnect 1 network & enable other when i want to use it? right now, its a real pain to take out the lan cable & switch to the other.

2) VPN option - so i tried ExpressVPN and well, it doesn't work. went for the free trial edition and torrents don't work for me. is there a good working VPN which will work on this Spectracr*** connection?

please suggest on the above.

thanks!
 

Sushubh

Creator of new threads from offtopic posts
Messages
427,279
Location
Gurugram
consider getting a Raspberry Pi maybe? it would save you a lot of hassle as you would not need to keep your computer on for longer duration. you can torrent 24x7 on VPN plus use it for other features as well like pi-hole? it is an investment though. but has been great for my purpose.

a simpler option would be to just pay for an online download service. torrent on that, and download using https/ftp at full speed.
 

Sushubh

Creator of new threads from offtopic posts
Messages
427,279
Location
Gurugram
right. my Raspberry Pi 2 maxes out at 10MBps. pi4 might be better but would very likely not support 500mbps. so an online service is probably the best idea here.
 

ravenous24

New Member
Messages
4
hi all,

i recently took the 500 mbps 6 monthly unlimited connection from Spectra and just realised that this POS ISP throttles torrent traffic. a long time back, i saw Airtel do this but it was only for a short while and they stopped (this is more than 10-12 years back). I did not know any ISPs were still doing this so quite a rude awakening for me. I torrent a lot and this has really screwed me. Of course, the payment has already been made and i don't think they are gonna refund if i cancel so i m stuck for 6 months. I have another connection from Hathway which works great - no throttling crap.

I complained twice but their tech team just closed the complaints with the usual feedback that we don't support torrents.

Now i just wanna know 2 things:

1) I am thinking of adding a 2nd LAN port to my pc & connecting spectra & hathway on each of them. Is it possible to use 1 connection for everything except torrents while i use the other (hathway) for just torrent? would it work simultaneously or would i just have to disconnect 1 network & enable other when i want to use it? right now, its a real pain to take out the lan cable & switch to the other.

2) VPN option - so i tried ExpressVPN and well, it doesn't work. went for the free trial edition and torrents don't work for me. is there a good working VPN which will work on this Spectracr*** connection?

please suggest on the above.

thanks!
Instead of going for vpn try a seedbox. For me whatbox singapore servers maxed out my spectra connection. Check the speed you will get here Speedtest · Whatbox
 

potlu213

Member
Messages
16
thanks for the replies but can you guys also share your VPN experience? which vpn works with spectra?

also, can someone let me know if they have any inputs on that 2 LAN question?
 

pothi

Active Member
Messages
740
Location
Srivilliputhur / Madurai (TN)
1) I am thinking of adding a 2nd LAN port to my pc & connecting spectra & hathway on each of them. Is it possible to use 1 connection for everything except torrents while i use the other (hathway) for just torrent? would it work simultaneously or would i just have to disconnect 1 network & enable other when i want to use it? right now, its a real pain to take out the lan cable & switch to the other.
You are looking for a router functionality within a computer. While any linux pc or Raspberry Pi can be configured to work as a router, the easiest way to achieve this is by using a real router as the middle man between the two wan connections and your actual computer. Ubiquity offers some nice interface for SDN and load balancing.

That said, if an ISP can control torrent traffic, you can make your router to filter torrent traffic too and let it pass through a particular WAN. It is not easy, but achievable. For example, please see this thread... Is That possible to pass Torrents from 2nd Gateway ? - MikroTik
 

Mr_mime

Member
Messages
249
I also complained to them multiple times and even emailed their nodal officer and the guy above him but their answer was "we don't provide torrent speed".
Try refunding this shitty ISP and I hope this company goes under.
 
Last edited:
Top