Torrenting Problem on Spectra

ksr

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Hello all,
I got a spectra broadband connection in delhi a few days ago. Everything is going good, the speeds are as expected. The only things that bothers me is that I get full speeds on downloading some torrents and some torrents don't even start. There are enough seeders in both cases, so that's not an issue. Moreover when I tried downloading the same torrent through my mobile data, I got high speeds, so I know this is definitely an issue with spectra. What I don't understand is why is this happening only with some torrents and not all. May be someone more experienced and knowledgeable than me in this topic can explain. Has this happened to anyone else using spectra?
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ksr

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Tried using vpn when downloading torrents and sure enough they start downloading again. Is there any way to do it without using vpn?
 

JB700

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Which torrent client are you using? I think most likely explanation is that Spectra is throttling torrent traffic considering the same torrent downloads fine with VPN

It could also be because on some torrents the data is being pulled from Spectra's local network

Can you show the peer list of the torrent you are downloading on Spectra with and without VPN ? (With last three digits blurred out)
 
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varkey

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Yep that's a known issue. They are definitely throttling.

I sometimes route the torrent traffic through Zerotier using a cloud VM and I get better speeds (essentially VPN)
 

arjitc

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When you are off the VPN (or, directly on spectra) check the Trackers if they are being announced to / connected to, sometimes the trackers are blocked by the ISP which causes issues too.

If using qBitorrent, you can go to settings and enable the option to announce to all trackers. This usually helps a lot as torrents have multiple trackers and one or the other should work.
 

varkey

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@arjitc From what I've seen, there's no issue in connecting to trackers. The peers are identified and it establishes the connection to the peers as well. The speed throttling is there even with private trackers for example.
 

The_PC_Guy

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@arjitc From what I've seen, there's no issue in connecting to trackers. The peers are identified and it establishes the connection to the peers as well. The speed throttling is there even with private trackers for example.
Yup pretry much confirm this though for me in most cases private trackers have usually been fine atleast for downloads either way i just run VPN on my Linux machine 24*7 these days
 

Mr_mime

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I have been using spectra for two months and I get specified 50mbps on direct downloads like steam, Google services, -- o p e n l o a d link removed --, -- link removed --, etc but when downloading via torrent this ISP is just terrible.

Unless torrent is really new and has many Indian seeders I don't get even 500KB/s with it.
For example almost every 1080p bluray upload of movies and TV show struggles.
Just a week old torrent of Philadelphia is struggling to get even 200kb/s.

If I try downloading those same torrents with my airtel 4g then they all start downloading at over 3MB/s.

Any idea if it can be solved or what the issue is?
 

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