Speedier StarHub torrents

I’ve been suffering really lousy Bittorrent speeds on StarHub for years now, usually amounting to about 20kB/s, and was actually thinking of switching to SingNet to see if there would be an increase in speed. I eventually decided not to due to the costs involved, but I recently became really fed up and decided to drop them a query, trying to determine if they were indeed blocking ports (whatever that exactly means) and to see if there was any way I could increase my download speeds. They replied without saying very much, aside that I should not be facing any real difficulties.

Transmission speedStrangely enough, my download speeds have been a lot faster ever since then. Coincidence? Who knows? I’m just delighted to see such a large increase in transfer speeds. If you’ve been experiencing slow transfers yourself, though, it might be worth your time sending an email to ask about it.

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Posted on February 27, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. wow. go read up how to do “tunneling” between your router and your comp. that can speed it up a little. also, if u have the most updated version of transmission, then turn on encryption so theoratically starhub can’t tell you’re torrenting and can’t throttle u.

    worth a shot.

    • hmm. any specific website you can refer me to regarding tunneling? i only know about port forwarding between router and computer. and i already do encryption lah =P

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