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Hitting the data usage wall, but not everything is throttled?


Mar 14, 2011
Ok, so maybe somebody can shed some light on why I can download certain things at full speed, AFTER hitting the 2.5gb data limit?

Here's the deal, I suck at least 10 gigs a month off of Virgin's network. I don't care when it's gets slow, I just download and download. Now, with data being throttles at 256 kilobits per second, the throughput should be limited to right around 32 kilobytes per second, and let me tell you, it is!

Now the weird thing that I noticed last night, while downloading the Litecoin (like Bitcoin) software, I was hitting 170 - 180 KBps. I have far surpassed my data allotment at this point. I tested other downloads, and they were clearly throttled. I re-downloaded the Litecoin software multiple times, and always got the same result - far faster speeds.

Anybody know why this is so? And could it be a possible way to get around Virgin's throttling nonsense so I can get back to gobbling data, using some sort of VPN or something that is similar to the server Litecoin uses?

Any incite would be awesome. Thanks!
I'm not sure either, as I can't figure out how to tunnel everything through 443 without huge bandwidth decreases, which is obviously not want I'm wanting.

Hi, I hope you guys don't mind me jumping in. I tried this , and it seems that my up & down speeds are fine , but it's my ping that suffers.
So I did 2 speed test 1 with vpn & 1 without. without I got 0.84 D & 0.76 U with a 181 ping & with I got 0.82 D & 0.76 U with 625 ping. this was today 4:35-4:45 pm east fairly heavy traffic. Sorry I can't help more.
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