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Packet Loss Constantly Around 60%-90%

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    Packet Loss Constantly Around 60%-90%


    Hey!

    My situation is as followed; until recently my internet was fine, I'd have no problems, but for a few weeks now I've been hovering around 200+ ping and about 60% to 90% packet loss rendering pretty much anything I do impossible. Sometimes it's a spike that lasts for a few minutes, but it can go as long as the whole day.

    The problem is that I'm in University and I share a room with another person, he is not affected by the lag. He claims to have lag, but when I look over at his screen, he sits nicely at around 80ms in his game. I've caught him once when he was out of the room torrenting a movie, but that would affect his own internet too right? Also, I notice that whenever he is asleep or not home with the computer off, my lag stops and I can continue doing everything as normal.

    So what I'm asking is, is it something on my own computer thats causing my lag, or is my roommate (un)intentionally doing something to me?

    Thanks!

    PS: This is what pingtest is telling me.
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    if he's sucking up the majority of the bandwidth downloading torrents then you will have issues with ping and packet loss , my guess is his torrenting is taking priority and you are getting what is left over..
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    What can help to a small extent is to make sure uTP is enabled in his uTorrent or other client/server software.

    Asking him to limit both up and down bandwidth would also help, if he does so, that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    if he's sucking up the majority of the bandwidth downloading torrents then you will have issues with ping and packet loss , my guess is his torrenting is taking priority and you are getting what is left over..
    But I lag even when he's playing games too, does torrenting not affect that? Or does torrenting just hog all the bandwidth on one computer so he's unaffected?

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    What can help to a small extent is to make sure uTP is enabled in his uTorrent or other client/server software.

    Asking him to limit both up and down bandwidth would also help, if he does so, that is.
    The thing is, he won't even admit to torrenting. I've asked him several times but he just downright denies it. Is there anything else I can do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbear View Post
    The thing is, he won't even admit to torrenting. I've asked him several times but he just downright denies it. Is there anything else I can do?
    lol yeah. Send him an e-mail with the uTP link and tell him please go to Options | Preferences | BitTorrent in his uTorrent and check the box for "Enable Bandwidth Management [uTP]" and then go to Bandwidth and check the box for "Apply rate limit to uTP connections."

    Other than that, no. It is what it is. Your only hope is to complain to the IT manager and depending on the setup, he may be able to separate you from his connection. It would be entirely up to him though, if he even can. (Wireless I am assuming.)

    He won't even know or feel any difference if he did enable it.
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    If he denies it...then...well..not a lot you can do..unless you get torrenting blocked at the router end if it's a dorm router.

    How are you both connected to the router , wired or wireless?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbear View Post
    The thing is, he won't even admit to torrenting. I've asked him several times but he just downright denies it. Is there anything else I can do?
    lol yeah. Send him an e-mail with the uTP link and tell him please go to Options | Preferences | BitTorrent in his uTorrent and check the box for "Enable Bandwidth Management [uTP]" and then go to Bandwidth and check the box for "Apply rate limit to uTP connections."

    Other than that, no. It is what it is. Your only hope is to complain to the IT manager and depending on the setup, he may be able to separate you from his connection. It would be entirely up to him though, if he even can. (Wireless I am assuming.)

    He won't even know or feel any difference if he did enable it.
    I would eventually turn towards the IT guys if I couldn't find an alternative. Thanks anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    If he denies it...then...well..not a lot you can do..unless you get torrenting blocked at the router end if it's a dorm router.

    How are you both connected to the router , wired or wireless?
    We're both connected via ethernet cable, from where I have no idea. There are outlets for ethernet cables in the wall, theres an outlet for every person living in the room. I'm assuming we're connected to the router, I'm not really sure about these kinds of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbear View Post
    The thing is, he won't even admit to torrenting. I've asked him several times but he just downright denies it. Is there anything else I can do?
    lol yeah. Send him an e-mail with the uTP link and tell him please go to Options | Preferences | BitTorrent in his uTorrent and check the box for "Enable Bandwidth Management [uTP]" and then go to Bandwidth and check the box for "Apply rate limit to uTP connections."
    How do I do this on Vuze? He stepped out to take a shower and I went to go check his computer and enable it without him knowing. But I can't seem to find anything on uTP for Vuze.
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