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Playstation 4
Apr 25, 2014

When all hope was lost and the world looked poised for it's end, our salvation came. In the form of one so hungry, and one so gremlin. And yet, in our darkest hour, they saved us.


Tortured By Flan

Nice, seeing I'm moving back soonish.

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Kachunkachunk
Jun 6, 2011


Closing the loop on my poo poo Internet issues, it resolved itself after a couple of weeks. There was a gradual improvement over the course of the second week, so lord knows what that was about. Shaw is poop in the lower mainland, though - that much I am starting to come to understand.

Bloody Hedgehog
Dec 12, 2003

Gotta' nuke something.


I swear Shaw is doing poo poo with torrents now. Despite their constant swearing up and down that they're not throttling or shaping traffic, torrents have gone to poo poo lately. Now I think they're just blocking/throttling when it detects certain trackers. I can torrent anything legit, linux distros, etc, just fine, almost as fast as my connection will allow. As soon as it's something a little more "fun", speeds are poo poo. Tested this on dozens of torrents at this point. Boring, everyday poo poo = fast as gently caress. Fun stuff = slow as poo poo.

Tried multiple VPN's, OpenVPN, different configs in the torrent client, ports, port forwarding, different mixes of TCP/UDP, nothing makes a difference. The only thing that seems to make a difference is which trackers are associated with which torrent.

ChickenWing
Jul 22, 2010



Fun Shoe

Bloody Hedgehog posted:

I swear Shaw is doing poo poo with torrents now. Despite their constant swearing up and down that they're not throttling or shaping traffic, torrents have gone to poo poo lately. Now I think they're just blocking/throttling when it detects certain trackers. I can torrent anything legit, linux distros, etc, just fine, almost as fast as my connection will allow. As soon as it's something a little more "fun", speeds are poo poo. Tested this on dozens of torrents at this point. Boring, everyday poo poo = fast as gently caress. Fun stuff = slow as poo poo.

Tried multiple VPN's, OpenVPN, different configs in the torrent client, ports, port forwarding, different mixes of TCP/UDP, nothing makes a difference. The only thing that seems to make a difference is which trackers are associated with which torrent.

Have you tried downloading a legit thing from a sketchy tracker? They're not exactly known for their proliferation of seeders.

Hungry Computer
Nov 12, 2008



College Slice

Assuming the VPNs you tried were working properly, theres no way Shaw would have been able to detect which trackers you were connecting to.

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

Was also wondering if there was an issue with magnet links vs. "legit" ones.

Bloody Hedgehog
Dec 12, 2003

Gotta' nuke something.


Hungry Computer posted:

Assuming the VPNs you tried were working properly, theres no way Shaw would have been able to detect which trackers you were connecting to.

Yeah, I don't know what it is really. Prior to about a month ago, even the slowest torrents I tried were at about 6mbs. Now I haven't seen one break 3, and usually they're at 1.5 or less. Except boring poo poo like the aforementioned distros and the like which will come down the pipe at 27mbs.

I typically use magnet links though, so maybe I'll try a non magnet tonight and see what turns up.

Bloody Hedgehog
Dec 12, 2003

Gotta' nuke something.


loving christ, turns out it was my VPN (PIA). Never had an issue with them before, and just assumed it was Shaw because the problems started when I got switched to their new billing and got a new modem from them. Which is weird, since PIA would deliver me some torrents, the boring poo poo, at good speeds, but suddenly the good stuff was slow.

Tried NordVPN, got slightly better, but not much. Now tried ExpressVPN, and everything I try chugs along nicely at 10+ megs a second.

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


Hey, question to ask you guys that are more in the know than me. Might not be the best thread for it, but someone here might know.

My folks will be house-sitting for us late this summer when we are gone for a couple weeks. The problem I have is I cut the cord for TV literally 10 years ago, and my folks are old and still love watching TV. They have Telus Optic TV, and while I obviously don't, I do have 250/250 FTTH Telus as my ISP at my place and I have my place wired with CAT5 in every room.

Anyone know if the folks can simply bring their Telus TV box to my place, plug it into my network and get their TV service?

DariusLikewise
Oct 4, 2008

You wore that on Halloween?


I think their TV box is provisioned by IP assigned at the router their house plugs into(Iím very wrong about what all that stuff is named. So it wonít work by just moving it.

shadow puppet of a
Jan 10, 2007

NO TENGO SCORPIO



Yeah if things worked that way there would be a thriving network of redflagdeals types organizing day-of-week set top box sharing circles.

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


Well that sucks, thanks for being the debbie downers

Oh well, would have been an easy way to do it. Too easy.

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.


just tell them to bring their modem too

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


Would that work?

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.


because if it's anything like Bell's IPTV service it's based on their PPPoE credentials, which presumably they don't know, but are stored in the modem.

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


Hmm, I think my modem ties into my FTTH though, so I am not sure how it would work with 2 modems.

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.


I'm mostly joking and you'd have to swap your modem with theirs. This is not actually a practical recommendation.

TrueChaos
Nov 14, 2006




So I'm looking at moving to a somewhat more rural location, and am trying to figure out my options for internet. Bell & Teksavvy indicate 50mb DSL is available, however I'm concerned that I won't see speeds anywhere near that amount given the location of the property. Is there any way to verify what speed would be available without having a tech come out to check?

Cable is unfortunately not available.

Bob NewSCART
Feb 1, 2012

Outstanding afternoon. "I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse."



slidebite posted:

Hey, question to ask you guys that are more in the know than me. Might not be the best thread for it, but someone here might know.

My folks will be house-sitting for us late this summer when we are gone for a couple weeks. The problem I have is I cut the cord for TV literally 10 years ago, and my folks are old and still love watching TV. They have Telus Optic TV, and while I obviously don't, I do have 250/250 FTTH Telus as my ISP at my place and I have my place wired with CAT5 in every room.

Anyone know if the folks can simply bring their Telus TV box to my place, plug it into my network and get their TV service?

Download a bunch of their favourite TV shows and put it on shuffle lol. Iím sure they donít like watching cable TV for the commercials, so theyíll probably like that solution even more

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.


TrueChaos posted:

So I'm looking at moving to a somewhat more rural location, and am trying to figure out my options for internet. Bell & Teksavvy indicate 50mb DSL is available, however I'm concerned that I won't see speeds anywhere near that amount given the location of the property. Is there any way to verify what speed would be available without having a tech come out to check?

Cable is unfortunately not available.

Not unless there's already active service on that line. DSL is 100% dependant on line conditions so the best you'll get without testing it directly is whatever the providers' service db says is available.

TrueChaos
Nov 14, 2006




infernal machines posted:

Not unless there's already active service on that line. DSL is 100% dependant on line conditions so the best you'll get without testing it directly is whatever the providers' service db says is available.

Yeesh, that sucks. Place was built in the mid 80's and I doubt the phone line has been updated at all since then. Time to see if I can figure out what service the current owner has.

8ender
Sep 24, 2003

clown is watching you sleep


TrueChaos posted:

So I'm looking at moving to a somewhat more rural location, and am trying to figure out my options for internet. Bell & Teksavvy indicate 50mb DSL is available, however I'm concerned that I won't see speeds anywhere near that amount given the location of the property. Is there any way to verify what speed would be available without having a tech come out to check?

Cable is unfortunately not available.

House hunting in rural Ontario I've had good luck with a few things:

- If there's cable, there is likely cable internet
- If there's phone and it's the skinny brown posts on the yards, likely no internet
- If you see the larger cabinets and/or the light teal plastic posts then you might be able to get DSL
- More often than you'd think a rural provider may have run fibre, it's worth a look

DariusLikewise
Oct 4, 2008

You wore that on Halloween?


Lots of phone companies are running fibre in old copper areas just because it isn't that much more to run fibre compared to running all new copper lines

TrueChaos
Nov 14, 2006




8ender posted:

House hunting in rural Ontario I've had good luck with a few things:

- If there's cable, there is likely cable internet
- If there's phone and it's the skinny brown posts on the yards, likely no internet
- If you see the larger cabinets and/or the light teal plastic posts then you might be able to get DSL
- More often than you'd think a rural provider may have run fibre, it's worth a look

No cable, unfortunately. It's these kind of posts:



So I'm thinking that I'm out of luck.

8ender
Sep 24, 2003

clown is watching you sleep


TrueChaos posted:

No cable, unfortunately. It's these kind of posts:



So I'm thinking that I'm out of luck.

I meant the utility posts on the lawn, like those brown skinny boxes. Given that picture though I'm guessing you're SOL. What part of Canada is this?

8ender
Sep 24, 2003

clown is watching you sleep


DariusLikewise posted:

Lots of phone companies are running fibre in old copper areas just because it isn't that much more to run fibre compared to running all new copper lines

Not to mention how cheap it is. I had a nice talk with the Execulink installer Foreman out near Mount Elgin, Ontario and he was pumped about how fast they could lay fibre. No legal or easement issues, the county gives the blessing and they're able to just bury fibre near the ditch kilometres per day. The only thing that slows them down is digging out the vaults in front of peoples houses. When they sign up they run a cable to the house.

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TrueChaos
Nov 14, 2006




8ender posted:

I meant the utility posts on the lawn, like those brown skinny boxes. Given that picture though I'm guessing you're SOL. What part of Canada is this?

South of Ottawa, kinda close to the rideau Carlton raceway.

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