How can I circumvent BitTorrent throttling?

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

My ISP is a reseller of Bell Canada DSL service. Bell uses Deep Packet Inspection for all of its users and resellers to limit the bandwidth consumed by P2P applications such as BitTorrent.

Bell throttles between 4:30pm – 2:00am daily.

Early workarounds such as using port 1723 was good at first but has since been rectified by ISPs.

What are your suggestions?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

I do not have Bell Canada, but a number of users have reported that using the uTP (UDP torrenting) feature of the uTorrent beta (now 2.0) is successful in circumventing Bell’s interference.

More information at this FileShareFreak article:
http://filesharefreak.com/2008/12/02/is-your-bittorrent-throttled-try-utorrent-19/

Method 2

If you are using Vuze (used to be Azereus), then they have a guide for encrypting bittorrent traffic here (They recommend level 5 for Bell). They also show here that Bell is awful for bittorrenting…

I’ve used these for Bell before, and it seemed to be hit and miss, but it still was better then doing nothing at all.

Some of what they show here will also apply to other bittorrent clients.

Method 3

If your torrent client supports it, then enable encryption. This will only help when talking to peers and trackers that also have it enabled, but it will stop the packet inspection.

Method 4

Only using encrypted torrents will probably fix this. However, by passing this may be a violation of your ToS. Don’t get yourself into trouble.

Method 5

There are tricks like Tor and UltraSurf that will completely move you out of monitoring range.
These will increase your bandwidth utilization a bit though.

Glasnost: How to find out if your ISP blocks or limits torrents? — may be useful too.
Another ref, Google helps to test whether your ISP blocks Bittorrent

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

All methods was sourced from stackoverflow.com or stackexchange.com, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5, cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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