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I think my college is throttling Bittorrent, any way around it?

Asked by shockvalue (5797points) August 27th, 2008

perhaps throttle is the wrong word, I simply cannot download .torrent files.

Lets assume I need it for “educational” purposes.

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blastfamy's avatar

A quick test to see if the university is blocking the .torrent filetype:
email any .torrent file to yourself: this way, you will see how they handle the filetype as a potentially blocked item.

tWrex's avatar

Have you tried to enable RC4 transport encryption? It may or may not work, but I know it helps to make the traffic type undetectable. You may also need to switch the default ports.

aanuszek1's avatar

Make sure that you have encryption enabled… PeerGuardian helps too

seekingwolf's avatar

My school does throttle torrent files and I’ve confirmed this.

I agree with aanuszek1…enable encryption and use PeerGuardian too.

I also use Anonymizer software (you can buy it or free trial) and it changes your IP address. This increases my download/upload speed for some reason.

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