Originally Posted by Pay919
How do you get fast DC++ downloads on campus, but not on residence? Do you need to port forward or set up a static ip?
im not sure what everyone else is talking about, but YES you can use dc++ on macconect.
the only disadvantage is that you have to join a hub as a passive user which means that no one else can establish a connection with you because mcmaster would decline it anyway. this means that two passive users cannot connect to each other. only a passive & active or active & active can connect to each other.
the only cap i know of that exists is a 2gb/day limit. which is not always enforced as i got away with it a couple times. the only thing that will happen to you if you go over that limit is that you will get capped for the next 24 hours. (i believe it is around 10kb/s.. i cant remember)
the speed is not affected otherwise.
now connecting to hubs is another problem. some hubs will only let you in if you are an active users. i would say only about 15 percent do that. there are more limitations but they are hub specific. some of them let you connect to only a specific number of hubs, different share limits, etc...
i managed to download 2mb/s at one point. this usually happens when something is popular and everyone is sharing it.
I also use torrents and everyone was telling me how mcmaster caps torrents but surprisingly, as we speak, i am downloading 800kb/s on torrents in MDCL.
i believe they only cap you if there are many users using the same access point.