weird tethering?

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    So yes, I know tethering is not officially supported and especially not downloading torrents..
    However, some of us do and I have something weird going on lately when I do.
    Currently my torrents download at next to nothing when I usually get 200kb/sec.
    sometimes they pickup then drop back down.
    I can be downloading at like 10kb/sec and wireless tether will sometimes show as high as 1000kb/sec.
    I installed a network monitor to make sure a background program wasn't running eating my bandwidth and nothing.
    What would cause the huge discrepancy between the speed I am downloading and what wifi tether is showing?
    Could this be Verizon throttling me for using tether/torrents?
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    Not speaking from experience or any actual facts, just repeating what I have heard in the past on crackberry.com...
    Allegedly, Verizon can throttle you back if they suspect you are tethering and don't have it on your plan.
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    Yeah, no evidence to prove it, but that screams throttling. Torrent anything on an unlicensed 3G tether seems like a really good way to get slammed with extra fees.
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    this is my guess too.. It has been holding steady at 10kbps for a while now.

    SUCKY!
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    started a youtube video on droid while tethering.. starts playing immediately.. my web browsing on the computer is not affected at all.. posting this as i do all this. uTorrent still stuck at 10kbps. hmmm
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    I don't know how port forwarding would come into play here, but are you getting a solid connection to the tracker?
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    yea everything was good earlier and nothing has changed.
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