I am an avid user of Overnet. I have used it with no problems for 2 weeks. Then all of a sudden my isp starts disconnecting me because they say that I am clogging the lines and using up too much bandwidth. I have a 768 KB/s connection. They have disconnected me 4 times already and I have had to call and talk with them to get it turned back on. Yesterday (Tuesday) they shut me down @ about 10:14 AM then I called them and they talked with me and I told them that I will set my sources to 35 because I set it to 45 and thats when they disconnected me. Little did I know they dropped my speed down to 128 KB/s when they turned it on. I thought that I just didn't have that many sources when I was dl. I then went and purchased a backup power supply for 82 minutes for when the power goes out and Dazzle Digital Video Creator so I can rip all of my vhs and use Dr. Divx to encode them. I returned and I opened up AIM (American Instant Messenger or something like that AOL makes it but the name is AIM so I'm not too sure what the letters stand for) My isp then dropped my connection and then when I called them they told me that they dropped my speed down to 128KB/S to see if that would fix the bandwidth problem + I had changed my sources to 35 instead of 45. This did not fix the problem they said so they cut me off. They then asked me what file sharing program that I was using and I told them Overnet. They said that they would look it up and do some research on it to see why it uses so much bandwidth. BTW my comp is clean of ad-wear, spyware, trojans, viruses, etc. so I know that it is not any crap taking over my connection.
My isp told me not to use any file sharing programs til they tell me that it is ok. They said that it will probably be Thursday before they can upgrade their network to 10 MB/s Down because I am flooding the pipes for 2MB/S. They told me that it I use any filesharing program before they tell me that I can, they will terminate my usage permanently because of prior warning.
Can they do this and why does Overnet use so much bandwidth. Does anyone else have this problem?
What is bandwidth because I have looked it up and the definitions that I have been given haven't told me anything.