I have a peculiar problem here. I am trying to use Air VPN to download my torrents but I can't. Every time i try there is a high spike in download speed and then it slowly diminishes to 0.1KB/s and at the same time the whole connection tanks.
One ordinary webpage (e.g wikipedia) takes multiple refreshes to load. Sometimes It's won't load at all. Skype looses connection, etc...
The VPN provider does not discriminate against any type of traffic.
The moment I close the P2P client everything is back to normal. But it gets even more weird. I can actually upload/seed through the VPN just fine but can't download. So then I thought it must be my ISP that is blocking P2P traffic. Funny thing is when i disconnect from VPN server the torrents start to download at full speed right away. Which tells me that they are not blocking it. I was on the phone with tech support and they said they never do any traffic shaping or management whatsoever. (Riddle me this...)
Even the people from Air VPN tried to help me resolve my problem but didn't get anywhere in the end. He/she told me that something is blocking my high volume UDP traffic. I tried replicating the situation on another computer and the same thing happened. Although that laptop has nearly the same configuration as my main tower. So I will have to find some other pc.
We actually have 2 different lines coming into the house. They are completely separate. One is Zen Internet and the other one is Virgin media. I connected to Virgin one expecting a different result but no. It's the same situation. Which leads me to think that my main pc is the suspect.
I remember when I was at old house I used to use PIA with BT internet and it worked perfectly. Then I moved to this new place and suddenly I couldn't download through PIA at all. Switched VPN provider and same thing all over again.
For the life of me I can't even figure out what is the root of the problem. If somebody could help me to solve this mystery I would be very grateful.