For non-bittorrent files I can usually get 1MB/s down on my home network, and 10MB down on a professionally hosted computer.
When I download a file using bittorrent I often get maxed out on the hosted machine, but only get 90kb/s on my home computer.
I don't believe my upload speed has anything to do with it as the files have many seeders. My upload speed on the hosted computer is negligable.
I can get other files (http/ftp) at 1MB/s at home. Just not bit-torrent. Apart from ISP throttling, which I'm told is not in effect, what would be causing this?
At the moment the fastest way for me to download a file is to get it on the hosted computer and then download it to my home computer over http - which just doesn't strike me as the best thing to do.
Edit: Using uTorrent. b=bit/ B=byte. Would my consumer router be the cause? Limiting number of connections perhaps?