The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published step-by-step instructions for determining whether your ISP is playing games with your packets. http://www.eff.org/w...ing-packet-injection
According to EFF findings, Comcast has been performing "packet injection" whereby they slip an additional extra something into your data stream, their fake packets pretending to be your packets, and thus hosing up BitTorrent and other P2P transfers. Why? Because P2P sucks up as much as 95% of overnight bandwidth
. And here, I thought it was the pr0n.
You'll need a friend with a computer and a copy of WireShark
(the world's best free packet sniffer) to play. Instructions for Linux, Mac, and Windows included.