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Kanata, ON
reply to andrew1234

Re: [ Express] Is Rogers throttling my upload speed?

It does look like its a DNS issue (or a poor block attempt by Rogers). If you try to access secureix.com by its IP address directly (», you will be able to connect to the site.

Now as for their VPN, if they're hosting the VPN server on the same system, then you can use this IP as well. I will try to find the IP for their VPN service.


Kanata, ON
DNS Query Results:
vpn.secureix.com. 300 IN A
vpn.secureix.com. 300 IN A

Try using one of the IP addresses above to connect, this should work.


Kanata, ON
Follow-up: I was unable to connect to their VPN servers


York, ON
Yes, I find that Rogers is indeed throttling my upload speed too. Although recently, it only takes me less than a minute to connect to SecureIX. Weird. I'm on the Etobicoke hub on Rogers Express by the way.

The only problem is that when I have SecureIX on, some of the webpages I visit don't FULLY load...for example eBay or google images. When I disconnect from SecureIX, all the websites I visit load normally.

Jean Poutine

reply to Sanek
Man, VPN did the trick for me. With BT, I was getting about 1-10 KB before regardless of how many seeds or the swarm speed, and I was lucky if I could upload 5 KB. With VPN, I've gotten up to 600 KB - yes that's bytes not bits - and my upload will stay around what I set it to (50-80 KB). However, when I hit 600 KB, most of it was from one connection that would only last for a few min at a time, and that user had forced encryption. I get about 1-3 KB from most connections and given that a lot of them are cable, it seems that they're either being throttled, stingy with uploading, or they have the number of upload connections set too high for their upload speed. Perhaps, BT will improve if more people use VPN, but it's probly just a matter of time before ISPs find a way to screw with that too. It's like warfare to get what's advertised.