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Topic # 22863 10-Jun-2008 16:41
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i've been using the bittorrent program azureus for a few months now.

when i first started using it i was downloading single files at 100kbps + (this speed was only for about 2 weeks)

problem is now they are only going at 30kbps max

I have changed my port number various times but nothing seems to help, is it more complex than that or could it be my isp throttling speed.

any advise please

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  Reply # 137080 10-Jun-2008 17:21
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Who's ya isp as Slingshot do it to manage the blocked up times.

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  Reply # 137222 11-Jun-2008 07:46
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i'm pretty sure my isp dosent throttle, i asked someone else last nite and they seemed sure of it

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  Reply # 137675 12-Jun-2008 18:25
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Check your upnp log under the plugins menu. It will tell you if the modem is forwarding your selected port to your computers ip address. Also look for 'mapped successfully' options

I am with slingshot and am pretty sure they dont throttle - but either the network just slows to about 40kbps per customer on some evenings or they prioritise other protocols as I never really find it slow.

Here is a project that tests to see if your isp throttles traffic or shapes it

Also you will want to check your settings
Heres what i use:
  - Port 3001
  - Peer Sources all boxes checked
  - Networks all boxes checked
Connection \ Transport encryption
  - All boxes checked except for 'use the cryptoport...'
  - RC4 minimum encryption
  This allows you to connect with others using encrypted transport if you both support it. ISPs find this harder to throttle.
  - Max connections Globally: 150 for most free modems. If you have a really upmarket router you could raise this to 400.
  Some modems like the dynalink RTA 1320? will crash when the concurrent connections go over ~180 and wont allow azureus to open new connections. This slows down the torrent because it can only connect to the currently open ones to get data from.

When you have finished downloading a torrent it moves to the completed panel, you must leave it in the completed panel (bottom half of My Torrents tab) still running. This shares the files with other people. Your seeding ratio is how much you downloaded over how much you uploaded. The ideal ratio is 100% or higher, or 1:1 or higher. The torrent tracker website will reward you in the future by prioritising you over others when downloading if you keep a good seeding record with it. If you dont let the seed ratio get to 100% or 1:1, you are considered a leecher and not good for the general torrent community and the tracking website will slow you down because of it. This is originally why i upgraded from a FS/128k to a FS/FS broadband plan becasuse i could seed and upload files faster so i could clear them from the completed panel. 99% of files can be opened while azureus is seeding them to other users.

It is quite possible you have leeched alot without seeding and the tracker no longer prioritises you. The other thing is that there may not be many others active on the torrent for you to exchange data with. Most torrent sites will give you a red / yellow or green bar as to how active it is - try only to go for the green torrents. Yellow - you can expect to download really slow and red is pretty much a 'dont go there' - you get the picture

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  Reply # 137739 13-Jun-2008 04:22
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They don't like calling it throttling, they call it traffic shapping (by blocking torrents if needed).
Note the post from Malcommd

But it doesn't should like the shaping is causing the problems.
The shaping has worked well as I have not had the slower than dialup since then (apart from my legal torrents which have been slowed at peak times)

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  Reply # 137802 13-Jun-2008 12:32
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thanks for the info

you could be right about them slowing me down, because i leech more than seed. this might explain why it was fast when i first started using it and now is slow.

i will make sure i seed more!

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