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Topic # 25033 10-Aug-2008 02:25
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Hey Guys, I have recently gotten the amazing new Torrent package from Xnet, My Line Speed is up to 4megabytes per second.

Problem Im having is, I CANT GET FAST TORRENTS!! Seriously i am PISSED!! lol

The Most i get is about 20kb's up to a max for 40kb's download.

I mean Im not completely Dumb when it comes to Pc Systems.
But this has completely stumped me now, I REALLY dont know what to do.

Ive tried numerous torrents programs with numerous torrent sites with all kinds of numbers of seeders and leechers.

Ive tried opening more half open connections on my system to speed it up - Didnt help

Ive searched the hash of numerous torrents to apply more trackers to the download. That hardly worked.

Im Currently trying to download a torrent right now with bitcommet.
Torrent has 742 seeders and 234 leechers.

And you see what I mean, IM GETTING A MAX OF 14kb/s!!

I am uploading, I have fixed the registry of my pc.

I have forwarded the ports on my pc to 10000 - 10001 which was recommended by another website.

Ive tried turning off my firewall.

My computer is garenteed clean from any viruses.

I dont know ,, I hope someone can help me. I get quite jelous seeing people get 400kb/s or more on a torrent download. .. grrr lol

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Reply # 155543 10-Aug-2008 08:47
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  Reply # 155547 10-Aug-2008 09:02
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Ah Yes Sorry , Thats what I Meant. I forwarded ports on my Router.

I just had the worst night ever, I tried setting up a static IP on my pc. And then my whole connection bombed out lol

Sat Here for 6 hours trying to fix it cause windows xp couldnt retrieve ip settings, ,they just stayed blank.

Luckily fixed it , by deleteing the TCPIP.sys file and letting my windows xp cd replace it.

Ok now back to square one , , Trying to fix the slow torrents.

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  Reply # 155579 10-Aug-2008 11:32
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Are you using public trackers or private trackers to download torrents?

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  Reply # 155581 10-Aug-2008 11:39
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I'm guessing public torrents since I get most of my torrents from Piratebay etc . .

But then how do I go about getting private torrents? Are they usually faster?

Thanx for replies so far guys!
Much Appreciated


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  Reply # 155592 10-Aug-2008 13:15
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how many connections (peers) do you allow per torrent?


I'm not with xnet but have the following setting for my utorrent:

 - 200 global connections

 - 100 per torrent

 - does not matter what port you have but made it 5 digits like 10000


and you should be sweet... and also, when there're a lot of peers on torrent specially on open trackers like piratebay, there are lot's of low speed peers... so make it a big number of allowed peers to connect to... and then be connected for a while and your speed should increase.


on a good day I got upto 350kB/s from US trakers :) and I'm SNAPs night owl user.



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  Reply # 155682 10-Aug-2008 19:55
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Cyris666:I have forwarded the ports on my pc to 10000 - 10001 which was recommended by another website.

Im assuming the ports you've setup in your torrent program are also set to one of these two also? In µTorrent it will have a green tick down the bottom, and the port tester in the speed guide tool will say the port is open.
And im assuming you port forwarded UDP not just TCP?

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  Reply # 155770 11-Aug-2008 07:11
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Yip Yip. Ive done that. I checked those settings now.

I have a max of 750 Global Connections
And a Max of 100 connections per torrent.

Haha you see. Your getting 350kb/s . . . Thats so unfair lol

And yes I have forwarded both TCP and UDP ports on my router, and my Bittorrent program too. I'm gonna download Utorrent again and give that a try. My question is. Should they both TCP and UDP ports be forwarded to the same port number?
Cause thats what ive done.

I shall mess around with the port forwarding and more settings soon and see what I get.

I'll Post my results as soon as I can.

But in The Mean time, Well im situated in New Zealand Obviously, So is there any recommended good torrent sites? For good speed and what not?

Thanx again guys.
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  Reply # 155775 11-Aug-2008 08:09

Are you on FS/FS? you need the upload speed to combat the ratio's on public trackers.
as soon as I set my upload to 50KB/s my downloads started rocketing to 400-500KB/s

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  Reply # 155779 11-Aug-2008 08:26
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Mmmm,, well my lines a Full speed download and a 128kb/s upload.

I let bittorrent configure my upload speed automatically, ,thats a good thing right?

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  Reply # 155881 11-Aug-2008 13:23
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usually bittorrent just configures it to the max upload.

What type of Router do you have? I recently changed mine and my speeds increased - SOME of my torrents get up 120kb/s but not too much quicker.

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  Reply # 155925 11-Aug-2008 15:37
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Ahh yep i have the D-Link G604T  ..  .The All Wireless one. Really kewl to connect multiple wifi pc's too. :)

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  Reply # 155937 11-Aug-2008 16:18
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It's possible your upload is choking your download.  If it's trying to upload at max then there's no "space" to send the download acks, so it bottlenecks.  Try reducing your upload to 80% of your maximum.

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  Reply # 155938 11-Aug-2008 16:20
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The lower end Dlink's like yours seem to get overwhelmed by a lot of connections, which is exactly what happens with torrents, many connections are being made all the time. A different modem would speed you up slightly i'd guess but i don't think this is what is causing your such low speeds.
To keep things legal, and a torrent i know will be well seeded, try downloading the ubuntu torrent for a few minutes. 500 seeds, i go 200kb/s after 20s.
Got a green tick in utorrent down the bottom yet?

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  Reply # 155960 11-Aug-2008 17:12
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K Kewl, Ill limit my upload to 80% tonight.

I dont think I have much of a problem with my Modem, Cause If I download from HTTP links. I get close to 800kb/s on a good night.

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  Reply # 155962 11-Aug-2008 17:22
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Yes thats because HTTP downloads are usually 1 connection if downloaded with a web browser. Torrents are more like 100+ connections which are constantly opening and closing, this is what some lower end routers cannot cope with. Though as i said this isn't your main problem.

Oh btw heres a link to the ubuntu torrent which perhaps you could leave running for a couple of minutes to test with. But first you should in utorrent choose Options > Speed Guide > test if port is forwarded correctly.

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