Bitorrent Help

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Mar 31, 2007

Bitorrent Help by kcbomber at 8:20 PM (1,410 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. kcbomber
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    Member kcbomber GBAtemp Regular

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    Well whenever i open bitorrent to try and download a file, it tends to disconnect after about twenty minutes or so. Once my bitorrent disconnects, it stops all internet connectivity. I'm not sure if it has to do with my downloading rate becomes too high so it automatically disconnects. If it helps, the bitorrent program I use is Bitorrnado. Does anyone know what's going on with my bitorrent. Thanks For your Help. Much appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  2. Mehdi

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    get bitcomet and call it a day
     
  3. Kyoji

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    Maybe:
    1) Your router/modem suck
    2) Your ISP is throttling your net due to increase in traffic
    3) Your BT program sucks. Get uTorrent.
     
  4. jumpman17

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    Does your internet also die when downloading a large file normally of an HTTP website?
     
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    It could be a couple of things.

    I had a crappy router that gave out if too much bandwidth was used. I don't know if you're using a router or not but try updating the firmware on it to the latest.

    also, I had a friend with cable internet (comcast) and they froze his internet if he used too much bandwidth in a certain amount of time so he'd have to reset his modem/router. but then he got a router that automatically detected that and fixed it automatically
     
  6. clivefrog

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    try using a decent torrent client, maybe uTorrent or Azureus
     
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    oh yes, and get uTorrent instead
     
  8. Tomobobo

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    Torrents are lame. Look into usenet. It's much faster and safer. Also, it doesn't lag out your internet connection near as much as torrents. A torrent could be downloading at 3.2 kbps, and you'll have very high pings in online games, and your internet browser will be unresponsive at times.

    With usenet, I can download at full bandwidth and have no lag and perfect internet browsing.
     
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    news groups are great if you're a super leech and you want to pay for downloading stuff you could get for free elsewhere. Yeah you can get stuff faster and with less hassle, but news groups aren't really for the masses are they?? so why preach to them...
     
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    Hmm thats opposite for me. I have a 784kbps and when I use usenet, I cant even play counterstrike because my pings in the 500 ranges.
     
  11. Psyfira

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    That makes no sense, it's probably the other way around. Your internet connection stops, which cuts off the bittorrent.

    Do a test; try limiting the bandwidth (maximum download / upload speeds) to something smaller (10 up, 20 down) and see what happens. (I think Bitornado can do it.) If it works then it was probably the ISP interviening and cutting you off. (you can probably get away with figures higher than that but for the sake of this test start low). The ISP's more likely to notice the Upload stream than the download one.
     
  12. Knab

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    alot of people with high speed internet can use their ISPs news server for free, such as roadrunner. no need to fork out more dough.
     
  13. Nestea80

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    Use uTorrent and try lowering the global maximum number of connections in the preferences.
     
  14. fischju_original

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    I would say that it is your upload speed, you need to limit it. and get µtorrent.
     
  15. FAST6191

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    Just to add to this, it may also be your firewall (Zone alarm did it for me).

    The bandwidth thing is sort of correct as well, I find powering down the modem for 5 minutes or pulling your connection sorts things if you have it set to a lot of active peers.
     
  16. gatorade

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    like other said, utorrent ftw

    you could try using older versions (google it) as there has been some concerns ever since the ownership changed
     
  17. Fatal

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    Do you use a router? Some routers cant handle the amount of connections that bittorrent creates and will crash. After the crash you have to restart the router and your connection will resume. If that is the case, you may have to limit the amount of connections that your client makes. This can result in slower downloads but your router shouldn't crash anymore.
     
  18. Golin

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    Dude just get Azureus. BTW, it can be connection problem, ISP problem, firewall problem (XP/Vista/non-OS firewall/modem firewall/router firewall, etc.), or something else... Just get Azureus though.
     

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