Damn uTorrent...

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  1. Livin in a box
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    I'm trying to download Boom Blox for my Wii but it downloads just so damn slow. It's slow with everything. And it's starting to p*** me off. A lot. the most that it will go to is 6 kB/s. It says that it will take a week and 5 days to download one thing. I've tried other torrent downloaders, such as BitTorrent, Vuze, FlashGet and BitLord. All of these do the same as uTorrent.

    I have wireless networking but having a modem in still doesn't make it go faster. Will someone please help into making it go faster or anything?
     
  2. fischju

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    Forward your ports and find a better seeded torrent
     
  3. Livin in a box
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    There are about 500 seeds on the torrent i'm downloading! And the port is forwarded correctly.
     
  4. fischju

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    Then your ISP might be blocking bittorrent
     
  5. Livin in a box
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    I've enabled encryption, but I doubt that'll solve it...
     
  6. matriculated

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    Open more connections if your router can handle it. I open 200 and I get anywhere from 50-300KBs depending on the torrent. I'm not using uTorrent but it shouldn't make a difference.
     
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    He said he already tried other torrents, including vuze--
    "I've tried other torrent downloaders, such as BitTorrent, Vuze, FlashGet and BitLord. All of these do the same as uTorrent."



    Hmm... your uTorrent has the green circle in the status bar right? [​IMG]
    I can't think of any other reason why its so slow...
     
  9. Carnivean

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    Sounds like your IP has traffic shaping enabled, you'll not likely ever get higher if that's the case.
     
  10. xcalibur

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    Turn off UPnP port forwarding.
     
  11. Livin in a box
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    UPnP is what my router uses, so I need it on otherwise it just won't work at all.

    I do have the green light in the status bar.

    I'm with TalkTalk UK, if that helps anyone...

    How do I open more connections on my router? Because i'm sure that my router can't handle it, as it can't handle playing Brawl online with more than 1 other person.
     
  12. silent sniper

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    Damn, after reading all this, actually sounds like you're pretty fucked unless you get a new router or ISP =\
     
  13. Livin in a box
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    I've only just got my router. It's a Netgear DG834G.
     
  14. xcalibur

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    Not really. Forward a specific port in your router and then disable the option in utorrent.
    UPnP has been proven to slow down torrents.

    EDIT: Here's a guide to mapping a port on your router for utorrent.

    http://www.portforward.com/english/routers...4G/Utorrent.htm
     
  15. silent sniper

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    Huh. Well, I just googled the name of your router and by the sounds of the reviews, it's a really good router. I'd think it's a problem with your ISP or internet traffic.
     
  16. Livin in a box
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    What port though?
     
  17. xcalibur

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    Any from about 10000 all the way to 64000.
     
  18. kobykaan

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    try this .. cap yer upload speed to just 6kb and set download speed to 0 or max uploading will slow downloading by splitting the bandwith between upload/download you can always seed it back at FULL SPEED later on [​IMG]


    change your port number to the default if your isp is monitoring the default UTORRENT PORT then change it to a completely different number just remember to port forward if you need to to the same port in your route settings [​IMG]


    set max number of global connections to 10000 and max number of connections per torrent to 150 number of upload slots to 4 if its not that already [​IMG]

    see if that helps .. usually the PORT change helps loads as most isps filter/add a contention to specific P2P ports ... you can also try default ports usually used for pop 3 mail etc such as port 110 (popmail usually) [​IMG]
     
  19. Livin in a box
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    Well- I don't know how to do that on the setup page thing, but I will try the port forwarding thing and see if it makes a difference.
     
  20. xcalibur

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    One question, what is utorrent saying about the trackers?
    Is it saying they're working fine?

    [​IMG]