Torrent speeds

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  1. playallday
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    EDIT: New thing, I heard that if you don't seed all of what you downloaded or seed it at a low speed you'll get banned! Is this true? He says that he turns off hes computer every time hes done downloading or whatever he wanted to do.
     


  2. nicky041192

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    it should say how long there is left
     
  3. laminaatplaat

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    Most torrent clients have a ETA counter somewhere on the screen, he should take a look at that. Of course you'll just have to hope your download stays stable. He could also divide the total size of the download by the download speed I guess...
     
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    nvm
     
  5. Trolly

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    There's no way of telling. One of the major problems with torrents.
     
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    nvm
     
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    nvm
     
  8. arctic_flame

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    Most likely to be a combination of a cheap wireless access point/router dropping the connection and how badly the windows wireless stack handles itself in that situation.

    Edit: clarity.
     
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    nvm
     
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    Edited first post. If I didn't double post you'd miss it.
     
  11. elenar

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    This is something that is based on the tracker you are using. Public trackers don't do this, private servers sometimes do.
     
  12. playallday
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    How can I tell? Thank you!

    EDIT: I am using *so**ut, did the *'s to not get banned. It's a well known one.
     
  13. enarky

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    WTF is going on in this thread? It makes no sense.
     
  14. playallday
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    I didn't want to post a new thread so I just edited it. You'll never get it.
     
  15. enarky

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    Umh, did it *ever* occur to you that this is *why* you post new threads in the first place?
     
  16. playallday
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    Well its all about Torrents. It's not like DS to PSP. Last time I did that with GnM everyone got mad.
     
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    Usenet > Torrents.
     
  18. playallday
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    I know Torrents are slow, fat and don't look good but they have some files that are only there.
     
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  20. Trolly

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    Well, this is new to me, what's Usenet? Never even heard of it.

    Oh, and if the site you are downloading from is public and doesn't require a login, you won't get banned (which your friend is probably using).
    If, however, you want generally faster speeds and rarer files & games, private trackers that need logins come into play. They then usually have a system where you need to keep a certain upload/download ratio.
    But yeah, don't worry about it unless you've gone on a site like that.