uTorrent is Going so Slow!

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  1. Defiance
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    Ok, seriously, it's been on for about 2 and a half hours total, and my download's only 0.5%! It's only going at most 4 KB per second! And my download is only about 900 MB...

    I haven't downloaded anything in awhile from uTorrent, but this is ridiculous! My computer isn't that slow. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
     
  2. Bob Evil

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    Out of the corner of your eye
    how many seeders are there for the torrent?

    is the incoming connections indicator, at the bottom of uTorrent, red, yellow or green?

    is the torrent from a private tracker or a public one? (do not name the tracker here)


    ... if you want help, you need to provide more info ...
     
  3. xcalibur

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    It has nothing to do with your computer. The torrent is probably a bad one.
     
  4. lookout

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    like thebobevil said.

    number of seeders = good speed and download..
     
  5. Defiance
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    What's the difference between a Public and Private tracker? It might be public, because all I did was go to the site, download the torrent file, and then download the torrent... I didn't sign up or anything.
     
  6. Bob Evil

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    Out of the corner of your eye
    Then, it's public ...

    public tracker give the worst speeds, as no-one is under any pressure or obligation to seed back ...

    how many seeders are showing on that torrent?
     
  7. Defiance
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    When I go to uTorrent it says: Seeding 1(1)
     
  8. TrolleyDave

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    What ISP are you with? Alot of them in the States and Canada are using traffic-shaping when it comes to torrent packets. Comcast are well known for it.

    EDIT : Posted as I was replying...

    "When I go to uTorrent it says: Seeding 1(1)"

    That's your answer then. Whoevers seeding it could be on dial up.
     
  9. Bob Evil

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    Out of the corner of your eye
    right, so there is 1 seeder ... how many leeches? ... how many people is that one person having to seed to?
     
  10. Defiance
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    Also, if it has that little orange 'P' next to it, does that mean I can use it? I noticed those didn't download at all.
     
  11. .::5pYd3r::.

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    The new version of uTorrent has a function that caps warez [​IMG]
     
  12. Artheido

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    People tend to seed a lot when a torrent is new (made within a month).

    I use Demonoid... Well, got an account but never used their torrents yet.

    DDL = Less hassle
    Torrent = Alternative
     
  13. Bob Evil

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    Out of the corner of your eye
    ignore this ... it's a vain attempt at humour that will confuse newbs ...
     
  14. xcalibur

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    When you look for torrents, make sure to sort them for seeds.
    Get the torrent with the most seeds.
     
  15. Bob Loblaw

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    Yeah like everyone said, when it comes to torrents there are way too many variables to determine why it's going slow.

    Seeds, connect ability (ports forwarded?), how much stuff the seeders are seeding/downloading beside this.

    I can make a suggestion though. Try http://bittornado.com/
    It's the simplest GUI and usually the fastest client. It will also automatically ban people using bitcomet from connecting to you (because bitcomet sends crap data)

    You could also try bittyrant which is a cheat client. I've never tried it myself so I'm not sure how well it works. Supposed to be fast though because it tells people you're uploading more than you are.
     
  16. Defiance
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    So if I register at the torrent site will it go faster? Or should I just use a different one?
     
  17. Bob Evil

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    Use a different one.


    Registering at that same site will make no difference.

    Look for a torrent that has lots of seeders ... not just one ... and try and get yourself on a private tracker ...
     
  18. Defiance
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    For Private Trackers, how long do I need to seed? Because I usually like to close uTorrent as soon as I'm done.
     
  19. Artheido

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    OMG YOU LEECHER! BURN IN HELLLLLLLLLllll!!!

    Anyway, seeding is like seeding in real life. You create more oxygen in the atmosphere for other people to breath.

    You need to seed an equal amount to your download, otherwise you'll be banned. People tend to seed more on private sites so they are loved by the community more.
     
  20. Defiance
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    Well how long does it have to be and who tells you when you can stop? How do they know you just didn't turn off your computer? I have to turn off PeerGuardian sometimes to get to certain sites, and I don't wanna risk that again.