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Ask a question Alok - Latest answer on Oct 10, 2012 12:21PM
Hello,
dear sir I am using BSNL Ev-Do wireless internet modem. I have already installed DAP-9 I get good speed for downloading MP3 and wallpapers but it could not enhance the downloads speed of the torrents of movies, right now I am using Vuze torrents is there any way to enhance that speed I am getting round about 1 kbps which is really insufficient to download the movies... send me some tips to increase that speed
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Firstyl u have to download utorrent software....................................................................................................

uTorrent was very slow for me until recently I applied a few tweaks. Here’s what I did.

Note: Some of the settings mentioned below are optimized for 256k connection. If you want to calculate the optimal settings for your connection, check at the end of this tutorial. But I suggest you to read the entire tutorial for guidance on other settings.
First go to Options>Preferences>Network

1. Under ‘Port used for incomming connections’, enter any port number. It is best to use a port number above 10000. I use 45682.
2. Randomize port each time utorrent starts: UNCHECKED. I leave this unchecked because I have a router. If you do not have a router or a firewall, and want extra security,check this option.
3. Enable UPnP port mapping (Windows Xp or later only): UNCHECKED. I leave this unchecked because I have experienced it slowing down speeds. It is not needed if you manually port forward.
4. Add utorrent to Windows Firewall exceptions (Windows XP SP2 or later only): UNCHECKED (do this only if you have windows firewall disabled)
5. Global Maximum upload rate (kb/s): [0: unlimited]: 22 (for 256k connection)
6. Protocol Encryption: ENABLED. I would recommend everyone to enable this. This can help increase speeds with many ISPs.
7. Allow incoming Legacy Connections: CHECKED

Network Settings
Options>Preferences>Torrents

1. Global Maximum Number of Connections: 130 (for 256k connection)This number should not be set too low or the number of connections made to your torrents will be limited. Setting it too high may cause too much bandwidth to be used and can cause slowdowns.
2. Maximum Number of connected peers per torrent: 70 (for 256k connection)If you see that the peers connected to a specific torrent are exactly this number, or very close, increase this number to improve speeds.
3. Number of upload slots per torrent: 3 (for 256k connection)This depends on how much you want to upload to other users. Do not set too low or it may affect download speeds.
4. Use additional upload slots if upload speed <90%: CHECKED
5. Maximum number of active torrents: 2 (for 256k connection)
6. Maximum number of active downloads: 1 (for 256k connection)
7. Enable DHT Network: CHECKEDThis is recommended to be checked to improve speeds. More people will be available for sharing if this is checked.
8. Enable DHT for new torrents: CHECKED
9. Enable Peer Exchange: CHECKED
10. Enable scrapping: CHECKED
11. Pre-allocate all files: CHECKED
12. Append .!ut to incomplete files: UNCHECKED

Torrent Settings
Options>Preferences>Advanced

net.max_halfopen: 50

If you use Windows XP SP2, patch tcpip.sys with LvlLord’s Event ID 4226 Patcher to get better performance.

DO NOT CHANGE THIS OPTION unless you have Windows XP SP2 and have patched tcpip.sys.

You can also patch tcpip.sys with xp-Antispy

If you have a firewall

* Open up the options/preferences/settings for the firewall – usually your firewall will have an icon to click in the taskbar
* Look for the keywords “allow list” or “programs”
* Add the application you want to give access to the internet
* Make sure to save your settings when you are done

If you have a router

1. Go to start>run>type cmd, press enter>type ipconfig, press enter
2. Remember both your ip address and your default gateway
3. Type in your default gateway into your default browser, a password prompt may come up. The default username and password are admin for my router
4. Under ‘Applications’ fill out one line for each p2p client you use
5. You need to use your ip address, the correct port range and set either tcp or udp
6. You can find and change the ports in the actual p2p client’s settings, just make sure they are the same in the router
7. Most p2p apps need both tcp and udp checked, if you are not sure check your p2p client’s FAQ
8. Save your settings

:!: Check PortForward.com to forward ports for uTorrent.

Some of the settings I mentioned above are relative to my bandwidth.

How to calculate optimal settings for your connection

In order to apply the following tips you need to know your maximum upload and download speeds. You can test your bandwidth over here.
Maximum upload speed

If you use your Maximum upload speed, there won’t be not enough space left for the files you are downloading. So you have to cap your upload speed.

This is how I calculate my optimal upload speed…

upload speed * 80%
Maximum download speed

Setting your maximum download speed to unlimited will hurt your connection. So use this to calculate your optimal setting.

download speed * 90%
Maximum connected peers per torrent

upload speed * 1.3
Maximum upload slots

1 + (upload speed / 6)
Disable Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall hates P2P and so disable it and get yourself a decent firewall like Zone Alarm.

And last optimize your Internet connection with TCP Optimizer.

Know any other tricks to increase uTorrent’s download speed? Please share them here.
max- Apr 30, 2011 10:09PM
Yes my friend your adviced settings have worked for me. Thankyou.
max
bill- Oct 6, 2012 07:05AM
i lol at your 60 kbps im going at 1.2mbs
andy1571- Oct 10, 2012 12:17PM
lol ive had 8 meg ;)
andy1571- Oct 10, 2012 12:21PM
infact im pulling 1.6 meg now while on a vpn to the nederlands from the uk. seems to bypass BT throttling
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First install u torrent

Click the peers tab (right click -> untick resolve Ip's)
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Options -> Preferences


:General (tab)
Tick add Windows firewall
exeception
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:Connection (tab)

Listening Port [443] or [45682]
Untick Upnp
Untick nat-pmp
Untick Random port
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:Bandwidth (tab) (depends on your connection)

Untick Automatic
Change Global Upload to [15]

Gloabal Connections [500]
Connected per torrent [200]

Tick Upload slots(90%) -> [14]
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:BitTorront (tab)

Protocol Encryption [Enable] [allow legacy connections]
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:Queueing (tab)
Active Torrents [60]
Active Downloads [63]

Ratio [100%] [ignore]
Untick seeding tasks
Untick seeding Goal, change to [4]
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:Advanced (tab)
Change and click Set

BT.allow_same_iP [*True]
BT.connect_speed [*2]
BT.enable_tracker [*True]
BT.no_connect_to_services [*False]
BT.send_have_to_seed [*False ]

gui.bypass_search_redirect [*True]

net.max_halfopen [*500]
net.outgoing_port [*50]
net.wsaevents [*150]

peer.disconnect_inactive_interval [*900]

queue.dont_count_slow_dl [*False]
queue.dont_count_slow_ul [*False]

rss.update_interval [*20]
Nani- Apr 28, 2010 01:05AM
hey sam,i m using 3.1mbps bsnl modem..... but I m getttin very low speeds in download as wel as browsin... so can u please sen me some trix to download speed for both normal and torrent......
sssss- May 3, 2010 04:28AM
thnx sam it rely solved my problem u dont know how to thank u
Ash- May 9, 2010 08:47PM
thanx man.. previously my avg dl speed was around 140kbps n now it has gone upto 180 190 kbps
huhuhu- Apr 30, 2011 05:48PM
oh GREAT! im now stuck at 85 kbs! last time it was 170-190!
putu- May 1, 2011 02:07AM
beautiful dude its rally works
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firts go to google.com and search of download cheat engine 5.6 than download it and inatall it ,open it then go to the top left corner to open programmes than select yur torrent download client than in the right check the speed hak and write o.1 than apply then see your download goes faster .
i have done this cheat and get up to from 7 kb/s to 200kb/s I also have BSNL Ev-Do wireless internet modem .
abhishek- May 8, 2010 11:30PM
thanks dude it really works...
thanks a lot
hhhhhh- May 30, 2010 01:47AM
hello by default the value ll be 1.0. should I change that to 0.1
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my utorrent was very slow before I haven't download torrent freak my speed was 10kbps but now it is upto 250 kbps
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I see a lot of people have trouble downloading the torrents and are not getting adequate d/wld speeds.

In torrents the download speeds ar dependent on many factors:

1. For proper download speeds you need to have enough seeders available for the torrents - yes the seeders are those who have completely downloaded the file and are on a sharing mode and are uploading the files for you to download, in case their upload speed is less the download speed for you is less..
2. The Peers / Leechers are those who are currently in the process of downloading the file, yes o'course they upload too,however their upload speeds are constricted due to a major portion of the bandwidth being used for dwnld..
3, Setting your upload speeds lower would possibly help, however setting a very low upload speed as 0.1kbps would limit your download speeds too, reason being - the downloads in torrents are from the peers / seeders to whose computers you need to have a connection to download, when you constrict your upload completely the connections also get constricted, so have a 1-3 kbps upload limit per torrent and the connections should work fine.
4. Last but not the least, ensure your firewall is not blocking the torrent download program, you'd need both outgoing as well as incoming connections from the torrent program to work for faster downoads.

Lemme know in case of any further questions.
torrenterz
jasi- Oct 10, 2009 09:28AM
harami my download speed is still 2 kps banchod madarchod lol fuck ur mother on her pussy
mayank werlot - Oct 11, 2009 04:29AM
can you tell me what speed you get in direct downloads

pls pls plsagug
mk- Jan 25, 2010 05:11AM
Thank u so much. it works very well. I was downloading movie with avg. 3.5 kbps, after setting upload rate=5, I am downloading with 30 - 50 kbps.
Redzer- Apr 7, 2010 10:24AM
cheers man really done the job downloads are flying
Rahul- Apr 21, 2010 05:42PM
Hi ,I have gt a Bsnl broadband 256 kbps plan.Earlier my utorrent download speed varied between 190 - 210 kbps. Bt now it is giving me only 45 kbps avearge..Can u just help me out...Thanks...
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Use internet Cyclone to speed up your internet. It's the best internet optimizer. I've increased the speed from 763Kb/s to 931kb/s !!!
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first if you are behind a router you need to open a port for others to connect to u


http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm

step 1 copy and paste the above link in the address bar and hit enter

step 2 find the your router in the list

step 3 the one am using is the sagem fast live box 3202


step4 having found your model click on it

step5 click on skip advertisment

step 6 now be sure to follow all the instruction

step7 scroll down the alphabetical list up too the u torrent link

step 8 click on it

step 9 be sure to follow all the instruction properly on the page


step10 before setting the lan servers be sure to set up properly your static ip adress (very important)

step11 set up your lan server and your done

step12 for those using xp(sp2) u have a very limited outbond connection capability

step13 so use this patch (only for those using xp sp2 ,sp3 not for vista users)

step14 http://www.lvllord.de/?lang=en&url=downloads

step 15 download the english version

step16 the zip file can be opened with

step17 http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

step18 chose the english version (32 bit version)

step19 open the patch with it

step20 if it says(do you really want to change the limit to 50) type y and that it

step 20 now to make u torrent max out your bandwidth

step21 I use u torrent 1.8.4

step 22 open u torrent

step 23 options

preferences

click on advanced

scroll down too net.max_half open

set the value to 50

step24 go to connections and disable upnp port mapping

step25 go to bandwidth put in your your upload rate and download rate global max num of connect 200, maximum num of connected peers per torrent 189, upload slots 4

step 26 to get values for your upload and download rate the adress
is below

http://www.speedtest.net/

step 27 now at the bottom of the u torrent window there must be a green circle with a tick saying your net work is ok

step28 if that is not the case may sure u have followed every step

or simply do that click on the green circle

click on test if port is forwarded properly

your browser should start and says that your port is open

when it does simply close your browser and click on use selected setting (try again if you do not have the green light usually after 2 try it works )

now your done
evil- Jan 18, 2010 03:25PM
People should understand that what your ISP says u think is Downloading Speed is actually your bandwidth.....suppose they say 256 kbps, it means your maximum download speed shall be around 32 kbps.....simple, just divide the bandwidth by 8.

Secondly, lesser number of seeds lead to slow downloading speed, so try to download those files which have more seeds.
Rahul- Apr 21, 2010 05:39PM
Hi ,I have gt a Bsnl broadband 256 kbps plan.Earlier my utorrent download speed varied between 190 - 210 kbps. Bt now it is giving me only 45 kbps avearge..Can u just help me out...Thanks...
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$ uTorrent was very slow for me until recently I applied a few tweaks. Here’s what I did.
Note: Some of the settings mentioned below are optimized for 256k connection. If you want to calculate the optimal settings for your connection, check at the end of this tutorial. But I suggest you to read the entire tutorial for guidance on other settings.
First go to Options>Preferences>Network
1. Under ‘Port used for incomming connections’, enter any port number. It is best to use a port number above 10000. I use 45682.
2. Randomize port each time utorrent starts: UNCHECKED. I leave this unchecked because I have a router. If you do not have a router or a firewall, and want extra security,check this option.
3. Enable UPnP port mapping (Windows Xp or later only): UNCHECKED. I leave this unchecked because I have experienced it slowing down speeds. It is not needed if you manually port forward.
4. Add utorrent to Windows Firewall exceptions (Windows XP SP2 or later only): UNCHECKED (do this only if you have windows firewall disabled)
5. Global Maximum upload rate (kb/s): [0: unlimited]: 22 (for 256k connection)
6. Protocol Encryption: ENABLED. I would recommend everyone to enable this. This can help increase speeds with many ISPs.
7. Allow incoming Legacy Connections: CHECKED

Options>Preferences>Torrents
1. Global Maximum Number of Connections: 130 (for 256k connection)This number should not be set too low or the number of connections made to your torrents will be limited. Setting it too high may cause too much bandwidth to be used and can cause slowdowns.
2. Maximum Number of connected peers per torrent: 70 (for 256k connection)If you see that the peers connected to a specific torrent are exactly this number, or very close, increase this number to improve speeds.
3. Number of upload slots per torrent: 3 (for 256k connection)This depends on how much you want to upload to other users. Do not set too low or it may affect download speeds.
4. Use additional upload slots if upload speed <90%: CHECKED
5. Maximum number of active torrents: 2 (for 256k connection)
6. Maximum number of active downloads: 1 (for 256k connection)
7. Enable DHT Network: CHECKEDThis is recommended to be checked to improve speeds. More people will be available for sharing if this is checked.
8. Enable DHT for new torrents: CHECKED
9. Enable Peer Exchange: CHECKED
10. Enable scrapping: CHECKED
11. Pre-allocate all files: CHECKED
12. Append .!ut to incomplete files: UNCHECKED

Options>Preferences>Advanced
net.max_halfopen: 50
If you use Windows XP SP2, patch tcpip.sys with LvlLord’s Event ID 4226 Patcher to get better performance.
DO NOT CHANGE THIS OPTION unless you have Windows XP SP2 and have patched tcpip.sys.
You can also patch tcpip.sys with xp-Antispy
If you have a firewall
• Open up the options/preferences/settings for the firewall – usually your firewall will have an icon to click in the taskbar
• Look for the keywords “allow list” or “programs”
• Add the application you want to give access to the internet
• Make sure to save your settings when you are done
If you have a router
1. Go to start>run>type cmd, press enter>type ipconfig, press enter
2. Remember both your ip address and your default gateway
3. Type in your default gateway into your default browser, a password prompt may come up. The default username and password are admin for my router
4. Under ‘Applications’ fill out one line for each p2p client you use
5. You need to use your ip address, the correct port range and set either tcp or udp
6. You can find and change the ports in the actual p2p client’s settings, just make sure they are the same in the router
7. Most p2p apps need both tcp and udp checked, if you are not sure check your p2p client’s FAQ
8. Save your settings
Check PortForward.com to forward ports for uTorrent.
Some of the settings I mentioned above are relative to my bandwidth.
How to calculate optimal settings for your connection
In order to apply the following tips you need to know your maximum upload and download speeds. You can test your bandwidth over here.
Maximum upload speed
If you use your Maximum upload speed, there won’t be not enough space left for the files you are downloading. So you have to cap your upload speed.
This is how I calculate my optimal upload speed…
upload speed * 80%
Maximum download speed
Setting your maximum download speed to unlimited will hurt your connection. So use this to calculate your optimal setting.
download speed * 90%
Maximum connected peers per torrent
upload speed * 1.3
Maximum upload slots
1 + (upload speed / 6)
Disable Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall hates P2P and so disable it and get yourself a decent firewall like Zone Alarm.
And last optimize your Internet connection with TCP Optimizer.
Know any other tricks to increase uTorrent’s download speed? Please share them here.
mr.bansal- Apr 6, 2010 08:43PM
i have airtel con. my downloading speed only 100kbs to 125 kbs
please tell me how can I increase
albert- Apr 27, 2010 12:28AM
buddy,
I am using bsnl wireless modem with speed of 278.58 kb.
usually I got 50kB..but now I am only getting 20kB.
what may be the reason?
could u please give me the settings which I shall make to sped up my utorrent?
plz....
sunny- Apr 29, 2010 07:50AM
you should defragment
Adrian- May 8, 2010 03:31AM
Hi Sam
You rock my brother! Thank you very much for these settings. They immediately improved my download speeds by approximately 32 times! Wow!
Best regards, Adrian
mofe- May 15, 2010 01:58PM
you are the MAN!!!!:) I did what you said with a little modification and I'm downloading torrents like I download normal files with an accelerator!! Jumped from 6-10kbps to 30-60kbps!! Thanks dude.
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hi I have a answer for increasing your downloading speed. few months ago my downloading speed was about 25-30 kbps...... but right now I am downloading at 60-80 kbps, because the wireman of bsnl has replaced my network cable to the new one. in that case you can increase your download speed by changing your network cable...............
In p2p sharing case I have to say that bitcomet is better then vuze and other clients and you can also use some plugins to increase there speed.

Amit Kumar [Ashu]
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you should increase speed 0.01 on enable speed hack it increase speed up to 3mbs
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your problem isn't your settings or your torrent client....it's your connection

230kb\s = 28.75 kB\s download speed

isp's use the bits\s versus bytes\s to make their connections seem faster than they are.

and with torrent clients, the overhead from open connections to peers will eat up some of your bandwidth as well, so I wouldn't really expect to get over 20KB\s downloads with a 230 connection. (utorrent actually has a setting to calculate the overhead into the download speed shown)

try bringing your max connections in your torrent client down to a very low number (like 5) to reduce the overhead then bring it up little by little until you see the speeds go back down from the overhead.

i have a ~1300kb\s ev_do and set my max connections to 55. Anything over that seems to result in slower speeds overall. torrents now max out at about 130KB\s for me.
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use BSNL 3g service

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