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Maximizing BitTorrent Speeds with uTorrent (Guide / Tutorial)
Version 1.17 (Updated October 2012)

utorrent logo - image from productWiki http://www.productwiki.com/utorrent/This article explains how to get up and running with utorrent Bit Torrent efficiently. It shows how to battle ISP's throttling bittorrent speed, optimize download speed and other ways to speed up utorrent and increase utorrent download speed.

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Introduction

This is a tutorial step by step guide on how to speed up uTorrent's configuration, a popular BitTorrent software.

What's BitTorrent? Well, let's put it this way - What are the options when you want to send a 4.3GB DVD folder to your family, relatives and friends? Rapidshare? Megaupload? Or <gulp>... MSN? Free media file hosts have some limits either in the maximum data you can download per day, or the constant nagging to buy their premium service. And MSN is not designed for sending such large files - just imagine if the file stalled at the 97% mark - You will need to resend the entire file! MSN's Shared Folders had some promise but it was later replaced by SkyDrive, which limits each file to 50MB, although it gives 25GB of space.

So what other alternative is there? There's FTP. Or you can take a risk and send it via MSN. Or you can split the file in segments and upload it to a SkyDrive, RapidShare, MegaUpload or other file hosting server.

If you have a web hosting server, you can upload it to there. But chances are your web host will not be too happy about it as their terms of service do not allow you to share resource intensive files. Except perhaps our web host, DreamHost - they offer a huge 50GB of space just for backups, along with their normal webspace so you can use it as a convenient file storage centre. In case you're considering DreamHost, use the coupon H28N3 to get some discount.

Enter Bittorrent - a very efficient peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing protocol to share your files with anyone, anywhere. You can share files privately within only people you choose, or publicly with anyone on the Internet. The only requirement is a internet connection. With uTorrent, BitTorrent has never got easier.

This guide gets you up to maximum speed with BitTorrent using uTorrent and is great for beginners. It details all the steps from downloading to optimizing your utorrent and Windows settings. Many people have used and think they are running with optimized settings, even then, it is advised to read through this guide and see what you may have missed to get the best configuration settings.

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Starting off with Bittorrent

Our top recommended BitTorrent client software, in order of preference is as follows

  1. µTorrent ( http://www.uTorrent.com/ ) (the number one choice)
  2. Azureus aka Vuze ( http://azureus.sourceforge.net/ ) (java based, but very popular too)

This guide will focus on the top most client, uTorrent. A quick rundown of its major features and we're talking SPEED here

  1. Peer Exchange
    Obtains more peers for your downloading torrent in addition to trackers. Peer exchange
    checks with other peers to see if they know of any other peers. More Peers = More Speed! (provided the peers are seeds and are not choked)
  2. Protocol Encryption, Half-Open Connections and uTP UDP Packet Protocol
    This is the major speed booster if your Internet Service Provider (ISP) throttles BitTorrent traffic, allowing bypassing of ISP throttling. It can do wonders on torrents with high seeds and can give high speeds especially if your peers are using the top 3 clients mentioned above, as those are the popular ones that support this standard.

    A list of commonly known ISPs who throttle BitTorrent can be found here. You can even do an online test to verify if your ISP throttles BitTorrent connections.
  3. Capping Upload Speed
    Uploading data to other peers at full throttle will severely limit your download rate. This is one key element we have to adjust for a good download / upload ratio. Unless you are purely seeding and not using your computer for other tasks, limit your upload to 80% of full bandwidth.
  4. Distributed Hash Table (DHT)
    Similar to Peer Exchange, it also obtains more peers for you to download from. If the tracker is down, and the torrent is not private, you can depend on DHT to continue downloading!
  5. Local Peer Discovery
    Searches for peers with the same Internet Service Provider (ISP) as you. Connecting to a peer in the same network (or ISP) means you can get the maximum accelerated speed from that peer, assuming he is generous with his uploads.

What We Need

  1. An Internet Connection and its maximum download and upload speed. If you are not sure of your download/upload speeds, visit http://www.speedtest.net/ to run a speed test. Select a download location closest to you, especially if you are outside US. The Recommended Server (golden pyramid) works out most of the time.

    Click the Gold Pyramid, it works out most of the time
    Partial SpeedTest.net Screen Shot: Clicking the gold pyramid works out most of the time

    Once the test is done, you get the results:

    Results of the speed test
    Results of the speed test

    Note down the numbers under Download and Upload including the unit; in this case, Mbps. You will need them later.
  2. Patched TCPIP.sys to allow more concurrent half-open connections. Windows XP SP2 and Vista limits the number of half-open connections to 10. Windows 7 users: This patcher is NOT required for Windows 7 as there is no such limitation in Windows 7.

    NOTE: This step has been generally found not to make any improvements in Bittorrent speed. In fact, it can even cause problems with certain routers such as auto-restarting and stalling of internet access. Do this only as a last resort.

    To increase the limit, there are two freely available patchers:

    Lvllord Patch - ONLY for Windows XP Users (NOT Vista/Windows 7 users, see next step for Vista users)
    UPDATE: There has been a recent Automatic Update (MS08-001) released on January 8 2008 that addresses some network security concerns. The below has NOT been tested with the latest TCPIP.SYS (v5.0.2195.7147) file. Update:The patch has been tested with KB941644 (an automatic update) and works perfectly!
    1. Go to this site - http://www.lvllord.de/
    2. Click on Downloads.
    3. Right-click the link and click "Save Target As".
    4. Save it in your Desktop.
    5. Open the file and run the program located inside the archive, agreeing to the security warning.
    6. Some text should scroll by in a MS-DOS window, after it ends, type C.
    7. Enter 100 for the number of concurrent half-open connections and press Enter.
    8. Type Y and the file should be patched. Cancel any Windows XP warnings that should appear, it is part of Microsoft's way of ensuring its files are not tampered with (the utility tampers with them on purpose to change the limit).
    Half-Open Patch - For Windows VISTA / Windows XP (NOT required for Windows 7)
    This patcher works for both 32 and 64 bit Vista and XP versions.
    1. Go to this site - http://half-open.com/download_en.htm.
    2. Download the EXE file in the link titled Half-open limit fix 4.2 (as of December 2010)
    3. Open the folder where you saved the file and run the file you downloaded
    4. Under 'New value', set it to 100 (if it is not already set)

      Vista max half open connection limit
      Set the new value to 100
    5. Click 'Add to tcpip.sys'
    6. Click OK.
    7. Click OK again. Cancel any Windows warnings that may appear, it is part of Microsoft's way of ensuring its files are not tampered with (the utility tampers with them on purpose to change the limit).
    8. Restart your computer.
    9. If something is not working right (e.g. Internet access does not work anymore) and you want to undo the changes, run the software again and click "Restore original file".
    NOTE: The patchers above are known to trigger anti-virus alerts. Ignore them. The alerts are triggered due to the patcher making changes to the way Windows works hence making the anti-virus software suspicious.
  3. A BitTorrent software client - We recommend uTorrent. This guide uses uTorrent for the tutorial.
  4. And finally, some torrents to kick off a download. A sample torrent file will be provided later.

Download

As of October 2012, the latest Windows version is 3.2.1. For MAC users, some of these tips do not apply to you. Please see the FAQ below.

Getting to the file:

  1. Click on this download page - http://www.utorrent.com/downloads
  2. Click the big green image (NOT the orange button) that says "Download Now".
  3. A dialog box should pop out. Choose to RUN it.
  4. If any security dialogs appear, click Run as we know this is a safe file.

Configuring uTorrent

The configuration part is where most people mess up. Most of us will just click through the dialogs accepting the default values. This may apply to some of us, but not the majority. The below installation guide uses uTorrent Version 2.0. Older versions may have some steps missing.

  1. Run the program. Ignore the security warning if any appears (Click Run) - we know perfectly well that the file is legitimate.

    User Account Control (UAC) may pop up to ask whether to allow uTorrent ("Program Name") to make changes to your computer. If so, click "Yes".
  2. You get the welcome screen when it runs:

    utorrent wizard welcome screen
    Welcome screen (note: version number may be different if you have a newer/older version)

    Click Next. A scam warning will appear as many people have been tricked into paying for utorrent which is supposed to be free in the first place.

    Anyway, click Next.
  3. New to utorrent version 1.8.3 onwards - a license agreement! This used to be as a link in the Install location.

    utorrent license agreement
    License Agreement

    Read the legal mambo jambo (yea right!). Click I Agree to continue.
  4. It will give the following dialog:

    install utorrent wizard
    Choose Install Location

    You want the program to be easily accessible, don't you? Click Next > with the default options and uTorrent shortcut s will be created in your desktop, quick launch and start menu, as well as installing it to a permanent location.
  5. uTorrent Setup asks your permission to start automatically. Prior to version 2.0, it will ask for permission to associate with torrent files too.

    uTorrent Setup Configuration
    Configuration

    All are fine except perhaps for the last one - 'Start utorrent when Windows starts up'. This used to be optional but with version 1.8.3 onwards, utorrent is set by default to start along when Windows starts. This may irk some users, especially if you pay for Internet Access by the megabyte. How? If you close uTorrent after you are done with it without deleting the torrent and restart your computer, utorrent starts in the background and continues seeding the torrents.

    Bottom line? Uncheck the last box unless you want uTorrent to be always running and 'seed' your torrents.
  6. The latest releases of uTorrent may now come with some free download. We got Willis Earl Beal "free" download in our trial run as below.

    uTorrent Browser Bar Toolbar
    uTorrent Browser Bar Toolbar (previous uTorrent versions)

    This is NOT required, 100% optional and will NOT affect your download/upload speeds. Then why is uTorrent including this? Because it gets paid for every installation and is a means of revenue for the company.

    Make your choice and click Next >
  7. The latest releases of uTorrent now come bundled with uTorrent Browser Bar (previously was Ask.Com Toolbar) or some other adware

    uTorrent Browser Bar Toolbar
    uTorrent Browser Bar Toolbar (previous uTorrent versions)

    This is NOT required, 100% optional and will NOT affect your download/upload speeds. Installing this will insert a uTorrent Browser Bar Toolbar in Internet Explorer and Firefox (if you have it) as well as replace your homepage and the search box results will be redirected.

    Then why is uTorrent including this? Because it gets paid for every installation and is a means of revenue for the company. So it is entirely up to you whether you want it. If you find that you don't like it later on, you can remove the toolbar from Add/Remove programs later on without affecting uTorrent. It will appear as a separate entry as "uTorrentControl_v2 Toolbar". You'll also have to manually set back your homepage after uninstalling.

    Tick your desired boxes and click Install
  8. This step only applies for versions older than utorrent v1.8.2. It ensures that utorrent is set to handle all torrent files automatically.

    make utorrent default torrent application
    Making uTorrent the default application for torrent files

    Click Yes. On current versions of uTorrent, this is done automatically.
  9. You now see the full interface of the uTorrent window. If you had opted for the free download, the torrent will start downloading as shown below.

    The full interface with the free torrent starting
    The full interface with the free torrent starting
  10. Go to Options > Setup Guide.

    utorrent Setup Guide
    uTorrent Speed Guide (v2 redesign)

    Uncheck 'Bandwidth' since you already know your Internet connection speed limits from the Speedtest.net tests above. We do not recommend using uTorrent's bandwidth tests as the servers are not as globalized as Speedtest.net.

    Now the value that we are interested in right now is the dropdown labelled 'Your Upload Speed', which is using the unit of kbit/s (kilobits per second). If you have trouble understanding your speed, consider this: Internet Explorer shows download speed as KBps when you download a file.

    There is a big difference between 5Kbps (kilobits) and 5KBps (kilobytes). Make sure you got the right values in kbps (not kBps, the cAsE of 'b' matters) . Use Google Calculator if you need help with conversions. .
  11. Click the 'Current Settings - (Unlimited)' dropdown box

    Speed Settings
    Preset Speed Settings on clicking Current Settings

    The authors of uTorrent have been very helpful in providing a list of predefined values. Your connection should be near to one of the above categories. Each value (e.g. "28.8kbit/s (Dial-up)") means that your download is unlimited and your upload is limited to the number indicated there (e.g. 28.8kbps, which is 3.6KBps by Google Calculator).

    With your results of the speed test you did above, select the closest upload speed from the list. Select a value lower than your upload speed. For example, if your upload is 31.6 kbit/s, you would select 28.8kbit/s. Once you select a value, uTorrent instantly adjusts the "uTorrent Bandwidth Configuration " area with recommended values for your upload speed. 1Mbit (1 megabit) is equivalent to 1024kbit (1024 kilobits) by Google Calculator.

    We're not finished yet.

    Note: The default download speed in utorrent is Unlimited. Even if your download is limited in some way, it is always better to leave it at unlimited to get maximum download speeds. However, if you need to limit your download speeds, right-click the utorrent icon on the system tray (bottom right), click Download Limit and set accordingly. You can also set this in the Preferences dialog.

    Note: uTorrent randomly generates a port number in Current Port. This guide assumes the port number to be 55641 - but you can substitute it with the number uTorrent shows.

    Click Run Tests.

  12. Port forwarding is important. After you click on "Run Tests", uTorrent will advise you of possible issues that could impact your download speed. If you have trouble running the test (e.g. receive results similar to "Results: Port is not open (you are still able to download)" or "Neither NAT-PMP nor UPnP is enabled. Please check your preferences.", it could be due to one or more of the following reasons:

    1. Home Router
      If you are running a router (sometimes called wireless access point) at home, you will have to configure it to route all TCP / UDP BitTorrent traffic to port 55641 to your computer. If so, visit this page for a guide on how to port forward. Click the router you are using, then the model number in the next page and then the uTorrent application and follow instructions. When following the guide and the router asks for a range of ports to forward, simply specify 55641 to 55641 (remember to substitute it with the actual port number you are using). Take care not to download any software from the site as it is not required
    2. Personal Firewall
      If you are running a firewall software such as Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, Kaspersky, Outpost Firewall, ZoneAlarm, etc, then configure your firewall such that uTorrent has access to port 55641. This is normally accomplished by starting up utorrent. The firewall should spring up an access alert. Simply select the option to "Always Allow" to allow the program to access the Internet. Messages such as "utorrent wants to act as a server" or "utorrent is attempting to listen for connections" must be allowed as well. In fact, if the program in question is utorrent, you should always check "Allow" no matter what request it is.

      Windows Firewall Users
      uTorrent will automatically configure Windows Firewall for you so there is no action needed from you.
    3. Corporate Firewall
      Are you running this software in a corporate network? Bad news - you have to inform the admin that you want the port to be forwarded to your computer. The good news - you can still go by without port forwarding, but speeds will not be optimal.
    4. Utorrent.Com Port Forward Checking Website has a problem
      Yes, especially if you are accessing the Internet through a transparent proxy that your ISP forces you to use. This simply means that the website is checking for open ports at the wrong computer. To verify if this is the case, uTorrent port checker runs an alternative port checker at port 16000, which you can access by using the form below:

      uTorrent Port Checker

      Enter the port number in this box: and click .

      Sometimes the utorrent port checker server may be down - you may get 'page cannot be displayed' or a blank page 'unable to connect' if this is so. If this is the case, the only way to check is to run the actual torrent.

    Having done all the above, if the website still says that it has problems accessing the port, the ultimate test will be when we do a test torrent download. For now, click on Save & Continue. If the button is disabled, reselect the upload speed value and the button should enable again.

Now you see the full uTorrent window in full glamour.

Starting a simple torrent

We need to start a simple download, and the one that will be using is a 650MB file of Ubuntu! It is a perfectly legal and free file to download so that we wouldn't get into trouble with Dreamhost, Bootstrike's web hosting company. We will be downloading this file purely for testing and delete it later on (as it is of no use to us)

  1. Minimize uTorrent for now. Notice that it resides on the system tray (bottom right) automatically.
  2. Click to http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969/.
  3. Look at the column labeled "complete". Find the row with the largest value. A quick way is to scroll down and scan for a 3 digit figure in that column. Or perform a search for the string 'desktop-i386.iso' and look for a filename that starts with "ubuntu-" and ends with "desktop-i386.iso".
  4. Now download the torrent - click the link in the 2nd column of that row
  5. You should get this dialog:

    Opening a torrent file
    The IE8 "Save As" Box for torrent files

    This is the metadata file, it contains information on the file you want to download eventually. That is why the file size is so small. We want uTorrent to automatically start downloading it, so click Open.

    NOTE: The "Name and Type" may differ on your system. This is normal, as Ubuntu is frequently updated

    NOTE: If the Open button does not appear, save the file in your desktop. Then start utorrent, File > Open torrent and open the torrent you saved. Delete the torrent file in the desktop as uTorrent automatically makes a copy of it.
  6. If you get the below warning, simply click Allow

    User account control warning
    A website wants to open web content using this program on your computer
  7. The file opens with uTorrent which automatically pops up this dialog

    Add new torrent
    Add New Torrent dialog box

    All values are automatically filled in for you. Under Save In, select where you want to download the files to by clicking "...". Optionally, under Torrent Contents, select files that you don't want to download - if the download has many files which in this case does not.

    All looking good, click OK.

Progress of the Download

Click on the Ubuntu torrent (the only item in the list) to view more information on it and click on the Info tab below. You will see all the values at the bottom suddenly burst with activity!

Download torrent status
uTorrent with one torrent downloading (plus another torrent for the free content)

Looks like the torrent has a total of 2611 seeds and 41 downloaders (also known as leechers). 2611 seeds is a lot (but some torrents can have 10000+ seeds, depending on popularity) and it means you should get the full file in no time! A seed is a term used to refer to peers whose computers are only sharing the complete file with no downloading activity.

However, after running for 5 minutes, the speed refuses to go above 20 KB/s, which is not possible for a highly seeded torrent. Could it be our ISP throttling?

Enabling Protocol Encryption, uTP (UDP Packets) and Increasing Speed Via Max Half Open Connections

uTorrent by default disables protocol encryption. We need to enable this so that the ISP's packet shaping hardware will detect our BitTorrent traffic as normal traffic and hopefully let it pass.

  1. Click on Options, Preferences.
  2. Click on BitTorrent in the left column
  3. You should get a dialog similar to one below

    Preferences Network Options
    Bittorrent Preferences Dialog Box
  4. The one we are concerned about is Protocol Encryption. Set the Outgoing to Enabled.
  5. Click on Advanced on the left column.
  6. If you did NOT patch your TCPIP.sys to allow more concurrent half-open connections above, SKIP this step.

    Preferences Advanced options
    Advanced Settings Dialog Box

    Change "net.max_halfopen" value to 50 by selecting the line, modifying the value at the bottom to 50 and clicking Set.

    NOTE: It is normal for a asterisk(*) to appear. This is to indicate that the value has been changed from the default value.

From uTorrent version 1.8.3 onwards, a new UDP protocol named uTP was introduced which sends UDP packets as well as TCP packets. The main benefit is that it provides a new avenue of bypassing ISP throttling limits resulting in.. what else? SPEED!.

  1. At the same Advanced screen, Change "bt.transp_disposition" value to 255 by selecting the line, modifying the value at the bottom to 255 and clicking Set.
  2. Click OK. Stop all torrents (red stop button on toolbar on top), wait 10 seconds, and Start the torrent (green play button on toolbar). Now let's watch the speeds.

Hopefully, the above changes will improve speeds. Ultimately, it depends on the number of seeders and peers with high upload rate. Remember, you must upload to enjoy good download rates, but not so high that it affects download speed. Experiment.

Bonus Tip!

This part only applies for public torrents. It is useless for private torrents as they specifically prohibit sharing with other trackers.

The tip: Look for more public tracker servers that have the file. However, this tip does not work for torrents that are private i.e. the DHT Tracker shows 'not allowed' for the torrent.

Before:

Only one tracker
Only one tracker under Trackers

After getting the same torrent from ISOHunt.com (a site that consolidates multiple trackers into one torrent file)

Many tracker servers!
Many tracker servers!

Needless to say, the speed increased tenfold! Now the question: how do you find more torrents of the same kind? There are several ways, via ISOHunt, Torrentz and... Google! Here's how to make your search easier.

  1. Highlight the row of the torrent by clicking on the torrent name
  2. Click on the Info tab at the bottom of the window
  3. There should be a field labeled Hash near to the bottom with a string of 40 alphanumeric characters. Right-click the value of this field and click Copy.

    Hash value of a torrent
    Hash value of a torrent

Now you have the hash value of your torrent. With this hash, you can perform searches to find the exact torrent with additional trackers at most torrent sites. There can be many versions of a torrent with some differences. You cannot combine different versions (with different hashes) of a torrent into one torrent. This is why we are using this hash to get the exact same torrent with hopefully more unique trackers.

Finding More Trackers Via ISOHunt.Com

  1. Go to ISOHunt.com
  2. Paste the hash into the search box. To paste the value, right-click the search box, and click Paste. Click Search.
  3. There should only be one result. Click that result and download the torrent indicated as "Download .torrent". Open it if prompted. If any security dialogs appear, click Allow.
  4. You should get the box below. If not, you are downloading a wrong or different torrent. The torrent must be exactly the same except for the tracker servers.

    Torrent already in the list of torrents
    uTorrent warns you when you are adding the same torrent. Just click Yes to load the trackers from it

Finding More Trackers Via Torrentz.com

  1. Go to Torrentz.com
  2. Paste the hash into the search box. To paste the value, right-click the search box, and click Paste. Click Search.
  3. You should be automatically be brought to the torrent page, if Torrentz has a record for it.
  4. Find the keyword 'You can get a µTorrent compatible list here' at that page.

    torrentz list of trackers
    Click the link highlighted in the red box above
  5. Click the link it points to. You should get a list of trackers.
  6. Right-click any of the text. Click 'Select All'
  7. Right-click any of the selected text again. Click 'Copy'
  8. Go to uTorrent and double-click the row of the torrent that want to add the list to
  9. In the box that pops out, go to the General tab (if it isn't already there)
  10. There should be a text box there labelled Trackers. Place the cursor at the end of this box and hit Enter to add a new line
  11. Right-click the new line and click 'Paste' to paste the list of new trackers. Don't worry if there are duplicates.
  12. Click 'OK'

For the more determined, you can also search Google with the torrent hash to find more trackers.

Bonus Tip 2!

Optimize your TCP settings. Speedguide.net provides free utilities to make this step as easy as cake. We also have a mirror of the file.

Optimize TCP settings for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7

TCP Optimizer main window
TCP Optimizer Main Window

Steps to optimize your internet connection.

  1. First, download and extract the files to any folder.
  2. Double-click on the TCPOptimizer application in the folder to launch it
  3. At the bottom of the window, click "Optimal"
  4. At the top of the window, drag the slider to select your connection speed. If you are not sure, run the speed test. Use the value that you get for the Download field (which is in kb/s) and set the slider to it.
  5. If you are using ADSL, check with your Internet Service Provider whether it is based on PPPoE or PPPoA. You may also be able to obtain the information via your router's homepage. If your connection is based on PPPoE, tick the PPPoE box.
  6. Under the "Network Adapter selection" box, select the network adapter you use to connect to the Internet. If you are unsure, go to Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. Your connection should be listed there. Most of the time, it is Local Area Connection. Select the entry and the status bar at the bottom should display the network adapter name.
  7. Click 'Apply Changes' at the bottom of the window.
  8. Ensure that 'Backup' is checked and click OK at the next confirmation box that appears.
  9. Once the changes are done, reboot your system

This would have optimized your settings according to your internet connection you have.

Further Tips You Can Try For Optimum Speed

Tweaks that can improve your speed:

  1. There should be a green tick at the bottom, not a exclamation mark as below.

    Exclamation Mark - No Incoming Connections
    Unconnectable situation

    If uTorrent keeps showing this or "No incoming connections - Unless the icon turns green, it could indicate a problem with your network configuration" even after 5 minutes, check the possible causes.
  2. To get more peers, right-click the entry on the list, and click Update Tracker (if disabled or grayed out - you need to wait for some time). Do this especially if you are on a private tracker before you exit the application, so that your ratio is maintained.
  3. Check the Availability column for the torrent. If it is less than 1, chances are that the torrent is new and the original uploader is still uploading. However, if it remains at a value less than 1 (eg, 0.98) for more than a day, either the torrent does not have seeds or it is a fake. (Thanks TTbarDJ)
  4. Exit uTorrent. Reset your internet connection by switching off and on the modem and router (if applicable) and then firing up uTorrent again.
  5. Download the latest network driver, uninstall the current one and install back the latest network driver you downloaded by using Device Manager in Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager. This CAN cause your internet to break if you update with the wrong drivers, so be careful!
  6. Make sure you did not set a download limit accidentally! Many people unknowingly set the download limit when they actually intended to set the upload limit in the right-click menu of the tray icon. To check, Options > Preferences > Bandwidth > Global Download Rate Limiting > Set to "0" > OK
  7. The following software are known to cause problems with uTorrent: Nvidia Firewall, Forceware Network Manager, BitDefender, Avast, Spyware Doctor 5, Kerio Personal Firewall, Sunbelt Personal Firewall, Norton GoBack, McAfee Firewall, SpamPal, Norman Personal Firewall, CyberSitter, V-Com System Suite, V-Com Fixit Pro, MSN Desktop, WinZIP Quickfind, Roxio Media Manager, Nero Scout, Google Desktop, Norton AntiVirus and McAfee Anti-virus. If you have any of this software, you may want to read this page.
  8. The following routers are known to cause problems with uTorrent: Linksys WRT54G, Linksys WRT54GL , Linksys WRT54GGS and D-Link DI-514 . If you have any of this routers, you may want to read this page. As of August 2010, the linked page does not show any of the incompatible hardware (it did in the past) and has been removed for some reason.
  9. Exit uTorrent. Power off your router and modem and power it on back after about 30 seconds. This has made improvements in speed for some people.

Tweaks that can improve or LOWER your speed:

  1. Some people have reported speed increases using an older version of utorrent, specifically utorrent version 1.6. You can download it from our servers at Bootstrike.com and try that instead.
  2. Setting a high upload can sometimes slow down a fast torrent. For example, in our ADSL connection, if we upload at 10KB/s we can get up to 350KB/s. If we upload at 30KB/s, the download speed gets limited to 200KB/s. The total upload available to me is 60KB/s.

    This is where you have to experiment by setting a low upload rate (from 10 at Options > Preferences > Bandwidth > Maximum upload rate) and watching if the speeds increase for 5 minutes, especially if the torrent is heavily seeded.

    But remember, you must upload in order for peers to share their downloaded data with you. It is possible to set a very low upload, but the chance of peers sending you their data will decrease, pulling down your download speed.
  3. Some people have reported speed increases by setting the peer.lazy_bitfield setting to false in Options > Preferences > Advanced.
  4. Change the Options > Preferences > Bittorrent > Protocol Encryption to Forced. This will force encryption on all outgoing packets and will not fallback to un-encrypted mode if the peer refuses to co-operate. Good for connecting to only encryption-enabled peers. Avoid doing this for torrents with low peers/seeds.
  5. Remove the check for Options > Preferences > Bittorrent > Protocol Encryption > Allow Incoming Legacy Connections. This will make all your outgoing and incoming packets fully encrypted, except for tracker communications. Peers who are using a torrent software that doesn't support encryption are dropped. Avoid doing this for torrents with low peers/seeds.
  6. Private trackers, especially those that specifically tell utorrent to disable DHT (effectively disabling Peer Exchange and Local Peer Discovery too), can affect speeds negatively. You can tell if the torrent is private by selecting the torrent and looking at the DHT value. If it says "disabled", it is a private torrent.

    That said, the main reason private trackers exist is because they enforce sharing rules that tries to prevent a person from downloading a torrent and running off without uploading back the same amount of data he downloaded.

    For new and popular torrents on such trackers, you may be able to get good speeds as everyone will be trying to increase their upload/download ratio. Again, experiment. The key point here is the seeds/leechers ratio and the popularity of them in public and private trackers.
  7. Increase the number of connections in Options > Preferences > Bandwidth > Number of Connections. Experiment by increasing the number of global/max connections in steps of 25.
  8. Some people use software such as Peer Guardian or Protowall to 'protect' from law spy computers. At last check, Peer Guardian blocks about 773,125,915 out of 4,294,967,296 possible IPv4 addresses. That is about 18% of the whole Internet World Wide Web! Which means lesser peers and that means lower speeds! For the protection it claims to offer, speed is a compromise.
  9. Windows Vista / Windows 7 users! Disabling TCP/IP Auto Tuning helped improve speeds for some people
    1. Click Start.
    2. In the box at the bottom, type CMD and do NOT press Enter. You should see CMD come up on the list as shown below:

      CMD shows when you type CMD in the box below
      CMD shows when you type CMD in the box below
    3. RIGHT-click the icon and click "Run As Administrator"
    4. A "User Account Control" box should spring up. Click Continue (or 'Yes' for Windows 7)
    5. Type this into the prompt: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disable
    6. You should get a "Ok." response.
    7. Restart your system.
  10. If you have a proxy server such as a local ISP's one, using it has helped many people improve their speeds. Go to Options > Preferences > Connection. Under 'Proxy Server', select the Type as HTTP and specify your proxy and port. Check the box 'Use proxy server for peer-to-peer connections'. Press OK and restart uTorrent.
  11. UTP has been reported to cause problems. To fully disable UTP, go to Options > Preferences > Advanced and set bt.transp_disposition to 5.

    Note that the setting overrides the "Enable bandwidth management" setting in Options > Preferences > BitTorrent.
  12. The automatic TCP rate limiter can also cause problems. To disable this feature, go to Options > Preferences > Advanced and set bt.tcp_rate_control to false.
  13. Disable UTP by going to Options > Preferences > Bittorrent > Enable Bandwidth Management [uTP] > UNCHECK > OK.

Good luck! It all boils down to Experimenting.

Readers' Suggestions for Improving Speed

The following tips were posted in the comments below and found to be useful for some readers. You can try them out too.

  1. Jen says: If Utorrent is really slow on Vista (on my computer everything was really slow... I.E, Outlook) try disabling IPv6. Go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Centre. Click on view Status for your connection, then properties and uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) then OK it etc. I didn't need to restart Utorrent or do anything else. The download I was on jumped from 5k right up to 200.
  2. Jen says: Another one and it's really simple! I spent many an evening trying like hell to get my torrents to run faster and wasn't getting anywhere. a couple of weeks ago my ex was trying to download at 8pm and he was getting DL speeds like a 512 connection trouble is he's on an 8mb line. We couldn't figure it out and quite randomly whilst trying to figure it I checked the TOC for his ISP it turned out they restrict bandwidth at certain times, in his case 6pm to 9pm. Obviously I checked my ISP and mine is set 7pm to 10pm.
  3. Geeman says: I noticed drastic increased speed by increasing the disk cache size (Options > Preferences > Advanced > Disk Cache > Override automatic cache size > (set to higher number)
  4. Masterkio says: Change the following in the Advanced tab of uTorrent preferences peer. disconnect_inactive_interval from 300 to 600. You should be able to get a little bit more speed by doing this.
  5. ColdBurn says: Download only a single torrent at one time. At uTorrent > Options > Preferences > Bandwidth, set 'Global maximum number of connections' and 'Maximum number of connected peers per torrent' to 375.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1) What is the best port to open for uTorrent?
There's no "best port" or good ports . All ports are suitable for use with uTorrent, unless you are running a program that is using the port. Some recommend a port number more than 1024, but it does not matter as long as the port is not used by any other program.

However, feel free to change the default port of it by going to Options > Preferences > Connection and adjusting the "Port used for incoming connections" as necessary. Remember to re-adjust your port forwarding settings in your firewall and router too.
2)

I have tried all the above and my speeds are still slow! In fact, it got worse! What can I do?
Try downloading a different torrent. A high ratio of seeds to leechers (Eg 2000 seeds to 10 leechers) will make a big difference in speeds. Make sure there is a green light at the bottom or check the possible causes.

Verify your speed by running a speed test from different locations to ensure your connection is fast to the major locations in the world. For example, if you are downloading Chinese torrents, you should select a download location from China (or somewhere nearby) in the speed test.

Finally, try enabling Forced encryption and performing the extra things outlined here. If speeds still do not improve, we are also not aware of the cause. Perhaps your ISP has managed to break encryption in BitTorrent traffic and is limiting bittorrent connections (e.g. Comcast), especially if they are in this list of Bad ISPs. Or your ISP is limiting your connection speeds (Try a speed test to a local server to verify this). Do let us know in the comments if you have found a way to solve your problems even with the suggestions above.

One more thing - it has been reported that reinstalling the network driver has made speed differences for many people. To reinstall, go to Control Panel, Network Connections and locate your network connection - most of the time it should be "Local Area Connection 1". Right-click the icon, Properties and note down the name under "Connect Using". There are two ways to update drivers:

AUTOMATICALLY: Click Configure > Driver > Update Driver. Allow the system to connect to Microsoft Online to check for drivers. Only manufacturers who send their drivers for WHQL certification can be updated using this method.

MANUALLY: Locate the latest driver for this device by going to the official site and downloading and installing it. Blizzard also has a nice guide here. WARNING: Installing an incorrect driver can cut off your internet! If unsure, call the technical helpdesk (e.g. Dell / HP / Acer ) and request for assistance on updating network card drivers.

3) How do I reset utorrent settings?
Note that this will delete all saved torrents and settings. For Windows XP users: to your C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data folder. For Windows Vista and Windows 7 users, go to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\. Delete the utorrent folder

To reset the max half open connections, run the lvllord utility again (for XP) or run the undopatch.bat (for yaronmaor Vista patcher) or run the half-open software and click "Restore original file" (for Vista half-open patcher). For enabling auto tuning back, the command is: netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
4) Does this guide apply for the BitTorrent application as well?
Yes - the application has just a name change so it is safe to use this guide. If you compare utorrent vs BitTorrent, both are almost the same in features with the differences being the naming, branding, icons and some additional links. There may be additional 'features', but all features from utorrent are there.
5) I am unable to surf the Internet or my Internet gets cut off when uTorrent is downloading?
First, try reducing the upload speed. Next, reduce the number of connections in Options > Preferences > Bandwidth > "Global maximum number of connections:" in steps of 25 and see if it helps. Finally, impose a download speed limit under "Global Download Rate Limiting".
6) Do I still need to port forward if I am on a wired connection to the router? Wireless?
Yes. You do need to configure port forward if you are connected to a router via wired or wireless. But if you are connected directly to a modem (and not a router), you don't need to port forward as the modem automatically forwards all packets to one computer.
7)

How do I undo the TCP Optimizer changes?
For the Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 version, open TCP Optimizer > File > Restore Backup Settings.

For the old Windows Vista / Windows 7 version, run the CMD file again as Administrator, and type d and press ENTER.

8) Is there any way of finding an open port in my system besides port forwarding?
If your system is behind a router, absolutely no port will be forwarded to you unless your router supports UPnP or the router is configured to port forward.

However, if you are connected to an ISP that blocks incoming connections, you can try GRC's Shield's UP (thanks Sonic_fanrs) to find open ports that your ISP allows. Click 'Proceed' and then 'Common Ports'. This requires to disable your firewall and enable DMZ mode if you are using a router, which can be very *very* risky and we would not recommend this especially if your system is not updated with the latest patches.
9)

My internet got cut out / restarted / disconnected, and when it was restored, why did the speed get so slow?
First, this is normal. Wait about 10-15 minutes, and if the speeds are still slow, restart utorrent. Right-click the tray icon on the bottom right and click Exit. Start uTorrent again.

Everytime you restart utorrent, it reconnects to the DHT network and obtains a new set of peers from the tracker and DHT. Although utorrent caches the peer list in your computer, there is a possibility that it may drop good speed peers. There's a way around this.

When you are experiencing good download speeds with a torrent, locate the good upload peer by clicking the torrent row, and clicking on the Peer tab. You will now see a list of peers that you are connected to. Look for the row whose Down speed is extremely high that the majority. Right-click that row and click 'Copy selected hosts'. Paste this good peer in some notepad file.

When utorrent needs to restore, click the torrent row again, click on the Peers tab, right-click any row and click "Add Peer..." and paste your good peer here. uTorrent will then attempt to establish connection to that good peer provided it has free upload slots (not choked).

10)

My port forwarding still does not work! uTorrent still shows a yellow/red icon at the bottom. Help!
For users from Singapore, we can help you configure port forwarding. See our computer service site. For international users, you can contact me through e-mail, letting me know your Skype account and time range you are available. Rate will be US$20.

Otherwise, there's still light at the end of the tunnel. uTorrent v2 onwards supports UDP hole punching via UTP. Basically, what this means that uTorrent tries to work around port forwarding by having another peer to help you setup the connection between two other peers. Make sure UTP is enabled above for this to work by going to Options > Preferences > Advanced and setting bt.transp_disposition to 255.

11)

Does port forwarding make my computer more vulnerable to security attacks?
Simple answer: Yes, but as long as you keep your Windows and uTorrent updated, it should be of low concern. Remember, if every peer in a torrent does not have port forwarding enabled, no one can connect to any one. Port forwarding allows you to receive more connections from other peers and this means more speed.

Most modern routers have UPNP (Universal Plug and Play) built in where utorrent is directly able to communicate with the router to automatically setup the required ports.

Another example, when you host a DOTA multi player game, you need to port forward. If you didn't have to, it means your router supports UPNP where port forwarding is automatically setup.

12)

Does this guide apply to the Apple Mac version of uTorrent?
Unfortunately, we are not familiar with the Mac version of uTorrent. However, we believe the guide still applies except for the following: (a) Installation Process (b) TCP Half-open Patches / Optimizer

13)

I was downloading at high speed then suddenly I get an error "Disk overloaded 100%" and my download slows down?
This error appears when uTorrent attempts to write the downloaded data to your hard drive and then got severely delayed by other processes waiting to read/write data as well.

To prevent this problem from occurring again, minimize hard drive activity such as copying large files or starting an application that requires a long loading time especially when uTorrent's download speeds are reaching a high level that requires high speed reading and writing.

If despite the attempts to minimize disk activity still results in the problem, it may be that you are downloading too fast for your hard drive to catch up. Try defragging (Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter) or use another disk drive to save your download. As a last resort, you can limit your download speed at Options > Preferences > Bandwidth > Global Download Rate Limiting.

14)

The uTorrent site reports that my port forwarding works, but I still have the red icon appearing at the bottom?

There is a possibility that the tracker is identifying an incorrect IP address. First, locate the IP address that the uTorrent port checker page reports. You can run the checker here.

Port Checker Page
Port Checker Page

Copy that IP address to the uTorrent > Options > Preferences > BitTorrent > IP/Hostname to report to tracker field. Restart uTorrent and check if it works better now. If not, change the field back to blank to allow uTorrent to automatically detect your IP Addrss.

Note that if you specify the IP address field and you ever restart your modem or your IP address changes somehow, you will need to change this field everytime if not the red icon will be back.

15) Sometimes I get the message "Attention - this torrent contains files that may harm your computer. Upgrade to uTorrent Plus to protect yourself from viruses hiding in torrents"?
This is uTorrent's attempt to get you to pay for their paid version of uTorrent. Simply ignore the message. But do make sure that you have security software running on your system to scan all your downloaded torrents!

Change Log

Probably a little late to start a change log, but better late than never

  1. August 2009: Added ColdBurn's tips, Added proxy tips
  2. July 2009: Added utorrent UTP UDP packet optimization tips. Added Bittorrent test tool link
  3. Jan 2010: Updated uTorrent version, added port forward security FAQ and Mac version compatibility. Added router incompatibility problem
  4. Feb 2010: Updated for uTorrent v2.0, added more tweaks
  5. May 2010: Added alternate method to add more trackers
  6. July 2010: Updated TCP Optimizer for Windows Vista / Windows 7
  7. August 2010: Updated uTorrent version
  8. September 2010: Updated Speedguide Utility. Bandwidth management tip. IP address tip.
  9. December 2010: Minor revisions and updated uTorrent version
  10. October 2012: Refreshed images and text with latest uTorrent version

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Related: Creating [Private] Torrents using uTorrent

Please do not post unsuccessful incidents in the Comments below. If it does not work, we're sorry, We tried our best. Instructions to undo everything is provided above (in FAQ #3). If you found out how to workaround your problem, let us know below and we will include it in the guide crediting you as well.

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Neil (1 posts) Neil I found that if you set bt.connect_speed to* 8

and the peer.disconnect_inactive_interval to *1000

Max connections to 1890

with with Max connected peers to per torrent to 2329

Max number of uploads per slot at 14

max upload rate at 10

The port setting at 45682 without forwarding is optimal for a higher download.

with the other suggestions on this page pick or choose which settings work best.


BTW, these setting are for 1.8, and to anywhere in the 2.0 Utorrent range


Last edited by Neil 25 Mar 2014 .
posted 24 Mar 2014 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous thankx a lot for this post!! really helped!!! thankx a lot!!
posted 26 Sep 2013 - Reply - Permanent Link
dor (1 posts) dor what about windows 8? should i do the first steps with the patch?
posted 11 Jun 2013 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I was getting max download of ~480kb/s I increased most of the values and set upload limit to 20 and now I'm averaging 3.5-4mb/s it takes about 7 minutes to download 2gb. I'm not complaining
posted 29 Apr 2013 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous is there a guide for mac users using utorrent?
posted 8 Mar 2013 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Hi there! Windows 8 doesn't have a concurrent half-open connections limitation either.
posted 23 Jan 2013 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous getting max 750 down. awesome
posted 31 Dec 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous The bad ISP link needs to be fixed. The link takes me to a error page. This is because the link currently includes "www." where as it should just be "http://wiki.vuze.com/w/Bad_ISPs&quot; without the "www.' The site works fine, as long as the "www." is removed. Other than that, nice run down.

-James
posted 2 Dec 2012 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin done, thanks for spotting
posted 2 Dec 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Not a problem. Thanks for the write up.

-James
posted 2 Jan 2013 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous mine is max 62 kb/s wat to do for increasing speed...? help plz
posted 2 Dec 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Guys, the cheat engine 0.1 is a fake. Even though the download speed had increased, but the time to download is still the same.
posted 1 Nov 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thanks, great tips! After following your advice my connection speed is now running at a download speed of 1.5K/s a great improvement on the 600K/s download speed I had using defaults!!!!!
posted 22 Oct 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
jimbo (1 posts) jimbo Awesome worked. speed up10 fold
posted 18 Sep 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous cheat engine 6.2! *faints --really, disregard everything else and get this now!
posted 13 Sep 2012 - show 2 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I love you...sniff sniff, wipe tear of joy from my eye...for mentioning cheat engine, i hooked it up and yes, *faint..apparently it makes utorrent itself just work its little A$$ off since my dl's are literally 10X faster. I JUST watched my dl's and turned off cheat engine as I did and they plunged from 1mb/s to 10kbps- ALL OF THEM. I don't know who you are Anon, guy or girl, but I will but you dinner of your choice any day of the week, anywhere (cept I'm in Seattle lol) hope you get this. again, THANK YOU=)
posted 25 Oct 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Just so you know, although the speeds report higher, it actually takes 50% longer to download the same file. Try it on the ubuntu download (its free and has high speed seeds). Mine took over 15 minutes to download with cheat engine set to 0.1 yet reported over 15 Mbits/s. Without cheat engine the same file downloaded in just over 9 minutes and reported 1.6 Mbits/s. It's up to you.
posted 5 Nov 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Oh, didn't see your reply there. You are right about cheat engine, I was just SO excited to see 1.5 mbps but yes it is only showing a faster speed...CHEAT engine INDEED lol
posted 17 Jan 2013 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I have to rescind my dramatic reply about cheat engine. As mentioned somewhere above about cheat engine being "fake" it may work for games or other programs but with utorrent CHEAT ENGINE ONLY SHOW FASTER SPEED BUT DOES NOT ACTUALLY SPEED UP ANYTHING.
posted 17 Jan 2013 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous along with the below comment you need to enable protocol encryption so as to avoid throtteling. allow incoming legacy connections. really works like a charm along with the 0.1 speed hack on cheat engine for utorrent.
posted 11 Sep 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous what i found that works wonders is changing port number to 45682. then download 'cheat engine 6.2'. set cheat engine to utorrent/bittorrent,, enable speed hack, and set the number to 0.1. 0.1 very very important. I have been getting speeds up to 950kb/s on a 1mb line when i used to get max 15kb/s
posted 11 Sep 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Mine is downloading currently at 0.2 kbps O.o Lol so lets hope this works because the ETA is saying it will be done in 2 years D:
posted 6 Jul 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Some of this stuff definitely works. Just remeber what you did so you can change it back after. (in case it slows you down or doesn't work)
The biggest changer for me was changing net.max_halfopen value to 80. After all this I went from 128-200 kbp's downloading and increased it to 1mb's . Its so much faster, thankyou very much!
posted 28 Apr 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous The only "guide" that 99% of the users out there need to maximize their uTorrent speeds both in upload and download is to COMPLETELY DISABLE UTP.

Everything was going just fine with uTorrent until UTP brought the problems and speed limitations that so many of its users face today.

So simply DISABLE UTP to get your old speeds back.

Or even better, consider a modern client suited for the modern day, such as Deluge, Tixati, qBittorrent or Halite. ANY of these is better than old and smelly uTorrent (which is now becoming PAYWARE on top of it), beginning with the fact that it will get you rid of that UTP crap altogether to insure maximum performance and security.

Out with the old, in with the new, welcome to the bittorrenting of the 2010's.
posted 18 Apr 2012 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Disable UTP did help me after the utorrent update.
posted 23 May 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous You are a lifesaver! Special thanks to the readers suggestions which I believe helped tremendously. Normally I average 750kbps but this particular one was crawling at 1-30kbps. I used the tips and I'm now back at average 750kbps. It would've taken forever otherwise. Thanks again
posted 21 Feb 2012 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I agree. The user suggestions helped me as well. I normally average around 1 mbps but this torrent was 50-60 kbps. I tried the user suggestions and it is now at 1.4 mbps. Didn't try the articles suggestions as I am content with 1 mbps but may try it in the future.
posted 16 Mar 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous plzz tell a shoter way
posted 4 Feb 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous hey guys mine is windows 7 what am i supposed to do for dat ???
posted 22 Jan 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I know you put a lot of hard work into the article but i tried everything and the download spped remains at a frustratingly low 12-15Kbps. It takes friggin days to download a decent file. About a month ago i downloaded a file sized 700MB and it finished in half an hour. Now it takes a friggin day!
posted 5 Jan 2012 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin Check the "Further Tips You Can Try For Optimum Speed" tips section above. Some people accidently set a speed limit. If it doesn't work out, it could just be a slow torrest
posted 5 Jan 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thanks a lot man!
posted 30 Dec 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous This guide has made an epic difference!
We were getting about 30k/s before, this, now averaging 600-700! Unbelievable! I also changed my port to 80 which doesn't appear to throttled at all by my ISP, other ports started out well but after a few minutes slowed down, using port 80 has resulted in stable speeds for over an hour now :)
posted 30 Dec 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous K and how do we undo everything and put it back? I was download at 0.8-3.0 mbps, went down to 15-20 kbps and ive been watching it for 15 mins.
posted 12 Dec 2011 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin see FAQ #3
posted 18 Dec 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous wth ... my speed is jus d same ? .... :/ is it the torrent?
or something else
posted 30 Nov 2011 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin could be your torrent or that you have reached your maximum connection speed (Verify with speed test)
posted 18 Dec 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous awesum info ...helped me a lot... thx.. :DD this page is definately a bookmark
posted 30 Nov 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous This guide work like a miracle. My torrent was downloading at 20kB/s before and after this guide it went up to 300kB/s.
posted 11 Nov 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
NeoJerk (1 posts) NeoJerk Impressive! I'm averaging right around 95-100kB/s after tweaks. I have achieved speeds just over 100kB/s prior to trying this, but the effects were few, far between, and more often than not EXTREMELY temporary. Just wanted to express my appreciation/gratitude for the time and effort put into this guide. Keep up the good work, fellas!!!
posted 28 Oct 2011 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Wow, i clock in at 4MB a second most of the time, i also have a 20mb a second score on speedtest.net, idk whats with my configuration, but it seems to work.
posted 14 Aug 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I'd suggest trying a new port as ISPs can monitor and throttle any ports they think are being used at peak times. I just reset my port and my download went from 30kB/s to 800kB/s and waht was set to be a 2.5 hours D/L went to around 3 mins... Thanks for your work here, I also tried a few of these and definitely think that helped too!
posted 17 Aug 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous superb brother i got my speed from 50-55 kbps to 130kbps....
bt.transp 255 workss great......
posted 6 Aug 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Daaamn my speed is now 10 times slower wtf dude
posted 7 Jul 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous sup do have tl;dr edition for my uncle of course

also how fast have you gotten it up too.!!
ive done 35MB off a 50 service wired
25-27 wireless > Disk overloaded 100 > BC43 BSOD
posted 7 Jul 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thanx buddy you are a life saver.
posted 25 Jun 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
therandall (2 posts) therandall bt transp set to 255 really works
my total download speed increased from 50kB/s to 500kB/s
thanks!!!
posted 13 Jun 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous My internet connection here in the UK is 10MB, after doing the above, my download speed in total is 1MB/s whereas before it was less, is that good, or can i get more speed somehow?

posted 11 Jun 2011 - show 2 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
therandall (2 posts) therandall that's really good
posted 13 Jun 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Assuming you know the difference between bits and bytes your ISP is quoting bits whereas your torrent program is showing bytes. Your speed is really good for your line.
posted 20 Jun 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Hey Guys

Im a little confused, where it says: Patched TCPIP.sys to allow more concurrent half-open connections.

Under that it has a large red NOTE: paragraph, then under it 2 patches to download

Are we not supposed to download these then?

thanks

AdamUK
posted 30 May 2011 - show 2 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin It is exactly as the note says. the step is not required and found to be generally not effective in speeding up utorrent.

you can try one of the patches as a last resort, and undo it if it does not make any difference.
posted 30 May 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thank you :)
posted 11 Jun 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thanks a lot.............for such a wondrful help..my download speed increased 25 times
posted 24 May 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous this is the BEST...i was plagued by ~20kBps dowload reates for a long time, which dettered me from downloading. thi siste had all the resources neatly linked up to help me. Using the available links, i found out that my ISP was known for traffic shaping and limiting bittorrent down and uploads. i was able to cofigure encryption in utorrent. also configure my router to forward ports. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
posted 6 May 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Downloading a rather big torrent right now, I am rather upset that some peers "suck" with speeds over 1MB/s, while giving me only 15-20kB/s in return. As a result, I am downloading with an overall speed of somewhere around 300kB/s, while uploading with speeds up to 5MB/s ... not fair, is it?
Can't be on my side. My connection has a tested 50-70mbps upload and 70-90mbps download, and other torrents have worked with well over 2MB/s download speed.
Is there any way to restrict individual down/up ratios to attract "good" peers?

Thanks for any tip
posted 15 Apr 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous kBps*
posted 12 Apr 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous This tip upped my speed from 80kbps to 560 kbps:

5. ColdBurn says: At uTorrent > Options > Preferences > Bandwidth, set 'Global maximum number of connections' and 'Maximum number of connected peers per torrent' to 375.
posted 12 Apr 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thanks a lot, your guide was so much helpful...
My speed jumped to 3Mbs :)
posted 29 Mar 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous adding some extra trackers really helped with my download speed!!!! Thanks for the tip.
posted 8 Mar 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thanks. Am getting constant download speeds btwn 600-750kb/s. :))
posted 25 Feb 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Duckmanfoo (1 posts) Duckmanfoo I have decent speeds, and a dedicated port open, but my internet surf speeds are dog slow.

Any ideas???
posted 19 Feb 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Went from 50kB's to 300kB/s
Thanks!
posted 8 Feb 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous that was GREAT!!!
thanks a LOT!!!!

speed jumped from 0.5kb/s to 25kb/s...
(and i was jumping along with it)
(in joy that is)
THAAAAAAAANKS!!!
posted 1 Feb 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Helper (1 posts) Helper A little tip: right click on the file, click on bandwidth allocation, set upload limit and set it to 9kb/s. I did it on bittorrent, and havent tested it on utorrent
posted 26 Jan 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
basharhanna (4 posts) basharhanna first: i still don't understand how by running the speed test could help increasing the speed of downloading, and by setting the upload speed i noticed that downloading will be effected?
second: using the SG optimizer isn't enough to tuning?
Thank so much for your help, since i open my download 24/7, am addicted to it.
posted 18 Jan 2011 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin The speed test is only required if you are not sure of your connection's maximum upload speeds.

using the tuner simply optimizes your internet connection to the type of connection you have.
posted 18 Jan 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
basharhanna (4 posts) basharhanna so simply i can put any number? it will not effect the download speed??
any by the way, selecting the value of "net.max_halfope" to 50 and the "bt.transp_disposition" value to 255, what the use?

thanks for the fast reply
posted 18 Jan 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin you should put in 80% of the maximum upload speed else your download speed will be affect. transp_disposition turns on UTP, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_Transport_Protocol for more info
posted 18 Jan 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
basharhanna (4 posts) basharhanna thanks for the help
appreciated.
posted 18 Jan 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
basharhanna (4 posts) basharhanna by the way, i was reading an article regarding traffic shaping, and as i understood that its implemented in the network am using.
is there a chance i can override this process?
posted 18 Jan 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin see section above on "Enabling Protocol Encryption, uTP (UDP Packets)" to try to workaround it.
posted 19 Jan 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous THANKS!!!
posted 16 Jan 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Craig (1 posts) Craig that sucked it didn't work for me
posted 14 Jan 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
hindujaarjan (1 posts) hindujaarjan I am using Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit
utorrent 2.2
256 kbps from Hathway
How to increase my DL speed
Pls Help
posted 13 Jan 2011 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
domdom (1 posts) domdom Getting a better internet access would be your number one choice. You can get up to 100megs/s from your provider depending your country/region. under 1mbs is kind of outdated.
posted 20 Mar 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thanks you have been the greatest help ever. seriously you have increased my dl speed...well A LOT....
(insert super smiley face here)
posted 30 Dec 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Superb man it works
posted 27 Dec 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Norwahl (2 posts) Norwahl Freakin' awesome. I followed all your tips and tricks and am hitting between 90-100% of my DL capacity. Best article I've found.
posted 25 Dec 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Cheat Engine is a universal hacking program, for rewtriting datas on byte level.

This program just rewrites some codes of uTorrent and the program shows you a fake download speed. It may say that your download speed increased from 400kb/s to 5mb/s, but your download speed is still 400 kb/s! So if you want your net faster you must buy a better packet.
posted 13 Mar 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Cool trick here > Download cheatengine, not highlight your utorrent process, speed hack, and set speed hack to 0.1 and apply, makes me get 4MB/s from 300kb
posted 25 Dec 2010 - show 6 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I was doubtful about this trick at first..but trust me..this REALLY WORKS!
posted 9 Jan 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous hee,this think my torrent speedup,but it's weird in my bandwidth meter it doesn't even match or closer
posted 10 Jan 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous HOLYSHIT!!! IT WORKS!!!
THANK YOU!! BEATS THIS GUIDE
LIKE A TON!!!
posted 26 Jan 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous What the #@$# , it actually speed up my download speed! thanks!!!!
posted 6 Feb 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Your all handicapped.. bad
posted 4 Mar 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous damn.that was great.
posted 3 Nov 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous its a fake
posted 13 Nov 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
welhim (1 posts) welhim to bad im using windws 7 64 bit and this ain't gonna work.!
posted 24 Dec 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Why?!?!
posted 1 Mar 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Dmitry (1 posts) Dmitry Very useful article, thanks a lot!
posted 21 Dec 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous THANKS MAN, THIS HELPED MY SPEED SHOOT UPTO 65 TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted 20 Dec 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I've had utorrent for years and always had limited / slower download speeds. I installed bittorrent and instantly I'm getting 1000 kBps. I'm downloading movies in 10 minutes, something I've never done before. forget utorrent and download bittorrent
posted 19 Dec 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous This is really an awesome guide. It makes so much differences to speed compare to the default setting.
posted 16 Dec 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous went from 50-150 to 250-700!
thank you =D
posted 13 Dec 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
peewee (3 posts) peewee Hi,
Many thanks for the great tutorial!
I applied the Lvllord Patch but have now uninstalled it. I've tried to work back through your instructions re: changing net.max_halfopen and bt.transp_disposition to restore them to the original values but unfortunately I didn't make a note of what the originals were :( Is it possible for you to tell me, please?
Many thanks again.
posted 5 Dec 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin Select the value and hit the reset button at the bottom :)
posted 5 Dec 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
peewee (3 posts) peewee Thank you very much! Doh... :)

*goes to try that*
posted 5 Dec 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
peewee (3 posts) peewee That worked. Thank you :) xxx
posted 5 Dec 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous It worked! You made me very happy. ^_^
posted 2 Dec 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous you my friend are the greatest and wisest of them all. Thanks to you my download speeds are shooting through the roof!
posted 2 Dec 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thanks a lot :D This guide was very helpful! i went from 40 kbps to 150+.

Ok question: On the rare occasion that it breaches 500+ kbps, my internet cuts off for a short period of time. Is there a way to stop this from happening? What settings should I change?
posted 28 Nov 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous wait nvm I just read the faq
posted 28 Nov 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I cant control my upload speed in the latest versions, i used your tips and i am very content but software dont follow the limits in bandwidth tab.
posted 27 Nov 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous That tip made all the diference for me. from around 100 kBps to more then 400. thanks Cold Burn.

At uTorrent > Options >
Preferences > Bandwidth, set '
Global maximum number of connections' and 'Maximum number of connected peers per torrent' to 375.
posted 14 Nov 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous your tips worked and now im downloading a lot faster thanks guy!
posted 11 Nov 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous great tips :)

thanks.
posted 3 Nov 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
chathuranga (2 posts) chathuranga This tricks really increase my download speed.
Thanks booststricke.com
posted 28 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
chathuranga (2 posts) chathuranga This tricks really speedup mu utorrent.
Thanks bootstrike.com
posted 28 Oct 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Norwahl (2 posts) Norwahl But are you McLovin' it?
posted 25 Dec 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous ........i'm......loving it!!!
posted 23 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Suresh (1 posts) Suresh My download speed shooted up four times. Awesome man! thanx
posted 16 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous My connection just sucks, period...

90 kbps max, and that's never common.

ETA for Windows Vista Home Basic: 2 days and 10 hours.
posted 15 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Nate (1 posts) Nate How do you undo "Windows Vista / Windows 7 users! Disabling TCP/IP Auto Tuning" listed as number 9 under "Tweaks that can improve or LOWER your speed" ?
posted 12 Oct 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin For enabling auto tuning back, the command is: netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
posted 12 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I tried a trick that I found while browsing ... if you have unlimited broadband like I have it may work for you too ... but remember to jot down the original numbers if this trick doesn't work for you.

Go to preferences>bandwidth>global max number of connect> change the value to 80000 --- then go to max number of peers per torrent> change the value to 8000 --- then lastly go to number of upload slots per torrent> change the value to 8 --- then click apply [ i like the number 8 LOL! ]

i know this may sound riduculous and contrary to what I've read here but this trick does work for me ... the theory is that the more connections & peers you have the more seeders you get.

after 5 minutes of testing, i found that my dl speed dramatic increased 3 fold going from 500kb to 1.5mb
posted 12 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Very good guide! Informative and really provide great tweaks! Hope there will be more effective tweaks out there. I have tried everything and I think my settings reached the peak, but not my speed duh. Anyway admin are you on MaxOnline?
posted 10 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Tried all of the mentioned steps, unfortunately no any progress. Speed still raises to normal for 4-5 seconds, then falls down to 10kb/s (usual download speed is around 2MB/s).
I have switched to VUZE and i got rid from this awful speed issue.
posted 7 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Augustine (1 posts) Augustine Thanks for everything...about 2 months ago I followed the instructions to the dot and it increased X10...but last few days it has come back to normal after updating the Utorrent...I rechecked and found everything to be right..except the speed had not increased since.....????
posted 7 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
shuxes (2 posts) shuxes please admins i have followed ur steps but :( it not work with me i think i don't understand some steps so please admins please please i want ur help by i can send u msgs so u can explain for me some steps and after i finish and can download with high speed because i really want to download with high speed coz i have very sux connection my download speed is 30kbs/s and this take time to download big files i will send for u a thanks msg for u and after that if u want to remove me from ur email remove me bro i swear i just want to know how to make and not to annoy u so please accept this msg and tell me ur email or u can add me in ur email my mail is : rush_up55@yahoo.com i will wait ur reply bro so bye bye now ...... with my best wishes
Shuxes
posted 2 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
shuxes (2 posts) shuxes Or please u can add me if u not want anyone to know ur email my mail is : rush_up55@yahoo.com
posted 2 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous What all programs do i need to download so I don't get viruses? I have Utorrent and Avast anti-virus... what else do i need winrar, etc.... ? Replies will be appreciated
posted 1 Oct 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Winrar is not going to prevent viruses. Avast is fine, and if you are not on Windows 7, I would also get Windows Defender. Check google.
posted 4 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
AAA (4 posts) AAA i have something strange, i unchecked Enable Bandwidth Management but after some hours it was checked but not with a tick , the square was full.
posted 30 Sep 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin sorry, have never experienced this. you may want to ask in the utorrent forums
posted 30 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous hey admin i dont have utorrent
but i have bittorrent version 7 can i applied this steps in bittorent ? thanks yah
posted 29 Sep 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin yep, it does apply. it's just a branding difference
posted 30 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I did the speed test, it gave me .3 kb for download speeds, but im d/l'ing on utorrent, and getting speeds of 35-42 kB a sec. is it just me or does that not make sense?
posted 27 Sep 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin probably the server is busy, pick another server near to your location
posted 27 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Also - make sure you stop downloading torrents during your speed test!
posted 2 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Hey thanks a tonne. Tried out all the above mentioned tips. Leaving one or two, the rest worked like a charm. :]
I'm actually not dreading having to download torrents on uTorrent anymore. Thanks!!
posted 25 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
AAA (4 posts) AAA this package is wonderful, i am using it and i have very good results, Thanks a LOT !! but i have a question :

i have 2 different services of ADSL (2MB/s-356KB/s) from the same ISP, when i try to use 356 kB/s on 2 mb/s (by modem configuring) my speed with internet download manager is 2mb/s but with utorrent i have 356 kB/s and it didnt exceed higher , how can i fix this problem ? (there was no this problem before).
posted 23 Sep 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin make sure you did not set a download speed limit. else see FAQ #2 and the further tips section
posted 24 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
AAA (4 posts) AAA i did everything which is there but there is no improvement, something that i found is that my ISP is a BAD one but is there any possibility that they only limit utorrent and other softwares like internet download manager open ?
posted 24 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin most likely they only target P2P traffic as that is the most resource hogging application a customer can use
posted 24 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
AAA (4 posts) AAA In these cases we can only change ISP's to avoid such a problem ?
posted 24 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin work around it by using the tips mentioned above especially encryption and proxy settings. switching ISPs is an option, but it can give the same result as well
posted 25 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Joe Unregistered Anonymous In some areas, switching ISP's is not an option as there is only ONE
posted 20 Oct 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Hello and thanks for your guide. It's great, I just wanted to say that i've found going into task manager (CTRL+ALT+DLT -> Task Manager), navigating to the processes tab and setting the uTorrent process priority to High helps improve the speed a bit. This is because having a higher priority on a program makes the computer improve the selected program's specific task at the risk of slowing down other programs, it's a great technique and I wouldn't mind if you added this to the guide. :)
-JimG
posted 23 Sep 2010 - show 2 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I'm sorry, did you already know this technique, admin?
It is very helpful in torrents. :)
posted 24 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous ys i agree wif jimg and other guy shud put on guide mang is gud vry hlpful but it maik gamez lag a litle
posted 24 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin we don't think it will make a difference as uTorrent does not use much cpu. thanks for the tip though
posted 24 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
nik007 (1 posts) nik007 I fallowed this guide and my download rate dropped from 1mB/s to 40kB/s...:(
posted 23 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jynks (4 posts) Jynks Hi thanks this was very helpful, but my major problem was not fixed. When i download highly seeded torrents my speed initially sits at around 1Mb/s or higher then after about a minute or 2 the download speed begins to drop then after about 5 min it has halved then after about 8-10 min it is down to around 40kb/s. I have done the ISP throttling test and apparently it is not throttled, any ideas on how to fix this, it has been buggin me for a few months now as it never used to do this, please help, Thanks!!
posted 22 Sep 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin see FAQ #2
posted 22 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jynks (4 posts) Jynks Hi thanks for the quick reply, I have fully read through everything an applied the relevant settings even in the FAQ and I have no clashing software, is the problem I outlined a common one? Is it most likely ISP throttling? I am with TPG and as far as I can find via researching them they do not throttle peer-2-peer so any ideas what may be causing it? Thanks again!
posted 22 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin as you can see in some of the comments below, it is a common one. the most probable reason is that your ISP may be traffic shaping (throttling)
posted 22 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jynks (4 posts) Jynks ok thanks i will try look into it further, cheers
posted 22 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jynks (4 posts) Jynks hi again i cant seem to find a way around this, my ISP claims they do not throttle p2p, I noticed that whenever i reset the connection i get back to full speed for about 5 min before it slows down again, do you know of any software that is available that could automatically reset my connection every 5 minutes or so as that would fix my problem. Thanks again!
posted 22 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin Try lowering your 'upload rate', 'global maximum number of connections' and 'maximum number of connected peers per torrent' in Options, Preferences, Bandwidth . If you have further problems, I suggest posting in this forum - http://forum.utorrent.com/viewforum.php?id=11
posted 22 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
BarbaricFellow Unregistered Anonymous Congrats
Best site about this subject!
posted 17 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Excellent site! Comprehensive and updated details. However, its very subjective if these settings will boost your torrent speed.

Did quite a few tweaks from reading this site and I'm still getting irregular d/l speeds
posted 16 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I am in South Korea and my d/l speed is 7380 kB/s and u/l is 4286 kB/s. I am not computer savvy whatsoever so can someone help me with my settings? Right now I have it set at 72 max. upload rate, 600 global max number of connections, 100 peers connected and 8 upload slots per torrent. I get good download speeds but I'm wondering if I have it set right?
posted 15 Sep 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin there's no 'right' setting, it depends on the torrent and internet connection. if your upload speed limit is 4000KB/s, you should be more generous with your upload rate
posted 15 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Amazing tip man!!!:) thanks a ton!!:)
posted 14 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Can anyone tell me if they have downloaded that evil patcher? I have 3-4 anti virus and windows defender going crazy when I even click on the link. Is there another program that will do the same thing.
posted 12 Sep 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin you can try the Half-Open Patch linked in the same guide
posted 15 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Nice Guide! Now I'm getting 600-900kbs (depending on the torrent). Thanks for posting this... Wonderful help!

Now, with that kind of speed, will I raise any 'red flags' somewhere? Should I be concerned, or should I throttle it down a bit.
posted 11 Sep 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin that depends on your ISP's policy. Some 'unlimited' ISPs may have a policy to throttle your connection if it exceeds a certain amount. You may want to contact your ISP directly.
posted 11 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Ok, thanks again for the tips.
posted 11 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
rameshkumar88 (2 posts) rameshkumar88 Hi, i download some files using torrents in my office( corporate) they are using websense software. my ip is not static. now they found some 1 has downloaded torrents.will they find me.
posted 9 Sep 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin sorry i am not familiar with websense software
posted 9 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
rameshkumar88 (2 posts) rameshkumar88 any other means can they find.
posted 9 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin there exists technology that can detect torrent traffic, more specifics about the technology, I do not know
posted 9 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Dear Ganesh, it's true, uTP slows download speed significantly. It's better to leave it disabled.

Options > Preferences > Bandwidth > Apply rate limit to uTP connections (unchecked)

Options > Preferences > BitTorrent > Enable bandwidth management [uTP] (unchecked)
posted 8 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Mindfudgerie (3 posts) Mindfudgerie I had an avg dl rate of 500-600 kb/s a week ago. Now i've dropped to 25-30 kb/s. What happened? I have done no major changes to my computer. It just seems out of the blue.... Admin reply if u can :)
posted 6 Sep 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin try downloading a popular torrent like ubuntu as referenced above. if the speeds are back to normal for the ubuntu torrent, it is the fault of the torrent you are downloading.
posted 6 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Mindfudgerie (3 posts) Mindfudgerie i tried your suggestion, still 25-30 kb/s. it is like this with every torrent I have tried to download. Do you have any idea what might have caused this?
posted 7 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin use the speed test to check your maximum download speed. if the maximum download speed way surpasses your torrent download speed, then your ISP is most likely throttling
posted 7 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Mindfudgerie (3 posts) Mindfudgerie Yes it surpasses it by far. What can I do to stop my ISP from throttling?
posted 9 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin see FAQ #2
posted 9 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
e30 (1 posts) e30 Thnx for the guide. Been downloading torrents with too much fluctuating speeds (had kept unlimited dl and 5kBps as upload on my 256Kbps). Now m getting more stable dl speed (though only 24-25kB/s :< ) and uploading much more (uploading speed is still very fluctuating but its fine).

Am downloading a torrent with 1040 seeds and 941 peers, connected to 26-28 seeders and 16-19 peers, global max connections set to 90, connected peers per torrent set to 55. Now the question is: is it normal that only 26-28 or mayb only 30 seeds are connected or all 55 should get connected?

I have ~205Mbps down and ~202Mbps up speed // Win7.
posted 6 Sep 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin it is normal for only a certain amount of seeds to be connected, not all.
posted 6 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I have tried every forum,speed test,setting combinations ETC, but I am still only achiving 10 kbps, when I first got U-Torrent I was getting an average of 650 kbps.....& THIS IS WITH MOBILE BROADBAND.
I have tried my friends broadband connections(BT,VIRGIN,) but I still only acheive an average of 20 kbps.

THE FAULT MUST BE WITH U-TORRENT, AS I ACHEIVE AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 400kbps WITH GYGAN ( using either MBB,BT,VIRGIN)
posted 5 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous this has to be the best dang gone guide for p2p aka utorrent to have ever hit the net/web.. very nice job ;-) was doing a max downloads of 800kb/s now im doing 1.4 mb/s on torrents..

uploads was at 250kb/s.. now im doing 400+kb/s..

i didnt do the tcpoptimizer you had for download for windows 7 because its pre set & cant change value's (i was used to using the xp ver of it) there is now btw a new windows 7 ver of it (3.0.3 as of this post) that you can download from here:

http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php

again very very great job on this guide..

GLR457
posted 5 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Ellis (1 posts) Ellis This is an excellent guide. It's very good to see a guide which is actually updated; lots of guides for stuff like this are a few years old at least.
I had port forwarding set up but it wasn't working because I didn't have a static IP address and had just entered a random IP address into the box on my router's configuration page.
I would advise people to check out some of the FAQs on the uTorrent website and also check out PortForward.com
They've got some useful information on setting up port forwarding on loads of different routers. They didn't actually have mine, but they had one with an identical setup page so it was no problem.
posted 1 Sep 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous i tried these tips but it is not working for me i use windows 7 &u torrent download speed do not increase it is same 45 to 50 kB/s . WASTE OF TIME.
posted 21 Feb 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
kusal (2 posts) kusal i've got a 512kbps connection whats my maximum download speed?.....can u plz reply admin??
posted 31 Aug 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin about 60 KB/s, but realistically, about 50 KB/s
http://www.google.com/search?q=512kbps+to+KBps
posted 31 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
kusal (2 posts) kusal thnnx
posted 9 Sep 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
nikeshp (1 posts) nikeshp im using reliance broadband 300kbps package
im getting download speed of 30 kBps......sumtimes it goes beyond 100...but very rare...
i tried the above trick...bt did'nt work..please help me out!!
posted 30 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Brendan (1 posts) Brendan I have tried all these tips and more !! all to no avail I am unable to upload at more than 30 kB/s !! Please help me as my ratio on my favourite site is dropping fast.
posted 30 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous wow this works it speed my utorrent from 25kbps to 5mbps!!! i am very happy and i can download a movie within 5 minutes!!!
posted 30 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Downloading only one torrent and increasing the number of connections "PER TORRENT" ! effects immediately!!! Global maximum is already at 750 and default per torrent limit is 100. The proposed number in the tip says make it 375. I moved it to 375 and saw the effect immediately. And now I moved it to 575 (since global is 750 which makes me think i can push a little bit more). Still experimenting. But I definitely advise you to try it. Speed gets a little bit more choppy. Goes up and down a little bit quicker but an average it really improves.

Akif,
posted 26 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
judiii (1 posts) judiii I have used the portforward setup to get my static ip but when I check my port it says an error has occurred. I can download but upload at even a slower rate. At first I thought it was Norton but I uninstalled it completly and still the same. I thought using the portforwarding setup application was gonna be a no brainer....after failing doing it manually. But still no luck...
posted 26 Aug 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin your ISP may not be allowing you to open ports. this is usually the case if you are using mobile broadband - check with your ISP whether they allow you to run servers
posted 26 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Shindar (1 posts) Shindar Your Bonus Tip! section was a fantastic help to me.
two questions though:
1) will removing trackers that are not functioning properly (timed out or actively refused) increase speeds?

2) what about duplicate entries in the tracker, will removing the duplicates improve download speed?
posted 26 Aug 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin 1) no
2) am not sure about utorrent's handling of duplicate trackers, but i would not advise having duplicate trackers. it doesn't do any major damage though, as long as you don't duplicate any tracker too much
posted 26 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous It is all depends on your internet connection..
There is nothing that above steps can do if you don't have a good internet connection.
2 Mbps internet connection may be sufficient to get a good speed.. you will get 250Kbps downloading speed
posted 24 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I have played around as much as possible on this, did see an incline on speed, but still battling to get up to 200kb. Running 4mb line, any ideas?? running win 7 pro 64bit, and did a step by step on this guide. Ubuntu i was lucky to get 70Kbps. any ideas???
posted 22 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous This works, and thanks for writing so many things.

I got my speed from 70-90kbs to 220 kbs.

I am using win7 :) Cheers
posted 18 Aug 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
chath (1 posts) chath are u sure dude??
posted 20 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Bangla (1 posts) Bangla Can't really tell if these tips are working because my monster d/l has been erratic from the start. But these suggestions are great! Thanx. It gave me a better understanding of uTorrent operation. Keep up the good work!
posted 18 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I tried almost all the tweaks here... I saw a slight increase in speed but then again I can never tell if it is my doing or just a generous seeder with perhaps a 15mbps line and 5 connections. Thanks for the comprehensive Guide. I would recommend everyone to get a UPNP wireless router so they can get the proper ports forwarded and torrents will flow a bit easier.
posted 16 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
vijaybach (2 posts) vijaybach I have a dataone 256 kbps (the 'b' is right) connection. My upload and download speeds do not seem to go beyond 27 kBps. I have tried all the tweaks of this tutorial but of no use. I cannot figure out what the problem could be. SOMEBODY HEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLPPPPPPPPP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted 11 Aug 2010 - show 2 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous hello friend
i too have the same problem
if you find the solution please help me @ cansee99@gmail.com
many thanks
posted 11 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin 27 kBps is about your max download speed your 256kbps connection can support - http://www.google.com/search?q=256kbps+to+KBps
posted 20 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
vijaybach (2 posts) vijaybach Not good upload/download speed !!!
posted 11 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous this is by far the best tutorial i have come across. thank you for sharing this info. got a couple of questions to ask, i have used every tweak here and all seems fine, getting really good speeds (u-torrent 2.0 beta). question is - will any of these tweaks conflict with each other being so many doing the same job. im also having trouble with the conversion could you please help, my speed is 54.0Mbps. hope you can help. thank you again for this tutorial really good work..
posted 5 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
dharmendra (2 posts) dharmendra thanks, it helped a lot to improve speed from 0.5 kBps to 200 kBps
posted 3 Aug 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
sunny (1 posts) sunny dharmendra please give me your mail i am bsnl dataone user need your help to take it through to increase speed of utorrent client mine is sanyasi.is.at@gmail.com
posted 3 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
dharmendra (2 posts) dharmendra you can post your questions here, i will answer if i have knowledge of that. i don't know more then the information on this page.
posted 4 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Took me from 13kB/s to 500!
posted 30 Jul 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous For those having issues with Nvidia Network Manager, it is used primarily for QoS traffic, if you don't want this feature, then uninstall it, your lan connection will still work without it, and your throughput will improve.
posted 3 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Before this guide I was getting 1.0 mbps now after guide getting almost max at 1.7 mbps (1.8 max)! Thanks!

did all the top part and what Geeman says: and what Masterkio says:
posted 29 Jul 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous 200% speed increase.you guys rock! thank you!
posted 28 Jul 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous some ISPs are blocking your bittorrent connections. just like mobile 8 of indonesia. to tackle this problem, you just simply add more trackers to your ongoing torrent activities. it works for me. chitchatid. i thank you bootstrike for your detailed explanations.
posted 24 Jul 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous thank you for sharing this, totally works!!!
posted 22 Jul 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous AWSME WORK MAN !!!!!
posted 21 Jul 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous This worked epically. 20kb/s to 120kb/s. THANK YOU! I get to save a few more days of my life without waiting for downloads. =D
posted 7 Jul 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous something
posted 14 Jul 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous How come for the thing im downloading, im only getting 40(1000) seeds :(
posted 6 Jul 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Makranczi
posted 3 Jul 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous for fewer seeds or peers let "allow legacy connections" be enabled and with more seeds disable "allow legacy connection" since it prevents ISP to track your traffic and enable the outgoing encryption too.
I usually do it by disabling uTP with enabling encryption even on fewer seeds and speed increases too much.
posted 2 Jul 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Yes indeed, disabled the UTP and... speed increase from 150 to 450 (!) kB/s !!!
posted 3 Jul 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous take a squint at http://broadband-speedup.blogspot.com/ if you're in the UK, a quick snip to speed up all your internet connections!
posted 29 Jun 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Dastan (1 posts) Dastan This is amazing! Thank you so much for increasing my speed by 55%! Huge change! :D
posted 27 Jun 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous thnk u sooooooooooo much my dwnld rate frm 30-40 kbps to directly went to arnd150kbps..........Hats of to u !
posted 25 Jun 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Forgive my english.
I kept getting very low DL speeds with utorrent for a long time due to the nforce network manager glitch. I updated and all but to no avail.
Then i manually terminated the proccess in the task manager ( i think its Nvapps.exe ) and DL speed rocketed to 80 kB from 10 KB. Never had a problem after that.
I know its very annoying but for some reason many XP user still got issues with that glitch even after updating the nvidia drivers.
Hope this helps
posted 17 Jun 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous By far the the best and most detailed guide I've run across for tweaking uTorrent. Thanks for providing this!
posted 5 Jun 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Excellent guide. Really works! The problem I'm getting is with uploads. I can only connect minutes at a time in certain cases depending on what location the leecher is from. Seeding back is a real problem. I switched from Ut1.6 to 2.0.2 hoping it would help but to no avail. My uploads rates (when connected) are fine. No probs there. Just hard to connect. Is it coming from my end or the leechers end?
posted 3 Jun 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Marino (1 posts) Marino Reinstalling network drivers helped me solving this problem. I would never figure out that torrent dl speed could be connected to drivers. Anyway, speed before was 20-60 KBs and now it goes waaaay up to 300-1150KBs
posted 1 Jun 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
kazuya (1 posts) kazuya Yes , it work !!!! This speed has optimize by best , very useful in this guide .
posted 30 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
irah747 (1 posts) irah747 thank u very much............ma speed increased to 170 to 190 kBps.....from 100kBps.................hahaha........
posted 30 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Regan (1 posts) Regan Hi .. i have upgraded my OS to windows 7 from win XP
i am not able to use any torrent clients ? when i try to download any thing it downloads for a max of 45 secs then it shows up an error message as access denied. I tried disabling the fire wall & tried changing torrent clients , same error . Can some one help me fix this issue Please ? i cannot live with out torrents....


Last edited by Regan 28 May 2010 .
posted 28 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Rafi (1 posts) Rafi My tips for upgrading & improving to the latest uTorrent 2.0.X release:
http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=74820
posted 26 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Great article! went from 20 kb/s to a steady 200

Something obvious but maybe helpful - Right click on torrent > Bandwidth Allocation > High
posted 26 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous thanks for the guide.it improves my download speed.. :D before was about 0.1 - 5kbps now it download speed 120+kbps
posted 23 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous wow just started a down load and getting 275kbs down and that
is with bt throttling my line at peak times up from only 25kbs at peak marvelous advise

this was achieved by altering the advanced settings as shown in the guide

cant thank you enough
posted 19 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous this guide totally rocks...my speed was doubled...from 60-65 to 120-125...thanks a lot...
posted 18 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous People with slow speeds after apply the options on the guide maybe could try setting up:

net.calc_overhead to *false

That could help. Greets!
posted 12 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
MattyBarr (1 posts) MattyBarr This is the best speed optimization guide I've come across. Very useful and easy to understand. Highly Recommended for anyone experiencing speed issues.
posted 12 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
rick (1 posts) rick hi I switched from windows xp to windows seven ultimate,my μtorrent speed used to be around 300kbps now is just over 100 kbps.I also use Comodo firewall 4.
Does anybody have a solution or an explanation for this
difference?Thanks
posted 9 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Cyborggangster (1 posts) Cyborggangster I have tried all the tweaks provided by the administrator in this guide but my download speed is still less and it even does not touch the actual speed provided by the ISP
posted 6 May 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous so try to put older version, read my comment ( one coment below yours)
posted 7 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Last version of utorrent dramaticly dropped my speed, so you can download 1.8.5 (a previsious version) here http://www.filehippo.com/download_utorrent/ and get back full speed

also if you want to reduce hard disk work you can do next:

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/9412/11160957.png

(i put 1024MB but it's too much you can put about 128MB...)
posted 4 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous wow this guide really work.... ^_______^
many thx........
i tried Utorrent to follow the guide exactly and guest what?? ^___^
my download speed from other torrent downloader increase dramatically from around 10-30 kbps to 120 - 170 kbps......
posted 3 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thanks a bunch. I did follow a few tips from "Reader's Suggestions" and it really really worked out for me. My speed has improved drastically!
posted 3 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Dunno if anyones mentioned it since havn't read all the threads but you have a mistake with
"(e.g. 28.8kbps, which is 48KBps by Google Calculator)."

28.8Kbps is 3.6KBps not 48.

How on earth did you get 48 and how did google get 48 as its giving the correct 3.6 :s

Be simpler just to say there are 8 bits in a byte so to convert between the two for kilobits (Kbps, small b) just multiply by 8 or kilobytes (KBps, big B) just divide by 8 depending on which one your converting from.
posted 24 Apr 2010 - show 2 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous geeky :P
posted 1 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin Thanks for pointing the mistake out! It was an error and I apologize for it. The reason for omitting the calculations is to make things easy for our novice users. Cheers!
posted 1 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Good read, thanks :)
posted 23 Apr 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous what are the best solution for window 7...currently my download speed only 2-3 k/b..:(

and can u tell me how to unblock torrent download....currently i am using hot spot shield to allow download but the problem is i can connect for only 1/2 hour and need to connect back

anybody can help me?
posted 22 Apr 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
zerocks88 (1 posts) zerocks88 most of these steps did increase my download speed, i also feel safer with the encryption on now thank you, I had that option off because i thought it would increase speeds but it was lowering them apparently
posted 21 Apr 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Wow! This guide rocks! My download speed was unleashed & increased by 5 times... But one thing is the speed setting from speedtest.net. My download speed is better by just following my subscription plan speed instead of the tested speed. Cheers!
posted 19 Apr 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Hi.
I'm quite happy with my unlimited connection speeds. On good days & torrents I can reach up to 900kbs/torrent(very rare). Usually getting from 500kbs to 100kbs.
So few days earlier my parents informed that our network suddenly cut out. They shut down my computer and restarted the modem, internet came available again. So could it be that the ISP cut out our connection(and do you recommend any kind of software for hiding from your ISP)?
posted 12 Apr 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
afiq (3 posts) afiq i have a listen port error....and the download speed is 10-12kB/s...
posted 10 Apr 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin your ISP may be blocking incoming connections or you did not port forward correclty. please check the section on port forwarding above
posted 10 Apr 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
afiq (3 posts) afiq Thanks.
One question.
I'm using Vodafone (Model: K3565-Z) USB Modem, so i did not need to do port forwarding.
So, it's my ISP that blocking my incoming connection???
posted 11 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin most probably, yes, your ISP is either blocking your connection or does not allow port forwarding. this seems normal for mobile broadband connections
posted 11 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
afiq (3 posts) afiq Thanks...
Look like i have to live with the speed
:D
posted 19 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous thanks it helped a lot. I disabled UDP and it's pretty stable and fast now. cheers
posted 4 Apr 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
kejowe28 (1 posts) kejowe28 I have been tweeking Utorrent for 2yrs now and have mine set real close to these values. I wish I logged what it was that I changed because I am downloading I consistantly hit 1.1MB/s. My problem is my up speed. I dont know what happened because it droped from 3-400kB/s to 5.... Its hard for me to maintain my ratio @ 1.5 which has droped from 3. If anyone has any clue at all please let me know.
Speed Test Avg. 6500Kb/s down 1200Kb/s up. I also just noticed its seeing signs of ISP upload compression. Time for more research.
posted 23 Mar 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous by changing my settings according to this guide my download speed became stable.
thanks for yourhelp.
posted 22 Mar 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thanks so much for this great guide.

Incidentally, if your connection speed (determined via speedtest.net) is 20Mbps, what is the realistically best speed you can get assuming that everything is working to the optimum (i.e. infinite no. of peers, no choking etc)?
posted 22 Mar 2010 - show 2 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin there is definitely some overhead, i can't say exact figures as it depends on number of connections
posted 22 Mar 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thanks so much, this guide is great. I went from ~25kbps to ~300kbps!
posted 22 Mar 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
nujmape (2 posts) nujmape interested how you get 300 kbps, and what is your locationg? I am getting only 80-95 kbps here in the philippines, negros oriental.
posted 22 Mar 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
nujmape (2 posts) nujmape my download speed improve to 95kB/s and upload1= 16kB/s, is this the maximum speed for download when my internet connection is 100.0 Mbps?
posted 21 Mar 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin it depends on the bandwidth provided by your ISP. run the speed test to check what is the maximum upload you can have
posted 22 Mar 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous You say "Most of us will just click through the dialogs accepting the default values".Why do you think people do that? Do you know the amount of hydraulic pressure, in general terms, required for a suspension bridge's initial embedded aluminated concrete, in cubic volume? Bet you don't !! You'd also accept the default values, wouldn't you !!
posted 20 Mar 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous nerd :P
posted 1 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous yeah, reli nerd...u need to get laid man! thanx for the tips! reli works from 500kbps to 900kbps! it ROCKS!
posted 5 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thank you for this guide. The half pipe patch did the trick for me as my download went from 20kbps to 100kbps just like that. Also the protocol encryption worked also. The other registry tweaks did nothing to improve downloads though.
posted 14 Mar 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I did all the above on XP at 1735hrs and 45mins later.. I'm about to watch my movie.. Thanks.
posted 14 Mar 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
takwaman (1 posts) takwaman i use windows 7 , n i follow all the guide step,,,my speedtest, download speed 3.24mb , upload speed 0.23mb ,,,i try to download final fantasy xiii allstar torrent...got about 3(13) seeds n 54(2642) peers...but my download speed i just got around 10-30kB/s only...dont no what is wrong..can anyone help me?
posted 10 Mar 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
alexmcneill (1 posts) alexmcneill You'll need to learn that if you have a huge amount of peers compared to seeds (this is often termed a 'bad ratio') then your download speeds will be really slow.
posted 13 May 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Nicotine Unregistered Anonymous I tried all of the above and still no joy. Then I downloaded uTorrent 1.6 and tried using it instead, and my speed went through the roof! I'm talking about 5xfaster! I wish I would have tried that from the begining.
posted 9 Mar 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
giyad (1 posts) giyad I'm using uTorrent 3.0 (build 18296) and for me the units are in kB/s. If you go to Preferences > Bandwidth, it says kB/s and not kbits.
posted 8 Mar 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
SNE (2 posts) SNE I found this guide by googling information about point 2 in your guide. I think you are incorrect.

The inbound (inbound only and not outbound, which could be limited by system resources, not by registry entry) limitation only matters in server-client setups. The limit is set up so a single client cant overload a server, or force users to buy Windows Server if they want to host a website on XP. It concerns HTTP only and has nothing to do with the BitTorrent protocol.

Can you point me to a valid source or otherwise explain why you think the HTTP inbound connection limit has any influence on the BitTorrent protocol? Please contact me through my mail if possible.
posted 28 Feb 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
SNE (2 posts) SNE Edit: sorry I should have looked a little further, I found some other sources myself. They claim it does not just affect HTTP, so I could very well be wrong. It still doesn't make a lot of sense to me, though. I've had a lot of XP machines and never had problems uploading, nor making >10 connections, I think.
posted 28 Feb 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Update guide for uTorrent v2 please?
posted 13 Feb 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin thanks for the heads-up. updated.
posted 14 Feb 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
dhruv (1 posts) dhruv My pc restart whenever i start utorrent plz help
posted 6 Feb 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
mattf (1 posts) mattf when I run half-open limit fix 4.1 it says, "The patch is not required, bacause the windows version has no limit of half-open connections quantity." Im running vista 64 bit. Please help.
posted 5 Feb 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
stevetheking (1 posts) stevetheking i have already set my current utorrent settings based on ur guide...if i update to 2.0....will it change any of the settings? thanks! =]
posted 5 Feb 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous A whole movie is 20 minutes. WOW!
posted 2 Feb 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Martin (1 posts) Martin once i followed the steps in the Advanced Settings Dialog Box, my speed went from nothing to 500kb/s

however once i stopped the torrents for 10 seconds as instructed the speed decreased to 100kb/s

no idea why that happend but thanks alot for the guide
posted 1 Feb 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Wow, I've had rogers for a while now and i've always wondered why my service with them was 10 mbps but i was getting about 2 KB/s download with torrent. After using this guide my speed launched up to 400 KB/s. It can probably go faster but WOW thank you sooooo much.
posted 30 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I have to say that you guys did an amazing job. My speed went from 150kb/s to 450kb/s! Wow. Again, good job on gathering and testing all the information...
posted 28 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
newbie (2 posts) newbie Any recommendations for increasing upload speeds when in seeding only mode?
posted 27 Jan 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin the same techniques above can be applied as well. if there is only one seed, consider super seeding
posted 27 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
newbie (2 posts) newbie Not sure what "super seeding" is, as it is not referenced in the above material. If you can share, it's appreciated.
posted 27 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin double-click on the torrent in utorrent's list, tick "initial seeding" at the bottom of the window. only do this if you are the only seed and there is more than 1 peer
posted 28 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
shafiq (1 posts) shafiq I think windows 7 has networking issue, because few days back when I use a mobile phone to connect , it disconnects every few hours, now that i have a gigaset wimax modem my BT connection always jumping from 10-30 Kbps, bt in vista 64bit it was always almost constant 30KBps.. I disabled auto tcp tuning in w7.. bt still no luck.
posted 22 Jan 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous its becos its a broadband..try to use streamyx(+wifi).b4 this im using broadband(celcom) its sucks..now life just feel great with downloading torrent with max bandwitch.
posted 14 Mar 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Quicksilver (1 posts) Quicksilver I have experienced problems with Utorrent. Downloads would stop with a notification that" it could not access a file". Nothing helped, so I downloaded BitTorrent which appears to be the same programme, but happily does not exhibit this problem. My current hassle, which also existed with Utorrent, is that my downloads run at excellent speeds until they reach about 87% & then they slow right down & just about stop. I have tried changing the settings as suggested here & have ensured that my uploads are proportionate to downloads, but to no avail.. I am running Widows7, could that be causing the problem & if so, how do I remedy it?
posted 21 Jan 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Xiellie (1 posts) Xiellie Hi there, Windows 7 is the best OS release from Microsoft. Fortunately the internet speed is quite fast. Read it (http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/06/07/half-open-outbound-tcp-connections-limit-removed-in-windows-7-and-vista-sp2-no-patch-required/), so effectively no tcp problem, if the problem persists use the version TCPZ_20090108. Google it, use the virtual driver. This will solve the windows 7 problem. Now comes the task stopping. If at any time the task stops, stop the task, do a manual hash check (Right click on the task then select Force Re-check), start the task again when it stops, if the problem persists upgrade your connection. I strongly recommend Direct ADSL.

Last edited by Xiellie 26 Jan 2010 .
posted 26 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous The utor settings seem to distribute bandwidth more evenly. It's strange but I get about 1.2Mb/s shared between upload and download no matter what (router issue?). Also when downloading a certain movie at it's full potential 500Kb/s it seems to crash my router but at 150 it's fine. Any ideas on that?
posted 20 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I'm having trouble understanding the conversion for the speeds. This really should be explained better. The speed test that you refer to records everything in Mbps. Yet you've jumped to KBps and Kbps without showing how to convert from Mbps. Now I went ahead and used the google calculator to convert, but from reading what you wrote I can't tell which one I need to convert it to. You say that we want the KBps, but you say "xx/384k" means that your download is unlimited and your upload is limited to 384kbps." If we are to choose one of the xx/###k options then we would need to know that our upload limit is 384kpbs in order to choose xx/384k as our option. I don't see what the KBps has to do with anything. Knowing that it's 48KBps doesn't seem to apply to anything. So why do we need to know what the KBps is, when we are choosing the option based on kpbs?

My connection came up as 0.24 Mbps.

Using google calculator I know that is either: 30.72 KBps or 245.76 Kbps.
Reading your guide logically, it would suggest that I would choose xx/256k as my option as it's the closest to 245.76 Kbps.
If that's the case what difference does knowing it's 30.72 KBps make?
posted 18 Jan 2010 - show 2 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin Hi, that is right, you should choose 256k. The KBps pointers are there as many ISPs and speed tests display speeds in different units KBps and Kbps so we've put it to clear confusion to ensure you select the correct upload speed
posted 18 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
SLeePYG72786 (1 posts) SLeePYG72786 It's a shame that nobody has taken the time to write this yet.

Speed Conversion
================================================
MBps = Megabytes/s
Mbps = Megabits/s
KBps = Kilobytes/s
Kbps = Kilobits/s

Web sites like Speedtest.net and Speakeasy.net/speedtest use Mbps and Kbps to display their results.

Divide Mbps by 8 to get the answer in MBps.
Divide Kbps by 8 to get the answer in KBps.

Example:
10 Mbps / 8 = 1.25 MBps
10 Kbps / 8 = 1.25 KBps
posted 18 Feb 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Using Windows 7, Utorrent 1.85

changed only - Change "bt.transp_disposition" value to 255

i was downloading 30 torrents but only 6 were downloading, when i changed this setting all 30 started to download, very nice
posted 17 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Sankalp (1 posts) Sankalp Hey, The RED dot in my utorrent client certainly indicates that the wireless router which I am using is limiting my network traffic. However there is no port-forwarding mentioned for the Netgear router model MR814 v2 which i am currently using. Hence the "test port forwarding" gives an error that my port does not appear to be open.

Please help.
Thanking You in anticipation.
posted 17 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous For some reason I'm not able to highlight or select the hash code on the general tab in utorrent.

I'm using uptorrent 1.8.5 and Windows 7. Is there some reason for this?
posted 15 Jan 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin no need to hightlight, just right-click on the number and click Copy
posted 16 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Definitely helped me out. I went from 100kBs to 280kBs.
props to the article owner
posted 14 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous HOLY SHIT, this guide shot my current download from a horrible godless speed of less than 1kbs to 100-150kbs MUCH
posted 13 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous A little typo on Half-open limit fix. The version in step #4 is still 3.6.
posted 9 Jan 2010 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin thanks - has been fixed
posted 11 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I love you.
posted 6 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous it doesnt show me any improvement man.
i use windows 7 beta version, is there any problem with it ????
posted 4 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous It went from 20 kb/s to 160 kb/s!!!!!!!!!! Thank You VERY MUCH!!!!
I was going crazy wit it!!!! TNX!!!!
posted 4 Jan 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous By installing the file in "SAFEMODE" it prevents your antivirus from bitchin about the file and it creates an automatic backup copy too!
Just in case your doubtful and you dont trust like even your own mother? make a manual copy yourself first ( for backup purposes) of the file tcpip.sys found: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\TCPIP.SYS
Make a system restore point too if your really paranoid!
Now what I hear you ask?

Reboot your comp in "SAFEMODE" - pressing F8 or Del key -choose from options then navigate to where you d/l the file, d/b click to launch it and it will open up a DOS window... just follow instructions dudes and your good to go!

Those of you that trust Microshyte and beleive they have your best interests at heart (cough), will no doubt have automatic windows update enabled by default yes?... (you really are new to windows arnt you?)
Anyway, Microshyte will probably rewrite the file again so you need to check that from time to time or just reapply the patch again periodically, good luck!
posted 23 Dec 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous The file im referring to above is:
EvID4226Patch223d-en.zip

its the patch that increases half-open simultaneous connections from 10ps (as imposed by XP SP2) to 50ps - NOT 100 as stated.

Just use "SAFEMODE" and all will be well ;-)
posted 23 Dec 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thanks. the guide really helped me out

i went from seeds 0(77) to 22 (77)
and my speed went to 1mb/s total
posted 19 Dec 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous gud trick........got more speed now ....thankz...!!
posted 17 Dec 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
wattda (2 posts) wattda actually. After awhile I peeked out at 800 on avg 600 now. I'm trying to experiment with the uploading limit. But as to what I'm getting it doesnt really change anything.
setting it to automatic uploads 100+kb/s and im still getting same speed limiting to 40 a bit better but around the same. It can go up to 650-680 but goes back down to 550-600 very fast. 30, 25, 20, 15, 10 are about the same I don't really see a difference. but number connections increase theoretically it should give me better download speeds. but not really....

i'm guessing its cuz everyone is limiting the upload speed thats why im only getting 1-5kb/s from like 3/4 of the connected peers.
posted 15 Dec 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
wattda (2 posts) wattda The guide is very good. but I didn't really get much jump on the speed. I had bitcomet and swapped to uTorrent to see if there is a difference. but the speed was about the same.

Everyone was saying they got up to 500-800kb/s after the guide =/ I was still getting about 150-200. It was 1 connection that gave me 100kb/s alone and when other connections increased upload speed, this connection started dropping so in the end I still had the same 200kb/s.

Increasing the number of connected peers and global connections definitely gave me a boost. about 50kb/s-100kb/s? I'd advise to do this. but a lot of fluctuation speed keeps dropping back to 250 but at times to 300-400kb/s.
posted 15 Dec 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Gotta say, EXCELLENT Guide in deed.
Helped pretty much. I learned a lot from it.
Though, since i have router, normally with dynamic
ip address, i had to make it static in order my Pirelli router to port forward. The only thing i wanted to ask is,
is Utorrent port forwarding safe?
I mean since i used almost every tip, and step for Windows XP in this guide and the guides connected with this one, i kinda do want to know if its all virus-safe. By that i mean is port forwarding like a net-whole and can something bad happen?o0
Same goes for the patch update for half-open connections.
posted 7 Dec 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jonty (1 posts) Jonty Firstly, thanks very much for this guide. It's the perfect idiot guide, so clear and easy to follow. I was having trouble getting the port to open in order to get the fabled "green tick". I did everything I could do as advised in your guide. After I followed the advice to change the port number to something else randomly, and fixed up a few of my errors on the router webpage using your tips, I got the green tick! That was my major issue before. Now, I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a patient person. But knowing that I now have all your information at my disposable gives me peace of mind to just take my time and try everything to get my speed back up. I managed 120kb+ on an Open Office demo torrent that was suggested to me, so I am very hopeful. Thanks once again; great job!

I also wanted to thank the person who found some speed improvement by increasing the maximum number of peers to 1000. I just tried that and it has helped a bit. Not a great deal (I hit 20kb+) but every improvement is a step forward!


Last edited by Jonty 3 Dec 2009 .
posted 3 Dec 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
bring back the abacus (1 posts) bring back the abacus You are a genius, I've got my little green tick icon showing now as it should and all downloads are well. Thanks for taking the time to write this guide up, even I could follow it.
posted 2 Dec 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I did this and one download went from 200 kBs to 3.5 MBs! Thanks

1.At the same Advanced screen, Change "bt.transp_disposition" value to 255 by selecting the line, modifying the value at the bottom to 255 and clicking Set.
posted 27 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Hellraiser13 (1 posts) Hellraiser13 hi, first of all nice guide here. second, i have a bit of a strange problem myself. i tryed all in this guide and still it dint had a result. my problem is: i added to utorrents list a torrent of 20.4GB with multiple files (around 300Mb each) every time i start downloading that torrent my speed for other torrents drops (like from 1MB to nill) and all my programs that need internet (as Google talk or MSN ) get disconnected. i've tryed a lot of things. I am runing windows 7 ultimate x64 and using windows firewall, and i never had this problem before. if u guys have any ideea pls share it with me. thanx
posted 26 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Ok, so i have vista and i am currently torrenting a 9GB file, i have tried these setting and they worked for about 10 hours, at about 100kBs and then i went back down to 20 then i tried another website and went up to 120kBs for one hour now back down to 20 again....this is really frustrating nothing will constantly work.
posted 22 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Guys,

Thank you so much for this guide...my speeds are amazing now...i mean...drastic improvement....thanks bro's....much appreciated. thumbs up for you
posted 22 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Thx alot this really helped, i did everything upto the bonus suggestions and my connection was still slow, but the instant i set 'Maximum number of connected peers per torrent' to 1000. from my speed jumped 4 times higher, i found playing with my upload speed eventually got the speed to double again, thx alot. =)
posted 20 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Having problems with ISP blocking like every port, got into 23...this tripled the download rate thanks
posted 17 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Amazing man. I was getig 120kBs now i get 26kbs. DUDE THANK YOU VERY F@*&^!$ MUCH
posted 16 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous If you are trying to find more trackers for torrents i suggest this place:
http://btreannouncer.net/

It allows you to upload any torrent file (up to 250kb) and find all trackers with the hash.
posted 16 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Well done! An excellent guide to bit torrents
I hope readers of this will gain a lot of insight into how it all works
posted 15 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Saphira (1 posts) Saphira I have tried everything u said and i still cannot get my speeds up!!!! i had top speeds of 400 the other n ight, and now am down to under 15 again and showing no signs of getting higher! my isp is talktalk in the UK.(i hear you all groan) lol, and i have always had problems downloading thru utorrent.If anyone else has any advice pls pass it on as im at tearing out hair stage right now!! thanks
posted 14 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Clint (1 posts) Clint Firstly what fantastic instructions. Im in Malaysia and I went from 2.5k speeds to 90k speeds!!!

My question is probably silly, but in utorrent I want to say download 6 episodes of a show so I add them to utorrent no problem but I only want it to download 1 show at a time rather than utorrent trying to download all 6 at one time. So I want it to download the first show in the list to completion and only then move onto the second and third and so on.

Does that make sense? How do I do that?

Thanks in advance
posted 13 Nov 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin utorrent > options > preferences > queueing > maximum number of active torrents > 0
posted 17 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous AMAZING Information. The thing that really helped me was this

" If Utorrent is really slow on Vista (on my computer everything was really slow... I.E, Outlook) try disabling IPv6. Go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Centre. Click on view Status for your connection, then properties and uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) then OK it etc. I didn't need to restart Utorrent or do anything else. The download I was on jumped from 5k right up to 200."

Once I did that. I went from 100kbs to 1 MB per sec. THANKS JEN!
posted 13 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous i tried isohunt with my hash, but it says no results found. what do i do?
posted 12 Nov 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin that means there are no results :( try finding a similar torrent by using keywords.
posted 17 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Unbelievable! Was getting around 8-14kbs and now around 450-800kbs WOW
A file I was downloading took 70% in 48 hrs. I got the rest 30% in less than 30 minutes!!! Again wow!
Thanks!
posted 8 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Wooper95 (1 posts) Wooper95 This guide was useful to optain some information about the settings in my bittorrent software. I had to try out a couple settings before I found one that worked better than the default settings.

My connection is 18145kbps/1250kbps. Silly to have only 10% upload compare to the download. Anyways it's a nice line compare to old fashion 56KB modem. :D :P
I download from 0kb 1200kb depending on seeds/peers.
Right now I got one with 90+ seeds and 3400+ peers. My download is between 30kb and 150kb.
I only get connected to 2 of 90 seeds. Wonder how I connect to the remaining 88? I guess the seeders got a lot to do with all those peers downloading. :D

Thanks again for the information.


Last edited by Wooper95 7 Nov 2009 .
posted 7 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous nice info, was looking into a way to boost utorrent up some more, seems i have maxed out the limits now, on average i get up to a 1.2MB download rate, tho i've seen it close to 8 or 9MB total download speed. works for me since my modem only works at 1/100th of my gigabit Ethernet connection. then again what do you expect for paying 25 bucks a month
posted 5 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Dude! F!@#$&^% AWESOME! Thank you
posted 31 Oct 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Iscariot (1 posts) Iscariot to the good guy who put all those tips. tnx man! It was a big improvement on my DL after following all those tips I was downloading from 15KB/s but now its over 200KB/s. for two months it was zooming more than I expected....
but now it went back to 15KB/s, what gives? the settings are still the same..
posted 30 Oct 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
safteer (1 posts) safteer please tell how to get seeds if the seeds value get down to zero.. i already tried isohunt.. give me any other ideas. i tried all the options but still the download speed didnt get increased
posted 25 Oct 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin find more trackers, or find another similar torrent.
posted 17 Nov 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous just a heads up for those unable to get your port forwarded...do not panic...I found that my OOMA broadband phone was producing a unique IP address that was in the same range as my wireless Belkin Router thus canceling any outgoing ports. You can trouble shoot this by removing the OOMA out of the signal chain and placing it AFTER the wireless router...So, to recap, the signal path should be like this: THe Internet, your Cable Modem, Your Wireless Router THEn your Broaband Phone (OOMA) Hope this helps...It worked for me.
posted 24 Oct 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
YT (1 posts) YT Hi,
I get really good speed (over 1MB/s) on the ubuntu test torrent suggested in the guide so I figure my settings are ok, but most of my other torrents hover around 20-30kb/s even when there are over 100 seeders. Has anyone encountered this before? Is it fixable or does it just happen with certain torrents? Thanks.
posted 21 Oct 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
HarshEddy (1 posts) HarshEddy OMG What a change...i ws getin 15KBps and after doing the changes i changed to Fuckin 215KBps..Amazing Man..Thanks...
posted 21 Oct 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous people you dont have to follow this step by step, for newbies like myself just try out different things when downloading torrents, what works for someone might not work for someone else, so change a few things, let them settle and see if it makes it faster, some people are emailing me expecting 6gig files to download in ten minutes and this just wont happen. we all wish it would. anyway good luck and do everyone a favour and SEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted 20 Oct 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous WOW!!!!! I was getting speeds in the area of .1 kB/s maxing out at 1.0 kB/s i am currently running 2 DL's at 130+kB/s Wut an improvment
posted 19 Oct 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Configuring uTorrent

in this chapter.
i'm confused from point 8 till 10.
im using internet 512kbps. my result from speedtest.net
0.43Mps
0.25Mbs

How i gonna setup this section? help please...
posted 9 Oct 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous you cant. your connection is horrible man. get some faster broadband.
posted 14 Oct 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Wow...works! Thanks so much!
posted 5 Oct 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
bkgraham85 (1 posts) bkgraham85 oh man i went from about 100 kB/s to arount 600 kB/s when downloading OSx86 10.5.6 Universal PPF5 Final Release. BEST GUIDE FOR TWEAKS EVER FOR uTORRENT.
posted 30 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Great tips for people who don't know much about computers. I increased my speed about 15 to 20 percent using the two tips I didn't know about. Thanks a bunch.
posted 30 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Girish Nair (1 posts) Girish Nair How to set the firewall and routers for utorrent.I'm using 24 online ISP and my speed is 32kbps unlimited.Is it required to set the above even if I'm using cable net?Can changing the firewall settings provide access to intruders or is it completely safe to use?Help I'm new to this and I found your work intersting and helpful though I'm wary to use utorrent still.
posted 29 Sep 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin As long as you are using a router, you need to port forward. if you are using a software firewall, you don't need to port forward. as long as you forward the correct port, it is safe unless utorrent has some security holes
posted 29 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Mal Hare (3 posts) Mal Hare After months of trying various tweaks i now have up to 250 kBps. The problem i now have is upload speeds, around 25-30 kBps. this means seeding takes 10 times as long. fast downloads are great but if you need to seed for a day it seems a bit pointless, Any ideas on upload tweaks? cheers
posted 29 Sep 2009 - show 2 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin increase your upload rate by right-clicking the utorrent icon on the bottom right. Otherwise the torrent may have too many seeders vs leechers ratio.
posted 29 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Mal Hare (3 posts) Mal Hare i have my upload limit set to 100 kBps but am only getting 20-30. am i being throttled by my isp? i thought throttling was on download as well as upload. i was so pleased with increase in download from 60 to 400 kBps but as i said earlier it does defeat the object if upload is taking ten times as long.cheers
posted 30 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin it is either your upload is being throttled, or the torrent has too many seeders
posted 30 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Mal Hare (3 posts) Mal Hare can i be throttled purely on upload and not download?
ratio of sseds and peers was never a big issue but seems to be now i have a much better download speed.i may as well have download at 100 instead of 300 kBps and at least get my upload out of the way a bit sooner. i always seed 1 to 1... its tempting to stop my upload so i can get on downloading. sorry for the bitch but it seems i am at stalemate.
posted 1 Oct 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous was @ 150kb/s peaking at 200kb/p but after tweaking flew up to 580kb/s - 600kbps thanks (y)
posted 28 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
GIR (1 posts) GIR 1). FAQ 6 is not clear . Is that mean port forwarding is for only wireless.

2) i am using UTStarcom (UT-300R2U ) USB modem & there is no such thing called " Virtual Server menu" in my router's web interface, how should i proceed further..


3) Do we need to set up port forwarding technique everytime computer restarts.


4) Does port forwarding softwares work accurately ..
If any,then please mention the best one.
posted 23 Sep 2009 - show 2 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin 1) port forwarding is needed if you are connected to a router, whether wireless or wired. faq reworded
2) you do not need to port forward in your USB modem, if you are using only a modem and no router, no forwarding is needed
3) No
4) never tried it, but from what you say so far, you seem to only have a modem, no port forwarding is needed
posted 23 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Regarding the UTSTARCOM UT300R2U, it is BSNL's modem, it doesn't have portforward, even if its there, it does not exist for the given firmware of the modem. All you need to do is re-config the modem to run in PPPOE (use dialer to connect) right now it will be 'always on'. That will force open all the ports to be forwared. Port Forward should be done only once, not every restart. And i dont recommend softwares.
posted 24 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous THANK U VERY MUCH..

I AM REGISTERED TO 512Kbps AND I AM GETTING 30Kbps.

AND IF I USE A ROUTER WITH A SINGLE FROM IT .THEN IT CAN BE PORT FORWARDED RITE.
posted 24 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
ARVINDA (2 posts) ARVINDA DOWN

Last edited by ARVINDA 25 Dec 2009 .
posted 25 Dec 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
ARVINDA (2 posts) ARVINDA How to config the modem to run in PPPOE or BRIDGE connection using dialer to connect.
posted 25 Dec 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Wow
posted 22 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Hi
Can I choose which specific peers I upload to? I am often uploading heavily to people who are giving me nothing, and giving nothing to people who are uploading to me. I just want to make it more fair.
posted 21 Sep 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin This is normal. You should not ban peers just because they are not uploading to you, they may be uploading to others. If everyone does that, it will affect the performance of the swarm heavily.
posted 21 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous This is one hell of a good tutorial. I've searched all over the internet; either bad descriptioned or non differences in the downloadspeed. A very grateful thanks!

Thumbs up!
posted 21 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous tis freakin works just dont use the half-open patch (my speed is now 300kB/s
posted 21 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous hey that COLDBURN's ideas are really bad ! it really dropped my speeds steadily ! would advise others not to use it !
posted 12 Sep 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
ColdBurn (6 posts) ColdBurn Maybe posting your settings would give an idea on why it affected your speed.
posted 16 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Hey, i just had a doubt, i dont think you have covered it here, in Vista SP2 the limit on half open connections has be disabled, so does that mean we have to change the half open value in utorrent, although we haven't applied that patch, yet we have no limit on it ?? And i wanted to know why we patch for 100 connections(patch applied), although we use only 50 connection in utorrent ??
posted 12 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Darshan (1 posts) Darshan hi. it seems it is working for many. but not for me. the downloading speed was before 25-30kbps its still the same. i have done every thing with great care. what can be the problem? pls tell me the solution because i am very frustrated to my download speed. and also tell me how can i undo all the changes i have recently made.
posted 10 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Regarding Coldburn's suggestion. it doesn't work for me. gradually slow down my connection from 100kB going down. but when i used the default setting im back at speed. :) anyways. it might work for others.
posted 8 Sep 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
ColdBurn (6 posts) ColdBurn just shared my findings. i realize that the settings may be too finetuned to good torrent with high seed/peers values.
posted 16 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Lady GaGa (1 posts) Lady GaGa I really love this guide man! My Poker Face surprisingly speed up! Thanks for this wonderful post! Mamamama!
posted 6 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Heavenly Poker (1 posts) Heavenly Poker An excellent Utorrent guide on the earth! The guide does work well on Singnet BB - It is indeed true case! However to confirm if StarHub BB is really throttling badly, I went over to friends' houses to test while following up on the guide. Amazingly, their StarHub BB speeds still crawling slowly no matter most recommended alternatives are used. Again, I tested on friends who use Singnet BB and I am truly convinced enough. Singnet BB really loves this guide? Friends are amazingly shocked and "curse" towards StarHub. Deciding to switch over to Singnet BB later. Anyone with StarHub got no issues with this guide?
posted 2 Sep 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
just a lucky bastrd (1 posts) just a lucky bastrd all i can say is wow!.. it might take me a while to retrace my steps but somewhere between an hour of tinkering and reading this i took a speed of 30kbs to 715kbs! im not sure who to thank so ill just give thanks all around!
posted 31 Aug 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous You should post your settings so we can all test it out!! Im having a prob getting my setting rite. I was downloading at 250kb until i took my laptop to a friends house and ever since then i cant get past 30kb. Sucks
posted 31 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
chrisdenzel (1 posts) chrisdenzel utorrent doesn't work with my notopia adsl modem router(3347 02 20ENT). i use "telnet 192.168.1.1" to log for settings.i tried many settings found on the web but nothing. so i urgently need your help. thank you!!!
posted 28 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
VASDNA (2 posts) VASDNA actually i m still unable to port forward.. at times i get the green tick in the torrent client(mu torrent).. at times it shows port is closed or watever.. i use a modem and not a router.. i m on a EVDO connection and almost always on a grouped or shared IP.. i dont know wat to do.. I m from india and use BSNL EVDO on ZTE AC8700 800M instrument.. can sumone help??
posted 16 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
VASDNA (2 posts) VASDNA Wow.. its great this tut.. it helped me.. now my torrent speed is around 80KB/s.. not too good... i know! but still better than a previous speed of 2Kb/s.. :-)
posted 16 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Sharky (1 posts) Sharky Hi there,I am in desperate trouble,I have tried every which way but UTorrent keeps dumping me out as so many others,BUT, I have put it on my daughters laptop & it all works fine . we are going through the same router I am hard wired she is wireless . Any ideas .
posted 11 Aug 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin unfortunately, this can be caused by many issues such as bad wireless signal, firewall settings, network settings or cpu intensive processes. it is hard to diagnose this and would be better asking in a forum such as microsoft newsgroups [ http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web&exp=1 ]. hope it helps
posted 11 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Umar (1 posts) Umar Oh My God......I Don't Believe My Eyes My Speed Which Was Stuck At 11.5kb/s Suddenly Started Increasing And I reached To 200kb/s.......Thanx A Lot DUDE........Thanx
posted 6 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Patrick Unregistered Anonymous how do you undo the command prompt thing? i tried doing the dame except with enable instead of disable but it didn't work. it dropped my download rate by 20kbs
(which is pretty bad considering i only have 25kbs to begin with)
posted 6 Aug 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin how did it 'not work'? If "Ok." comes out, the feature has been turned on and is working as it should. Speeds are not constant and depends on your connections to the seeds and peers
posted 10 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
justAgirl (1 posts) justAgirl Oh! I LOVE YOU!!!

I am running Windows 7 (installed yesterday) and i was really trying to make uTorrent work like in Win MCE. It didn't. Started good, and after few minutes goes down to 15-20kB/s. ( My dl is around 6000 kbps, technically i signed for 8000.. Up is 512)

while using Win MCE I was so proud to say I was downloading between 200 and 400. Now... guess what?? 700 (seven hundred) in the first 10 seconds. 5 minutes after no change!

THANK YOU so very much!

P.S. Will you marry me? hehe!
posted 1 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Pedro Unregistered Anonymous Well. You definitely know your way around uTorrent haha. I'm pushing 1.2 MegaBYTES per second downloading. I did all of what you said but instead of keeping the default upload settings, I reduced my upload to 1/3 of what it's capable of.
posted 28 Jul 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Pirate Wizard Unregistered Anonymous Two things I would like to point out before I comment that I hope might show the creator of this guide a little more appreciation. First, I rarely ever post comments. Maybe 3 times a year at best. Second, I have been torrenting and reading guides for the better part of 5 years. This being said, this is hands down the best, most complete guide I have come across. Please keep up your excellent work. Thank you.
posted 28 Jul 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Esther (1 posts) Esther thz a million!

After a tried the bonus tip 2 & reduced the upload speed, my download increased from 5kB/s to 118kB/s
posted 27 Jul 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Kris (1 posts) Kris I don't know what to say. I had been having problems with my download and had tried several suggestions on YouTube to speed up my download but nothing helped. But after trying out the above my downloads skyrocketed right away! And all this happened when I hit 'Install' only - I didn't even get the chance to carry out the rest of the instructions from uTorrent Speed Guide settings onwards. Don't know if continuing with them will even see a greater speed in the download!?

Man! This is awesome. Thanks!


Last edited by Kris 25 Jul 2009 .
posted 25 Jul 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Chuck Unregistered Anonymous Thanks to the author. The guide is extremely helpful and boosted my torrent downloads from a measly 20 kB/s to speds of over 100 kB/s. The uTP tip is extremely useful and so is the half open connections. Thanks a lot!
posted 25 Jul 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
DJ Unregistered Anonymous i did everything and nothing worked
posted 17 Jul 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Anonymoose Unregistered Anonymous DJ, you probably have a bogus torrent or your connection is FUBAR. Try other torrents and if none of them work then consider tweaking how you connect.
posted 18 Jul 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jake Unregistered Anonymous Ah yes, that famous term originated in Tequila Sunrise!
posted 5 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Great Unregistered Anonymous i have everything OK... and yes i always get low speeds... but when i start the ubuntu´s torrent .. dam!! it goes to full Download SPEED !!!!!... i realize that. the torrent i was trying is a crapy one

Thanks!

pd. my english is crapy to XD
posted 10 Jul 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
ColdBurn (6 posts) ColdBurn Excelent tutorial. Tried all tips on my Win 7 7229 flavour system and reached some very personal conclusions.

Gone from 50kB to 400~500 KB/s on a single torrent. Keep reading.

TCP/IP Auto Tuning, Bonus Tip 2 didn't helped. I reverted them.

The uTP tip helped a lot.
Done the tcpip patch to 100 and utorrent to 50.

peer.disconnect_inactive_interval user tip got inconclusive results.

Findings of some things that i red in the several pages of this forum:

Nº 1 - Number of torrents downloading

It's better to have only one torrent at a given time because the connections won't be divided by all torrents that you have.

Does uTorrent have the capacity to start a torrent (in a queue style) when a single torrent finishes downloading?

Nº2 - Connections

I played a bit with the connections limit and i got a soft spot that works for me:

global connections: 375
max connections per torrent: 375

I know it's kinda odd setting this parameters equally and some may find them rather low (me too, by the way), but downloading a single torrent it works really well because you get a very high number of seeds and peers.

Nº 3 - Tcpip

There is also a registry setting to guarantee that the tcpip limit is disabled for Vista/Win7.

See this link:
http://deepxw.blogspot.com/2009/05/say-bye-to-half-open-tcp-connections.html

I applied the patch anyway and got better.

Cold_Burn


Last edited by ColdBurn 9 Jul 2009 . Reason: corrections
posted 9 Jul 2009 - show 2 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Aru (1 posts) Aru dude.. you're help on the global and max thingy helped drastically.. thanks mate
posted 30 Jul 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
ColdBurn (6 posts) ColdBurn Great! Maybe the Admin can add it to the tips if there are some more users confirming.

Thanks for the reply.
posted 30 Jul 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin Nº 1 - Number of torrents downloading
Does uTorrent have the capacity to start a torrent (in a queue style) when a single torrent finishes downloading? yes, set the maximum number of torrents to 1 in Prefs under queueing section

Nº2 - Connections
Already mentioned in #14

Nº 3 - Tcpip
to make the guide short, I prefer to conver a general way that covers all major operating systems. but thanks for sharing
posted 1 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
ColdBurn (6 posts) ColdBurn #14 refers to a general tip that actually can degrade performance if there are more connections than your SO and network hardware can handle.

The tip i refer joins the best of three worlds for good torrents and goes beyond #14:
1- Single torrent download, to assure that seeds/peers wont be divided by several torrents,hence getting more seed/peers and greater download rates.
2- uTP tip active to avoid traffic shaping.
3- global connections: 375
max connections per torrent: 375

From my tests this connections definition maximize download rates performance.
posted 4 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
adimenta (1 posts) adimenta The Global/Max tip is AMAZING!!!
from 20 to 450 in 30 seconds!
Wow dude thanks!
posted 4 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
ColdBurn (6 posts) ColdBurn Good to know. Glad i could help.

Thanks for the reply.
posted 4 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Crystal Angel (1 posts) Crystal Angel Thanks a lot dude, it work well ! Excellent tweaks !!!!
posted 28 Jun 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
jitu18 (1 posts) jitu18 thnx bro...your guide very meticulous and an absolute self-help tool.
posted 20 Jun 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
LiLa (1 posts) LiLa i have no idea .. ive tried all this but the speed still stuck at 5-10kB/s
posted 17 Jun 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Pedro Unregistered Anonymous Like he said, May not work for some. Or you did it wrong. If your ISP blocks all these tricks, it won't do shit.
posted 28 Jul 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
harsh (1 posts) harsh thank u boss
u r suggestions work rightly for us
posted 11 Jun 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
varun (1 posts) varun hey man my modem name is not in port forwarding
its name is "sterlite sam300 ax adsl2 "
can u pls tell me what shoud i do
posted 21 May 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Abhisheklohia (1 posts) Abhisheklohia varu go to 192.168.1.1
type ur username and apssword (admin in both cases)
the go to advanced setups,
sub tab NAT
the click on virtual server
then enter
Utorrent as the application

and your port as the are in preferences>connections
say ur port is 12345 then you can set the next value as 12348 etc...
try this.. will help
posted 12 Jun 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Kim Unregistered Anonymous Thank you sooo much! This and the bonus tip 2 moved my speeds from 10-20 kBps to 230-275 kBps. And that's on a garbage 1.5 connection at 7pm! You're my hero!
posted 10 May 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
LlamaMan Unregistered Anonymous Awesome guide. Took 5-10 mins to carry this out. My ISP throttled my torrent downloads severely until midnight and I only ever got 5-10KB/s. It pissed me off. Restarted utorrent after doing these changes and now I get 700-800KB/s any time of the day. This is a lifesaver.
posted 7 May 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Matt Liu Unregistered Anonymous Is your ISP Comcast? I heard they have those packet killers that kill your bandwidth if you download too much?
posted 8 May 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
woody j Unregistered Anonymous was getting crappy speeds about 78kBs now getting 180-250 kBs so nice tips there people and thanks for the help
posted 20 Apr 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Tobias Ripper Unregistered Anonymous LOL

IT WORKS - AFTER GOING THROUGH ALL THE STEPS AND ALSO "Bonus Tip 2" MY download increased from

9kb/s to 30kb/s
posted 20 Apr 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
chris Unregistered Anonymous i was running a download for utorrent when i did this the second i installed the patch the time went from 2 years to 1 day!
posted 13 Apr 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
somebody Unregistered Anonymous If a seeder sends too many bad blocks, it gets banned by you. To unban seeders, select all current torrents, right-click on any one, click "Advanced" and then "Reset Bans".
posted 10 Apr 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Kurosan Unregistered Anonymous thnkx for the info been hekpful everytie something goes wring (like when installing utorrent 1.9)}now on step How do I reset utorrent settings?
Note that this will delete all saved torrents and settings. Go to your C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data folder and delete the utorrent folder.
dont delete the one that says resume.dat and your info will stay but alll settings reset.......XP
posted 4 Apr 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
none Unregistered Anonymous chears!!
by increasing the seed limit and peer limit, the treshold increases also (might) so, invites some extra seeders..
by right clicking a file->bandwidth allocation->High,
it seems to give some extra KB 2.
last,
it seems at rush hours (depends on location ofcourse..), download speed decreases drastically so mind u'r selfs that.
also, stoping a download at its midst adopt the same affect.
play with it a little,
every computer/connection,
might have its own configuration.
G luck.
posted 31 Mar 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
none Unregistered Anonymous edit:
actually, playing with the bandwidth allocation is confusing due to dynamic feature of torrents.
so,
don't count on it, it might just be giving an extended privilege to the modified one (while downloading more than one application).
posted 5 Apr 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
kathy025 Unregistered Anonymous This guide did everything it said it would! \m/
posted 27 Mar 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
mudulus Unregistered Anonymous how do you reverse Disabling TCP/IP Auto Tuning, for vista users?
posted 23 Mar 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin thanks, faq #3 has been updated to reflect this
posted 23 Mar 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
medic16956 Unregistered Anonymous yup, i'm using port # 55641 before, & now changed to # 45682 (i did several searches on these popular numbers including # 16881) just make sure you configure the changes in your router & windows firewall TCP & UDP ports too. i saw a slight increase & more stable download speed of upto 10%, way to go!
posted 22 Mar 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Meister Unregistered Anonymous Thank you for the very clearly written guide. I now have a much better understanding of how uTorrent functions. Great job!

I have found on my system using DSL that certain ports seem to work better than others. I swapped from one that was running at about 40kB/sec to another that absolutely crawled at under 20kB/sec. Another change and I was up in the 80kB/sec range with spikes at over 100, which is close to my maximum capacity.

There are still a few tweaks for me to try.

Thanks again.
posted 18 Mar 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
xaldin Unregistered Anonymous wow!!
dats great..
it really works on me..
posted 18 Mar 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
akram Unregistered Anonymous Thanks man I had most of the tweaks mentioned here, but my upload speed was way off..much too high..followed your advice and know I'm hitting download speeds of 400 kbps..thanks again. To the detractors dont bother with them..
posted 13 Mar 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
BUORMAN Unregistered Anonymous Thx man! It went up to 2.3MB/s. uTorrent 1.6 built474 is still the best for me. For the download go to http://filehippo.com/download_utorrent/1258/

Gr. Tinus.
posted 22 Feb 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Knobstar Unregistered Anonymous Dude, I got like a massive boner for this tut. My seeding was the problem and you my friend were the cure. If you are ever in Brisbane, Australia I would ...(censored).... Thanks heaps

Last edited by Admin 19 Feb 2009 . Reason: censored
posted 18 Feb 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
RightFrou Unregistered Anonymous Wrong link. This is very strange :))
If you click this link you will go to utorrent.com.

"Go to this site - http://half-open.com/download_en.htm.&quot;
posted 15 Feb 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin Fixed. thanks for the heads-up :)
posted 15 Feb 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
sothye Unregistered Anonymous dude, u rocks!

done tweaks here and there with your one-off-compilation and I'm getting improvement.. keep this up !
posted 10 Feb 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Pete Unregistered Anonymous More optimization: After learning how to set my maximum allowed upload speed (see previous comment) I found that Comcast is also limiting my steady state download speed. If I exceed their maximum, they reduce my download speed and I cannot use other programs on my computer that require downloading, even to surf the web using Internet Explorer.. Using the same technique described for adjusting my uploading limit, I set my download limit to 800 k/B.sec. A really good torrent will run my downloading speed right on 800. If I set my limit higher, Comcast software will reduce my download speed to arround 700 kB/sec and I'll lose functionality of other programs that are running on my computer. If I leave my downloading limit at 800 kB/sec, I have enough room to do quick downloads that would drive me over the Comcast limit. Use the "speed" button on the u-torrent screen to activate the speed chart so you can see how you are doing during downloads. Set your download limit in Options/Preferences/Bandwith. Challenge your service provider to find their steady state speed limits and then adjust u-torrent to stay just under them.

Typical response to increasing a limit is that your computer will race over the threshold but within about 30 seconds or so, your I.S.P. will rein it in and keep it well below the threshold for the rest of the download. During this time you are running at a maximum allowed speed and no increase is allowed for any reason. If you set a limit just under the threshold, you are allowed to exceed it up to the 30 second time limit (or whatever the time limit is). In this mode other programs on your computer will work.

Setting a downloading limit is a little harder to do because a lot of torrents won't get you to your I.S.P. limit unless you have a high speed connection. Then you may have to find some movie torrents with 2000 to 3000 seeds that can rev up u-torrent fast enough to trigger them.
posted 10 Feb 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Bonnie de Boo Unregistered Anonymous Hey my internet speed is 256 kbps and µtorrent dloads at speed of 35-39 KBps. I did all the changes as per the guide but speed is still the same. Is 35-38 KBps ok or it shld go above it?
posted 5 Feb 2009 - show 2 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin you are getting much better speed
http://www.google.com.sg/search?hl=en&num=100&q=256kbps+to+KBps
posted 5 Feb 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Justin Unregistered Anonymous For the person with the 256 kbs connection only getting 35kBs or so down speed....... your going about as fast as you can go! There 8 bits (small b) in a Byte (Big B)....so 35 kBs is 280 kbs...
posted 28 Feb 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
George Unregistered Anonymous Thanks man this made my torrents speed 3 x faster, still not as fast as I would really like though, I download at an average of 85 kbps, might it be my router which is a Linksys WRT54G ver 6.0? because I have friends with slower internet than me and with no changes to there comp they download at 400kbps
posted 3 Feb 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
falGun Unregistered Anonymous Thanks Buddy.
it's works. It increse my download speed.
thanks
posted 3 Feb 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
anonym Unregistered Anonymous Thx alot it 3x my dwnload speed!
posted 1 Feb 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Gazstar106 Unregistered Anonymous massively helped me I was getting max 125KBps now am getting 300KBps on certain torrents

Thank you!

I have vista 32 SP1
posted 28 Jan 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
DexAry Unregistered Anonymous Thanks a lot, the steps not only fixed my torrent speed (which I had ignorantly messed up several weeks back) but also the info on this page enlightened me much more about torrents.

Thanks again ;-)
posted 25 Jan 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Anon never forgives Unregistered Anonymous i did everything stated above. speed didn't increase but instead decreased. thank you very much.
posted 24 Jan 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Iris Unregistered Anonymous Thanks man but, should I download the file that I got from this link? http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969/.

and about the trackers, can't I just download a trackers's list and add 'em with the other torrent's tracker?
posted 24 Jan 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969/ is just a test torrent to find the best speeds you can get and to allow you to play with your upload speed to see whether it affects your download speed (as the case for ADSL connections)

yes, you can add a pre-defined list of public trackers to all torrents but this way, you will be hitting trackers which may not have the original torrent registered in it (means no additional seeders).
posted 24 Jan 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Ricardo from Portugal Unregistered Anonymous Congratulations, great guide!
My download speed increased a little but it would probably increase even more if I could follow all your instructions.. I have a Xavi router model x7868r+ and I'm not being able to configure the 'port forward'. Can you help me on that? Thank's a lot!
posted 24 Jan 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin check out page 97 of the manual to port forward http://www.telefonicaonline.com/on/io/es/atencion/soporte_tecnico_y_averias/internet/adsl/modems/inalambricos/xavi_7868/ManualUsuario_Fabricante_X7868_Ingles.pdf

if you still have problems, contact me through the contact us form
posted 24 Jan 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
jilla Unregistered Anonymous I downed the patch at http://www.lvllord.de/ but when i opened it and ignored my virus scanner, a box popped up saying "Cannot open file. You may not have permission to access this file" or sum shit wtf???
posted 16 Jan 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin Make sure you are logged in as an administrator and not a limited user account. also try disabling your security software temporarily
posted 16 Jan 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jake Unregistered Anonymous Near tripled my torrent speeds. Much thanks!
posted 12 Jan 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Lins Unregistered Anonymous Nice tuitorial.... very much helpful and informative... thanks a lot guys...
posted 9 Jan 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Shuvro Unregistered Anonymous This guide is amazing..... keep up the good work guys!!!!
Thanks for putting this together.
posted 6 Jan 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Lizzrd Unregistered Anonymous Wow... After working your suggestions I'm finally able to pull decent speeds with torrents! I was eeking by at 10-20kbs (thought that was standard for torrents) and now I bottum out around 150kbs! thanks much
posted 5 Jan 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Aadhil Unregistered Anonymous Hi. Cud u tell me exactly what changes u brought. even i can get only 10-20kb/s downloads now n can't seem to change tht.
posted 2 Mar 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
NeXuSs Unregistered Anonymous very useful post !! increases ma download speed miracally !

Thankss !!
posted 1 Jan 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
Toffa Unregistered Anonymous Great Guide, reinforced most of what I'd already done and corrected a few bad things I picked up along the way. Now I've got back the speed I thought I should have. That'll teach me to listen to "mates" who got their information from YouTube.

Why not record this as a video and post it on YouTube - something needs to be done about all the nonsense being posted on that site with regard to uTorrent speed......
posted 30 Dec 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Rex Unregistered Anonymous Wow it really works, I tried to find solution to speed up my utorrent and having difficulties with other fixes but this step by step direction really helps me a lot it ups my speed from 21kB/s to 88kB/s with this tutorial, thanks
posted 26 Dec 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Arielmad Unregistered Anonymous Thanks for the page - my VISTA now downloads as good as XP did! - I wasted a few hours untill I found your page..
posted 23 Dec 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Sick of procedures Unregistered Anonymous de best guide! better try it! my speed increased multifolds! thank u loads ppl!!
posted 20 Dec 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
ShiDi DaS Unregistered Anonymous tks man.. i really got fustrated after formating my machine and got low dwnld rate of less than 2kpbs... -.-

good thing i found this link....

thanks man....
posted 18 Dec 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unknow J Unregistered Anonymous Damn you got me from 100kb/s to 700/800kb/s
you should get a award for thisO:)

thank you
posted 17 Dec 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
zokzz Unregistered Anonymous omg.. this really works, when I changed net.max_halfopen to 50 it affected me with stuning boost, thx a lot!!!
posted 17 Dec 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Q Unregistered Anonymous Nice guide, my previously capped UL limit has now been broken, making me UL much faster!
posted 9 Dec 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
gleb Unregistered Anonymous i tried ,i had 150kbps download speed , and now it decreased to 10-30kbps!? its too bad.
posted 7 Dec 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Hi Unregistered Anonymous if anyone can confirm if this work with Vista Ultimate 64 bit perfectly...
And another question if i use Half open patch ..then i need to use TCPIP patch optimizer too or only need half open patch
posted 6 Dec 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jozef Unregistered Anonymous Thanx men, i did only changed the "net.max_halfopen" value to 50 and added outgoing encryption and that really boosted utorrent. also i had changed maximum opened connections for xp to 100!
posted 4 Dec 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
T Bomber Unregistered Anonymous This is far and away the most comprehensive and helpful guide to rocketing up my utorrent speeds, mad props to everyone who's contributed-I only wish I'd found it sooner! Get this as much exposure as possible!
posted 29 Nov 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
cradlerian Unregistered Anonymous I downloaded-EvID4226Patch223d-en.zip, and try run in msdos the whole thing disappear....am running WinXP-SP-2,

So I downloaded the Germany which I dont know the language but desperate for the Patch to work, I just kept pressing Yes, and enter a number of 100.....A Message (taste druecken um zu beenden) appear and just stop there. And I press enter the msdos screen disappear...So tell me now is this good or bad.
posted 27 Nov 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin download again, most likely you got a corrupted EXE version of the english file

Alternatively, use the half-open version of the patch.

any further query pls post in the Forums.
posted 27 Nov 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
kathy025 Unregistered Anonymous I did all the necessary steps in this guide and actually, I don't really care much if it actually sped up my uTorrent downloads, but thanks to this (which happened to link to other guides), I was able to set a Static IP and to portforward (FINALLY).

Thanks.
posted 24 Nov 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
FangedFreak Unregistered Anonymous Been looking for a good guide for a long time
Most of them were either outdated or didnt make sense
Dramastically increased my download speeds

Nice one =]
Cheers guys
posted 24 Nov 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Keir Unregistered Anonymous Awesome page!! I had a download that was gonna take 3 days to complete, even with a fair amount of seeders, after going through this, the download time went right down to only 7 hours!!

Thanks again =D
posted 24 Nov 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Nick Unregistered Anonymous Get in there m8
posted 19 Nov 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Dave Unregistered Anonymous Go I was struggling for hours at DSL speeds, not it's BLAZING FAST! I can not thank you guys enough.
posted 17 Nov 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Lill Unregistered Anonymous Thank you guys. This helped me out a lot.

<3
posted 14 Nov 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
sam Unregistered Anonymous Very good ! Thx a lot
posted 12 Nov 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
grimhood Unregistered Anonymous Hello torrent peeps...

I am an avid torrent digger. Like most of us I am also on the search path of how to improve my torrent speed download. My PC setup was in a LAN environment at my office and a wireless ISP environment in my home.

I tried the suggestions above all of them. Although they improved my download speed a little bit but thats not what I expected. I even tried using older utorrent like version 1.6 which to my amazement works fast but still what I have in mind.

There are geeks in the inet who boast that they can dl files about 700 mb in 10 mins. tops. Now that would be a lot of object of envy ain't it?.

So I tried some experimentation like hell. And by unforseen circumstances the i-net god smiled at me and eventually granted what I wished for. That is a download speed about 250++ kb/s. Just imagined what perverted intentions would that bring to everyone. lol

Here's what I did...tada... after trying all of the above I reset my utorrent advance preferences back to its default and original values just hit the reset buttons. And then I tinker with this one line bt.no_connect_to_services_list in the advance preferences tab, it has a value of 25,110 actually I just hit the reset button and surprisingly the value became 25,110,6666,6667 thats all.

I am using utorrent version 1.8 the latest one. Speed is very good 250++kb/s I am very happy now. If it works for me why cant this work for anybody. My pc is P4 winxp service pack 2. Thats all folks. You can email me if this one works for you just let me know. Email is unifiedtheoryofworlddomination@gmail.com
posted 6 Nov 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
reich gesundheit Unregistered Anonymous wow, that's a new tip, by resetting the bt.no_connect_to_services, thanks!
posted 16 Nov 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
class101 Unregistered Anonymous today I have enhanced my speed per 2 after TCP Optimizer tips and lowered utorrents to 1.6, awesome guide I love you!
posted 3 Nov 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
nimsroxz Unregistered Anonymous ure a true rockstar(torentstar
)...dude thnx alot....
posted 2 Nov 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
aspa Unregistered Anonymous thanks so much for your excellent guide. im getting faster downloads right now thanks.

if i could i would treat u lunch lol!
posted 31 Oct 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
SHADOW HACKER Unregistered Anonymous VERY NICE SPED UP MY TORRENTZ PERFECTLY
CHEERZ!
posted 31 Oct 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Pete Unregistered Anonymous Here is a practical way to tune u-torrent for maximum download speed that works for me. This is the final step after all the other suggestions for setting up u-torrent and adjusting your computer have been followed.

My internet service provider is Comcast who monitors my upload and download speeds and clamps my steady state up-load speed to 120 kb/s. I can increase the upload speed for a few seconds, maybe 5 or 10 seconds, and then it drops back to 120. This is way below what I get by doing a quick free speed test offered on many different web sites. When I am operating at this clamped up-load maximum, my u-torrent download speed drops way down and I lose my Internet Explorer connectivity, because I also lose the short term allowed increase in upload speed that maintains my computer communications.

It is suggested that not all ISPs monitor or limit bandwith, but from the many complaints from u-torrent users, I suspect that many ISPs are doing the same as Comcast..

This is how to tune in u-torrent. On the u-torrent screen, select the speed button to see a graph while you are downloading. There are two red lines and a green line. The green line is download speed. One red line is your u-torrent selected upload maximum allowed speed (Options/Preferences/Bandwith) and the other red line is your actual upload speed. If your u-torrent maximum allowed upload speed is low enough, there will only be one line visible as they will both be on top of each other.

To tune u-torrent first start a torrent with as many seeds and peers as youI can find, or start multiple downloads to get your upload speed as high as you can. Then set the u-torremt maximum allowed upload speed high enough so that you can see the two red lines. If the upload speed goes very high but after a time, drops down and holds at a lower lever, you have a limit on your upload speed. This is the clamped speed that is allowed for a steady state condition. Running at this rate will slow everything else down as the computer can no longer communicate.

When I sellect a maximum allowed upload speed to just under this clamped speed, Immediately my download speed rises up to a high level and everything else works fine. While the torrent is downloading and the limited upload speed is a straight line, u-torrent is actually limiting my upload speed. If there are still two lines, the top line is the limit and the lower line is the actual upload speed.

It is important to challenge your program with a high upload speed so that you can see this limiting occur. Otherwise, you will be operating under your isp imposed limit and you cannot find out what it is. When u-torrent is limiting the upload, the red line will be a straight horizontal line. Also if your ISP is clamping your upload speed your upload speed will show up as a relatively straight horizontal line. If the upload speed line is not straight, the speed is determined by the connected computers, and neither your ISP or u-torrent is limiting the upload speed.

In my case, after I have set my maximum allowed upload speed (u-torrent) to just under my Comcast limited speed, I can raise my u-torrent upload maximum value and immediately for a short time, my upload speed will also increase. This tells me that I will still have good communications for using Internet Explorer etc. so I can set my limit close to the maximum allowed by Comcast. I am running with an upload limit of 115 kb/s and with a good torrent I can get 850 kb/s download speed. It is not a steady rate but if I average 700 kb/s I can download a 900 mb movie in a half hour. After the download, I still have to keep u-torrent running to do my seeding though. It is better to do the seeding before doing another download as u-torrent will divide up the allowed upload speed total between your torrents and the lower upload speed will slow down your download. If your seeding torrent is not asking for uploading (very low upload speed) then go ahead with another download. Hope this helps some of you.
posted 29 Oct 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Soma Unregistered Anonymous Thought I had optimized Utorrent, but I went from 100-200kB/s to solidly 500-600kB/s. Thanks a lot!
posted 28 Oct 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Amazing results Unregistered Anonymous In Utorrent increasing my disk cache size from Automatic to a set value of 256megs increased my download from 40-50k to 600-900k! AMAZING! Great guide and thanks!
posted 28 Oct 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
JT Unregistered Anonymous The best tutorial I've found yet on torrent optimization! Still can't get the port forwarding ironed out but speed was much better after doing the suggested "fixes". Thanks
posted 14 Oct 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
JKR Unregistered Anonymous A hint to increase speed. This might seem obvious to some. Make sure your computer doesn't go to sleep at night. Bittorrent may not run in sleep mode.
posted 14 Oct 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
KITTOO Unregistered Anonymous YOU ARR NOW A TORRENT WORLD ROCKSTAR DUDE

KEEP UP GOOD WORK :D

Speed up from 4-15 kBps to 30-55 kBps on DSL 256 BSNL.

thats my face from now looks (it vertical horizontally for noobs)

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

& Also 1 thing
:)
posted 30 Sep 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Bassam Unregistered Anonymous Thanks, My speed has gone up!!!
posted 29 Sep 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Sean Unregistered Anonymous The Download Half-open limit fix under the Windows Vista/XP Users heading did not make a difference for me.
posted 28 Sep 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Nobody of Importance Unregistered Anonymous If internet (web browsing, etc) slows to a crawl while uTorrent is running, disabling DHT can help a lot. Above and beyond connections you specify for torrents (which you should understand and pay attention to), DHT can add a few hundred additional connections and swamp your connection to the internet. In Preferences/BitTorrent there is "Enable DHT network" and "Enable DHT for new torrents". I unchecked both. I've noticed no change in the way uTorrent functions and I can now browse the web while uTorrent is running.
posted 19 Sep 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
INTERNET Surfer Unregistered Anonymous hey man that was really good...

helped in boosting my speed
but i have a 1mbps connection and i get crappy speeds lit 10kbps
even after this tip my speeds are only upto 20 kbps
posted 18 Sep 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
REBELX Unregistered Anonymous GREAT GUIDE THANK YOU
posted 13 Sep 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Zarius Unregistered Anonymous Wow! All these tips took me from getting 25- 50kb/s max up to 300-325kb/s max!THANK YOU FOR THIS TUTORIAL!! AWESOME JOB!!!
posted 7 Sep 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
superseeder Unregistered Anonymous you guys helped me to raise from (80kBs -100 seeds) average to an( 800kBs -100 seeds) thanks so much i just made some personalizations butt is all ok .thanks see you on the next tuturial.
posted 3 Sep 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
cool0guy0chennai Unregistered Anonymous after applying these settings, my speed jumped from avg 30-60kbps to constant 180-190kbps last night. i use bsnl 2mbps plan. does anyone experience speed greater than this. i have again added more tweaks n will see what happens today. c ya.
posted 30 Aug 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
cool0guy0chennai Unregistered Anonymous **its kB/s not kb/s. want to know prom people in india using bsnl if they could get good speeds
posted 31 Aug 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Calvin Unregistered Anonymous hey, thanks for the guide :D my speed is now 50 to 60 kB/s for a 1MB speed :)
posted 29 Aug 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
KITTOO Unregistered Anonymous it is quite less buddy for 1MBPS cause for me its giving 45kBps on 256 DSL .....
posted 30 Sep 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Arvind Unregistered Anonymous Thanks a lot for the guide. It is very structured in explanations and tips.
posted 29 Aug 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
kae Unregistered Anonymous i have follow the instruction..
but my download speed can't be more than 50 kbps.. WHY
posted 25 Aug 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
medic16956 Unregistered Anonymous i guessed you only have @ least 512kbps of bandwidth provided by your ISP in which you have subscribed or have been paying for; sad to say that's your maximum speed you can get, unless you upgrade your speed to 1Mbps or higher.
posted 25 Aug 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Finger Unregistered Anonymous I used patch from half-open.com for my XP x64 and it`s work great! lvllord`s patch is not work with my Windows.
posted 24 Aug 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
daya Unregistered Anonymous good one..............
posted 24 Aug 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
AusA Unregistered Anonymous Very comprehensive and thorough! Thanks!
posted 23 Aug 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
joglaze Unregistered Anonymous Thank you, thank you, thank you. I had download speeds of .5 to 5. Gave up downloading until I found this tutorial. After going through it several times, speed is greatly increased. 80-90kB/s might not seem like much, but it works for me.

Now, if you could just do rar files.
posted 19 Aug 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Papagali Unregistered Anonymous µTorrent speed on a random torrent, 4 trackers loaded, before applying the changes you suggest: 60kB/s.
Speed after following your advice: 1.2MB/s.

Awesome! Thank you very much!
posted 18 Aug 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
lasse Unregistered Anonymous Great.. guide. Set my cache higher and went from 5MB/s to 6MB/s on my fiber connection.. the router can handle 8MB/s so styill room for more speed!
posted 17 Aug 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Nikolas Unregistered Anonymous Nice job. It is very simple and very usefull.

I'm just a litte bit sad because I only found this tutorial today, five years later I started to download torrents.

Thanks!
posted 7 Aug 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Liam Unregistered Anonymous To jens suggestion on disabling IPv6 in vista... that absolutely killed my download speed... trail and error i spose
posted 3 Aug 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
nelson Unregistered Anonymous u guys should do a video
posted 22 Jul 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
JAZZY SARAVANA Unregistered Anonymous Thank You very much!!! This post really helped me increasing the download speed of torrent files.. i was getting only 25 Kbps before!! Now i am getting an average speed of 100- 130 Kbps.. I am using the BSNL 2MBPS connection..
posted 17 Jul 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
KITTOO Unregistered Anonymous 2MBPS par to shaayad ye kum hain yaar!!
posted 30 Sep 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Brian Unregistered Anonymous Thanks a lot! I followed this guide and my DL speed jumped from 30K to over 300K :)
posted 1 Jul 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
amri Unregistered Anonymous great!!!! my DL speed increased from 20kbps to 50kbps.. lot of thanks to u.. BUT we would be very thankful, if u(who have written this article) will upload a SETTINGS.BAT file, so tat we dont have to do it again and again.. thank you
posted 26 Jun 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin not possible as each person's settings are different. There is no best setting for everyone as the configuration depends on many factors.
posted 28 Jun 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
amri Unregistered Anonymous thanks for ur reply Ganesh. i think u r from INDIA!! I am from Bangalore. u gave a lot of comments on this article.. plz, can u tell me tat how this tricks works?? without UNCAPPING, how i am getting so HIGH SPEED? if there is no problem, please tell me the general cause for this. why this only works with TORRENTS??
posted 29 Jun 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin this guide is meant for torrents only. torrents can be high speed or low speed depending on the seeds (servers).

if you have more questions, please post in the forums and i will be glad to assist you
posted 29 Jun 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
amri Unregistered Anonymous which forum? should i post hte same comeent there?
posted 29 Jun 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin http://forums.bootstrike.com/
posted 29 Jun 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Anonym Unregistered Anonymous hi sry i did not understand the guide because ich speak germany pls write ist in german language
thx
posted 26 Jun 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin there is a automated translate feature on the left...
posted 26 Jun 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Nick Unregistered Anonymous I just unchecked INITIAL SEEDING on the Torrent Properties and watched my speed jump up 50% in 5 seconds for that particular download.
posted 24 Jun 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
CyberRax Unregistered Anonymous Of course. "Initial seeding" (named "superseeding" in other clients that support this mode) is, as the name says, only meant for initial seeding, when you are the only seed and everyone else is a leech. In this mode you force others to share data between each other rather than download from you, so you would upload as few data as possible until another seed is created. If there are already other seeds than this mode basically means that you refuse to upload to others which, by the design of BT, means that others preffer not to upload to you.
posted 27 Aug 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
reich_gesundheit Unregistered Anonymous Additional tweaks: Go to Options -> Preferences -> Advanced. The second option under Advanced is ‘net.bind_ip’. Set this to the IP address of your computer.

Options>Preferences>Advanced> net.max_halfopen. (change the number to a higher number like 100 or 200 and your downloads should increase surprisingly a lot) Change the value of peer.disconnect_inactive_interval to 900

Use 32 as your max upload rate in the global bandwidth limiting in the connection panel in the preferences. Change Global max number of connections to 200, Max number of connected peers per torrent to 100, & Number of upload slots per torrent to 10.

These additional tweaks work for me, Good luck!
posted 16 Jun 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
NaZz Unregistered Anonymous Hey great article mate. I think am gonna link it from my website. Btw, u should mention torrentz.com in your article, torrentz.com finds all the trackers of a torrent and provides a uTorrent compatible list!c ya
posted 12 Jun 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Nice Unregistered Anonymous Nice!
posted 7 Jun 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
DarthLamchop Unregistered Anonymous Thanks for the awesome guide =D.
posted 6 Jun 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Gagan Unregistered Anonymous thanks for help buddy ...................
posted 1 Jun 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Sonic_fanrs Unregistered Anonymous To see what ports are open, go to

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

If it doesn't work, go to www.grc.com and search for "Shields up"

This will tell you what ports are open. Then plug the number of an open port into your speed settings and ur ready to go. (I think)
posted 31 May 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Shock out Unregistered Anonymous first time in my life gettin this kinda speed
im on 1mbps connection and get this kinda speed !! its awesome
http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=firsttimeinmylifene7.jpg
posted 29 May 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
reich_gesundheit Unregistered Anonymous Additional tweaks: Go to Options -> Preferences -> Advanced. The second option under Advanced is ‘net.bind_ip’. Set this to the IP address of your computer. Restart utorrent.

Options>Preferences>Advanced> net.max_halfopen. (change the number to a higher number like 200 or 500 and your downloads should increase surprisingly a lot)
posted 27 May 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
reich_gesundheit Unregistered Anonymous but i set my net.max_halfopen to 100 only, so as not to crash my internet browser.
posted 27 May 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
stelios_greece Unregistered Anonymous thank you dude , this is very helpfull!!
nice effort.
posted 21 May 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
SmilinSword Unregistered Anonymous Thanks a lot!! Dude !! this is Tips n tricks are kewl. I now can Happily Seed More data than usually i could as well as maintaining my D/l Speeds.
posted 17 May 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Satisfied Man Unregistered Anonymous Woots a jump from 5kbps to 100 kbps (first part of guide jumped to 50, user-posted suggestions jumped to 100)

Thank YOU ALOT!!!
posted 17 May 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Erik Unregistered Anonymous Add a caching tracker to your torrents, one that I know is http://tracker.p2pcache.org/announce, if your ISP supports caching, you will see that a caching server is added and your speed will be only limited to your DL rate (as I said, ISP supports and file is available),
cheers
posted 7 May 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Anon Unregistered Anonymous You a legend mate... I really appreciate the time & effort you have taken to help us all.

was getting 10KBps - 20 KBps.. though speedtest.net showed 4200kbps. And now after following your guide I get 500KBps(4000kbps)!! Thanks!!

Thanks a lot my friend. May all good things happen for you.
posted 3 May 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
rzpogi Unregistered Anonymous my uttorrent is back on fire. some problems with the lastest comodo firewall update caused utorrent to have network problems. switching to windows firewall didn't helped much. But with these tips, I used comodo with the update and utorrent as works as before,fast and secured.
posted 1 May 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
souL Unregistered Anonymous You stated that adding additional trackers will improve speeds. The best place I've found for additional trackers is torrentz.com. Search for the torrent on that site, and it will usually give you at least 5-10 additional trackers you can add.
posted 28 Apr 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Yeah Unregistered Anonymous Tweak settings work great on 1.8 Beta
posted 25 Apr 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Bodeman Unregistered Anonymous thanks for the guide.
posted 20 Apr 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Sikon Unregistered Anonymous could some1 help me out.........im livin in UAE........i so far did not find any website 2 test my download/upload speed.....
so would any1 help me out in findin it.........
posted 18 Apr 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
KITTOO Unregistered Anonymous www.speedtest.net
posted 30 Sep 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Heba Unregistered Anonymous thanks so much it's a great and easy to follow guide.it really increased my speed. i owe u =)
posted 15 Apr 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Yehhanyos2006 Unregistered Anonymous Sorry Ganesh, but you said in #6 Remove the check :
Allow Incoming Legacy Connections
posted 10 Apr 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin Yes, that is only if you have trouble getting high speeds and want fully encrypted bittorrent sessions. Enabling Incoming Legacy Connections will stop all non-encrypted clients from connecting to you.
posted 11 Apr 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
n3xUs Unregistered Anonymous INCRDIBLE!!!!! My downloads have gone from 0.2 - 4 kB/s with low seeds, to 20 - 130 kB/s with LOW SEEDS!!! Note that my port ISN'T FORWARDED!!! (well, there were some experimenting with advanced settings, which are not mentioned in the tut tho...)
Can't wait to see what happens when there are HIIIIIGH seeds!! Thanks man!! Truly Thanks!!
posted 9 Apr 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
yehhanyos2006 Unregistered Anonymous I have to say that this guide is the best guide for optimization µTorrent i've ever seen.
I couldn't find anything i can do in µTorrent after this guide.

Thanks Ganesh,
we really appreciate that.

(1/2)
posted 9 Apr 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
yehhanyos2006 Unregistered Anonymous BTW, I'm an old face came here 1 year ago, and asked you for the best forum for µTorrent.

Anyway, i have a tip, but i don't sure you all already know it or not.

To add all the trackers available for a Certain torrent. copy/paste the Info hash into your search engine e.g. Google,
that will show you all the sites(engines) that host the torrent.
posted 9 Apr 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
yehhanyos2006 Unregistered Anonymous One more thing, (sorry) ▬▬▬▬▬▬ (µTorrent 1.8 beta)

1-Associate with .btsearch files ▬▬▬ (pressed/or not)
2-Install IPv6/Teredo ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ (pressed/or not)
3-Pre-allocate all files ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ (tick/or untick)
4-Append .!ut to incomplete files ▬▬ (tick/or untick)
5-Allow incoming legacy connictions▬ (tick/or untick)

What should we use above, because those settings are the only differences between your guide and any other guide.

Thanks.
posted 9 Apr 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
yehhanyos2006 Unregistered Anonymous Increase your upload speed/ratio by :

When µTorrent reaches the seeding goal.
▬ Limit the upload rate to (KB/S): [0: stop]

Check the box and type (-1)
posted 9 Apr 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin Have not used utorrent 1.8 beta, I do not recommend using beta software

1-Associate with .btsearch files ▬▬▬ (leave it at default)
2-Install IPv6/Teredo ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ (leave it at default)
3-Pre-allocate all files ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ (leave it at default)
4-Append .!ut to incomplete files ▬▬ (suggested to TICK)
5-Allow incoming legacy connictions▬ (Yes)
posted 9 Apr 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
dishima Unregistered Anonymous wow...i went from average of 100KBps to average of 250KBps!!!!!!!!...thx alot for the guide!
posted 3 Apr 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
DJ SLY Unregistered Anonymous wow. this is really good. I thought it was just my slow internet speed.
posted 31 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
medic16956 Unregistered Anonymous this guide works the best from where i've tried several torrent speedguide links. i have usually average of 25kbps d/l unstable, but i'm now having average of 29kbps total d/l speed stable. Tnx, mate!

one tested advice, i have always used 22 as my max upload rate in the global bandwidth limiting in the connection panel in the preferences. it's the best working number for me ever since. which i got from other torrent speedguide links.
posted 30 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
danny Unregistered Anonymous hi thanks for the tip i allready knew about tcpip i allready use it and its great utorrent isnt slow at the moment but some torrents are slow even though the have fairly enough seeds
posted 29 Mar 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
danny Unregistered Anonymous umm me again i was wondering is there anyway to stop that friggen annoying recheck it pisses me off when utorrent freezes and i have to force utorrent to close :(
posted 29 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin That recheck is necessary for consistency reasons. By ending the utorrent process, you will make the situation worse. Let it complete the recheck and it will not happen again unless you end task utorrent or your system crashes.
posted 30 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Analyze Your Seed Unregistered Anonymous Absolutely Incredible guide! Fixed all my problems!

THANKYOU!!!
posted 25 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Mike Unregistered Anonymous Great, thanks... got my download speed from 20k/s to 200+k/s.
posted 25 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Force9Storm Unregistered Anonymous The Patch screwd my 32-bit Vista up. Had to do a windows repair after this - maybe I downloaded the wrong version - downloaded line 2, but I have service pack 1 installed. Maybe that was the problem,
posted 24 Mar 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin Thanks - I have modified the details to include more warnings since it is causing so many problems. Till a more all-in-one friendlier version appears
posted 25 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
WOOHOO! Unregistered Anonymous Thanks alot dude i just hit 1MB/s+

it was incredible, thanks sooooooo much
posted 23 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jack Unregistered Anonymous PROBLEMS.

First. If your country ISP sold a link to your regional "ISP" and then you get your connection from this regional "ISP".
You have no REAL IP. You are behind a proxy. You have no access to a router or port forwarding. When you type http://192.168.1.1 you will access nothing.
All your ports will be closed. There is nothing you can do besides phone calling your regional "ISP" and ask him to open/portforward the ports for you.

But if you live in Europe or North America this situation will hardly occur. Unless you live in a little city far from the big ISPs.

This guide is well written, but it miss what I said.

Some people will have problems and they should know why and what to do.
posted 23 Mar 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
danny Unregistered Anonymous no http://192.168.1.1 only works on a router and where 192.168 is the last 2 number should be your default gateway click start > run > type cmd.exe > in cmd window type > ipconfig /all when you did that look for default gateway and it should say > 192.168.XX.XX where the X is there the numbers you type open firefox or ie or w/e you prefer and type in the addres bar http://192.168.XX.XX remove the X's and put you default gateway numbers there and press enter or go there you go :)
allso if you have a cable modem it Will not work for you luckly for me i do so i dont have to mess about with all this crap when i wanna open a port
posted 29 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Gringo Unregistered Anonymous I just wanted to say thanks. I knew a little about torrents to work great while living in America. Now that I have moved to Mexico I was waiting weeks to download one movie. I am still limited by my ISP, but now I am only waiting hours for the same movies.
posted 18 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Salman Unregistered Anonymous Thanks for the perfect step by step technical guide; yet I got speed problem :-(
I give an instance; a movie torrent of 700MB, with 40 Seeds and 10 Peers, under a 1MB (optimally 400K) connection, using port 12630; Green sign for network configuration in uTorrent, using LinkSyS ADSL Router WAG200G, forwarded port (both UCP & TCP) 12630; NO firewall installed, neither the router or windows XP, Encrypted indeed; it just has 11K download speed at most(!!!) and 4K upload. None any other programs or files are using the internet while the uTorrent is working.
Please let me know for any probable solution.
By the way, I’m in Malaysia using TMNET (main internet service provider in Malaysia), even can’t download from Malaysian peers for more than 4KB!!! Do you think of any decryption by the ISP? Could it be this much powerful?
Thanks
posted 15 Mar 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
jamal Unregistered Anonymous Try using latest version of uTorrent 1.8 beta. Download it from anywhere e.g filehippo.com. Preserve your setting but better installed any software firewall (try comodo 3 because they have complete guide somewhere) or u will dead! in any moment :) At least when I'm using it (with my streamyx), I got d/l speed up sometimes to 99kB/s and avg. 60kB/s. uTorrent 1.77 sucked a lot and also got highest d/l speed 11 something kB/s.
posted 7 Apr 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
manav Unregistered Anonymous it works
posted 12 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
CXM Unregistered Anonymous Big help - saw a tenfold speed increase in a 4GB download.

Thanks !
posted 11 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
moris Unregistered Anonymous thanks,my speed increased by using your guide.^_^
posted 8 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Niels Treurniet Unregistered Anonymous It seems to looks like when i change the 8 to 50* that the speed of getting seeders become slower...

am i right?..
but anyway SUPER Guide!!:) Great Job!
posted 5 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
CapMan Unregistered Anonymous This did the trick for me as "Geeman says:" I noticed drastic increased dload by increasing the disk cache size (Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Disk Cache > Override automatic cache size > (46 in my case)
posted 2 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
David Unregistered Anonymous guys good guide however i noticed after installing the xp patch my speed slowed considerably....then i ran it again and set the value from 100 to 10.....it again increased drastically.....so plz keep in mind when installing the patch to keep 10 as the value and not 100
posted 1 Mar 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin most likely this is because of a router or firewall limitation :(
Remember you must inform utorrent if you change the number via the Preferences > Advanced
posted 1 Mar 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
happy downloader Unregistered Anonymous 572kbs comeon!!!!!!we are not worthy oh great one.thank you!
posted 26 Feb 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jen Unregistered Anonymous Another one and it's really simple! I spent many an evening trying like hell to get my torrents to run faster and wasn't getting anywhere. a couple of weeks ago my ex was trying to download at 8pm and he was getting DL speeds like a 512 connection trouble is he's on an 8mb line. We couldn't figure it out and quite randomly whilst trying to figure it I checked the TOC for his ISP it turned out they restrict bandwidth at certain times, in his case 6pm to 9pm. Obviously I checked my ISP and mine is set 7pm to 10pm. I thought it was slower that time of night simply because there were a lot more people online. After posting here last night I remembered so did a test on a well seeded file. During restricted time the file downloaded at 200k, at close to midnight when the restrictions were off the file downloaded at over 400k and sometimes got to 500k on an 8mb line. It might be obvious to some but for those that don't know... most of my previous frustration wasn't from slow downloads but knowing I could download at good speeds and sometimes it would just not do it. HTH
posted 21 Feb 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Akash (1 posts) Akash can u please tell me how to know the TOC for ISP????
please reply me on "akashvemag@gmail.com"....
Please.....
posted 2 Aug 2010 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jen Unregistered Anonymous If Utorrent is really slow on Vista (on my computer everything was really slow... I.E, Outlook) try disabling IPv6. Go to Control Panel> Network and Sharing Centre. Click on view Status for your connection, then properties and uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) then OK it etc. I didn't need to restart Utorrent or do anything else. The download I was on jumped from 5k right up to 200.
posted 20 Feb 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Mr. Jen,

Really you are an idiot. You doesnt know the basics of Internet Protocol and Networking. It was the problem of your computer but not the problem of Vista or IP 6.

Please dont mislead the people if you are not confident.

Regards,

Max Payne.
posted 18 Aug 2009 - Reply - Permanent Link
paul Unregistered Anonymous very important info But the most importamt thing is to undesrtand all these values and how to use them in your own internet connection there is no specifc guide just experience and lets not forget to seed
posted 18 Feb 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
kali Unregistered Anonymous I can't believe how fast the torrents are now!!!!!! WOW!!! GREAT JOB!!! The site to download utorrent 1.7.5 did not have that one, or I couldn't find it, only 1.7.7 and I was doubtful cuz I already had this and it was SO SLOW, but I downloaded it anyway and after doing what you recommended it now works GREAT! I had some torrents already going and those will not speed up, but when I re-downloaded them they go really FAST!! Thanks so much for the hard work you put into this and for making it so easy!!
posted 9 Feb 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
0cean223 Unregistered Anonymous Awesome guide! I spent three days on this before this guide. Now I'm finnally back in business with Crapcast.
posted 7 Feb 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
geeman Unregistered Anonymous I noticed drastic increased dload by increasing the disk cache size
posted 6 Feb 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
paul Unregistered Anonymous thanks for the tips its helped out with my speed probs.
Keep up the good work.
posted 5 Feb 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Larry Unregistered Anonymous GREAT WORK! WOOOOo
posted 31 Jan 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
New Bee Unregistered Anonymous Som guide btw!!
it helpd alot..but

does anybody kow how 2 open ports?
posted 27 Jan 2008 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
paul Unregistered Anonymous go to a site called portforward.com that should help out it has all or most modems and routers
posted 6 Feb 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
KITTOO Unregistered Anonymous portforward suxxxxxx it confuses you a lot
posted 30 Sep 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
pompeyinlaspalmas Unregistered Anonymous Great help thanx.
posted 24 Jan 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Louie Unregistered Anonymous You sir are a god !!!
Thankyou so much.
After 2 weeks of slowly going through your step by step tutorial, I have managed to finally get this set up correctly after several trys. (due to my own computer ignorance not following proper steps in port forwarding to my router)
Advice to others take it slow and be sure to do each step (you can't skip any) My d-load speeds have went from 1.5 kb/s on a single d-load up to as high as 195 kb/s down to 25 kb/s doing 5 d-loads at once.
Thanks again my new God !!!
Peace
posted 23 Jan 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
> Unregistered Anonymous is this really working?
posted 22 Jan 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
epit Unregistered Anonymous helpful guidelines...
posted 19 Jan 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
zab Unregistered Anonymous hey man love u
thanks a lot for this awesome information, it has been almost 7 months i was not able to exceed more than 15kbps and to day because of u i am able to get 300kbps that my maximum limit.i am so much excited and happy you are great man thanks.

hip hip hurray to u.

zab
posted 18 Jan 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
nez Unregistered Anonymous nice guyde
posted 12 Jan 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
fi Unregistered Anonymous Wow just hit 450 without the download, took me a while to figure out how to do the static ip on vista, also the dl messed up my comp, using 32, but a reinstall and a static ip later man it was well worth it and thanks a lot for the time and effort man. I couldnt appreciate it more.
posted 8 Jan 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
kemi Unregistered Anonymous It was good tutorial but it did not made any thing to my download speed !!!!!!!
posted 29 Dec 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Don Pete'o Unregistered Anonymous Amazing.. I could see the speed increase as I was doing as told. My speed went from about 30 kB/s to 190 kB/s.
posted 24 Dec 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Matt Unregistered Anonymous I Installed the EventID4226Fix and after i restarted i had no network, and i couldn't access System Restore either, i have essentially screwed my system.. DO NOT FOLLOW THIS ADVICE..... IT WILL SCREW YOUR MACHINE...
posted 19 Dec 2007 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Matt Unregistered Anonymous I am running Vista 64 by the way
posted 19 Dec 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin Sorry, it was never expected - it has been highlighted in the guide and will help future vista 64-bit users to be wary. Thanks for letting us know.
posted 19 Dec 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
david Unregistered Anonymous great guide. works great at home on my private isp, but at work i am on a college campus... i have access to the router (linksys wrt54gr) and forwarded ports... i have high upload speeds (140 kbps) and low DL speeds (max 5 kbps) icon is yellow, says no incoming connections. any thoughts? thanks again.
posted 15 Dec 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Kicore Unregistered Anonymous Thank you, that helped me so much. Amazing!
posted 14 Dec 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Mohammed Unregistered Anonymous Wow works great now I went from 40kb/s to 470 kb/s.
Thank you from saudi arabia
posted 13 Dec 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
DjDragon Unregistered Anonymous Man wat a good job you have done here. I have been hunting for this particular information to get optimal speed in utorrent. finally i found ur link.. thank you very very much. I will always recommend your site to the other. thank you again.
posted 9 Dec 2007 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Faster Pussycat Unregistered Anonymous BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm now getting 50kbps download speeds and before I was getting 5. You guys are the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted 12 Dec 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Minnesota Tom Unregistered Anonymous BUT it was a WAY MORE ACTIVE torrent that I tested the tweaks on. BOTTOM LINE: If you are looking for something obscure, it going to take allot more time to download!
posted 4 Dec 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Minnesota Tom Unregistered Anonymous 695MB in 35 Minutes! That used to take me 5 hours!
posted 4 Dec 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Minnesota Tom Unregistered Anonymous Read the guide carefully people! By changing just 4 setings, I went from about 40 to 156! Nice improvement! Simple, but not necessarily easy. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.
posted 4 Dec 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Zeid Unregistered Anonymous This is the best guide ever, my DL was shitty before following this tutorial! I love this!
THIS WORKS +100%! KEEP IT UP!
posted 1 Dec 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Ashoka Unregistered Anonymous Awesome guide its pretty user friendly. very straight and simple
posted 1 Dec 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
IcemaN Unregistered Anonymous great guide man..speeds increased greatly.
posted 29 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Piotr Unregistered Anonymous Cheers mate!!!!
U R THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!
works 100%
this guide rocks
posted 29 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Rudresh Unregistered Anonymous THNX MAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Great Guide...now having max of my bandwidth
posted 28 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Ivan Unregistered Anonymous You'r the best man!
Thanks.
ps:finaly green coluor at the bottom :))
posted 27 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Ian Unregistered Anonymous Invaluable, many thanks
posted 25 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
jaruri Unregistered Anonymous omfg this pwns my speeds went X10 ty
posted 22 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Cyber Unregistered Anonymous o.O

thank you man! My download went from 40kb/s to 460 kb/s this is the best helping for utorrent ever!
posted 20 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
valindamix Unregistered Anonymous maybe he don't speak English. How many language do you speak? so don't bother people with the language. I don't agree for what he said but i prefer ignorance more than nastiness!
posted 18 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
allstaralien (1 posts) allstaralien I tried lots of guides. I have test my speed and the test shows 1486 kb/s = 185.74 kBps download speed and 132 kb/s = 16.5 KBps. Question: Anyone has Version DSL for an ISP who completed the guide and notice an increase in download speed? If you have Version DSL and have good download speeds please share your settings so that I can enjoy uTorrent like you.
posted 18 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
anilkumarxxx Unregistered Anonymous the easiest and useful guide
i've got 223kB/s for the ubuntu torrent
posted 16 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Alex Unregistered Anonymous wow! my d/l speed went from 5 kB/s to 60-70...thank you!
posted 15 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Diego Unregistered Anonymous Jesus Christ my down speed went from 100 kB/s to 50 kB/s !!!!!!!! Thank you so much
posted 13 Nov 2007 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Diego Unregistered Anonymous Sorry, obviously I meant to 500 kB/s
posted 13 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
allor Unregistered Anonymous isn't it that the patch is a virus?
posted 11 Nov 2007 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin false positive .. its not a virus
posted 12 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
grunge94 Unregistered Anonymous after going through endless similar web pages i tried this one ..f$*king brilliant easy to follow and great results ..cheers for your time and effort in writing this up much appreciated
posted 9 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
chat_patta Unregistered Anonymous I am not dumb ;) but your guide was the first one that I was able to follow to the letter (except "preferences->Network"??)
Excellent work keep it up.
Thank you for the effort and time to make my life better.
posted 7 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
AcE Unregistered Anonymous Glad i found this guide. My d/l speed before reading this was around 15-20 kB/s for a 1.5GB file... crap to say the least. Now it's 160-185 kB/s :D.
posted 7 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Cj Unregistered Anonymous This was a great guide..That file provided by this tutorial was downloading at 1mb/s. Now my average bittorrent downloads are about 250-300 kB/s
posted 6 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
max Unregistered Anonymous the best guide on the net - 2 nov 07
posted 3 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
INCREDIBLE Unregistered Anonymous Thank you so much for all the information shared here...INCREDIBLE!!!
posted 3 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
hareesh Unregistered Anonymous i'v got two words for u






tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gud......
i wonder how wer u able to explain it in depth....hats off man...very nice....but still as u say it all ultimately depends upon the seeding.....a torrent file with merely no seeding wud not allow ur precious techniques to work out....but wen there is a handful of seeders ur guide really rox...
thanx dude
posted 1 Nov 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
studious Unregistered Anonymous This was so helpful...i'm at a university, and my downloads would max out at like 35kb/s....now they are usually well above 100kb/s...the half-open port thing really helped...is there a problem with opening way too many, like lets say 200 or 300? Thank you.
posted 30 Oct 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
andy Unregistered Anonymous Thank you very much. This is the best guide to configure utorrent. youtube videos are crap.
posted 27 Oct 2007 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
k Unregistered Anonymous awsome guide! i couldn't get past 10 kB/s before. Immidiately after going through the guide i hit 270. im happy now lol thanx
posted 29 Oct 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
:) Unregistered Anonymous Awsome guide cheers!!
posted 24 Oct 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
BIGR3D Unregistered Anonymous You are a genious(sp) and i hope u have a good job that uses that intelligent head of yours, and u get paid alot. very helpful

thanks
R3D
posted 24 Oct 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
sg-strummer Unregistered Anonymous After following your guide along with the forum responses I am now downloading in excess of 100 kB/s ... thanks dude!!
posted 18 Oct 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
New Unregistered Anonymous I used to use azureus before but I never had a problem with speeds in default setting, but our isp blocked torrents and encryption wasn't working either.. Now I got new isp but I was only getting under 50 speed, but thanks to this guide im good now :)
posted 3 Oct 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Ampersand Unregistered Anonymous Hey Thx A LOT MAN .........
Ganpati Bappa Morrya !!!!!!!!!
posted 2 Oct 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
b Unregistered Anonymous This was extremely helpful. Thanks so much for taking the time!
posted 24 Sep 2007 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Blanco Unregistered Anonymous I know its repetitive but thks man this helps me a lot most of the time i use 80-100% of my connection speed.
posted 1 Oct 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
scorpiotim Unregistered Anonymous whoever you are, thankyou so much.
I went from avg 10kB/s to avg 250kB/s, depending on the torrent....Amazing!!
My downloads are flying woo hoo!!
posted 23 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
LiLVietBoY31 Unregistered Anonymous I recommend this guide to uTorrent users. I had a speed of 50 kp/s avg but after this guide I went up to 120 avg. Thanks for the guide and the 120 was on a 24 seeds
posted 22 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
S3 Unregistered Anonymous thanks so much amazing. i went from dling 0.5kBps to 80 kBps on a torrent with 382 seeds and 1590 leachers
posted 20 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Sceanf Unregistered Anonymous Great!!! ...and thanks. Anything new or different for µTorrent version 1.7.5 ?
posted 15 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
D Unregistered Anonymous This is such an excellent guide which is easy to follow because it's so well written - thank you very much for your effort!
posted 14 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
vothuong Unregistered Anonymous thank you for your guide
posted 13 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
flibberdegibbet Unregistered Anonymous what if utorrent damaged my account??
posted 13 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Dude Unregistered Anonymous This guide is Tight!! my bitTorrent is going thru Comcast I use to get download rate of at least 150Kb now its down to 50kb but NOW cuz of this guide =) its up there man! like 160kb!!
posted 11 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
mm Unregistered Anonymous I was getting slow speeds. (less than 1kbps). I followed a couple of the suggestions from this guide.
*Enabling Protocol Encryption and Increasing Max Half Open Connections and
*Further Things You Can Try For Optimum Speed
2. To get more peers, right-click the entry on the list, and click Update Tracker

I also ticked the 'randomize port each time utorrent starts'

I think that the isp's also throttle the speed by your IP. So I used a program that hides your ip. Not all the proxies are good. Just change until you find a good one. For Australia I found the Malaysia Ip to be good. Now I am getting speeds which vary (every second) from 1.0 - 4.3kbps. Try it. It might work for you too.
posted 10 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jessica17 Unregistered Anonymous OOOOOOOOOOOOOH MYYYYYYYYYYYY BEEP GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

Sry bout the caps, this guide rocks, really nice! I send and DL alot of model pictures and before it was so sloooooooow but not ts great, omg thank you so much, i would BEEP BEEP BEEP if i was near you! Thank you!


Last edited by Admin 7 Sep 2007 . Reason: BEEP
posted 7 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
rr Unregistered Anonymous Cool. I use uTorrent through Comcast, and would only get 32 Kb/s max. Now, I get around 50, and easily get the 45-48 theoretical with my 384 upload plan (6 mb dl but doesn't help with seeding).
posted 7 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
clutches Unregistered Anonymous awesome man.. i used to get a download speed of 6 kbps, and now i'm able to pull across a transfer rate of 29kbps which goes up to 37kbps during the night.. thanks a lot man..
keep up the awesome work.. the links provided were genuine and reliable..
thanks again..
posted 2 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
rahul Unregistered Anonymous nice man..i have a 256kbps connection and now with ur technique m getting a speed of 25 kB/s constantly..earlier it use to falter between 22 and 15.
I guess you Are From india...
Apka Dhanyawad!!!!...great work man
posted 2 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Smarak Unregistered Anonymous AWESOME! i started downloading something and it was dling at like 15kbps and i gave up, came back like an hour later 120 KBPS!!!!! now im averaging out at around 70kbps. But i can't get the port to open ive opened a port on my router and on win firewall but the test keeps on getting an error. I had a green tick while using zone alrm but that was blockin everything so yeaahh im confused but anyway great guide!
posted 2 Sep 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
:P Unregistered Anonymous Wow works great now if only i could get my stupid port to open.
posted 29 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Alex Unregistered Anonymous This is absolutely amazing. I'm using a wireless connection, so I expect slower download speeds than those I get while using a LAN line, but I was getting speeds around 10kbps, maxing out around 50kbps, and no more than 20kbps upload with a 10Mbps connection! This fixed it up so fast. I was hesitant, even with all the glowing reviews, but my doubts proved unfouded! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
posted 27 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Best I've Seen Unregistered Anonymous This is the best uTorrent guide I have come across & I've been looking for months. Thanks for all the help.
posted 25 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
lips Unregistered Anonymous oh and from above ignore the speed part just set everything to (0) unlimited and have 5000 in each number on connections in bittorrent and also in advanced set lazybit to false and on each torrent to 50 as maxim upload and watch it go mad on the downloading.
posted 25 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Junglegirl Unregistered Anonymous Thank you for helping to make sense of things
posted 25 Aug 2007 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
lips Unregistered Anonymous the best way to port foward is to type in ya ip in the address bar, that a take ya straight to ya router, open the virtual severs and add the port number use 59343 and make sure its the port set in ya client too i.e utorrent its the way i do it and then use that halfopen patch then set to 100 and then 100 on the advanced setting that at least doubles ya speed, mine has gone insane, metal
posted 25 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jubejubes Unregistered Anonymous WOW!!! thats all i can say. my downloading speeds went from in the 0.1's to in the 50's somtimes. and thats with low seeds. cant wait to see what its like with high seeds. turns out it was just my port wasnt open. finally found out password for router :D. Thanks for the guide.

Two thumbs, 10 Toes, and 8 fingers up :D
posted 24 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
halmahera Unregistered Anonymous very helpful, it works amazingly !
two thumbs up !!
posted 23 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
ANON Unregistered Anonymous wow it helped a lot,only wish i'd of found it sooner,torrents have gone from an average of 20-40kb/s to the 100's thanks a lot for this extremely helpful guide
posted 22 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
srini Unregistered Anonymous Thanks a lot i had been suffering from too slow download from past one month, now i realized its due to seeding of all previously download materials, so i ahve removed them for a while. More ever i was able to tweak microsoft connection settings as well. Hats off to u
posted 19 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Dennis® Unregistered Anonymous thanks for sharing. BIG BIG help!
my DL speed is now averaging 2 to 3 mbps
posted 18 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
The_Gentleman Unregistered Anonymous It really works... A great and accurate guide to configuring utorrent. My download speed jumped from 10KB/s to 25KB/s on a 256Kb/s connection.
Thanks
posted 17 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Russ Unregistered Anonymous First guide I've found that actually works, great speeds on utorrent, thanks alot!!
posted 15 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Marcos83 Unregistered Anonymous Excellent tutorial!!!
I'm From Chile, Tnxs!!!!!

I Have Awesome speed in my utorrent downloads !!!

Tnxs!
posted 14 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
SAL Unregistered Anonymous Very interesting and practically thank you a lot
posted 12 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jamal Unregistered Anonymous This is a very good guide, but it did nothing for me. I am still getting slow downloads like if I was using a dialup modem 56k HAHA. But it work for some poeple as you can see just by looking at they comments.
posted 9 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Simerjit Unregistered Anonymous thanks buddy...it really works...owesome effort
posted 3 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Phetzer Unregistered Anonymous What a huge diffence this has made. A friend and myself have both went from 2-3 K sec. to 200+, WOW. Thank you very much!
posted 24 Jul 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
stee Unregistered Anonymous sweeeet!! it really workss..thanks though
posted 20 Jul 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
killer Unregistered Anonymous awesome man awesome increased ma speed from 5 to 25kbps thanks alot man very good post
posted 18 Jul 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Lugster Unregistered Anonymous Nice one thanks very much.
Easy to understand. :)
posted 17 Jul 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
TorrentNoob Unregistered Anonymous Thanks this really boosted my speed
posted 9 Jul 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jos Unregistered Anonymous Wow this really helped dude:)
posted 9 Jul 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
sshaharia@hotmail.co Unregistered Anonymous good guy...nice and detailed XD well done

was meant to say good GUIDE!! grrr typo ^^


Last edited by Admin 8 Jul 2007 . Reason: typo
posted 8 Jul 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Vijit Unregistered Anonymous good guide but i think the problem was other in the speed guide i selected 256 which gave me around 14kbps but when i did to 512 it gave double the speed so don't think the speed u have is necessary to be put u can select higher speed also believe me it works because it worked for me
posted 26 Jun 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Panosalitis Unregistered Anonymous Nice guide, thanks for posting, got my speeds up significantly on certain torrents. I was always wondering why some torrents would go much slower than others even tho they had more seeds.
posted 24 Jun 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Slider Unregistered Anonymous Awesome guide! My downloading speed doubled after opening the port just for utorrent. Thank you SO much!
posted 24 Jun 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Agent_WD40 Unregistered Anonymous this was great info & it increased my DL & UPL speeds unbelievably. But i didn't see any info about Queueing. My Q settings from the top down are 3,2, 150%, (Ignore) and No check marks. Are these settings OK????...or................
posted 18 Jun 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
xbf Unregistered Anonymous when I run the Vista patch I get an error: access is denied. Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes.
posted 18 Jun 2007 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
xbf Unregistered Anonymous never mind, i got it.. just run the patch in safe mode. Good guide :) thank you
posted 18 Jun 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
repp Unregistered Anonymous WOW! Sweet guide! i followed the port forwarding instructions and BAM! my d/l speed jumped from like freaking 20kB/s to an avg of 150kB/s!!!!!! im like the happiest man on earth now! It no longer takes me like freaking 4hrs just to get 700mb!!! SWEET! Thanks for the tutorial! Very helpful i must say!
posted 7 Jun 2007 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Jubejubes Unregistered Anonymous hah! it took u only 7 hours for 700 megs? before this guide it took me over 24 hours to dl 500 megs 8(
posted 24 Aug 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
ModNF Unregistered Anonymous Awesome!
Quadrupled my speeds from a demonoid download.
posted 5 Jun 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Sal Revo Unregistered Anonymous Wowaa wee wa, I like. My d/l speed went from roughly 5- to 15 kb/s to almost 100. Props to the author of this tut.
posted 3 Jun 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
vcb1 Unregistered Anonymous Out of all the stuff I read to get going with P2P this guide helped the most! Thanks!
posted 1 Jun 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
chipper Unregistered Anonymous this guide is great. faster download times. however, only audio came through..no video i am new can anyone help???
thanks
posted 30 May 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
unenergizer Unregistered Anonymous seems to work well. thanks for the tut!
posted 25 May 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
JackRussel Unregistered Anonymous Thanks for the great guide. Tripled my download speeds
posted 24 May 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
satyashil Unregistered Anonymous thank you very much for information.
posted 22 May 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
esourabh Unregistered Anonymous thanks for the nice info man
keep on sharing
regards
esourabh
posted 20 May 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
superbaby Unregistered Anonymous Super info keep the good work up! My speed went from 25kbs to 500+kbs
posted 17 May 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Brillo Unregistered Anonymous Fantastic guide. For the first time I've a "Green Tick" on the bottom of UTorrent, and have been able to pass the "Port Forwarded" test!!
Cheers
posted 12 May 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
sponge Unregistered Anonymous thanks so much for putting this guide up. it helped me increase my pitiful download speeds by 2 - 3 times! still a pitiful 30KBps tops but hey, ill take what i can get. Thanks again mate!
posted 11 May 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Anon Unregistered Anonymous Great guide, boosted my abysmal d/l and u/l speeds (roughly 10-25kbps and up to 15kbps) to something vaguely respectable, by my standards, only been looking every now and then but d/l and u/l speeds of around 40-60kbps each glance. I like.
posted 1 May 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
slag Unregistered Anonymous Great guide for uTorrent
Increased my speeds....Thank you
posted 25 Apr 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Infernal Unregistered Anonymous Great tutorial! Thanks.
posted 23 Apr 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
WR3 Unregistered Anonymous Nice! Perhaps the best guide I've ever read and it works. Some mor guys like yu and everithing on my comp. will work great :) Thanks!
posted 23 Apr 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
rob Unregistered Anonymous great guide was only getting speed of 30 kb/s now im getting 180 - 250 its great. thanks
posted 11 Apr 2007 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
graeme Unregistered Anonymous This a great guide, nice 'n' easy. I used to get speeds of 240kbps but then one day it just absolutely screwed up (don't remember what happed) so I came here to try and get back to my con's glory days and it worked! it's back I love my dl speed...
posted 11 Apr 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Jairo Unregistered Anonymous ty man this guide is very important to optimize the utorrent, my speed increases in 10-15%
posted 9 Apr 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Mr. Pleased Unregistered Anonymous Wow, in about two minutes this had doubled my download speed, and it just keeps going up. Plus I learned a ton about something I knew nothing about. I'm incredibly impressed at the simplicity of this guide. All you need now is a miracle, and they'll make you a computer saint. Nice job!
posted 7 Apr 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Mr T (manchester) Unregistered Anonymous just totally really great. my speed has also gone up to 60 thanks to you. thank you very very much
posted 7 Apr 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Elia Unregistered Anonymous I'd just like to say thanks.This was really really helpful I was downloading anywhere between 40 -60.Now I'm downloading consistently over 100.Anyone skeptical about downloading the patch and tweaking your comp fear not.You will be very happy if you follow his guide.Once again thanks for this.
posted 5 Apr 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Furik Unregistered Anonymous Thank you so much for this guide! The best (and easiest) guide out there i've seen. This has improved my speed a lot!
posted 26 Mar 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
dondadda Unregistered Anonymous Is port forwarding really necessary for DOWNload speed? I've read elsewhere that it only helps upload speed. Also, does port forwarding open your pc to hackers, as the forwarded ports by pass your security firewall etc?
posted 21 Mar 2007 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin yes, it helps in download speed as additional peers can connect to you, no it doesn't open to hackers unless utorrent has a security issue or the OS has a security issue
posted 21 Mar 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
lyndon Unregistered Anonymous Good guide it doubled my download spped thankyou
posted 20 Mar 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
yuan Unregistered Anonymous Nice guide ey! i'd like to know if what are the certain ports to be open if this software will not work behind a firewall or router. tnx

posted 18 Mar 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Iraqi Unregistered Anonymous Thanks ,,,, it was very helpful
posted 17 Mar 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
klo Unregistered Anonymous thanks 4 guide ver helpful, u gd guy
posted 13 Mar 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
B-STyLeR Unregistered Anonymous thanks a lot for the guide!
used it just now.
posted 13 Mar 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
ib123 Unregistered Anonymous Very helpful! Thanks!
posted 8 Mar 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
utorrentrocks Unregistered Anonymous you are my hero
posted 7 Mar 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
MATTIN Unregistered Anonymous great guide not confusing like others this has solved it this time thks
posted 6 Mar 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
skillin Unregistered Anonymous done it got really fast i had 2 stop it then i started it again then it wnt realli slow again
posted 5 Mar 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
daffy Unregistered Anonymous excellent guide man it's good to see people like yaself helpin everyone out with this especially newbies like myself so thanx for that....
good one
posted 2 Mar 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Keagan Unregistered Anonymous This ROCKED MY SOCKS!!!!!

iam getting like 150
when i was only getting 24 skiping highest of 45 lol
crazy stuff man crzy.
thanks! :)
posted 27 Feb 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
elliot Unregistered Anonymous awesome this pretty much doubled my speed. thanks.
posted 23 Feb 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
mibz13 Unregistered Anonymous It works!!! Thanks !!!!! :D
posted 18 Feb 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Thanks Unregistered Anonymous Thank you so much, i went from 20kb/s to over 150 on some torrents
posted 16 Feb 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
keano Unregistered Anonymous very usefull guide this ! only when i tried to download
TCPIP.sys patch i get an error message from my AV
NOD32 virus found ?? for the rest great stuff !
posted 14 Feb 2007 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Admin Administrator Admin i just downloaded it again to scan the file, my NAV reports no virus ..
posted 14 Feb 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
keano Unregistered Anonymous It's NOT a virus ! I did'nt read the FAQ on lvllord.de, sorry for that. If you get this : Win32/Tool.EvlD4226 infiltration from your AV you need to turn off your AV, then no problems.
posted 16 Feb 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
FruitsOfBabylon Unregistered Anonymous The thing is, everything that alters your windows components and similar things can be considered a virus, your antivirus reacts to a program that is trying to change your windows components (which antiviruses consider lethal). So theres nothing to worry about, the changes you do will not alter your computers performance.
posted 29 May 2008 - Reply - Permanent Link
Joshua Jones Unregistered Anonymous Very Nice.. I would only peak at 600+ every once in a while on highly seeded torrents.. .now i get 450 - 700 all the time!!!

Borat- "Nice, Nice! I like'a you!"
posted 14 Feb 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Anon Unregistered Anonymous Great Guide
posted 14 Feb 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Josh Unregistered Anonymous Nice one, getting 500k or some torrents ^_^
posted 10 Feb 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
dp666 Unregistered Anonymous THANK YOU! This helped me a LOT! Much appreciated mate!
posted 10 Feb 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Gaz Unregistered Anonymous Max out man! cool!
posted 9 Feb 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
DickDan Unregistered Anonymous THANKS MAN, Found this on google and i'm doin 10kb/s faster. :D
posted 1 Feb 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Guillermo Unregistered Anonymous Incredible. my speed download increased till a %10. Good job. if you go on like this you have futere.
Good luck
posted 30 Jan 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
Aflierie Unregistered Anonymous Corporate Firewall
Are you running this software in a corporate network? Bad news - you have to inform the admin that you want the port to be directed to your computer. The good news - you can still go by without port forwarding, but speeds will not be optimal.


How do I do this then, hmm? ^_^;
posted 24 Jan 2007 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
David Unregistered Anonymous that means u have to tell the IT guy in ur company to help u forward the port to your computer..
posted 30 Jan 2007 - Reply - Permanent Link
masterkio Unregistered Anonymous just add to de above comment.
i read the following some where.
change the following in the advanced tap of uTorrent

peer. disconnect_inactive_interval
from 300 to 600.
you should be able to get a little bit more speed by doing this
although i would like to hear other peoples comments one this one
posted 24 Jan 2007 - show 2 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
magician2000 Unregistered Anonymous I tried, and I get an * in front of the value. The same happens when I try to adjust my net