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Every Torrent I've used is, CRAP.

By IhateAllTorrent
Mar 31, 2006
  1. This may be a repost, but oh well.

    As the title said, I've used NUMEROUS clients like, ABC, BitTorrent, Bit Comet, BitSpirit, Azureus, Bit Tornado, Shad0w's, uTorrent, and so many others I cannot remember..... anyhoo. All I want is to download files that are sometimes 174 MB, or 233MB.... THAT'S IT, and all are downloading at 8Kb/S and under.

    I've configured all of my connection settings to the client, and every single one has been so rediculously slow. I haven't seen one Estimated Time under 8 Hours... usually they varied around 18 hours. I have a DSL SBC Yahoo connection, it's pretty good. I have no complaints, no lag when I'm playing games and such - there's nothing wrong with my connection. FTP Servers are great for me, just....

    ...is it me or do all torrent clients SUCK? I haven't come across one torrent client that is at least better than Limewire.... I mean... Limewire!!! With Limewire I get 13-18kb/s estimated time is 1H & 30mins - 4hrs. Seriously... Limewire, I have found to be the best so far, which it shouldn't be....

    So, if anyone has a suggestion on a client, I have not used and you know that is better than the rest for 100% give me a yell.

    Before you reply: Please give me facts rather than opinions.

    Please try to be a little less confrontational and aggressive. Polite requests and good grammar go down well here and are more likely to obtain polite and courteous replies. - Spike
     
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Personally, I'm using the original bittorent client (ie, the official one) right at this moment at a speed of 223 kb/s on a 2 meg connection for a 300 MB file.

    Try using a .torrent such as the latest version of the Fedora Core operating system to test the speed. Remember of course that with bittorrent, it gets faster as it goes along. You don't have to download the whole thing. Just about 15-30 mins should do it.
     
  3. IhateAllTorrent

    IhateAllTorrent TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your opinion, I will check it out... but I am afraid I will most likely get the same results.

    And Mod. Spike. I was pissed off at the time from downloading ever torrent client as possible. Sorry about that.
     
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    It may possibly be your ISP throttling bittorrent traffic. Do you happen to know if they have Ellacoya switches installed on their network?
     
  5. IhateAllTorrent

    IhateAllTorrent TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ellacoya switches........ You got me there..
    What's that may be?
     
  6. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Oh, their evil things. They are switches on a network that can throttle different types of traffic to different speeds (or even block it altogether). They work through deep packet inspection rather than by port&protocol in detecting what traffic is, and so the only way around them is encryption - that's why many torrent utilities are starting to introduce an encryption setting.

    Unfortunately though, in my personal opinion only, They slow traffic down more than ISPs realise sometimes. As I say though, that's just my opinion.

    If your ISP is using them, then they'll have probably announced it somewhere, or there'll undoubtedly be reference to them in such places as your ISP's forum or ADSLguide (if applicable)
     
  7. IhateAllTorrent

    IhateAllTorrent TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I checked out my ISP's site, and my modem portal's home connection page, I don't see anything like that. I think I'm sticking to Limewire, I refresh it until I get a good speed right now it's around 40kb/s, Not bad.... but better than any torrent client I've used. Thanks for your help.
     
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    And soon enough, you'll be in the Security part of the forum complaining about the Malware/Spyware/Virus you've got from Limewire. :p
     
  9. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Posts: 470

    lol i know i had limewire back in 2003, and i didnt know wat it waws i thought all of it worked lol, and all i got is sytem crashes, Last time i ever use p2p :haha:
     
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    "oh the tangled webs we weave when we first begin to THIEVE."
     
  11. peepnklown

    peepnklown TS Rookie Posts: 126

    ISP’s normally don’t advertise that they throttle torrent traffic.
    A lot of factors come into play when you get into the torrent game.
    Do you have a router? How many seeds/lechers are we looking at? If your ISP is throttling your torrent traffic, uTorrent can help.
     
  12. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    ope, they don't like to, I agree, but it's shiny new kit, and it's something to impress the investors with, so invariably it "leaks out" and so if it isn't announced by the ISP themselves, undoubtedly the users will have found out about it at some point or other.
     
  13. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    That was very good Tedster.Credit where it`s due.:)
     
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