How do I speed up utorrent game downloading?

By nnjc ยท 7 replies
Feb 13, 2010
  1. i am using utorrent 2.0 to download games and its real slow with max downloading speed at 62kbps and max uploading speed at 52kpbs that i hav seen so far.

    does anyone know how to possibly speed this up?

    i have broadband and when i put it through a speed test online, it says :
    download speed - 582kbps
    upload speed - 633kbps
    why cant i get speeds like that downloading my stuff from utorrent?
    oh and im in nz btw if that helps.

    can anyone please help me?
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    your download(upload) speed is dependant on whoever you're downloading(uploading) from. The max transfer speed is as fast as the slowest connection, so if their upload(download) speed is slower than yours, you are stuck with that speed.
  3. nnjc

    nnjc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thanks for that. also, after downloading for about 1.5 hours it said i hav used 6 gigs of internet already, but utorent had only downloaded like 100mb of the game. why is it like that???
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Another thing to keep in mind. Your connection speed is 582 Kbps (kilobits per second). The speed in kilobytes (KB) is 582/8 = 72 KBps. Usually uTorrent shows speed in kilobytes and not kilobits.

    You have to consider upload and other internet activities as well.
  5. nnjc

    nnjc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thanks for replies.

    uploading is for other people so they can download the game from me right?

    if so, is uploading necessary? because i just want to download the game for myself. or do i have to download and upload the whole game fully in order for it to work?
  6. nnjc

    nnjc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so will slowing down upload speed, speed up download speed?
  7. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    nnjc its ok for us to help you will the utorrent software but when you tell us what your doing with it we cant help you any longer. but yea you do need to upload until your done downloading
  8. Alster37

    Alster37 TS Maniac Posts: 290

    There are numerous videos on youtube that may help increase your download speed. just do a general search on how to improve torrent download speed and find some decent videos which show you how.
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