optimizing settings for utorrent?

By Milhouse ยท 9 replies
Feb 8, 2006
  1. Hi all, Whts the best optimizing settings for utorrent? or can some one advise me of a better a better torrent program?
    my rates sit at an average of 15 - 20k, thats just pathetic.
    thanx in advance
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    It may not be the program. I get amazing speeds using BitComet with no changes to the settings but that has a lot to do with the people seeding. If there are tons of leechers and only a few seeders there may be nothing you can do to speed it up.

    Raise your upload speed but keep it under your max upload if you're on a cable connection or you'll slow the downloads.
  3. Milhouse

    Milhouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    yeh i know about seeder and leacher i kow how bittorrent works, i was just after optimizing a particular progam to get the best out of it.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Are you connectable? Might be a NAT problem, utorrent has an option somewhere to test if you are connectable.

    Other than that, the only reason you'd be slow is the seeders have crappy ul speeds. Might want to check on what your settings are for inbound and outbound connections.
  5. pgcharlie

    pgcharlie TS Rookie Posts: 29


    i came to know about techspot searching for utorrent tweaks. man i find easy to understand main thing!... thanks techspot for creating this great site

    hi, i hve 128 kbps speed... with beetel 220BX ADLS2+ MODEM... i get a speed any where from 12 to 14 kp/s.... is this normal? Windows firewall is off, referring posts i changed my settings.. still same. i also use the patch from lullord. pls help

    at nite or dawn (India) i get max of 29 kb/s never beyond...
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    You can't just say you are having speed concerns and then not address any of the questions asked in the thread up until this point. Address those and maybe someone can help/offer suggestions.
  7. pgcharlie

    pgcharlie TS Rookie Posts: 29

    sorry i didnt get you.. those i searched were regarding bandwidth of 256 kbps.. I m having 128 kbps broadband Airtel.. so whether the speed i get using utorrent is normal or no? if not how i can increase it? thanks in advance
  8. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    You can test to see if your recieving connections like SNGX1275 said.

    Open utorrent, go to options at the top, in the sub-menu select speed test and then from there you can check.

    Regards Jase :)
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Find how to get to this screen in uTorrent. I forget exactly where it is, perhaps going to Speed Guide, but I'm not entirely sure.
    Click on test if port is fowarded properly. If it is, there isn't much you can do, you could try increasing the amount of connections per torrent in the preferences, or slowing your upload some.
  10. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Yes, thats the one i'm on about to SNGX1275. lol

    You have to click options at the top, then speed guide.

    One more thing are you using a router? If so you might have to forward the ports.

    Regards Jase :)
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