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BitTorent uploading more than downloaded

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  1. h37g

    h37g Member

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    Please help!

    I have noticed that when im downloading files using BitTorrent for the mac i usaly end up uploading more than ive downloaded. I'm worryed that its uploading other files from my mac or personal information.

    Please tell me if youve had this problem or its just normal

    Thanks elliot
     
  2. Ch3eSe

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    Hello, i suppose it is normal, all ur uploading is the game, none of your other MAC files. I got the same problem and so do my other friends. You have to foward ports or something, and im trying to figure out how.
     
  3. h37g

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    Thanks for the help if you could resulve my problem i would be very greatful

    Thanks
     
  4. bbthumper

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    .....thats how file sharing works. You should always upload about the same amount as your downloads....
     
  5. ktulu14

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    You can sometimes upload more than you receive (it is all about sharing). It depends on what parts of the file you have and what others are looking for. I have seen download rates of 4kb/s and uploads of 27. All you are sharing is the torrent file and nothing else. It is not like other P2P where they search your drive for files (eg Kazza), you are following a tracker of one file and the users who have it, and sharing it out.
    You could try throttling your upload speeds (check your preferences), but this may have an even more adverse affect on your download speed.
    Hope this helps.
     
  6. h37g

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    I understand, so it just uploads the same piece several times.

    I looked at the settings and all there is is high and low ports. can i change any of this to increase the speed. i dont mind the upload but i just wanna downlaod
     
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    I am not familiar with mac programs, I am using Bitlord at the moment on my PC. The main port (I think) is 6991, a default of a lot of programs. You could chage it to something else, but i would do a search on the forums before you start changing anythin (i change very little because it invariably will go wrong for me).
     
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    fair enough!

    Ill give it a go.

    This might be pushing it but do you know any good MAC torrent pages, if not dont worry
     
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    ive just downloaded it. does it work the same? anything i should change on the settings?
     
  11. Vular

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    You can set your upload speed to a minimum of 5k and still have uncapped download speed.
     
  12. h37g

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    yep seems to be working thanks
     
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    sorry saying that nothings hapning!

    any others
     
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    well this ones taking a while!

    are you sure theres no settings on the first one you recommended that will make it work
     
  16. Vular

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    Did you get the program to run? If you didn't you did somthing wrong, but if you got into the program just set you upload speed to whatever you want and you should be good. If you download is still slow it's because the torrent has more peers then seeds which will limit how fast you download anyway.
     
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    ok then. well it might be something to do with the torrent. ill keep trying. thanks for the help. if you have any ideas ill check again

    ta
     
  18. strike84

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    hi! to get the maximum speed you should set the uploadrate to 5-10kb/s below of what you're conection (line) can manage.. also you should open port: 6881-6991.
     
  19. FartDude

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    also you should open port: 6881-6991.

    Try ports 49152-65535 instead isp's are starting too block out the default BT port range and also use random ports in your BT client app. also try and trigger these ports if u have a router
     

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