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  1. deanprent

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    hi all
    iam new to all this so please be fragile...
    ive downloaded utorrent used all the guides and opened the port looked everywere for the right settings but still had no luck in downloading fast the top speed ive ever had is 39.9kb/s which isnt that good is it?
    ive just done a speed test and results were as follows....
    download 2646kb/s
    upload 324 kb/s
    using windows vista
    wireless laptop
    zoomx6 router
    and its driving me mad it just wont download at a good speed at night or during the day............
    could someone please try and help me get around this as i have been trying for a long time now and iam stressed out???
    THANKS FOR LOOKING
     
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    Check this list in case your ISP throttles: http://www.azureuswiki.com/index.php/Bad_ISPs Did you set a static ip address, if not do so, just pay attention to what is said about the DNS Server (s) and Default Gateway being the same: http://www.portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm Select a port over 10,000 at options>preferences>connection and uncheck randomize port and disable UPnP as well. At options>speed guide>connection type, set your upload speed, utorrent uses kB (bytes) and speedtests are usually in kb (bits), 1kB = 8 bits. Edit: that could be a good speed or bad depending on many factors but not a good top speed.
     
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    ok thanks i will try this and get back to you and let you know..
     
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    hi there ive done all that but still having trouble with slow download..my isp isnt on the list and ive done all other suggestions which you asked..but still only hitting around 39.8kb/s at tops...
     
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    What color is your network status light? (in the status bar to the left of DHT:)
    You can also check if your port is forwarded properly at Options/Speed Guide.

    The Speed Guide can be used to adjust your settings in uTorrent.

    On the Speed Guide screen there is a pulldown menu where the words (Current settings) are.
    Choosing a speed will adjust settings to their optimal for your upload speed.
    If your current test results (324kbs/41kBs) are correct, then you can select xx256k from the menu.
    This will set your upload a little lower than necessary (your speed falls in between their numbers),
    but you should still run better speeds than now if your network status light is green.

    You may want to re-run a speed test (there is a link to one on the Speed Guide screen) to confirm your speed.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
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    hi again
    thanks 4 the reply ive done a speed test and here are the results
    download 1963kb/s
    upload 209kb/s
    and yes the green icon is always on green
    but still running very very slow
     
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    Those speeds are considerably slower than your last test.
    Did you stop all internet activity, including your torrents, before starting the test?

    Did you adjust uTorrent with the pulldown menu?

     
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    yes i did stop all torrents and others just done another speed test and

    download 1963kb/s
    upload 209kb/s
    and yes i did the drop down box
     
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    If you have a green on network status and you have adjusted settings and enabled encryption, then I do not see what else you can do on your end.
    It may be the torrents you are on.

    Try the Slackware 10.2 Torrent (dedicated servers) torrent as a check of your download speed on a good torrent.
    You do not need to download the whole file.
    Let it run for about 15 minutes and see what speeds you get. (You can then just delete it after that).
    The slackware is a good torrent for testing as it has dedicated servers.
     
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    i tryed the slackware and it was downloading at 366.9/kb/s..which i belive is very good????so do u think its the torrents iam using?if so i dont know if iam allowed to ask this on here but do you know the best place to download dvds and cds from with good torrents so i can get speeds sumwere near like ubove^^^^^^^?the only ones i know is mininova.pairat bay and just the others which are in the search box in utorrent....
     
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    Yes that shows you are set up properly as the 366.9kBs = 2935.2kbs, which exceeds your speed tests.
    See Mistycat's 1st post about bits and bytes.

    It is not so much where you search but the torrents you choose out of the available. See, Good Torrents for some ideas on what to look for.

    You could take a look at YouTorrent as it culls results from 12 sites including MiniNova and PirateBay.
     
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    i had a feeling i was set up properly....thanks anyways...but when i search for dvds and cds i can never ever seem to get the ones with good seeds NEVER but the question is WHY?
     
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    thanks for that but doesnt seem to help or work in any way its doing my headin real bad just carnt seem to download fast apart from the slackware...ive been trying for god knows how long now....
     
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    well, if you have a green status light and the file at Slackware gives good speeds, you're set. Pick yorrents with a high seed to peer ratio and try to register with a good private site. Peaple need to upload there to maintain a good ratio or are kicked out, public sites they don't. Here is a good search site: you can have a look at http://btjunkie.org/
     
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    thanks for ur help dont know what ive done but its downloading at 338kb/s now its great and about time too hahaha :)
     
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    WOW! COngrats! Mine is still 15.6kbps! What did you do?

    My triangle is yellow. (No incoming connections, it could indicate a problem with your network configuration).

    Last Test Date: 1/11/2008
    Total Tests Taken: 7
    Fastest Download: 1130 kb/s
    Fastest Upload: 634 kb/s
    Average Download: 822 kb/s
    Average Upload: 202 kb/s
     
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    Oh and I use a router. My port is posing problems:

    Welcome to the ĀµTorrent Port Checker.
    A test will be performed on your computer to check if the specified port is opened.

    Error! Port 44144 does not appear to be open.

    Please see www.portforward.com for more information about how to map a port.
     
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