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How do u make BitTorrent download faster? i have been searching the answer for days.

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by mindy2004, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. redsox74

    redsox74 Guest

    alright, i need some help if anyone could be so kind. I am using bittorrent to download, first and foremost.it started goes about 5 minutes then it stops and i have to restart my router to get back on the internet.do it over and over..and it keeps doing that. I did that shields up thing, it says stealth which means my ports are blocked..great..now i need to know if when i unblock my firewall (if i can find it or figure that out, am i putting my computer at risk at all? I mean that firewall is there to protect you..right? I have comcast don't know if that means anything. I personally don't know of any firewalls installed on my computer, but i'm sure there is something..right? Thanks for your help in advance
     
  2. jeffw224

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    redsox74
    The problem with your router is most likely due to too many connections from the bittorrent program.
    Which version of the BitTorrent client are you using?
    Version 6 has the uTorrent interface.

    Also you are going to need to clear Bittorrent through the router in order to have that port show cleared.
    There are some excellent guides at PortForward.com Router Index.

    I assume you are using Windows.
    If you did not install a firewall,it is likely you are using the Windows firewall.
    You can check at Start/Control Panel/Windows Firewall and double-clicking it will tell if it is active.

    Comcast is important as they have been very active in interfering with bittorrent in general.
    Depending on which version of BitTorrent you have, you may have an encryption option.

    Clearing BitTorrent through your router and firewall properly will not pose a security risk.
    You do have to be careful when choosing what to download as ther are fakes out there.
     
  3. redsox74

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    i am using bitlord. as for to many connections..how do i get rid of that?
     
  4. redsox74

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    ok..one more question...that port forwarding thing...started it...it is getting me into the comcast site that only techs are suppose to be changing.this is ok.right? also, it will not affect the connection or anything like that ..right? thank you again for your help..
     
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    Sorry, I have looked at BitLord in the past (and just now) and I am not certain how it is done.
    There are some connections settings at Options/Preferences/Advanced/Connection, but they are set to Auto (That can be changed) and I am not certain which sets max global connections.

    As far as I know there is no encryption option in BitLord (but I could be wrong).

    As to the router, what is the make/model of the router?
    It does not make sense that it is taking you to Comcast.
     
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  6. redsox74

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    i think i typed that wrong..it doesn't take me to comcast. it is telling me to go there to change my connection. and gives me the step. Is there a better program to use? If so, i'll get rid of bitlord and use something different. It was the first one on the list in a different forum of how to and where to. so i started with that. but any advise you have is helpful to me. thanks again..UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH i have to go to work...TGIF...
     
  7. jeffw224

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    Azureus (now Vuze) and uTorrent are the most popular and both have encryption.
    uTorrent is small and has very little impact on your system. uTorrent Download
    Azureus uses more resources, but has more options and plugins. Azureus Download
    Azureus also has Level 5 encryption designed for Comcast's sandvine, which interferes with bittorrent
    (although I have Comcast and only have to use Level 2-and uTorrent's encryption works for me also).

    Bitlord has been banned in the past from trackers. Banned Clients: BitLord, but I do not know the status now.

    I have not seen anything about having to go to Comcast for forwarding a router before your post.
    What is the make and model of your router?
     
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  8. redsox74

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    My router is CG814WG if that helps any. I guess i should download the Azelus (can't remember if that is how you spelled it) is there anything i need to do special after downloading it?
     
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    All bittorrent clients have to be cleared through your router and firewall.
    This is a guide for your router/azureus: CG814WG & Azureus Guide.
    You may need to change to View/Advanced to set the port within Azureus for this guide.
    BTW you were right it is a Comcast interface.

    I am still not certain which firewall you have.
    You have to set permission for Azureus (now Vuze).
    There are several guides at: Portforward.com Firewalls.

    There are some adjustments that need to be made within Azureus once you have cleared up the above.
    You can check whether the port is forwarded properly by going to the Tools/NAT Firewall Test in Azureus.

    Let me know if you questions along the way.
     
  10. redsox74

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    The only firewall I am aware that i am running is windows..and come to find out that one has been turned off this whole time. I guess probably not to safe, thank god we don't do any banking or anything of the such online. Again, I appreciate all your help, I am definatly not dumb when it comes to computers but this bit torrent stuff is all new to me. Your help is greatly appreciated..and i'm sure i will have some questions along the way.
     
  11. clipsy

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    ok, i'm very very angry, i've downloading a file for more than 6 hours and i've only reached 50%, that makes me furious, and the thing that makes me most angry is that i'm uploading more than i download it's like uploading 30 kb/s and downloading 10 kb/s , why is it like that? i want to download faster.... yesterday i was downloading with the speed of 100 kb/s and know 10 kb/s.. i'm so so angry and sad... somebody help me.. i don't want to wait more than 6 hours for it to finish
    oh and i'm using azureus...
     
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    Do you have a green status light? Have you done speedtest's and set your upload to 80%? I would guess this is a public site, you have no way of knowing what any seeds have set their upload to, on a private site, seed's have to upload to maintain their ratio. And peer's you are connected to may have as much of the file as you, you might want to pause the download while they get more to upload. Always try to get files with a good seed to peer ratio. Enable Protocol Encryption: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/395674
     
  13. clipsy

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    no, i've a yellow smile... i haven't done a speedtest because when i got to the website i had no idea how to do it so i closed it. and i've no idea what you're talking about.. and i'm sooo mad because i've uploaded more than the filesize of that file... and i still have more than 200 mb left...:( i'm feeling like crying... so sad... so angry arghhh
    ok anyway i think it's a public site.. but yesterday i downloaded from that site and it was ok.. i think it depends on that file.. i've been trying to download it since yesterday but it's the same story so i decided to wait a LITTLE bit... anyway is there other way to explain, show me that? if no then it's ok.. i'll have to wait a LITTLe bit...
    anyway thanks
     
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  15. clipsy

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    thanks for your help, i've finished downloading it and now i think i'll uninstall it and return to direct downloads
    sorry for troubling you and thanks
    and your question.. yes i do have a router. i wonder how did you know....
    firewall? dunno
    i'm not good with those stuff...
     
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    Well, most routers contain Firewall's and Firewall's are the most common reason for not seeing a green status light. Port forwarding a router is necessary in that case as well as a couple of other thing's maybe.
     
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  17. clipsy

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    hey, you know what? i decided to test it and doqnload something again and i saw at the bottom on the right corner a red piont- firewalled and it says reachability problem... is it something that cuases my download to be so slow? hope you 'll answer me quick..
    edit: and once again mostly i'm uploading more than i'm downloading.. but i think it's better than yesterday.. at least sometimes it's a bit quicker.. i was at 60kb/s but then it dropped to 10...my swarm speed is more than 30 kb/s and i think it going up, my share ratio 0.944 and is going up and down and up and down..my mother doesn't love me, she's watcing online films and don't want to stop, i've 15 seeds and 5 peers
    and now im uploading more than downloading...
    edit 2: ok.. so i was downloading with the speed more than 100 kb/s.. and then i dropped to 10... TT.TT and my average swarm speed dropped to around 30 kb/s.. wonder what's happening... and i wonder if it's ok to edit my post like that.. it seems like a diary :p and i wonder if i'm off of topic...:p oh and my download speed is faster than upload.. and makes me a little bir happy but why did it drop like that??
    edit 3: average swarm speed 17kb/s, peers 3, seeds 15, share ratio 0.274, download 12 kb/s, upload 3kb/s.. don't know why am i doing this... oh wait, i know why, i don't have anything to do i'm bored and i don't know what to do with myself.... and my mother turned on her computer again.. eh...
     
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    Having Firewall problems will defintely affect your speeds. Go here, find and click on your router, in the next window,click on Azureus and follow the directions: http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm If it tell you you need a static ip address, here: http://www.portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm (it's not hard). And if you're somewhere copyright law is in effect, get PeerGuardian, not 100% but good. And some reading for you, a bit old but may answer some questions: http://www.dessent.net/btfaq/#what PS: edit all you want, that's what it's there for.
     
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  19. clipsy

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    god, how many routers are there...anyway thanks for your advice, you're like an angel for me ahh..( if you're a girl.. ) :p
    PS: yay editing! i like editing posts:p you too? ^^

    edit: i'll add something: aaaaaaaaaaaargghhhh, i'm uploading 34 kb/s and downloading 3 kb/s , what the heck is going on??? i'm feeling like crushing this computer! i HATE torrents, the best way to download is to direct download.. but i still haven't found a reliable site for direct downloads and i don't want to have viruses...:(
     
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    Nope, not a girl. Unfortunate name choice, Misty was our cat and I thought a couple of post's would be it. You forwarded your router awfully quick, do you have a green light? And have you set your upload speed correctly. Most speedtest's read in kb (kilobits) and I believe Azureus uses kB (kilobytes) 1kB = 8 kb. After downloading thousands of files, I've yet to see any malware. You might want to look at Newsgroups, here is a good site: http://nzbmatrix.com/nzb.php?category=Movies
     
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