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Ulitmate Bit Torrent Guide (Links and pics)

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  1. J-Kwon

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    Hope you like and enjoy this guide, Heres the contents :-
    1.)Choosing your client
    2.)The best sites I have come across
    3.)Opening your ports
    4.)Checking to see if the ports are open
    5.)Spyware + Adware Section
    6.)Antivirus section
    7.)Connecting to your tracker
    8.)Common Tracker Errors
    9.)Opening the downloaded torrent
    10.)Firefox Plugins
    11.)Messages to Torrent Newbies
    12.)lvlord patch
    13.)Locating your I.P Address
    14.)My success!!!
    15.)Conclusion

    [bold]1.)CHOOSING YOUR CLIENT[/bold]

    I have been through alot of different clients. The best I've found is [bold]Bitlord v1.1[/bold] thats were i hit all my 100KB/s+ torrents,
    You can find this at http://www.bitlord.com/.

    The second best one in my opinion is [bold]Azureus[/bold], this is very user friendly, especially with all the plugins. Located at http://azureus.sourceforge.net/

    Another useful client is [bold]Bittornado[/bold], Latest version is 0.3.12 and its homepage is http://bittornado.com/

    I've also tried [bold]G3 Torrent[/bold], and I have to say i liked its interface.Can be found at http://g3torrent.sourceforge.net/ i believe the newest version is 1.01

    [bold]ABC[/bold] (Yet Another Bittorrent Client), ABC is an improved client for the Bittorrent peer-to-peer file transfering, It can be downloaded from http://pingpong-abc.sourceforge.net/ 2.6.1 is the newest available version i think.

    [bold]Bitcomet[/bold] is used by alot of people here at AD, It's homepage is http://www.bitcomet.com/
    DVDBack23 has produced a guide for this client http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/234097

    The penultimate one I will mention is [bold]Artic torrent[/bold], as this is what i would reccommend if your computer is quite low end, because it doesn't use alot of your CPU up. this one is at http://www.int64.org/arctic.html

    Exeem is a brand new Peer To Peer program, SPYWARE and ADWARE free which is good news,

    Can be downlaoded at http://www.exeem.com/ lastest release 0.27

    [​IMG]



    [bold]2.)THE BEST SITES I HAVE COME ACROSS[/bold]

    http://www.bitsoup.org - you have to register but it's still free
    http://www.bitenova.org
    http://www.torrentreactor.to
    http://www.piratebay.org
    http://www.torrentspy.com
    http://www.btjunkie.org
    http://www.litebay.org
    http://www.bi-torrent.com
    http://www.bittorentportal.com
    http://www.mininova.org
    http://www.araiditracker.com
    http://www.torrentbytes.net/
    http://www.filelist.org
    http://www.torrentpimps.com
    http://www.empornium.us
    http://www.torrentit.com
    http://seedler.org/en/
    http://www.torrenttyphoon.com - Very nice torrent Search Engine
    http://www.torrentz.com - Great Search Engine

    and some more can be found here
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/1/174585#1261180


    The best Public sites i have found to date are with descriptions

    http://www.isohunt.com/ - Excellent torrent Search.

    http://www.torrentspy.com/ - Excellent search engine for torrents, incredible variety

    http://www.torrentreactor.to/ - Well Organized, maintained Large Selection

    http://mininova.org/ Large Selection of torrents, updated daily.

    http://www.litebay.org/ - Good site

    http://www.livetorrents.com/ - Good allrounder offering games, movies...

    http://www.hypertorrent.com/ - Decent Search enginge for Torrents

    http://www.torrentportal.com/ - Another good site

    All rounder sites
    More sites that aren't bad

    Novatina.com Tv, movies, games, music, apps, anime, dvdr, more
    Link: http://www.novatina.com/

    Booga.org(meganova) Tv ..............
    Link: http://www.meganova.org/

    Torrent Valley Tv ..............
    Link: http://www.torrentvalley.com/

    Potuk(Pirates of the UK)
    Link: http://www.potuk.com/forum/

    Torrent Addiction
    Link: http://www.torrent-addiction.com/

    Piratic
    Link: http://piratic.org/

    AND the new litebay.org
    Link: http://www.litebay.org/


    Anime Sites
    I know of a few decent anime sites, i don't really like anime but someone might benefit from these sites

    Animelab.com - Alot of anime
    Link: http://www.animelab.com/anime.manga/bittorrent/

    AnimeIndex - More anime
    Link: http://www.animeindex.net/

    Animesuki.com - It's fairly good from what i can see
    Link: http://www.animesuki.com/

    BoxTorrents - Packed with Anime
    Link: http://www.boxtorrents.com/browse.php


    [​IMG]

    Give it a try aswell as some of the other sites :p


    [bold]3.)OPENING YOUR PORTS TO GET OPTIMAL SPEEDS[/bold]

    HOW TO OPEN YOUR PORTS

    http://www.portforward.com - Print off all the instructions that gives you.

    For e.g I have a Netgear router so i type 192.168.0.1 into my broswer(Mozilla FireFox). Then type in 'admin' and 'password' in the two available spaces. I followed the intrustion on default portforwarding for the Netgear DG834, and followed them instructions using my listening port 65535.

    Also on Port Forwarding if anyones struggling if you need to access your router config..
    http://192.168.1.1/ (Asus, Draytek, Linksys, Zyxel, Cisco,WooWeb-Pro)

    http://192.168.2.1/ (Belkin,SMC (some browsers need :88 added))

    http://192.168.0.1/ (DLink, NetGear,Nexland)

    And then visit Portforward. this is a great site for instructions with pictures: http://portforward.com/routers.htm Also, most manufacturers post their manuals online.

    You need to forward your ports if you have NAT in order to get optimal speeds. This is one of the most common issues, people fail to configure when they use BitTorrent.

    BitTorrent default ports are ports in the range of 6881-6999.


    When opening ports here are some commmon ports that may want to open, if you want to get optimal speeds

    Client Port
    TCP, UDP

    Azureus: 6881
    BitComet: 12242
    BitTornado: 10000-10004, 10000-10004
    BitTorrent: 6881-6889
    ABC: 6881-6999
    Shareaza: 6346, 6346
    Bitlord: RANDOM PORTS

    I'll also add some general P2P Ports,Bear in mind these have nothing to do with Bittorrent just Filesharing

    Limewire: 6346 6346
    Gnutella: 6346 6346
    eMule: 4662-4711, 4672
    eDonkey: 4662, 5737
    BearShare: 6346

    Only open the ports you need to open!

    Also your ISP may not allow opening some of these ports so you have to choose a random one instead bear in mind this cannot be done with all file sharing apps


    Ports for Bitlord -
    I use 65535, To use that port go to Options > Prefrences > Then type in 65535 in the listening port. Then set your global max upload rate to 20KB/s rather than No Limit. You have to configure your router to open the ports go onto your routers site (192.168....) I have a list off all of them above. Then go to http://www.portforward.com, And choose the default guide for your router

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    [bold]4.)CHECKING TO SEE IF THE PORTS ARE OPEN[/bold]

    When opening ports and you need to know if they were open,

    So run a few tests ..............

    1) go to Shields Up!!
    http://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

    2)Then click proceed [​IMG]

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    4)Hopefully you will see this

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    and this

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    Next you could run a NAT check http://btfaq.com/natcheck.pl
    Type in your port number 65535 in my case
    And hash of the torrent you need that, you can get it from the torrent site you get it from e.g go back to place you got the link from.

    Hopefully you will get pass! If everthing is as i have told you have forwarded your ports correctly


    [bold]5.)ADWARE + SPYWARE SECTION[/bold]

    when downloading Torrents you need to be careful, so I'll post a list of good Spyware/Adware Removers out there the majority of files are geuine but some are Viruses, Trogans, Keylogging Tools.....etc

    I'll begin with one of the best, Ad-Aware SE Personal, it's a very nice tool
    Description at http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
    Download at http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE...045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5

    Next is my favourite Spybot S&D, IMO it's the best and it's free!
    Description at http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
    Download at http://www.safer-networking.org/dl/

    Microsoft Windows Antispyware (Beta version) this will help protect your comp from spyware
    Description at http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
    Download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A2-6A57-4C57-A8BD-DBF62EDA9671&displaylang=en
    (You must have a genuine copy of Windows to get this)

    Another good one is SpywareBlaster v3.4, It's freeware!!
    Description at http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
    Download at http://www.download.com/SpywareBlaster/3000-8022-10196637.html?part=dl-SpywareBl&subj=dl&tag=button

    Webroot offers a good range, In particular SpySweeper although it costs theres a free trial
    Description/Download http://www.webroot.com/consumer/downloads/?WRSID=0bedb3f5d72f38625ef19c01cd8f6cfa

    Anotherone I found is Spyware Doctorâ„¢ 3.2, seems to be ok(an award winning spyware remover)
    Description at http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/
    Download at http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/download/

    eTrust PestPatrol is another great tool, it's one of the best I've found
    Description/Download free trial at http://store.ca.com/v2.0-img/operations/ca/site/pestpatrol/pp4.htm

    *****Trend Micro Free online virus scan*****
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
    Also on the trend micro note try their free trial
    Download at http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/enterprise/downloads/choose-reason-for.php?id=172

    Last one now BPS AntiSpyware remover, heard good things about it
    Description at http://antispyware.bulletproofsoft.com/
    Download at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Popup-Ad-Spyware-Blockers/BPS-Spyware-and-Adware-Remover.shtml


    Antispyware software is very important as some people upload fake torrents which are essentially viruses, It will also stop hackers



    [bold]6.)ANTIVIRUS SECTION[/bold]

    Also get some form of antivirus software -

    The best IMO Norton Antivirus or Internet security 2005 - Description at http://www.symantecstore.com/

    AVG Trial Versions (prof single vers) - Download at http://www.grisoft.com/doc/38/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

    Panda antivirus - Description at http://www.pandasoftware.com/
    Download at http://enterprises.pandasoftware.com/download/

    McAfee im not a huge fan of theirs but their products do the job - No download from here you have to purchase it from another internet shop or somewhere like PC world
    Description at http://us.mcafee.com/root/package.asp?pkgid=144&cid=12155


    [bold]7.)CONNECTING TO YOUR TRACKER[/bold]

    Also a reson for bad speeds is because your not connecting to your tracker properly heres a diagram i made, Please note: this is only for bitlord v1.1 it may be different on your client.

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    [bold]8.)COMMON TRACKER ERRORS[/bold]

    Some of common errors people get from the Trackers


    error 10061 problem connecting to tracker - This means that you cannot for whatever reason establish a connection to the tracker needed to download a file. This is commonly caused by routers, trackers being too busy, or your net connection going down.

    My download just sits at the “connecting to peers" status
    This means there are no peers to connect to, or your firewall/router is preventing a connection.

    error 10060 Connection timed out - dis means that you sent a request to a peer or tracker, and there was no response. Again this error generally sorts itself out given time, and can be caused by a busy tracker. If it doesn't carry on after a bit double check the torrent is seeded and the tracker is working

    Problem connecting to tracker - <urlopen error (111, 'Connection refused')> - Just let the torrent run in your client and the client will keep checking the tracker and should resume eventually.

    I got stuck at 99% with several seeders - Try stopping the torrent and restarting from tracker :) that should work


    [bold]9.)OPENING THE DOWNLOADED TORRENT[/bold]


    Mainly i download files that are .rar so i open and extract them using WinRAR, that supports RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ files.

    If you download a .ISO .cue .pdi .ccd or .mds file use Alcohol 120%( http://www.alcohol-soft.com/ ) or Daemon Tools to mount it or burn them using Nero. (If it is a DVD ISO you could use DVD Decrypter)

    Examples

    Familyguy.rar - You open with WinRAR, Use this to extract then you might get any video format, .avi or .vobs or something like them

    Familyguy.iso - You can check the quality by using VLC Media Player by VideoLAN Team, Then if your happy with the quality burn with Decyrpter it ISO Write mode


    [bold]10.)FIREFOX PLUGINS[/bold]

    Another handy thing i would like to add is Mozilla FireFox plugins, I have the Torrentspy, BiteNova and the Torrenttyphoon Plugin. Excellent 'lazy' feature that saves alot of typing although i don't use public trackers as much i ust to their still very handy when my U/D ratio is getting abit out of control or if it's a torrent i don't mind waiting for.

    If you dont have firefox get it here http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ It's the perfect browser for torrents especially with all the plugins and Bookmarked torrent sites.

    All those intending to get Firefox look at Geestars pipelining thread OMG that increases the speed of loading pages considerably, which is handy when browsing while downloading Torrents

    http://www.torrenttyphoon.com

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    [bold]11.)MESSAGES TO TORRENT NEWBIES[/bold]

    **I would reccomend changing your max upload to 20 when downloading!!**


    at the start i couldn't get out of the 20s I have now improved things by 100KB/s.

    Try to download your torrents one at a time. DO NOT RUSH
    always download torrents when their at their healthiest
    Don't expect miracles when the torrent has few seeders.


    Once youve opened your ports,

    Speed is ultimately down to the number of seeders and peers

    Then its down to your internet connection (dial up,1mb,2mb....)

    Don't be discouraged when your in high 20s low 30s and have 10 seeders or less thats normal! its very rare that I get above 50KB/s with less than 10 seeders.



    [bold]12.)LVLORD PATCH[/bold]

    Once youve opened your ports,

    Speed is ultimately down to the number of seeders and peers

    Then its down to your internet connection (dial up,1mb,2mb....)

    Don't be discouraged when your in high 20s low 30s and have 10 seeders or less thats normal! its very rare that I get above 50KB/s with less than 10 seeders.

    what does it do
    SP2 limits the number of simultaneous incomplete outbound TCP connection attempts. The Lvlord patch fixes that and then you can make as many as you want it usually works best for P2P apps like Limewire and IM-L Peanuts, but I've found it works on Torrent clients aswell




    [bold]13.)LOCATING YOUR I.P ADDRESS[/bold]


    If you need to locate your I.P Address for whatever reason heres how

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    [bold]14.)MY SUCCESS[/bold]

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    I did some research into the speeds 1mb Broadband should give....

    Limewire Pro 4.9.23

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    IM-L 5

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    So on almost every client i was downloading at about 110KB/s-115KB/s,
    Until recently i couldn't top 115KB/s until a couple of days ago when I maxed out at 132KB/s on a single Download, It can be done


    [bold]15.)CONCLUSION[/bold]

    If anyone has any praise or queries about this thread I would like to hear from them

    Thanks for spending your time to read through this, I will add things that I feel are nessesary


    Thanks J
     
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  2. Alien13

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    WOW this is a very long guide and i dont think theres anything youre missing, great work :)
     
  3. J-Kwon

    J-Kwon Regular member

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    Yes it's mighty long I'm just doing my bit for this site, It would be nice if it was bold at the top of the, I have tried to cover all areas and it answers alot of FAQs you wouldn't believe how many questions there has been about the same thing

    As i said before hope someone benefits from it
     
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    Your missing one big thing, registered trackers will get you crazy speeds, but public, like piratebay wont get you much higher than 220 KB on a 9 mb cable line like mine. For registered trackers i get, on hot torrents, 450 KB down. (only problem with that is you have to seed for a while to get your ratio back up :) )


    edit: i was using bit comet for some, and azareus for others.
     
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    Yes thanks DVDBack sites where you have to register are almost leecher free.

    http://www.bitsoup.org
    http://torrentbytes.net/
    http://filelist.org/

    Are a few good private tracker sites


    That basically tells me you only seed when you have to, with your 9mb line you should be seeding as much as you can, Thats what Bit torrent is all about, 'sharing is caring'!!
     
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    Hold your horses :), all i said was at 450 down and 95 up, it takes awhile to get your ratio back up, i try for a 1.1 most times, cause if people dont share than no one gets anything.
     
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    I thought you meant you don't seed for public sites but do for private. I seed every torrent until it's above one and no one else wants it thats just the way it works
     
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    Why would i seed for public, when im using private?

    ps: thats excellent seeding.
     
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    DVDBack,
    Some torrents might not be available on private just on a particular public site, so if you ever get one from their treat it as a private one and upload as much as you can



    I do my best to help others that are after torrents so i seed for as long as possible :p
     
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    I'm on a 3mb Ultra DSL connection and tried out your settings. I've always used Azureus, listening on port 6881. I usually only frequent private trackers also. Usually. downloading a torrent with good health(at least 100%)I would average between 30-70 k/b d/l speed. I had always heard that is pretty good for bittorrent.

    Anyways, I downloaded bitlord, forwarded the port 65535 in my router config, checked it at ShieldsUp, and am currently downloading a 1gb torrent file with a health of approx. 150%. I'm not seeing any increase in download speed on average either. Right now I'm downloading at 60 k/bs, much like I was before with my previous setup.

    I'm just wondering if there is anything else I could check. I hear alot about ppl getting 200 k/bs, but I'd be happy to average out at 115 k/bs like you. Don't get me wrong, Ive seen download speeds that high using azureus, but its never my average speed. What else could I look into?
     
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    You have ok, not great speeds for your line. I have a line triple the speed but with registered trackers and hot torrents i get over 300 KB down and usually hit 450.
     
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    @DVDeviant

    150% is poor I have downloaded files at over 5000%

    Have you changed your upload speed to 20KB/s?
     
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    I'm uploading at 32 kbs. I think it all comes down to the particular torrents and how well they are seeded...not so much any one particular setup. The only thing I did differently after reading this thread was use another client and another port. I never go after torrents with GREAT health I dont guess, b/c the majority of them are ts or cam movie releases(a complete waste of my time and bandwidth, since they arent worth burning to disc)...or porn torrents, another I dont waste my time on. Like I said earlier, I have had speeds that high occasionally on well-seeded torrents, just not daily with the torrents I choose. In the end, no matter what ports you open or clients you use...it all comes down to the torrent and its characteristics.
     
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    Yes the better torrents you get

    Well seeded, well peered, good health, reliable tracker...etc

    The more likely it is your going to max out :p

    BTW 30-70KB/s aint over good for 3mb broadband

    I have just hit 60kb on a torrent that has 3 seeds!!! and i have a third of your connection :p That was from a private tracker

     
  15. Alien13

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    i know this isnt bittorrent (sorry) but is this good for a 512kb connection?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes it seems good, But i depends on your situation :p
     
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    hiya,
    the shild up site.Were u can check see if your port it open myn says open then>!afs3-vlserver
    volume location database<<<< i dnt know if thats gud but i am only donwloading at max of 40k.bs on a 1 mb lind any help please
    .....jono....


     
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    Limewire is good for 512kb. thats all i used when i had it. torrents only got bout 24kb/s for me. i think its unfair if people dont seed for long enough. if i download it i leave it seeding for at least 48 hours. because dont you find it annoying when your only hitting 70% of ur optimum rate and sometimes you think oh fck it i cba with the wait. i do. if there was just 4 or 5 decent seeds it could make all the difference.

    lethal
     
  20. Alien13

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    Cool.Yeah same i always leave it on for a while like with bittorrent the share ratio for most torrents i download is usually 1.xx the highest ive gotten is 1.9xx. :)
     

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