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[Help!] Serious BitTorrent Issues


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Yaks Kaplan

Hello. I was traversing the internet in a quest to solve my bittorrent dillemas and i stumbled upon Neowin (a forum that looks like it might actually help me). Anyway I have a Rogers Canada Internet connection, I have yet to acheive a download speed of more than about 20kb/s and most of the time it is 1 or 2 kb/s, 500 bytes/s or most of the time 0kb/s. I have messed with the upload/download settings, tried the "special port" 1720 and even called Rogers (from whom i received the proverbial response of "Huh?!"). I have used bittorrent, bitlord, azureus,and utorrent all to no avail. Oh Great Torrent Masters please help a humble beginner acheive a decent download speed (not even necessarily 200kb/s I'll settle for 100kb/s at this point).

Oh yeah another quick question.

Can anyone tell me how to take a screenshot and where do I set the save location for the screenshot?

I know it's a seemingly simple question but i was raised on Macs and i'm having a somewhat difficult time with the switch.

Yours Truly,

Ready to switch to Bell Sympatico

Oh yeah please Email me any useful information too. Thanks in advance to any of you who can help.

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Tristan

first of all, are you behind a router and/or firewall, if so, you need to open up your ports. What is your bandwidth, upload and download?

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NienorGT

Hello.

Hi!
I was traversing the internet in a quest to solve my bittorrent dillemas and i stumbled upon Neowin (a forum that looks like it might actually help me).
Hopes you DL only legal stuff there...
Anyway I have a Rogers Canada Internet connection
Can you specify the Speed here?
called Rogers (from whom i received the proverbial response of "Huh?!")
Yea, it's the best answer they could do...
I have used bittorrent, bitlord, azureus,and utorrent all to no avail.
uTorrent is da best
Oh Great Torrent Masters please help a humble beginner acheive a decent download speed
:rofl:
Can anyone tell me how to take a screenshot and where do I set the save location for the screenshot?
Print Screen > Ctrl+V in MSPaint > Save in JPG format > upload at imageshack.us
Ready to switch to Bell Sympatico
NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Was there before... more "Huh the prob is your computer, all services are perfect there" :x
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Tristan

Bell Sympatico..don't!

Here are my settings for utorrent (best client), get my max download speeds with these. I have a 6000/384k connection. By the way not all torrents go fast it all depends on the amount of seeders and leechers and their upload speed. Try getting a popular linux distro and testing with that.

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/5884/setting12yv.jpg

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/4516/setting24ws.jpg

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cheeseman557

hi

you will need to forward the port, check http://portforward.com/ if you need help (this is only if you have a router)

to ensure you forwarded the port correctly, go to http://btfaq.com/natcheck.pl to check

if you happen to have a wrt54g router, check this out for more info:

http://www.utorrent.com/faq.php#Special_no...G_GL_GS_routers

apply lvllord's patch and raise the number of connections: http://www.lvllord.de/?lang=en&url=downloads

when dling something, cap your max upload speed to 80% of your max

and just check the swarm size and number of seeds because sometimes there just arent enough people uploading

you should get awesome speeds on this torrent: http://distribution.openoffice.org/p2p/ (just select options, its just open office, but dont expect to get these speeds on every torrent)

to take a screenshot, hit print screen, open up paint and paste the picture. you can use this prog if you want more advanced options: http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/

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Yaks Kaplan

Thanks alot guys I appreciate the attempts to help out a noob, but so far I haven't had a kilobyte of success. I have a d-link dl-604 router and I searched dilligently through all of the possible solutions offered by cheeseman557 and I think I may have narrowed down the problem. My service provider (Rogers Canada) doesn't allow static ip addresses for residential use (basically I'm stuck with dynamic ip). Is there any solution out there for dynamic ip addresses?

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matthewmarley

Ok, i have been using Bit Torrent for a while now and i get max speed most of the time my best advice would be to use bit tornado you can find it here http://www.bittornado.com/ then when u have it installed and go to dowload a torrent file the application will load automaticaly the you gp to your prefrances and select port range from 10000 to 60000 this is what i find is the best. You then have to open the ports on your firewall.

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MacOSXMan

Theres a patch available to allow XP SP2 make more then four connections, like SP1, I can't remember what its called though :pinch: , it can contribute to better speed. Someone here probably knows the name of the patch...

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planetik

Thanks alot guys I appreciate the attempts to help out a noob, but so far I haven't had a kilobyte of success. I have a d-link dl-604 router and I searched dilligently through all of the possible solutions offered by cheeseman557 and I think I may have narrowed down the problem. My service provider (Rogers Canada) doesn't allow static ip addresses for residential use (basically I'm stuck with dynamic ip). Is there any solution out there for dynamic ip addresses?

Theres a difference between the IP address INSIDE ur network and the one OUTSIDE.

No matter which computer you use, if they are connected using a router, the OUTSIDE IP address will be the same (the 24.**.**... one that rogers gives you)

The one that matters is your 192.168.1.0 one.

You need to set up a static IP for your INSIDE IP address and then forward the port, 1720 (VoIP) to that address.

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AionXn_

You didn't hear about the throttle thing? Shaw and Rogers have started doing that for a while now. They made it so it checks the packets so it will know if you are using bittorrent or not. This makes it so it will limit your upload speed so that means your download speed decreases too.

I read somewhere that they do this so say someone wanted to check their email (or do something that someone doesnt have lots of time to do) have the pirioty of the bandwidth. I hope you understand what I'm trying to say lol.

You can check this out: http://suprnova.org/?op=showLong&aID=67

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lexecutil

Yeah, it doesn't matter if you have a dynamic external IP as long as you setup your internal IP as static you'll be fine :) Once you've got a static ip, just forward your bittorrent port to your internal static IP.

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Achal

alright, i dunno about you, but i live in brampton, and used to be in mississauga, wen i was in sauga i had sympatico and i maxed out my connection with it, when i moved to brampton (4 months ago) i switched to rogers and i had the SAME problem u had, id be connected to so many seeds but it just wouldnt download...i switched to bell sympatico (1 month ago) and again, im maxing out the connection....and all the settings are still the same...same router, same ports forwarded, nothing has changed...so yeah...try out those 3 months free symatico things or something

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Yaks Kaplan

Hey Guys my internet was temporarily offline for a couple of excruciating days, but i'm happy to say i've switched to bell sympatico and have cracked the 100 kb/s mark (Finally!!). As I write this post I'm downloading three torrents from rock box ( a Heavy Metal Torrent site) as testers and am getting an average of 10-15 kb/s one and .5-2 kb/s on the other two. The one going fastest has the least seeds and has the most steady d/l rate. The other two torrents seem to spike up and down quite a bit.

Is this just the quality of the torrents or is there something i can do to speed it up?

I checked if the port was forwarded correctly with the new version of utorrent and it says its's not correctly forwarded, however i did open it in windows firewall.

Do I have to use port forwarding when not using my router?

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Rob2687

You could have just used BitComet and turned on the protocol encryption to avoid and set your port to 1720. They don't throttle that port apparently.

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themacguy

Does anyone know what would be the normal download speeds for someone with a 2mbit connection for a torrent with a good amount of seeders/peers? Right now I'm dl'ing one and I'm getting speeds of around 18-35 Kb/s while my friends who have the same internet connection as me (or now, I think even a slower one since I've upgraded mine) get speeds about two or three times of that. That just can't be normal. I have a router and I think I got the port forwarding to work (or at least before I got it to work, nothing dl'd at all). What could be the problem?

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