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    BitTorrent users?

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      Re: BitTorrent users?

      What program are you using now?


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      Re: BitTorrent users?

      just the BitTorrent client ver 6.0.2 - no other torrent programs if thats what you meant
      tbh im pretty new to the "torrent" scene - used to use kazza way back when i had internet a num of years ago though

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      Re: BitTorrent users?

      Thats what my connection was long line eh from the exchange I bet. Got my connection up to over that but at the cost of stability. Anyways to answer your question there or a number of factors involved in torrent downloading the main one being seeds/peers, number of peers giving it i.e. sending you the data and also your upload speed meaning if its at it max it can effect your download speed because the two work together.

      From what I have read about it and it seems to work, if you are getting rubbish download speeds either from not enough people putting out or to many people or downloading at the same time as you theres takes presidence as they started it before you so they have a slot on the persons computers for that data.

      Set your upload to 3 quarters of what yours actually is and you should see I slight improvement. Hope this Helps if i aint made it to complicated for you to understand.

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      Re: BitTorrent users?

      i gave up on torrents. sometimes you got crap speeds..others top notch. make sure you are connecting to alot of seeders, or heavy leaching on a torrent and not enough seeders will give a crap speed.
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      Re: BitTorrent users?

      i use bitlord for torrents and with a wireless conection speed of aroud 1.5meg i get toorent downloads of around 50 100 kbs but again it all depends on how many seeds and peers you can connect to, increase your upload speed to 75% of your average download as the more you are willing to share the more you can get in return, i have tried azuerues several times but keep getting n.a.t problems which i am a little unsure as to what they are exactly but sufice to say its got something to do with the router firewall software which was to complicated to get the right port forwarding setup i gave up and went back to bittlord version 1 not the newer version 2 which acts like azureus, i dont have to port forward or setup firewall rules

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      Re: BitTorrent users?

      To get decent speeds on bittorrent I needed to sort out my max half open connections both in utorrent and in vista. Vista SP1 really screws this up but a patch is available. If you are not connecting to many peers/seeds and the number you connect to changes very slowly then this is your problem.

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      Re: BitTorrent users?

      Is there anything in Sky's Terms and Conditions which would cause them to cap or otherwise limit my downloading speed, especially regarding bit torrents? I have used Azureus for ages and when I switched to Sky the speed was much faster. I'm on the Connect package and regularly sync at around 7 mbps. The line has an attenuation of around 42db and a noise margin of 5 -11 db variable.
      When I'm running Azureus, I never switch off the machine. It runs 24/7. Until quite recently, my total torrent download speed topped 100kbps, but now hardly gets to a third of that. Using one of the line speed testers also shows a marked drop in performance even though everything else has stayed more or less the same.
      Will Sky apply the brakes if you download too much? Has anyone got any suggestions as to why I'm struggling? There are times when just surfing is like swimming in treacle.
      Cheers, JaX

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      Re: BitTorrent users?

      Unfortunatly, as you are on the connect package, which is a refurbished BT package you will suffer from traffic shaping at certain times. Sadly this is beyond the control of Sky. Sky as far as we are aware do not cap.

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      Re: BitTorrent users?

      Using utorrent and maxing out my connection
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