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Tutorial on setting up Azureus on Sky Broadband
The first thing to do is to download the client from here:
Before you can install it, you need a Sun Java Runtime environment installed which you can download here:
Now, you have the two tools required to setup a bittorrent client…
Once you have downloaded these two necessary tools, install the Java Runtime environment first. You will have to reboot your system before it will be properly installed.
Once you have done so, install the Azureus client by double clicking the installer file which you have downloaded.
Follow the prompts and when you get to the configuration wizard, select the you language (English is assumed)
Select the Advanced option
Next select you UPLOAD speed, since the upload speed governs your download speed
Select a port in the range 49152–65534 since the standard default ports 6881 – 6889 are “usually” blacklisted or throttled by ISP's to limit the bandwidth used by torrent clients.
Input the port number as below and if you have uPNP enabled on your router, when you click “Test”, the box below should result in an “OK” as can be seen in the screenshot. If you have uPNP disabled on your router, you need to set the port forwarding of the selected port number to the LAN IP address of the PC running the client (there is a separate tutorial to this effect and can be found here http://www.skyuser.co.uk/index.php?page=ports).
Once you have done this, you need to select a default location where your .torrent files will be downloaded. These are small files and are in the region of 2-100Kb in size. Accept the default location (C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data\Azureus\Torrents
Now comes the customization to optimize your download settings. Please bear in mind that your download speeds are determined by your upload speeds, and not, vice versa. If you limit the upload speeds, your download speeds will suffer. Secondly, and more importantly, your download speeds will be faster the more seeders there are, so, once you have downloaded a completed torrent file, please don't stop the seeding process until you have a download to upload ratio of at least 1:1. This means that you have uploaded as much data as you have downloaded which is makes you a good peer and not selfish.
The first thing to do is open up your Azureus options (Tools / Options).
It is a good idea to select Connection, Transport Encryption
The file location of your completed torrents is next. This is important – since this is where the torrent client assembles the files that you are downloading. Make sure that you have LOTS of hard disk space, since even though the file might not be completely downloaded, it reserves and occupies the space of the completed file (i.e. you might be downloading a file whose complete size is 2Gb and even though you might have only downloaded 1Kb of it, it will occupy 2Gb of Hard Drive space).
I would suggest that the settings below are left to check for the latest version of Azureus, automatically and periodically as below:
I would also leave the IP Filters ticked as below:
Now, the plugin for UPNP should be ticked:
To get a “bit clever”, configure the Auto Speed plugin as follows, since this will shape your download and upload speeds according to your ping times for a healthy speed…
There are many fantastic plugins which you can download by selecting Plugins / Installation Wizard / By list from Sourceforge.net
Experiment, have fun and welcome to the world of Azureus
Here are some links to investigate:
Thanks to amaboknaai for this tutorial
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