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I use TWC (which is now Spectrum) and have recently reduced my bandwidth from 300 Mbps to 60 Mbps.  The reason is that, after two years of fighting with TWC, I discovered what TWC and Spectrum are doing.  I have DirecTV and want to use the video streaming on demand which according to DirecTV requires at least 2 Mbps for HD video.  Only one in 10 or so times could I view a program all the way through without getting massive numbers of "video buffering" messages and usually the connection got severed.  When Spectrum took over this past Saturday ALL my connections got reduced to about 2 Mbps.  I complained.  What I discovered is that while I paid for 300 Mbps what they gave me was divided up into logical connections at 2 Mbps.  I would have to have about 100 connections to utilize my 300 Mbps.  None of them would be sufficient to use DirecTV streaming.  Since then I have argued and presented my case and I am now getting my reduced 60 Mbps on some connections but not on connections to DirecTV.  I am not however paying for service I cannot possibly use. I suspect all the ISPs are doing bandwidth management on the logical connections so that they don't really have to have the bandwidth you pay for available or maybe they're just punishing the competition (DirecTV).

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On 28/03/2013 at 1:00 AM, ugniusj1994 said:

I have wireless internet and speed is only 2mb(250kb) from torrent. Can i have faster?

You probably don't have Utorrent setup right, as thus get poor speeds.

Below is a step by step guide to ensure utorrent is set up right.

Utorrent tweaks.

For starters, get rid of the latest Utorrent (that you probably have), it's slow and bloated and a POS in my opinion.

Download 2.2.1, it's the best version in my opinion. (I have tested a lot)

You can get it from here. (see link below)


Once installed, follow these settings.

1/ Open up Utorrent and go to Preferences.

2/ Go to Connections in the list.

3/ In connections check these settings.

Port used for incoming connection 45682
Enable UDnP port mapping
Enable NAT-PMP port mapping
Add Windows Firewall exception.

4/ Go to Bandwidth and pop in these settings.

Maximum upload rate – 1 (best speeds) or 22 (legally best speeds)
Maximum download rate – 0
Apply rate limit to transport overhead – Uncheck
Apply rate limit to uTP connections – Uncheck
Stop transfers on user interation – Uncheck

Global maximum number of conection – 1890
Max number of connected peers per torrent – 2329
Number of upload slots per torrent – 14
Use additional upload slots – Check

5/ Go to BitTorrent and check all these settings:

Check everything except limit local peer bandwidth.
Outgoing: Enabled
Allow incoming legacy connections – Check

6/ go to Queuing and pop in these settings:

Maximum number of active torrents – 60
Maximum number of active downloads – 63

Seeding Goal minimum ratio – 100%
Minimum seeding time – 0

7/ Go to Advanced -> Disk Cache and pop in these settings:

Check everything in this section.

Override automatic cache size – 500

8/ Go to Advanced and pop/change these settings:

bt.allow_same_ip – True
bt.connect_speed – 20
bt.enable_tracker – True
bt.no_connect_to_services – False
bt.send_have_to_seed – False
dht,rate – 2
gui.bypass_search_redirect – True
gui.delete_to_trash – False
ipfilter.enable – False
net.outgoing_port – 50
net.wsaevents – 150
peer.disconnect_inactive_interval – 900
queue.dont_count_slow_dl – False
queue.dont_count_slow_ul – False
rss.update_interval – 20

Click Apply and restart Utorrent.

Good luck with it all and let me know how your speeds are afterwards.

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On 9/19/2016 at 10:11 AM, Ericthenotsogreat said:

Be happy that you don't have Shaw Cable (Vancouver, Canada). We pay over $100 bucks a month for one of the slowest internet in the developed world.

Or SpeedConnect ( dba Commspeed, LLC in Arizona), paying $79 per month for 3mbps/0.5mps. Though, I'm lucky to get 1mbps down during the busy part of the day from 4pm to 10pm.

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