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Hi I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to get the maximum speeds out of Bittorrent. I use bittornado and I was wondering about recommended settings for like connection type cable fast/cable slow/dial up/ and also optimal upload settings for a 6mb 768 connection as far as upload rate and number of uploaders. I have it running through ports 50000-60000 because I heard those were good ports. Im only wondering this because the top speed i have ever gotten on bt is like 200k and that was like for 3 seconds yet I hear about people with the same connection getting 300+

any help would be appreciated

thanks

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:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 5817 Kbps about 5.8 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 710 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Mon Jul 04 2005 16:55:35 GMT-0700 (Pacific Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 104X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.44 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 61.36 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-9RPYKV76T

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 703 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 86 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Mon Jul 4 16:56:56 PDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 13X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 11.91 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 104.96 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-653THODVW

Ive had better results up to about 6.2 but o well

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Ur scores are pretty good. that's what i get, around there

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 5981 Kbps about 6 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 730 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Mon Jul 04 2005 19:05:38 GMT-0500 (Central Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 107X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.4 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 65.91 % faster than the average for host (Comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-92S0ZR1LK

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 718 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 88 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Mon Jul 04 2005 19:35:35 GMT-0500 (Central Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 13X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 11.64 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 109.33 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-VUJPB7XH1

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I have no idea where you got those port numbers from,  :roll:  but I run 6881-6999. A couple other things, you are aware that the number of seeders and their upload speed is crucial to your download speeds!? Also lately lots of seeders are ignoring or slowing their upload to anyone that has their upload choked back. I aways download at my full speed ~360k with plenty of seeders around. HTH

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I have no idea where you got those port numbers from,  :roll:  but I run 6881-6999. A couple other things, you are aware that the number of seeders and their upload speed is crucial to your download speeds!? Also lately lots of seeders are ignoring or slowing their upload to anyone that has their upload choked back. I aways download at my full speed ~360k with plenty of seeders around. HTH

6881-6999 are the default ports.  But some programs allow u to change port numbers.  I, too, am using 50000-60000 because IF an ISP does block bittorrent ports, they'll most likely block 6881-6999.  BTW, im using the bittorrent client called ABC

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K ill try to forwarding different ports does anyone have upload recommedations for comcast 6mb/768 as far as rate and number of uploaders

and does the default port range have an advantage to the 5000-6000

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I think that 200k/s isn't that bad, as my BT speed never goes above 100kB/s. If you're really lucky, you ISP doesn't cap/throttle BT speed at all. With a lil' less luck they block/throttle the default ports. If you're unlucky (like me) they use packet shaping to kill BT traffic.

It's suggested that you use a total of 10 - 20 ports for BT, opening up 50000-60000 is rather extreme. I use 59960-60000.

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I usually keep my ports at the default settings (which are ports 50000-60000).

If you have SP2 installed, you'll get slower speeds. I couldn't take it as my speeds wouldn't get over 50KB/s. The fix that is supposed to correct the number of open connections allowed by SP2 didn't help my speed at all. It was too frustrating, so I went back to SP1.

I use Bit Torrent U-0.8.5 (UPnP and Fast Resume BT Client with Multilanguage). It's one of the first alternatives to the original BitTorrent and is a couple years old. Some trackers don't support it anymore through certain protocols, but I use it whenever it's accepted (lots of trackers stll support it). If not, I use BitTornado also.  :D

Well seeded torrents produce speeds like this without SP2 (finished in 36 minutes 34 seconds):

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SO is it worth installing the p2p fix, does anyone know if it really boosts bittorrent speeds and also is unlimited the best setting for a 6mb/768 connection?

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SO is it worth installing the p2p fix, does anyone know if it really boosts bittorrent speeds and also is unlimited the best setting for a 6mb/768 connection?

When downloading, dsl/cable fast is your best bet. Just set the Max uploads to 10 and leave the Upload rate at 40kB/s (50kB/s wouldn't hurt either). You can still surf the net in a timely fashion, plus get great speeds on the torrent. If you set the upload too high, your download speed will suffer. Usually, 80% of your total upload is the sweet spot.

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im having a similar problem i just switched to comcast and i did all the steps u mentioned including changing my ports to 5#### (i forgot the number) and i used port fowarding. i also use Azureus to download. how should i make my settings so it runs better here are my stats

im running windows xp home

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 5237 Kbps about 5.2 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 639 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Wed Aug 31 20:05:38 PDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 94X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.6 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 24.48 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-F67LOR5ZG

(does that mean i can use BT to download at 639kb/s?)

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 377 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 46 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Wed Aug 31 20:09:28 PDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 7X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 22.26 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 3.01 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-QM7XC1VNY

i need help... comcast advertises 1mb upload yet im getting far less then that. help plz

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Hi I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to get the maximum speeds out of Bittorrent. I use bittornado and I was wondering about recommended settings for like connection type cable fast/cable slow/dial up/ and also optimal upload settings for a 6mb 768 connection as far as upload rate and number of uploaders. I have it running through ports 50000-60000 because I heard those were good ports. Im only wondering this because the top speed i have ever gotten on bt is like 200k and that was like for 3 seconds yet I hear about people with the same connection getting 300+

any help would be appreciated

thanks

first of all you'll go alot faster with Azureus (connects faster and to more ppl), I get my max speeds (450-540kB/s mostly on private trackers) if I upload 25kB/s on a 384k connection, I know thats a little low but you have to realize Azureus and most bt programs usually doesnt cap your u/l limit correctly and its always off by 5-8kB/s so I think you should set your upload limit to 50-55kB/s since you have 768k upload

btw you'll rarely hit 300kb/s constant or more on public trackers like pirate bay

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:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 376 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 46 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Thu Sep 1 18:52:35 PDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 7X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 22.26 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 2.73 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-TDLENI1OH

what should i set as my upload speed and how many slots?

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:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 376 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 46 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Thu Sep 1 18:52:35 PDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 7X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 22.26 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 2.73 % faster than the average for host (Comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-TDLENI1OH

what should i set as my upload speed and how many slots?

for the best speeds set your upload to 25kB/s with 4 slots and use Azureus

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