goldberry Posted September 3, 2007 Report Share Posted September 3, 2007 Whenever I download a torrent I always endeavor to keep seeding on completion until I am at a 1.5 ratio. I notice a lot of the time my upload is running at a measly 5 kb/s or less. Looking at the peer list I see IP 's with low % and it is taking them forever to get the download completed when I am ready and able to give them up to 50 kb/s.Why is this? It occurs to me that the same thing is probably happening to me. When I look at the list and see lots of available seeds and peers and the bulk are chugging along giving me 3-4 kb/s with the odd one providing 30 kb plus sometimes, but not always.I have read the guides and set up the program to the best I can.Another quirk that I have noticed is that if I reduce the available bandwidth for upload to a torrent I will sometimes get an immediate bump in my download speeds. Its like someone turns a switch and says this guys uploading at his maximum so lets give him a faster download.Are there settings that I am possibly not aware of which will help me upload/download faster.I am on Rogers (Toronto, Ontario) speedtest.net shows my average download speed is around 7000 kbs and upload 500 kbs.These are settings I useUpload speed set at 50Global max connections 450Max connected peers per Torrent 200number of upload slots 5I realize these settings are not what is recommended by the speed guide but I set them up based on trial and error over a period of time. If I revert to the default settings on the speed guide I notice a drop of in both upload and download on the speed graph.P.S. While some people believe Rogers is throttling I am not sure they do in my area as I sometimes get speeds of up to 200 kb/s. I also came across a test site using a server that I received a torrent at almost 1000kbs. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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