pmr2011 Posted January 21, 2008 Report Share Posted January 21, 2008 I just started using utor and I've been having some weird, irritating problems with download speeds. First of all, I'm on a college network using AVG firewall (windows firewall disabled, utor allowed), and I have no idea what the router is. My connection speed is annoyingly variable, peaking at around 450 kbps down/750 up, but going as low as 320 down/200 up. Also, and this might be because I'm on a school network, I can't find a single open port; every time I run a port test it gives me the error saying that the port isn't open (with encryption and upnp enabled). I was able to manage respectable speeds on a download (40-60 kB/s) for about five minutes, and then dropped almost instantly to 0 and stayed there. I can't seem to get that speed back again with the same torrent, but I suspect that might be a problem with the torrent. With a different torrent (openoffice) I managed a peak of 20-30 kB/s, but it fluctuated wildly and tended to drop as low as 4-6. Overall it's been a very frustrating experience. Obviously I'm at a disadvantage on a school network, but I can't figure out why the speed peaks and drops like that, and I have no idea what to do. Can anyone make any suggestions as to how I could improve my speed, or at least maintain it? Or, as I suspect, is this mostly a problem with the network design and I'll just have to live with it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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