nathannathan Posted April 1, 2008 Report Share Posted April 1, 2008 Ok ... I can imagine that this is a common topic, but please bear with me.I appreciate that torrent's popularity is all about sharing; I'm happy to share what I download, and do! But for those of us in the UK we often have caps and low upload limits to work with (upload is normally around 512k, irrelevant of download speed). I live in a house with 3 other people, who all use the internet and download/upload. Really we can only afford to be uploading at 5kb/s each, to allow us to actually use the internet and to avoid other issues caused by using the full upload allowance.As anything under 6kb/s results in a download cap we are forced to cap our uploads at 6, rather than 5 (which is kind of fare enough, although surely sharing is a worry of the torrent distributors, not the software used to download, but ah well).My problem is that capping doesn;t really work ... at all. Even after following steps I;ve found on the internet, to disable local network uploads etc etc, when capped at 6kb/s I upload at at LEAST 7kb/s, but normally between 7.5-7.9kb/s. Similar results are found when I cap at 5kb/s, the actual upload experienced is ~6-6.9kb/s.This is really annoying and an increase of around 25-30% on the capped amount is just completely unacceptable. That increase is shared over all 4 computers in my house, meaning that we're uploading around 8kb/s more than we can afford, that's more than an extra computer being added into the mix. It just seems like bad (possibly intentional) programming to me.To me, a cap of 6kb/s means you won;t upload anything more than 6kb/s (that's how the download cap works! .. strange that ay ...), obviously those at uTorrent feel differently.The most annoying thing is I lvoe uTorrent, it's by far the best app I;ve used for torrent downloading out there ... bar this oversight.If there is a way to get uTorrent to actually pay attention to the cap I set then please let me know, I'll be eternal grateful. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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