abrogard Posted April 9, 2008 Report Share Posted April 9, 2008 After a long time asking questions, reading FAQ's and other things and trying this, that and the other I have finally decided my connection is okay and my utorrent configuration is okay and the whole problem I have is related to whichever particular torrent I am downloading at the time. I came to this conclusion after finally running across the advice to try the Open office torrent and the Slackware Torrent. When I tried them sure enough my download speeds immediately went up to the max. Which proved, right there, that my connection is okay and my config is okay, didn't it? I think so. So then I paid more attention to the 'Peers' tab on utorrent and I noticed - I think I noticed - that the download speed I was getting was always the sum of the download speeds listed there. So I figured that as long as I didn't configure anything to restrict the number of peers I could download from, then I was simply at the mercy of the speeds they offered and the number of them I could find. End of Story. Now if the experts agree that this right then may I suggest that a bigger point be made of trying out the OpenOffice and Slackware torrents? In my experience and a quick check I just made of the speed problem sticky here there's virtually no mention made of the importance of benchmarking yourself by checking with a known good Torrent. In fact in one of the threads I had started and in which I was complaining of poor speeds I asked if anyone knew of a Torrent somewhere that I could use for testing.... and no one did. Or at least no one replied. Maybe because they thought it a stupid question not worth answering and to which I should have known the answer. But maybe because, like me, they just didn't know. Seems to me it is almost the First Big Important Step to take after initial setup. regards, ab Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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