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Red Node and Slow Speeds!!!


krackers999

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Hi all!

I'm new here...but I've been having a look around for a while. I'm pretty noob when it comes to stuff on my computer...I've used utorrent for a couple of years now and have never gotten speeds above 50kb/s usually its around 10 or 15...I think I should be getting more? I'm on a 512 ADSL. I've tried forwarding my port but that didn't seem to work either - I still get a red node. I'm thinking it could be a problem with my router? I have a Belkin F587230-4 which is also connected to a modem. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated!

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http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm

http://utorrent.com/setup_guide.php

http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=15992 :P Portforward may have instructions you missed for your router. Setup guide should get through the rest of uT's setup... to be sure it's a-ok. And troubleshooting sticky covers other possibilities... unless you mean the network status icon at the bottom.

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Thanks for that! I've done most of it. I realised that my upnp wasn't enabled in my router settings so I enabled that. I also found a policy setting for my firewall (comodo). I'm still getting a yellow light, which is better than a green light? But the download speeds are pretty much the same. Anything else I could try?

Should I get rid of my port forward and static IP and try just using upnp?

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I'm pretty sure Comodo is @ http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=7862

If you forward ports you don't need UPnP on either your router or your computer. That said, there is also a problem that affects some users relating to 1.7 and UPnP being enabled. As far as speeds.... if http://distribution.openoffice.org/p2p/ downloads expectedly it's the torrent. If not, it's either your ISP, your router, or some traffic filtering going on, which I don't think Comodo does. Remember too much upload can kill ALL downloads. Be sure you're set below 80% of maximum sustained throughput while downloading.

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A 512 kilobits/second download line only has 64 KiloBYTES/second theoretical usable download bandwidth. Except TCP/IP has overheads, ADSL lines have overheads, and BitTorrent traffic has overheads which reduce EFFECTIVE download speed to possibly 10-25% lower.

So it would not be terribly surprising to only get ~50 KiloBYTES/second download tops in uTorrent.

However, your upload max is probably smaller than your download...possibly as low as 64 kilobits/second (~5-6 KiloBYTES/second usable upload speed in uTorrent)!

uTorrent lives, breathes, and DIES by how well you can upload.

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ok...so i probably can't expect more than 50kb/s? either way, when i run that connection test on utorrent it says my port isn't forwarded properly. i went to the ip address they suggested on that site and foudn it was for my modem. should i disable the nat setting on the modem site? would this even make any sort of difference?

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If your modem has NAT, disabling it would be good. If your using PPPoA/PPPoE on your modem you should set it to bridge mode and configure the next device in the chain (the router?) to use PPPoE. My guide is detailed for this situation.

If the router is crap though, as in dies from lots of connections when you try it, then reverse the roles, modem PPPoA/PPPoE, router bridge mode.

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That's why you would use bridge mode, and then have your router use its NAT. You only need one NAT for multiple computers, if your modem has a NAT, that plus the router means you have two NAT's. If you have a PPPoA/PPPoE based ISP, read my guide.

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