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Hi, I've read quite a few other posts on this issue, but none quite seemed to match the situation I'm experiencing.

Yellow light stays on - 'no incoming connections'.

I'm on one of those rural satellite internet systems. I'm limited in bandwidth on this system, but don't think I've been FAPed (shouldn't be with the bandwidth usage so far). Speed tests at about 450 kB download and about 75 kB upload. I'm able to upload and download, so it would seem that others can connect (I certainly see other seeds/peers). Speeds are quite low, however. Max speeds I've seen over about 600 MB of torrents downloaded (375 MB uploaded), have been about 60 kB download and perhaps 20 kB upload.

The µTorrent port test gives me this:

Welcome to the µTorrent Port Checker.

A test will be performed on your computer to check if the specified port is opened.

Checking port 47376 on xxx

OK! Port 47376 is open and accepting connections.

You will be able to receive incoming BitTorrent connections.

Beyond that, a bit about my system:


uTorrent 1.77

Peer Guardian 2, with the µTorrent IP specifically enabled (default is blocked)

Windows Firewall Disabled

Incoming port used 47376

Using Zone Alarm AV, and have specifically enabled incoming traffic on 47376.

Since the port checker is saying all is ok, I've not yet messed with my wireless router settings.

Global maximum connections - 375

Maximum connected peers - 100

Number of upload slots per torrent - 4

Any thoughts or suggestions on this will be appreciated.

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And there's really part of the problem:

Global maximum connections - 375

Maximum connected peers - 100

Number of upload slots per torrent - 4

(How many active seeding and downloading torrents allowed at once?)

Those settings may be close to optimized if uploading at 60 KiloBYTES/second...but at 12 KiloBYTES/second, you're advertising upload availability to other peers you can't deliver.

Those other peers choke their upload to you (meaning they QUIT uploading to you), and surprisingly enough your download speed suffers. This can be especially bad on 1+ GB torrents with <5 seeds and <100 peers.

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I was wondering about those settings, which is why I posted them.

Current settings are:

Maximum torrents - 4

Maximum downloads - 3

Max download rate - 300 KB

Max upload rate - 60 KB, 12 when not downloading.

As you've suggested, I've gotten nowhere near these speeds.

So, what setting(s) should I change? FWIW, I've not yet seen anything but a yellow light, and have thus far downloaded 4 x 350 MB files. On the upload side, I've uploaded a total of about 900 MB thus far (and slowly rising, at least until I'm at parity).

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