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It's quite odd really :0. The seeds are at are above 680 currently. Oh, I've started in the wrong spot, let me try again.

# EVERYTHING you've tried so far, including ANYTHING listed above (please be as explicit and specific as you can). Tell us what your changed settings are.

I've reduced the Connection type dramatically, from xx/1Mbit to xx/384 in an attempt to increase performance. I've also noticed a drop in download speed from dlsreports. From 3MB-4MB download speed to 300-600kb area.

# The state/value of all of the options you were recommended to change up above.

Like I said, I changed Connection type to xx/384, not sure what else to put.

# Color of the network status light in µTorrent's status bar (at the bottom of the µTorrent main window)

Green :D

# What the port checker from the Speed Guide writes

Welcome to the µTorrent Port Checker.

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

Checking port 45683 on [My IP :D...

OK! Port 45683 is open and accepting connections.

You will be able to receive incoming BitTorrent connections.

# What the Speed Guide shows your settings to be (press Ctrl+G in µTorrent)

xx/384, I told you this! ^-^

# What you have net.max_halfopen set to (Preferences > Advanced in µTorrent)


# Operating system installed (Windows XP, 2000, ME, 98, 95, NT? Something else?)

Windows Vista

# Security software installed (firewall, antivirus, antispyware, antiadware)

I use AVG, but it's not currently activated

# Exact router model(s), and exact modem model

I beleive it is the Netgear WGT624.

# ISP (Internet Service Provider) being used


# Connection type (DSL, cable, dial-up), and the results obtained from the speed test (when running the Speed Guide), for both download AND upload. Be sure that you aren't using your connection for any other reason besides testing, while testing. That means no downloading, no IMing, no µTorrent running, no browser activity (other than the testing), etc. Additionally, no other computer on your network (if any) should be using the connection. When you select a testing mirror, use the ones that are geographically closest to you.Cable.

<a href="http://speedtest.dslreports.com"><img border=0 src="http://www.dslreports.com/im/57994725/5688.png"></a>

Download speed: 1055. Upload speed: 602 kb/s. Latency 33ms.

No other connections were being used. This is the highest download I could get with the geographically close ~300 miles. Is something wrong with my router? I have overloaded it a few times, where the internet would STOP working, so I lowered the settings and now it runs smoother, but my download speed is still only 60kbites?bytes? I got confused :)

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xx/640k would be the best bet for your connection. Regardless, though, Cox has (AFAIK) been known to throttle connections for high bandwidth usage[1].

As well, the only thing consistent about a P2P protocol is that you can consistently expect it to not be consistent, speed-wise. You're relying on the upload rates of other peers, which can change from swarm to swarm, peer to peer, day to day, hour to hour.

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If you get the same/close speeds to the ideal download testing torrents from http://slackware.com/torrents/ or http://distribution.openoffice.org/p2p/ you can't really do much more... and consistent download is reliant on your uploading both consistently and fairly. Sticking to those settings or lower, and perhaps lowering your half-open and concurrent peers may help you.

Also yeah, swarm variability is the general reason why things may not download identically (not all peers are created equal, hence you should do your utmost to be one of the better ones)

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