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XP SP3 Service pack 3 - seeder & leech connections = slow downloads


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Hello, I'm hoping someone could kindly give me some technical advice. I have been using utorrent for some time now and think it is an excellent product. Unfortunately around I week ago, it stopped working for me? I have around a 4mbps line and usually easily achieve up to 350 KB/s down loads.

I changed 3 things as follows,

1) Added pier guardian,

2) Used a blue tack block list

3) Upgraded to Xp service pack 3

I have no idea what if any of the above is causing my problems. I have removed pier guardian, the block lists and their download software, removed and reinstalled utorrent and tried different clients. I have also tried a fixed line modem and 3 different ADSL routers; to no avail the problems remain constant.

I am able to configure fire walls and open the correct ports; the net.max_halfopen was set at 8 and has been tried at 6 & 4. The problem remains, my download speeds are now 0.3KB/s to 3.0KB/s.

I am connecting to many peers - seeds & lechers, but none are downloading bits to me.

Glasnost 7 minute test suggests my ISP, AOL is not, or has not been throttling the service when bit torrent is used.

I have tried Ultima's Troubleshooting Guide?: http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=15992

and checked the recommended uTorrent settings: http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=34259

etc: Canned bad news replies: http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php … 27#p192027

etc: Sequential downloading DESTROYS torrents!: http://www.azureuswiki.com/index.php/Se … ing_is_bad

The torrents used are good, high speed torrents, SLACKWARE downloads have also been tried and the results are no better. Please help if you can, I will provide whatever information is required.

Kind regards


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