macbuz Posted January 2, 2009 Report Share Posted January 2, 2009 Hello,Pretty new to torrents and have done a ton of reading, have tried a few clients, utorrent seems to be fastest and maintains a steadier transfer of files.Speed: Couple questions about speed. Why do some torrents transfer so much faster? One with fewer peers/seeders downloads faster than one with many peers/seders.Speed: Why is my up / down speed either the same or up is 3 times down? Thought down should be quite a bit higher than up.Up/Down: Uploaded files are larger than downloaded files. How can this be when I do not have the files to start with?Ports: I had a port configured last night and now this morning it is red. Is this my ISP interfering? Will I have to configure a new port everyday.Ports: Randomizing ports suggests ports outside the range of BiTorrents - read the port range is in the 60000 - 69000 range (roughly) and randomize will suggests ports WAY outside that range.Ports: Haven't reconfigured the port yet, it's still red and yet have a steady stream of file transfers going on. Is this a bug?Wondering if I should have posted 4 or 5 different threads? Let me know if thats the case.Thank youEDIT:I have reset the port to a range in my router and no matter which port I select in uTorrent preferences, the light remains red. But the traffic continues ...... slowly.Seems no matter what settings I use my download rarely goes above 10 kB/s and upload is usually in the 50 kB/s range. A bit frustrating. The ratio is always in the 3 - 4 range too.Still wondering how my uploaded size can be larger than my downloaded size????? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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