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Hey everyone,

After reformatting I reinstalled uTorrent and I can only connect to a handful of seeds for each torrent. Download speeds are limited as a result. In the past I could get great download speeds but I know I'm being limited somewhere. Any help is appreciated, here's all the info I could gather.

I'm using fios and here are the speed test reports with all programs closed:

Speed Test #72094908 by dslreports.com

Run: 2009-05-23 11:17:17 EST

Download: 1084 (Kbps)

Upload: 4240 (Kbps)

In kilobytes per second: 132.3 down 517.6 up

Tested by server: 56 java

User: 2 @ dslreports.com

User's DNS: verizon.net

Compared to the average of 903 tests from verizon.net:

* download is 80% worse, upload is 109% better


The highlighted download is the openoffice test file.


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Well, you did surely a mistake with bit/byte conversion.

If the speed test reported 4240 kb/s (bit) as max UL speed i.e. 530 kB/s (Byte), you can set in uT a max UL speed higher than 35 kB/s.

Because in you case (following your queueing settings), you allocate only 0.725 kB/s per slot and per torrent so it's normal peers don't upload to you

Use this array to set your bandwidth in uT:

http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=34259 (maybe 2 Mb/s line)

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Thanks for your reply.

I changed the settings and they're included below. Still not getting the speeds I used to get. What could it be? Used to have blazing speeds on dls. These torrents are all popular ones that usually would go extremely quick.

I changed the max peers to 400.



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You set the max UL speed to 186 KB/s in uT, in general it's 80% of the max UL of your internet connection.

In your case your max UL speed is ~500 kB/s, so 400 kB/s in uT can be a good value (better than 186).

In addition your DL speed depends on the swarm quality.

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