Khane Posted February 28, 2006 Report Share Posted February 28, 2006 Hi all I am a complete noob to BitTorrent (less than a week) and after having tried five different BitTorrent clients I have decided that µTorrent is just fine for me and I have a few questions related to BitTorrent in general and µTorrent in particular. I apologize in advance for the long post and so many questions in one single post but I really want to learn to use µTorrent properly.If my questions have already been answered please link me to the relevant threads.I am a complete non geek and my knowledge of technical computer related stuff is quite limited, so please if you are trying to help me I will be very thankful if you give me the explanations with the minimum technical jargon possible.1. After I installed the original BitTorrent client I have downloaded the rules for Bittorrent from the Look 'n' Stop Web site and applied and saved them into my Look 'n' Stop Firewall and started to work with BitTorrent and it seems to work OK. Now that I have installed µTorrent and made it my default client , are the Look 'n' Stop rules for BitTorrent that I have previously installed OK or good enough to work fine with µTorrent or should I change something ?The first file that I have downloaded (with the original BitTorrent client ) was a 350 MB file and it took less than four hours to complete successfully with an average download speed of about 80 KB/s almost right after the download started which is pretty amazing compared to eMule. I then downloaded a few other files again with the original BitTorrent client and the download speed was low (most of the time around 3 KB/s and 10 KB/s) but I understand that the download speed differs from file to file (availability , popularity etc.... ). Now that I work with µTorrent the download speed of the is also around 3 KB/s and 10 KB/s for each files (I download 2 files right now)I have no idea if my download speed is low because of the availability of the files I download (which in fact means that download speed is OK ) or because of something wrong in my µTorrent settings or maybe with my firewall settings.2. On the bottom of the µTorrent main interface I read on the left "Download limited" ( what does that mean and why ? I also read "DHT (0 Peers (Login)" or sometime "Waiting to log in". What is DHT ? What is it for ? "Network" is OK3. I have read in the µTorrent FAQ page that I can change the value of upload and download by right clicking on the bottom menu but I have no clue of what the right settings are, or to according what are the rule for rule for picking values. While working with eMule the rule is that if you set your upload to a great speed then you are rewarded after a while with great download speed; I guess this rule works with BitTorrent , so what are the right settings ?4 . I have right now 3 completed files that I have previously downloaded and I keep them opened in µTorrent for seeding. One of them seems "active" because from time to time I see that the users are uploading (uploaded shows now 28 MB) but the two other files seems to be inactive since the first minute I open them for seeding two days ago (uploaded 0 MB). Does that mean that nobody is interested in this files ? Should I remove them ?5. What about multiple downloading ? Friends of mine use to download with eMule more than 30 files at the same time without any problems and and in spite that I know that multiple downloads is possible with µTorrent I have no idea how much it is recommended and if so how many files is it safe/recommended to download at the same time ? Is there any relation between the number of files I download and the files I keep open for seedings ?6. In the Network Option Settings of µTorrent the value for "Port used for incoming connections" is 32459. Anything to be changed there ?7. In the Seeding Priority Setting I read :Ratio is 150; What does that mean and under "When Torrent has reached the seeding goal" , "Limit the upload" is checked and the value on the right is 0 KB/sThank you in advance for taking your time to read and answer my questions. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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