torrents are painfully slow

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  1. pew pew pew

    pew pew pew OT Supporter

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    i can't figure out why my torrents are so slow. i have a dell 2300 router on time-warner. i tried using portforward.com's instructions to open the ports and then use the same ones for vuze and transmission but when i click the 'enable' box and submit to add it to the list, the router's webpage never adds the information i entered... wtf is going on?
     
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    Yeah, honestly torrents ran horribly slow for me up until I bought a Linksys Router and flashed it with DD-WRT. Now I can download an average of 3-6GB per night.

    It also depends on the "seed" strength.

    NOTE: I did not tell him how to do anything illegal, I just suggested a better router for improved internet performance boost!
     
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    well for all the legal downloading i do, sometimes i would randomly experience like 500kb/s which was awesome compared to the 1-10k im getting right now. i dont know why... all of them are seeded extremely well (new torrents with 500-1000 seeds). always using this same setup
     
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    Yeah, it's honestly probably due to the network you're running. I assume your actual internet speed is nice and quick...
     
  5. pew pew pew

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    thats with nothing running, airport off and physically connected to the router with ethernet cable

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    wired to the modem itself

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    wirelessly
     
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    I definitely wouldn't do torrents over a wireless network. Hell, I woudn't even game over a wireless network. It puts the ping way too high!

    I was also noticing how low your uploads are! A lot of torrent users set their systems to deny people who don't upload at an appropriate ratio to their download. You typically want this to be NO LESS than a 50/50 split.
     
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    exactly my problem. i dont mind leaving a torrent to download overnight but it wont seed or seeds so slow i can't keep the ratio up because of my slow upload
     
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    You can, you'll have to pay your ISP a little more to do it, but they can give you more than that for sure.

    NOTE: I upload with my DSL at 120/sec
     
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    Ok, hang on... One issue at a time. The limits from your ISP are what they are. Get your LAN setup working before you decide to pay more for a faster upload speed.

    1) Connect your computer directly to the modem provided by your ISP (you might need to reset the modem). What speeds to you get? (upload and download). Make sure you're using a good torrent (private trackers are always best! - if you only use public trackers, diversify---for testing purposes. i.e. test with different torrents from different trackers... preferably, those with >4x more seeders than leechers).

    1a) If the above setup improves your speeds, the problem is probably with your router setup. If not, the problem is probably with either your ISP or your computer. Troubleshooting the ISP issue can be difficult. Deal with your computer first... Firewall? Peerguardian? Bittorrent client settings?

    What OS are you using?
    What bittorrent client & version are you using?
    What trackers are you using?
     
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    ditch vuse,.. use utorrent

    and,...

    is that the budget/economy service?
    how much are you paying for that?

    i have this on $42.95/mo with comcast
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