September 16, 2009
Bittorrent is the greatest way to download huge files over the internet. The advantage is for both distributers and downloader’s. Distributers can transfer their files through torrents downloads at high speeds at a low cost. For downloader’s, bittorrent is a easy and quick way to get what you want. There are so many point that set how fast your downloading will be. In this guidebook we will show you how to get things moving as fast as possible. Please note that tuning your bittorrent speed is a trial and error process.
A lot of people don’t know that your ISP has more that is involved with your connection than is promote. There is more that everyone should see about their “High Speed” connection. First off does your ISP suffocate certain types of bandwidth? Your ISP may be trying to keep bandwidth by killing down bandwidth high consuming scripts. There are some ways around connection throttling but the best way to not be throttled is to change to a different ISP. Second discover how much your ISP will allow you to download. Some ISP’s have a restrain. Usually a torrent download limit will be 100GB to 250GB. Both of these measures are in place to combat copyright infringement and conserve bandwidth for other services.
Have you ever ask why your internet connection will drop when you are downloading using bittorrent over a home network? Bittorrent works by making connections with several computers at the moment so you can download without using up all of the bandwith of one peer. With that said when you use bittorrent, your notebook will make a lot of links to the internet. When you make so many connections through your router. Your router will not be able to process all of the requests and die. Most routers have a limit as to how many connections it can deal with. Ask your vendor for the information on what your router can handle. When buying a new router find out how many connections it can manage. With that information, set your bittorrent client with the proper maximum number of connections.
Most new operating systems are really efficient in the networking department. When working with an older operating system like Windows XP you may need to make some changes to how Windows XP manages network connections. Consult your favorite broadband tuning site to learn how to increase the number of connections your operating system will allow. (Windows XP will only allow 10 at a time) If you have DSL changing the operating systems MTU settings will make a difference.
Different clients have different features. You want a software that is full of features, is efficient and uses little resources. I recommend Utorrent for Windows and Azureus for all other systems. After installing your bittorrent client, be sure to restrain your upload momentum to less than half of what your internet connection can upload. Also limit the number of connections to the amount that your router can work with.
Bittorrent works better when more individuals are downloading the same file you are. Look for torrents with a high number of seeds and peers. A seed is a peer who had downloaded the item and stays connected to share. Peers are people who are downloading and sharing.
That’s it. There is so much to discover about bittorrent. Achieving the top possible connection is really a trial and error process. Hopefully this article gives you a good start.