Increase Utorrent Download Speed using Tweaking!!

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  1. Krazzy Warrior

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    Ultimate Utorrent Download Speed Tweak

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    Note In this guide the Version used for uTorrent is 1.8.1 , So in case you don't have the latest version then Download it from Here

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    SEARCHED BY KRAZZY WARRIOR(ME)
    # 1 Optimum Bandwidth Settings using Speed Guide

    The Speed Guide in utorrent is the easiest way to get right upload and download speed. Press [Ctrl + G] or go to options>speed guide. There you will get a drop downbox which says connection type. It lets you choose your closest connection speed. Then click Use Connection Settings. The maximum number and other settings will be automatically applied.
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    # 2 Setting Up Listening Ports

    Since utorrent is a p2p client, thus you need to have open ports which act as entry point for people to get data from you. If you don’t have open ports you won’t get sufficient download rate either.Some ISP’s and routers block.

    If you are using routers, set it up to forward the ports on using in utorrent. You can check to find the correct port using the options > speedguide. Enter a port number and check it. It will open up a new web page which can tell if the port is open or not.

    If not choose a different port till u find the correct port number. Check the above image for this. If you are using router check this page Routers Port Index , If you want to find out what are the common ports used by other programs, here is the list Cports.


    # 3 Encrypting Network Protocol

    Similarly some ISP’s try to limit the bandwidth to p2p applications. uTorrent have protocol encryption which makes detection and limiting by ISP’s harder.You can enable protocol encryption by going to Options > Preferences > Bittorrent. There is a section called as Protocol Encryption, choose Enabled or Force. This can speed up your bandwidth.

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    # 4 Removing the Connection Limit for Windows

    Here we are going to modify and replace a system file, So do it at your own risk. But its sure does work.First backup your TCPIP.Sys. Now if you are using windows XP SP2 or SP3 , the chances are your “maximum half open connection limit is most likely to 10. There are pacthes availble which can remove this problem. One such patcher is [Here for XP] |[And Here For Vista] . Download the English version and execute the exe in it.

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    # 5 Using the Web Interface (uTorrent WebUI)

    uTorrent has a web interface called as Web UI. This allows you to control uTorrent remotely through a browser. You can do pretty much the same things you can do with the program on your computer.To enable WebUI, go to Options > Preferences > Advanced > Web.

    Click on Enable Web interface. Enter username and password. You can download the Web Ui from Here . Download and uncompress the rar file and copy it to Documents and Settings/[Your username]\Application Data\utorrent.

    IE sometimes doesnt work with it,So either use opera, Chrome , safari or firefox. Now to access your utorrent from web open url which should be like this http://Machine_name_or_IP:Port/gui . It will ask for user name and password. There you go ….use from anywhere you want

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    # 6 Settings Download Speed Schedules (Download Schedule)

    uTorrent like any other download manager has a scheduler but it goes one step ahead. You can speed limits during certain period of time. To use it go to Options > Preferences >Scheduler. Click on Enable Scheduler. Here you can set Upload and download rate when the schedule is enabled. You can see scheduler table where you can click on any day and give your preferences to Limit, Turnoff or Full speed and set the bandwidth usage. Dark green is full speed, light green is limited speed and white is turned off.

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    # 7 A Little Test for you

    Run this test and follow all the steps it tells you to GREATLY improve your cable/dsl connection.

    Under advertised speed, use the max speed you got after taking the speed test. This is only for XP though as Vista have on-the-fly tuning by default.

    # 8 TCP Optimizer

    Also try TCP Optimizer from SpeedGuide.net. This improves your connection in all aspects.

    # 9 Advanced Tweaks

    Warning : Read The Setting name and the value to be changed carefully , because a little bit of mistake while tweaking can screw up your current download or upload.

    Options -> Preference -> Connection ->

    Set the value of Port used for incoming connection to "80" or "443" or "45682" or just randomize it

    > Uncheck "Enable UPnP Port mapping" and "Randomize port each start
    > Check "Enable NAT-PMP port mapping"

    Options -> Preference -> Queueing ->

    > Set "Maximum number of active torrents (ul or dl) to "60"
    > Set "Maximum number of active downloads to "63"

    Options -> Preference -> Bandwidth ->

    > Uncheck "Automatic" and set the Upload rate as you wish (In kB/S)
    > Set the Global Download Rate Limiting to "0" if you haven't already.
    > Set "Global maximum number of connections" to "800" or "1890"
    > Set Global number of connected peers per torrent to "125" or "2329"
    > Set Number of upload slots per torrent to "14" or "25"
    > Check "Use additional upload slots if upload speed < 90%"

    Options -> Preference -> BitTorrent ->

    > Check "Enable DHT Network" | "Enable DHT for new torrents" | "Enable Local Peer Discovery" | "Ask tracker for scrape information" | "Enable Peer Exchange"
    > Uncheck "Limit local peer bandwidth"
    > Clear the Box "IP/Hostname to report to tracker"
    > Set Protocol Encryption to "Forced" and Check "Allow incoming legacy connections"


    Options -> Preference -> Advanced ->

    Set the value of the following as given

    bt.allow_same_ip = true
    bt.enable_tracker = true
    bt.no_connect_to_services = false
    bt.send_have_to_seed = false
    dht.rate = 2
    gui.bypass_search_redirect = true
    gui.delete_to_trash = false
    ipfilter.enable = false
    net.max_halfopen = 500
    net.outgoing_port = 50
    net.wsaevents = 150
    peer.disconnect_inactive_interval = 900
    queue.dont_count_slow_dl = false
    queue.dont_count_slow_ul = false
    rss.update_interval = 20

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    Some random uTorrent tips

    1. Make sure your upload limit isnt set too high. Its recommended you at least seed at half speed or trackers will see you are not seeding enough and may limit your speed.

    2. This is obvious but download torrents that have seeds that are more then peers. For example, a torrent with 120 seeders and 80 leechers will perform better then a torrent with 2600 seeders and 4000 leechers.

    3. Use an IP Filter to filter out the unwanted IP's such as govt agencies that track your downloads and act as a fake seeder that may affect your download speed. Search for "ip filter utorrent". Google is your friend here

    4. NEVER set your download or upload to 0 (no limit). This will bring about undesirable consequences such as unable to surf the web.

    5. Some people have reported speed increases by setting the peer.lazy_bitfield setting to false in Advanced Preferences.

    6. Some people have reported increased speeds in an older version of uTorrent, namely uTorrent V1.6.

    7. Change the Protocol Encryption (Options, Preferences, Bittorrent) to Forced. This will force encryption on all outgoing packets and will not fallback to un-encrypted mode if the peer refuses to co-operate. Good to connect to only encryption-enabled peers. Avoid doing this for torrents with low peers/seeds.

    8. Remove the check for "Allow Incoming Legacy Connections" (Options, Preferences, Bittorrent). This will make all your outgoing and incoming packets fully encrypted, except for tracker communications. Peers who are using a torrent software that doesn't support encryption are dropped. Avoid doing this for torrents with low peers/seeds.


    Sources :
    uTorrent Forum
    TechnoSpot.Net
    I got this!! Helpful for me so thought of sharing ;)

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    How To Download Torrents "VERY" effectively-By NR!
    Many are nowadays using torrents to get many stuffs like Ubuntu * Cough * , Free Software's Like VLC *cough * , Firefox * Cough * .... ok lets cut the crap .. shall we...:D

    How many of the times you downloaded your favorite torrent .. only find that there is very minimum seeders ... or possibly dead !!!

    How many times have you got stuck at 99.9% ?? :grin: or 20% whatever it may be !!

    Worry no more.. Here is a solution to all that ..

    Here is what you do :

    ( I would advice for all the torrent users before downloading a torrent file , use the below method to see how many trackers are there and , i would also advice to use this method , as there is a increase in speed .... since seeders are more )

    First you find the torrent you want say for eg in my case Ubuntu-7.10-(Gutsy) ** " Big Cough " ** [ Damn the weather :grin::grin:]

    I went to public torrent tracer.. and found that torrent... now is the important part

    Step 1

    Download your torrent file (*.torrent) and dont start the torrent now .. just download the file...

    Step 2

    Go to btReAnnounceR

    Step 3

    Upload the *.torrent you downloaded just now in it and Hit Upload


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    Step 4

    Now you will see all the related trackers for that torrent file other than the source of your torrent file you downloaded ( REMEMBER :If there isn't any other source ... then its worthless adding the same tracker.... )


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    Step 5

    Select the trackers of your wish and Hit ReAnnounce ( Its waste to add the same tracker from the same site... for eg : vip.thepirateb@y.com , public.thepirateb@y.com , etc.... since all these trackers from the same domain track the same file.... )

    Step 6

    Now it will present with ReAnnounced Torrent File , Download it and load it into your Download Client...

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    Thats it... you have added all or some trackers other than the original tracker assoicated with the *.torrent file you downloaded initially

    Now you will never Dry up of Seeders...


    The same thing goes to dead torrents ...

    You stuck with some level in your torrent download .. just upload the torrent and download the reannounced torrent and load it again onto your client in which u are downloading the torrent and remember to point to the already available downloading file instead of creating a new one ....

    Advantage :

    *** Since you add Trackers in the First place itself ( for who start the torrent intially by this method ) they will have great seeders

    *** Chances of getting stuck at xx.xx % is very less

    *** Improved speed

    *** Older torrents / Dead Torrens can be Revived ... ( to some extent atleast , depends again on trackers , seeders... )

    *** Since multiple Trackers are involved , tracker related problems are nearly solved...


    Disadvantage :

    *** This works very poorly on private torrents ... as the tracker are within the private trackers ... so very limited of external trackers...

    *** Not all torrents have so much of other trackers ... so you should be lucky in those cases.
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    Compiling these two thread into one in order to make this thread the ultimate source for uTorrent optimization :smile: Thanks NR! for writing this tutorial and at the same time thanks thewisecrab for giving the link of the thread...
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    Want some more tips? lol go here :-
    Apoorva84's thread:http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=91969
     
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    This one was useful for me :smile:
     
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    Krazzy good work. you sometime behave like a mature person.
     
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    Thanks for the post . . Can you give more info about the port numbers which work better with torrents . . I have bsnl and it doesnt seem to give good speed with random ports . .
     
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    :| what u mean by saying so.. i behave like kid all time? lol justify!!!

    My Pleasure :)

    :| i m not a frequent user of utorrent! i use Rapidshare for all these stuffs.. Maybe someone else can help u!!
     
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    ^^ :p haha!! ;) toofan i am waiting for ur reply...justify that line...
     
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    @krazzy:- what is ur current speed after the tweaks?
     
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    Depends on your plan?
     
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    try any ports above 55000 till 60000. personally i use 59908. my speeds are between 160 to 192 kB / secs.
    after enabling protocol encryption
    usually port no.s don't matter. also there is utorrent speed booster sw. use it with utorrent for increased speeds. for even further boosts set bw allocation to high along with higher priorities for the files.
     
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    Heh! first time u said thanks to me lol :lol: otheriwse all time tu mere se ladta rahta tha..'panga' karta rahta tha..:lol:;-)

    Aspire is correct VVV;-)
     
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    clearly some came through my reply here

    Code:
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1148315#post1148315
    Re: Unusual Torrent Behaviour
    @a_to_z123
    i use "utorrent speed up pro". this s/w not only makes more p2p connections but also speeds up dw process by queueing the upcoming file parts to download, (that's like reserving ur seat from the seeders in advance) and utorrent doesn't have this feature.
    
    link
    
    other utorrent optimization tips:
    
    http://filesharefreak.com/2008/04/02/tips-to-optimize-utorrent-download-speeds/#comment-38905
    
    http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...rent-speed.htm 
    zoras
     
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    ^^heh! ya nice..
     
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    ^This tweak's no useful for me? I've 256 Kbps conn. & I'm gettin' 30 kBps, so is this my top speed?
     
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    Thats the max you can get. (256/8=32)
     
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    NVIDIAGeek Long Live Gojira!

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    ^Yes, that's what I asked. I'm now gettin' 30 kBps, if I tweak, will the speeds be standard 30 kBps or will it increase?
     
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    You can get upto a max of 32 kbps even while you tweak it.
     
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    Nice tut.

    There is a similar one by cool joe aka beta testing posted in this section earlier, as well as NaveenReloaded's tutorial too.

    Perhaps you can include that and make this thread the ultimate source for uTorrent optimization :)
     
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    ^^ Thanks...hmm can't search those threads..it will be better if u provide link of those threads...i can compile whole of them in this thread, giving equal credit to all members for their search..and making this thread a ultimate source for uTorrent optimization :)
     
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    Nice tut. Now i'm having constant speed of above 20kbps. Thanks Gohan:D
     
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