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Friends! I have Seen many peoples complaining on various social media about the Slow Speed of Torrent Downloads even they are having a strong Wifi/Broadband/DSL/Network Connection. Actually, the Speed of Torrent Downloads not only depend on the connection of Internet. It also depends on other factors which i will try to explain in detail.
Torrent speeds depend on many factors including: Your ISP’s ability to connect to the torrent swarms, Torrent’s Seeds/Peers, connection load, Torrent size and setting up the correct download/upload speeds.
Direct Connection without Wifi
Try to connect the PC/Laptop directly to the modem/router instead of using WIFI. A lot of signals in the place could interfere with WIFI , thus affecting internet speed and uTorrent downloads.
Number of Seeders:
Seeders are those who continue to share the file after it has been downloaded.
- If you can, try to download from a tracker with a lot of seeders for the file that you want. If you can connect to enough seeders, you can easily max out your connection speed. This can add extra risks if you are downloading music and films so learn to select reputable sources as “More is not always better”.
Using UPnP or NAT-PMP
Newer router models often have the UPnP (Universal Plug ‘n Play) or NAT-PMP built in. This allows for automatic forwarding of ports, making the rest of the instructions on this page unnecessary. Check your router’s documentation for instructions on how to enable it, and then enable UPnP in uTorrent:
Go to Options > Preferences > Connections, check “Enable UPnP port mapping” and check “Enable NAT-PMP port mapping.”
Manually forwarding a port
If UPnP/NAT-PMP is not available or does not work, it will be necessary to forward the port manually. A forwarded port is needed for any P2P client you use, not just uTorrent. Since we want to forward a single port, we need to set the listen port for BitTorrent (or uTorrent):
To set a single port, navigate to Options > Preferences > Connections
Click “random port” once, and note the port number provided. This will be the port number you will be forwarding in your router. (You may also assign a port number of your choice)
Uncheck “Randomize port each time uTorrent starts.” The port number will no longer change each time uTorrent is started.
Setting up a static IP
Routers work by attributing a “dynamic IP” to each computer when it connects to the router. Since this IP is dynamic it can, and often does change each time. The router selects which IP to attribute from a list of available IPs called the DHCP range. This range is expressed as either: Starting IP / ending IP, or Starting IP and number of IPs. (126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206 with 100 IPs available). In order to setup a static IP for your computer it is important to select one outside of this range in order to avoid it being attributed to another computer by the router. Finding out what the DHCP range can be hard work since I have no router specific instructions to direct you to the correct menu.