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Here's a recap of information found in the old and new Bitcomet Forum...as well as other forums or other links of information I've read on the internet and summarized...hope it will be of help to you.

Your download speed in your BitTorrent client, or any other P2P (Peer to Peer) application depends on many factors.

The most important factor being the upload speed of others that are supplying you with the feed of data. There is no way to change that particular fact. You will download no faster than the speed the information is being uploaded to you. How fast they can with their equipment and bandwith upload to you, is how fast it will download.

So, if they have a slow computer and bandwith, your download will be proportionate.

There are however certain things that you may do to ensure that your own computer is obtaining it's best possible speeds capable.

There are detailed excellent tutorial and advice within the forum and on the internet...a bit of searching on your part will I'm sure result in your finding exactly what is causing your own particular problem and how to fix it.... but here is the basic information provided.

1. If you have a home network router - setting up a static ip and Configuring Port Forwarding is very important. If port forwarding is not configured properly, incoming connections are stopped by your router and won't reach your computer. The result is a very small percentage of what your download speed is truly capable of being.

Therefore, you need to configure port forwarding so your router will know that the incoming connection are for your bittorent client and that they should be allowed through to your computer.

A useful link in identifying the exact procedure to follow for port forwarding can be found on the internet at http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm . They have a step-by-step port forwarding instruction for most commonly used routers on the market.

If you should not find your particular type of router listed, check your user guide or just start browsing through the configuration sections for "virtual server", "port mapping" or "port forwarding" the procedure is similar in many of the routers made by a company, so under the name of the same manufacturer of your router you will probably find similar to yours.

2. Another thing that you can do to improve download and uploads speed, is update the settings of your bit torrent client. Various bittorrent clients are automatically set with certain ports of use, and require an update of their default settings in many areas

http://infinite-source.de/az/az-calc.html is a link provided by Azureus, but the settings it will help you calculate is effective with any bit torrent client

Firewalls - Your computer must have a firewall, but also your bit torrent client must be allowed access through any firewall you have installed. I've listed 3 here I myself am familiar with

Windows XP SP2 Firewall

Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Connections.

Right click the Local Area Connection and choose Properties (if there is more than one use the one that says Connected underneath). Then click the Advanced tab.

Click the Settings button and go to the "Exceptions" tab. Click the Add Program button. Select your Bit Torrent Client then click OK

Sygate Personal Firewall

Double click on the Sygate icon in your system tray then right-click Bit Torrent Client and select Allow. If your bit torrent Client is not listed there, start it and it will appear

Zone Alarm

you should see 4 ticks in the program list beside the name of the Bit Torrent Client

Limit your upload speed to 80% of your maximum

With networking, every piece of data that is received must be acknowledged by a small outbound packet. If you're uploading at full speed, your connection will have trouble communicating to those you're downloading from know that you've received the data they sent and that you are ready for receiving some more. Your download rate will suffer due to it. This is known as 'choking'.

the link http://infinite-source.de/az/az-calc.html provided earlier, should help you resolve that problem.

Do Searches on the topics you need answers to. Read and Read and Read, is the only way to learn.

People are always willing to help in the forum, but do your research yourself as much as possible first. :)

I do hope this helps you :) for a starter point in reading ...try the following link


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