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l0st

join:2003-04-22
canada

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[Eastern Ontario] Any torrent downloads @ any speed always slow

Using free utorrent 3.2 and firefox 13.0.1 right now and primarily these applications. With cogeco business starter with the non-DOCSIS3.0 RCA modem and D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router.

What combinations of settings would you bother tweaking in utorrent or the DIR-655 if you use those? To be honest, I've tried so many to no avail. Perhaps it's a specific combination of settings...?

Is it possible to exchange this RCA modem to a DOCSIS3.0 one from Cogeco free of charge? Would this change this problem?


l0st

join:2003-04-22
canada

Re: [Eastern Ontario] Any torrent downloads @ any speed always s

oh the irony, i thought my first post failed, i received a "gateway timeout" or something message in my browser. Only had 1 torrent running @ 100kB/s down and 1kB/s up


l0st

join:2003-04-22
canada

son of a.....

the subject was cut because I pre-selected a region...

"Any torrent downloads @ any speed always slow browsing alot"



urbanriot
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reply to l0st

Well, first of all make sure you're forwarding the port you're using on your router to the PC that you're torrenting with a firewall exception. That's critical.

The only way I could get uTorrent to transfer somewhat decently was to set the following:

- under Bandwidth | Number of Connections
Global maximum number of connections: 2000
Maximum number of connected peers per torrent: 100

- under Queueing | Queue Settings
Maximum number of active torrents (upload or download): 500
Maximum number of active downloads: 100

How well that works is also dependant on your system but that's what works great with me with uTorrent. Setting some of those numbers too high might break things on you. I download torrents at my full capacity.


exseven
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reply to l0st

Business Starter is 10Mbps, what speeds are you seeing?


l0st

join:2003-04-22
canada

Well what type of rules would i put in my "Port Forwarding Rules" (tcp, udp) for my router settings if I have "randomize port each start" under connection in utorrent?

As for my current utorrent settings:

Everything under "BitTorrent" is checked and Ongoing protocol Encryption is Enabled.

Everything under "listening port" is checked.

The first 2 options under "global rate limit options" are checked.

Under the "number of connections" I have from top to bottom: 250, 50, 5

I'm seeing advertised max 1MB/s download speed in newsgroups. Rarely will I get that in torrents. Playing around with capping my download or upload limits in utorrent seems to make no difference with my browsing experience (it needs to be some damn setting combination in utorrent or the router???). I also always download 1 torrent at a time because I notice that as soon as I have 2 or more all the downloads slow down further not to mention the browsing crawls.



urbanriot
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... why are you randomizing the port? Do you have UPnP checkmarked as well?

If you have it set to randomize the port and do not have UPnP checked, you'll definitely have torrenting issues since your packets can't get to where they need to go.

However I'd personally rather not use UPnP and specify a port of my choosing, then forward that.

In the DIR-655 there's a section for port forwarding rules, call it 'utorrent' and use the same port for both UDP and TCP and the IP address of your torrenting system. Make sure you reserve the IP of your system under the network setup so your internal LAN IP is constant. Use a port like 3385, I can't think of anything you might use that uses it.


l0st

join:2003-04-22
canada

To combat ISP throttling and privacy?

I had uPnP checked, why do you prefer to forward a port and not use it?



urbanriot
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said by l0st:

To combat ISP throttling and privacy?

You won't combat ISP throttling by shifting your port and privacy would be obtained by other means, changing your port is irrelevant there as well.

said by l0st:

I had uPnP checked, why do you prefer to forward a port and not use it?

UPnP has been questionable for years, terrible when it debut. It might be in better shape today but forwarding a port is definite - this is the port in my software, this is the port my router will forward, done. There's no question as to whether your issue is a communications issue when you go that route.

l0st

join:2003-04-22
canada
reply to l0st

»imgur.com/a/67m8N
my current settings

i disabled SPI firewall on my router
»i.imgur.com/zzKXQ.jpg

it seems to have made a difference...



urbanriot
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Good to hear. I find the best way to test torrent settings through firewalls and their settings is to download a heavily seeded Linux ISO. I don't mean Linux as a code word for anything else, but really, a Linux ISO.