Why is my torrent downloading so slow?

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hey my torrent is downloading very slow at 1kb.... how do i incress the speed?
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Hi Matt.m,

in miro you define the speed settings in the video > options > download pane.
If these settings seem to be ok, do you've a higher speed with other torrent clients?
The reasons for a very slow speed can be different - what you could check are your router settings (if you use one :) (e.g. ports forwarded?), other applications using the same port? firewall settings?
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I'm on DSL and download is even slower, about 0.1 to 0.4 kbps.

Am using WinXP, and am familiar with Control Panel. Using D-link wired router, and can access it as admin.

Now what? Details, please.
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Lukáš Dostál

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Thanks matt! in the torrent options,there was 0 max download speed (unlimited) but then when i checked speed settings as you sayd,i noticed it is limited to 1kb/s :D THANKS
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Sadhir Mohamed

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Same problem to me
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Matt Goodwin

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my game wont download at all but it is still running what can I do to speed up the download or get it to be able to work ive tried to redownload but it doesn't work
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Ed Elliott

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right click the torrent go to bandwith allocation and set it as high boosted mine to about 1mbps which is what I get through steam to so that might work
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Prateek Chauhan

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man . tryn'na download a game but its so freakin slow ... sumbody help me out as to what to do with it ? :(
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Stefan Stevceski

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Ed Elliott it didn't work still very slow
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Pan

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You've to open the port in your firewall and it has to be forwarded in your router to your machine (if you use dhcp, consider to use a fixed ip)

Here are some other reasons why a torrent download is slow
http://www.seeita.com/TF/BTCSlowDRate...

If you're downloading other files than torrents there may be one reason that the server has many connections or you're using other applications which produce to much traffic.
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Endy Hidayat

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I think, I agree with you please explain to me more
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not at all helpful it doesn't speed up the download of a hour and a half movie to less than four days.
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that's no help at all i agree my torrents are downloading pretty slow too and I have a wireless router and the signal says: Excellent and its 54.0Mbps. on my wireless Mb. I don't understand it.
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Austyn Wong

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it's because you're on wireless wireless is slow if you're near enough to your router to where there isn't a problem with people tripping over the cord you can get a ethernet cable to plug into the router and your pc i'm on a wireless internet and i can't plug a ethernet cable into my pc and the router b/c people will trip over it
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this made me lol, torrents are slow because they are peer-to-peer, u only get fast donwlaod speeds wiht them if u are donwloading a VERY popular thing that several other poeple are donwloading at the same time. If ur unlucky enough to be donwloading a file that noone else, or 1 or 2 other people are downlaoding, then ur going to get a very low donwload speed because the upload speed of the file is going to be low. If u want fast donwloads, donwload form a server, not a peer-to-peer network.
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no this doesn't answer the question you amused dick. I have 197 seeds and 247 peers possible and are only using two and three of them. go be amused and useless somewhere else
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Tanner Whitehead

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yeah dude Chris is right man 197 seeds is very small I get like 10000 seeds on the stuff I download. so you should stop running your mouth when your fucking wrong.
i was downlodinthe same seeds and peers as Joseph is and i get like 100-300 Kbps using an upto 2Mbps internet connection. but since i reformatted my computer. i only have tops of 30Kbps and the port from bittorent says its blocked
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Nikolai Azerbaijan Cox

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I don't get how 200 seeds is small. I can get my full DL speed of 900ish megabytes/s with 30 seeds yet with 200 connected for a popular pirate (Cities XL 2011 - exactly no-one bought it because it's just a patch for a previous game) I only get 300 megabytes/s
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That's just not true. I've had times when I downloaded a 3 GB movie in a few minutes, with well under a hundred seeds. We all understand that it's faster when their are more seeders, but, I've also downloaded fairly large movies in less than an hour with only 4 seeders. This woman is saying it takes FOUR DAYS to download a movie. You're idiot reply is not helpful to anyone and makes you look like one of those idiots who acts like he knows everything, and embarrassingly does not.
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wfrawjioj

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Your spelling made me lol. It's "download", not "donwload" you fucking dumbass.
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Ben Thrasher

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Wow so because he hit "nw" instead of "wn" that makes him a dumbass? Like you're really so desperate for a response that you're willing to list his typos?

I don't like his comment any more than most people would, he wasn't constructive at all. But honestly, if you're going to attempt an insult, don't make it about something as dull as a typo.
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Mohi Mahgoub

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he is mental retard so he care about the NW.. what u noob XD
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ILove2download

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I just upgraded Miro and now my downloads are extra slow. My seeders are much higher than the leechers but it is still incredibly slow. I also am very frustrated and I don't know how to fix this problem?? Is it the new version of Miro or is it my DSL ?? Miro used to work just fine about six months ago when I first started using it.
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There is an update to libtorrent in the windows version of 2.5.4. It's possible that you just need to modify your preferences setting in the Downloads subtab to limit your upload rate.
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I was having the same problem and i thought since i wasnt using nearly my full bandwith i would let some people seed for some of the stuff that finally downloaded and when i turned my upload linit from 20 to 100 kbps my downloads went from 110 downloading 8 things at once to 1 mbps and stayed that way.
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I'm new to torrent downloads, and just getting to grips with the jargon, right so i know what a seeder is, What is a Leecher?, what do the green and pink skulls means on each torrent? and whats the magnet link for?, LOL i know these seem to be pretty basic Q's, but hay u dont ask u dont know. Also my download speed is REALLY slow, Is there a basic way to increase it for a noob?. Please help, and thanx
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ryanhunter72596

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ok im sorta like that too, im downloading a avi.torrent and it says the remaining time to download is infinity. Now what the HECK am i supposed to do then. i dont have all eternaty.
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Basically i think that the reason most torrents move so slowly is because a vast majority of people limit their upload speed too much. Most of the time im seeing people uploading @ 0.1 Kbps when im doing 56 Kbps. I would put it up if i could but this is around optimum for my 8Mbps DSL connection. Its kinda like everyones cutting their nose off to spite their face. Anyway there is a way around this. First off you need to test youre connection to determine you're maximum download speed. Then you need to set youre max upload to approximately 10% of this. Next if you're using windows xp like i am you need to find a way to modify you're max half open connections because xp only allows for 10 which is not very good so i believe. I used a patch called EvID4226 but its pain in the rear to use as it gets flagged by anti virus & spyware as being a hack tool and even if you add it to exceptions it keeps getting flagged. So im not going to say use this just in case it causes trouble for anyone. Instead just now i found a program that does the same job and im going to try it to see if it helps, its @ http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php Finally im going to list my preference settings in utorrent as it may help after you have performed the above.
Max upload: 56Kbps
Global max connections: 3000
Max peers/torrent: 3000
Upload slots/torrent: 10
Max download: unlimited
Net.max_halfopen(in advanced settings): 1500

Now i regularly experiment with these values and have achieved download speeds of 700Kbps using roughly these settings. I would expect it will be different for each connection type and speed. I will post again after i try that new program if its any good. Hope this helps, have at it.
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arif.thechemist

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hey , setting the net.max_halfopen to 1500 work for me . It increase my download speed from 4kBps to 110kBps . Thanks wizard!!
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22cue22

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WiZaRd.......your settings helped me ......thank you ...Roy .
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Lakshya Prince

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plz help me n tell where is net.max_halfopen??
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Ankit Sharma

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it helped my speed boosted from 1/2 kbps to 15/25 kbps but thats not enoungh for a movie to download, it will obiuosly take days to download
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Nino Mucedola

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i just update u torrent and now the download is really slow
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sdlamb

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I have the same problem, and have noticed that if I take the same torrent file and download it with BitTorrent, it goes a lot faster!
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Jamie Booty

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Hello users, just wanted to say that I understand your frustration with slow torrent downloads. Have you heard of FURK.NET? It is a site which enables you to download torrentz through a BIT Torrent Proxy and you can download any file using this site. I get a whooping 1.1MBps speeds as the files are downloaded through a server! Hope this helps :-)
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Joseph Farmer

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Maybe you should have included it's not free, which is the entire point of file sharing, asshole.
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Mohamed Nahil

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Correction : Its not completely free. You need a Facebook account to register. If you don't want to give away your Facebook account then you could use an invite code. (You can find invite codes all around the internet.) (you can use these if you want:
AIF4PLM3S
PS1GMVUT6
QGR6RASU7
JJK6RLK0Z
IBJDLX91J
WZ0BSNGK1
3K5EP35LL )
Speaking of which, There are some limits to to a free account. (obviously.) They are:-
Maximum file size (torrent only) :- 2GB
Other than that there is no limits. (Actually thats the only one I noticed. But who knows there may be a hidden one) (Unlimited download speed. YAY!)
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Mohamed Nahil

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Here are the real limits:-
number of active dls - 3
total file size of active dls - 2 GB (GigaBytes not Gigabits)
bandwidth diff. of downloads to us and downloads from us - 4 GB (I don't know what that means)
P.S. : Sorry about all the ()s
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Youssef Kabodan

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if it is a new game like sonic colors 0.1kb
no bady download this o dont like torrents becuse you have to wait for somone els to download it with you altlest 20 have to be donloading it
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Try restarting your computer
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The greatest bit of advice i found on this subject! i was downloading at about 10 kb/s i restarted my comp and BOOM 1.2 MB/s
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Toorjo Mishra

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just wait , it will get faster - If not...

1. Use Utorrent
2. Configure Utorrent (just search "How to make Utorrent faster" on youtube)
3. Go to the pirate bay
4. Use the top 100 colom as much as u can, as it has loads of seeders
5. Dont seed, i might sound bad, but it makes it download significantly slower
6. Have a max of 3 downloads going at once
7. Especially if you are download seasons or albums - use priorities as often as possible
8. leave it on over night
9. Get closer to your router - it will help with the internet speed/downloading speed
10. Have Fun and Enjoy

Thanks,

Toorjo (Toorjo1@hotmail.com)
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faznur.rudy

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i always do no.8 haha
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Bobby Sullivan

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everytime I use pirate bay I only get 1 peer
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Avery Kucan

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Enable peer xchange and DHT?
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Mohamed Nahil

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That won't do any good except get you more peers. It want necessarily increase your download speed. And use these trackers (Don't ask me how to add trackers. Just Google it) :-
udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80
udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80
udp://tracker.istole.it:80/announce
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Exactly same problem here. Whenever I do a speed test from any site i get a reading of about 2 Mbps and downloads through my browser (Chrome) run around 200 Kbps but whenever I try downoading any torrent, ( Good , popular ones) my downloads run max @15kbps. I thought its my client so I changed it from bittorrent to zule to Tixati still no luck. Anybody with the same problem?
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I'm with AAA, my broadband speed is 1MB/s and upload is 100kB/s but my torrent speed is anywhere between 0.1 and 2 kB/s. Awesome ;-( ...Does anyone know how to change my port number as when I do a Network test it indicates that my port is the problem. This is where I run out of talent and patience!!!
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Mohamed Nahil

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Utorrent and Bittorrent has a built-in diagnostic feature. Double click the tick or exclamation mark or cross at the bottom right corner. Then you can figure out the rest by your self. It is that simple. (If you can't you are an idiot.)
In case there is an idiot among the readers, There will be a text box (white part with some random numbers). Just replace the numbers with any you want. preferably between 61919 to 80102.
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I download movies & it takes 5-7 hours for 1 movie.
I think its too slow.I want faster download.Can anyone please tell me how to get faster download?
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Ankit Sharma

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in my case it takes 1 and half day
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Mohamed Nahil

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In my case it takes less than 30 minutes. YAY!
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EcneroLf EugaHce

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RESTART YOUR FUCKING PC !! AND IF IT STILL DOESN'T WORK KICK OR PUNCH YOUR FUCKING PC !! AND IF YOU ARE USING LAPTOP THROW IT ON THE WALL !! OR IF YOU ARE USING MAC !! FUCKING BURN IT !! AND IT WORKS FOR ME :P HOPE IT FUCKING WORKS
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Mohi Mahgoub

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suck fucking dick u fuck face tard and u r fucking boring noob and got aint fucking skills so shut the fuck up or i will fuck u up mother fucker :/ owend eeh?
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Hey, EcneroLfEugaHce !

Take your PC and shove up your @$$. Get off the discussion boards if you can't relate to Homo sapiens, you obnoxious braying jack@$$!!! Get a life and get out!
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l1ghtm4st3r

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You could try changing your ports, that might help, going over 10,000 as a starting port rides over ISPs so you might want to try that, I DL at 8000-8700 and it's a decent speed.
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Al Edwards

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...i fixed mine, by simply changing my ISP to a decent gang! seems to have worked!! go fuck yourself TalkTalk, thanks very much BT Business connection! cheers for the advice :-)
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Bobby Sullivan

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ah no now my upload speed is 100x faster than my download speed.
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Avery Kucan

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Well if your DONE downloading it, that is how it should be! If not, try enabling Peer Exchange and DHT network (Hash Table) if not allready.
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Avery Kucan

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P2P means that if you download something, you need too let it seed. If you download things then stop it and cancel once it starts seeding, it will slow your other downloads as punishment. When you download, others are uploading (seeding to you) and when your donw, you need to seed to let others download it. If you dont seed, it makes your downloads slow. When your done with a torrent, DONT DELETE IT! Keep it seeding. It will speed up your download. BTW upload and download are different channals, so they are independant.
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i dont think that anybody having real answer here. free users :-)
ye will are not looking for you only they are giving much better downloading speed to premium users.
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Avery Kucan

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Peer Exchange is always free. With BitTorrent Protocol, there is no speed limiting by tracker (Unless using an old client without Hash Table support)

If i leave a poster in a public place, I cant control who views it! Many download sites can limit speed through server, but BitTorrent bypasses the tracker, so impossible. On 50% it is the client, or the internet connection. The other 50% is the peers on the other end, and 0.00001% is the tracker. (It can eat bandwidth if used too much, but a VERY small amount)