Bittorrent download speed

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by cc, May 2, 2004.

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    cc Guest


    I joined the Mandrake Club and am using their mirror. I am downloading
    MDK 10.0 with Bittorrent. I have an SMC router using
    NAT. I read the directions for bittorrent and found I had to open
    6881-6889 on port 80 which I did. Still I am only getting arouns 40 KiB/s.
    Is there any way to increase this.

    cc, May 2, 2004
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    Parko Guest

    I too am a Mandrake Club member, and quite happy to pay the
    subscription. However I tend to wait until the ISOs become available on
    the mirrors because my ISP charges for uploads as well as downloads.
    Sucks really, but I have to live with a virtual monopoly as far as
    telcos go. Scope the Wiki for further information.

    Using Windows XP is just so weird...
    Parko, May 2, 2004
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  3. Stick with it and it will pick up. Resign yourself to leaving your machine
    on for the amount of time it takes, PLUS some more time to allow people to
    get the files from you.

    Or, alternatively (as someone else suggested), wait for the ISOs to be
    available on the mirrors--sometime in the next month or so. Worth it I
    Gary G. Taylor, May 2, 2004
  4. If you set your upload speed to high, it can decrease your download speed as
    it has to download extra info to check that what you have on your pc has the
    correct file info. I think its called hash checking or something like that
    Taken from bitorent website
    I'm behind a firewall/NAT, can I use BitTorrent?
    Yes, but you will get better performance if other peers can connect to you.
    By default, BitTorrent listens on port 6881, trying incrementially higher
    ports if it's unable to bind, and gives up after 6889 (the port range is
    configurable). It's up to you to figure out how to poke a hole in your

    Whats the port 80 bit you are mentioning???

    Gareth not NLL or anybody else., May 2, 2004
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