Downloading via torrents can be the fastest way to download files on the Internet if you have the proper internet connectivity and accurate settings for the application. However, you also need to choose torrents wisely. In this post, I am going to share some tips to increase uTorrent download speed which is the most popular Torrent client.
How to Set Upload Speed to Optimum
The default configuration of uTorrent does not establish limits to the speed of uploading files, which can compromise the throughput of downloads. The more “clever” ones will leave this value to least, but this causes the program to identify you as a peer bad, lowering its priority in time to receive files from other people. To avoid this, just leave a median value.
From, Options > Setup Guide, click the down arrow next to “Your upload speed” and choose an amount equivalent to 80% of the maximum upload speed of your connection (use speedtest.net to find it). Click “Save & Close” to exit.
Make Sure you Set the Results in Kbit instead pf Mbit.
Change Maximum Number of Peers and Connections
Now it’s time to change the program preferences. Go to Options > Preferences > Bandwidth control: at the bottom of the window, change the maximum number of connections to “450″ ?? and the maximum number of peers per torrent connect it to “200″.
Enable Protocol Encryption
In the menu “BitTorrent”, find the field “Protocol Encryption” and change the output value to “Enabled”.
Some Advanced Tweaks
In the advanced settings of uTorrent, change the values of following parameters to “80″
Add Windows Firewall Exception
Generally, it is done while installing itself but in case you forgot to add an exception, you can go to Preferences > Connection, check the “Add Windows Firewall Exception” to avoid problems like the program is unable to perform downloads.
Force Start Torrent
When a download is in progress, right-click on it, select “Force Start” (only in torrents to various sources) and
Bandwidth Allocation > High
In these settings, it is always interesting to watch the number of seeds (people sharing) and Leechers (people downloading) a torrent. When the number of people wanting to download is larger than just those who are distributing a file, the download speed tends to be very low.
The same happens when the torrent is very new because there are few people who have the entire file to share.
So when doing a search on torrent sites, always arrange the results by the number of seeders, the larger it is, the better your chances of getting higher download speed.