How To Increase Download Speed in uTorrent by Changing Few Settings


Downloading via torrents can be the fastest way to download files on the Internet, provided that the program settings used to make these transfers are appropriate to your connection. However, not always a low downloading speed happens due to wrong settings, you also need to choose torrents wisely.In this article, you will find some tips to increase uTorrent download speed which is most popular Torrent client.

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.

In 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 SpeedTestto 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″

  1. bt.auto_dl_sample_average
  2. bt.auto_dl_sample_window
  3. bt.ban_threshold
  4. bt.connect_speed
  5. net.max_halfopen.
  6. rss.update_interval

Add Windows Firewall Exception

Generally, it is done while installing itself but in case you forgot to add 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 number of seeders : the larger it is, the better your chances of getting higher download speed.


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