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Windows 7: Using Utorrent

19 Mar 2009   #11
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Mine works fine and before we all get "honked" for discussing utorrent there are perfectly LEGAL torrents -- for example you can download the latest builds of SUSE 11.1 from Novell via a torrent -- they aren't going to use "illegal methods".

Utorrent version I'm using 1s 1.8.2.

I've had REALLY fast downloads -- under 1hr 30 for a 3GB or so of "Not saying" but you know what it is.

Just alter the up / download speed ratio's on the utorrent options. You aren't killing the swarm -- most UPLOAD speeds are pretty sh---y on even decent ISP's and cable systems whereas download speeds can be really nice and fast.

Back home I've got nearly 50 Mb/s download speed -- it's quicker to RDP to my home computer, download the torrent on to a local disk on the home computer ( I can log off / disconnect while the download is taking place as well) and then transfer the file to a work network in the UK via bog standard FTP which I AM allowed to use and then copy to USB stick to take back to my base in the UK while I'm working here.

(Another advantage is that if work tracks what sites you logon to there won't be any record since all the work is done on my computer back home in Iceland -- wonders of RDP and Networks for you. Also no sites are ever blocked unlike some corporations which screen what people logon to).

-- I'm not going to use utorrent for legal downloads or otherwise in a workplace -- jobs are pretty scarce at the moment and I've seen people being fired for less. If you do use it at work then BE CAREFUL -- quite frankly I'd advise against it.

Set your upload speed to around 10 - 20 kb/sec and you'll find that should open up the torrent a bit faster for you.

Cheers
jimbo
wow jim, iceland is more modern than the states here by far far reaches.... you guys use alot of geothermal, natural gas powered buses and vehicles and a pretty ok inet @50.... if i could wear shorts there i might consider moving, hahaha


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19 Mar 2009   #12
DiamondNRG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
i stay away from this app like the plague.... cant understand its popularity given all the connection/speed issues... granted if you know the app and are comfortable with some advanced settings it could be set up ok... but i never get the upload speeds that i should see... while yes, i know how to set it up... 1.9 is extremely buggy imo, while 1.8 is ok, and 1.7 is just old
I see no justification to this, 1.9 works fine for me and everyone I point to it. Nobody ever has any problems with it even right out of the box.
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19 Mar 2009   #13
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DiamondNRG View Post
I see no justification to this, 1.9 works fine for me and everyone I point to it. Nobody ever has any problems with it even right out of the box.
If you scour their forums, you shall see the opposite... tho i havent been there in a few months myself ... and also 1.9 has been out for quite some time now, around 5 months or so, but problems were abound... i had no issues with download speed, but with upload (which most ppl dont concern themselves with or worry about). You will see on any particular torrent that most utorrent users are 1.8 instead of 1.9... i'd say 65/35.... but like alot of things, what doesnt work for some works for others, and vice versa
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19 Mar 2009   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
If you scour their forums, you shall see the opposite... tho i havent been there in a few months myself ... and also 1.9 has been out for quite some time now, around 5 months or so, but problems were abound... i had no issues with download speed, but with upload (which most ppl dont concern themselves with or worry about). You will see on any particular torrent that most utorrent users are 1.8 instead of 1.9... i'd say 65/35.... but like alot of things, what doesnt work for some works for others, and vice versa
Hi there
I believe as I posted earlier the UPLOAD problem is usually due to ISP's -- most download speeds are very good -- upload speeds are usually horrible.

I often think that users should get a bit of "Configuration" choice -- for example I don't need a 50 Mb/s download speed but I'd certainly swap that for say 35 Mb/s download with 15 MB/s upload -- but unfortunately "It don't work like that".

The Download speeds that are being banded about are like Digital camera makers boasting how many MP's their cameras are -- in fact if you know anything about digital cameras some of the lower MP cameras are actually better than the higher MP one's (less noise -- possibly larger pixels etc etc).

The numbers are often used purely in the sales spiel. Most users would actually be better off with possibly lower speeds but a cheaper service.

Won't happen though.

Cheers
jimbo
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19 Mar 2009   #15
black dog

7068 64 bit + XP Pro
 
 

I have never had a problem with any version of uTorrent . My internet connection is a sad joke 256/64 ( don't laugh) .

My max download speed is around 30kbps and uploads approx. 6kbps.

I can max them both out with uTorrent , when there are enough peers.

Your internet provider might be throttling your connection. Do you have Protocol Encryption enabled? I do and i am pretty sure my ISP doesnt throttle torrent files.

uTorrent Roolz
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19 Mar 2009   #16
scaramonga

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by black dog View Post
Your internet provider might be throttling your connection. Do you have Protocol Encryption enabled?
Most likely

uTorrent (any version) has worked out of the box on all versions of Win7 for me so far

No complaints.
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19 Mar 2009   #17
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I believe as I posted earlier the UPLOAD problem is usually due to ISP's -- most download speeds are very good -- upload speeds are usually horrible.

I often think that users should get a bit of "Configuration" choice -- for example I don't need a 50 Mb/s download speed but I'd certainly swap that for say 35 Mb/s download with 15 MB/s upload -- but unfortunately "It don't work like that".

Cheers
jimbo
Heya jim... nah, its not throttled here, thank god... but yea, loaded up utorrent once again on first 7 install just cuz i noticed the little gadget (which i did like). But yea, for some reason, and i know all the tricks and such and spent many a hours on that forum reading... I like the whole idea and concept of the 1.9, the utp and such, but its so buggy... yes, i disabled it, binded ip and yadda yadda, but no matter if utp, tcp/udp or both i had the same upload slug... would start out very very slow and maybe after 10 min finally reach maybe 50% of the upload limit that i would set (usually 80%). Trying out 1.8 worked fairly wel, but i wasnt getting the speeds i would get from other clients. This would be something from Sunmicro, legal stuff, well seeded... best control variable i could think of. 1.9 failed miserably for me, and this just isnt on 7, same for XP as well.... not a router issue as i would have similar problems with other clients or other ftp etc... I also noticed, coulda been coincidence, but i got better speeds on 1.9 from a 1.8 host
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19 Mar 2009   #18
scaramonga

 
 

The key to uTorrent is choosing a good 'port' that's not blocked by the ISP and/or setting one that's not too popular I use a fixed port in the range of 56100-57000
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20 Mar 2009   #19
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scaramonga View Post
The key to uTorrent is choosing a good 'port' that's not blocked by the ISP and/or setting one that's not too popular I use a fixed port in the range of 56100-57000
Maybe I'm being a bit of a dimwit here but why would your ISP BLOCK ANY PORT from your HOME connection (Your Router / Firewall etc).

I know if you are using say an Internet Cafe or Wireless network OUTSIDE your own router then ports might be blocked --most of them block SMTP E-Mail to prevent SPAM and mail-bots so you are forced to use some horrible web mail client when sending emails away frome home (unless you use RDP to home computer or some horrible paid for email sending service -- not worth it).

But why would they block any port from INSIDE your router system. The problem I believe was the poster was complaining about UPLOAD speeds -- this is 100% due to the hardware provisions of the ISP and you can't really do much about it other than change ISP's (where possible).


Cheers
jimbo
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