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If I add more trackers to my trackers tab in uTorrent will it speed up my download?

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Trackers assist in allowing peers to connect to each other. By adding more trackers, you should have more options for peers to connect to. Therefore, there is a good chance that adding more trackers will improve download speeds.

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Note: You can't just add trackers. You have to make sure that that tracker also has that same torrent. – Nifle May 27 '11 at 10:55
@Nifle: what happens if I had a tracker to a torrent, and that tracker does not have that torrent? – JNat Jan 10 '13 at 15:27
@JNat - Nothing at all probably. May depend on the torrent client you use, but I doubt anything at all will happen. – Nifle Jan 10 '13 at 18:12
@Nifle: I was just making sure. Thank you! – JNat Jan 10 '13 at 19:48
What happens is that either the tracker starts tracking that torrent or it refuses to do so. For example, opentracker will, by default, track anything that’s thrown at it. The tracker doesn’t need to know the torrent file beforehand. So no, you can indeed just add trackers. – Daniel B Jan 29 at 10:18

According to this article, it helps but it also put unnecessary burden to the trackers. So if you care about the torrent community it is wise if you just use one tracker and turn on your DHT.

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Well, while it may technically be a valid point, complaining about less than 100 MBit/s average bandwidth usage is just silly. – Daniel B Jan 29 at 10:23
No matter how small it is it's still a waste bandwidth though. – gomibako Jan 29 at 12:32

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