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This is the scenario:

I'm downloading a file with 2000 seeds. What I almost always see in uTorrent's Seeds tab (during download) is something like 30 (2000). Now I understand that out of 2000, I'm only downloading from 30 seeds.

I've never seen the number of available seeds shoot to, say, 50+. Is that normal? Or do I need to change some settings on my BitTorrent client?

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What client are you using? –  KCotreau Jul 8 '11 at 13:41
You may have a limit on the total number of peers or the peers per torrent... I know utorrent has settings to change this. –  Kyle Jul 8 '11 at 13:42
@KCotreau Utorrent, and now I'm looking at its preferences->Bandwidth tab. Global maximum number of connections: 200; Maximum number of connected peers per torrent: 50; Anything on that, @Kyle? –  d4ryl3 Jul 8 '11 at 13:46
@d4ryl3 Do you have other torrents open? Also 50 includes people you are uploading to as well as seeds you are downloading from, so check your seeds and peers. –  Kyle Jul 8 '11 at 14:03
@Kyle Well, I only download 1 at a time. The rest are seeding, some 10+ other torrents. I've read that lowering the "Maximum number of connected peers per torrent might help, and that it's also relative to my connection speed. So I'm testing that now, thanks. –  d4ryl3 Jul 8 '11 at 14:14

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