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Windows XP is said to have a connection limit. There are some patches that increase this limit to 100 or higher. I was just wondering if my download speed (from torrents, etc.) or number of simultaneous downloads depend on it?

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Hello! SU is for acquiring answers to questions about actual problems. Please see the FAQ for more info. –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 31 '11 at 21:14
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XP actually limits the number of half open connections. This is a common myth. Another common myth is XP limits the number of SMB connections to 10. SMB != TCPIP connections. –  surfasb Aug 31 '11 at 23:15

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This connection limit, limits the amount of connections your computer can have, so, if you get lucky and find a peer with very high upload speed, you will not be affected - but - in most situations, it will affect torrent speed.

If you do a lot of torrenting, I recommend you apply the patch.

For everyday non peer to peer work, it is unlikely you will benefit from this patch.

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