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I have been trying for some time to torrent at school. They blocked almost every port apart from the necessary ones, (21 80 443 etc.) I finally figured out how to torrent, but with over 200 people accessing the network at once it is fairly slow around 100-200. The speedtest says it has 40mb/s up and down. I dont have admin privileges. Is there a way I can give my IP or computer that I use network priority to give me atleast 1.5mb/s. also I have tested downloading the same thing from home which reaches 1.5mb/s compared to school which is 100-200kbps. Any suggestions will be helpful because i am out of idea.

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And at the moment I am torrenting off a browser using a DL Manager. If someone could tell me how i could torrent off uTorrent directly that would also be very helpful – user124752 Mar 26 '12 at 2:08
Around 100-200 what? Kbps? KB/s? – David Schwartz Mar 26 '12 at 2:08
While you are considering how to get more than your fair share of bandwidth, you might also ponder the notion of the categorical imperative when evaluating your motivations. – Kyle Jones Mar 26 '12 at 3:49
kb/s kilobytes not bits – user124752 Mar 27 '12 at 6:05

It sounds like your school has you locked down pretty tight. What I would recommend is getting a second computer to download files from home, you could use a Remote Desktop connection to start/check up on downloads or set your torrent software to automatically launch files in a folder and use dropbox (free) to sync it from your laptop to -any other cheap computer-. Or alternatively many NAS devices can download torrent files (such as the Patriot GearBox)

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thanks this is possible, but the reason I am doing it at school is because I do not have much download available (25gb) thats for 5 people in a whole month, difficult to download big stuff like series and things of that nature. – user124752 Mar 26 '12 at 6:12
And yet, in a fair world, this is the most fair answer. +1 for you. – user3463 Mar 26 '12 at 7:26

Have you considered a cooperative arrangement with other downloaders? If you are all getting the same set of shows, maybe you could share or coordinate times.

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