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I am recently getting slow speeds for downloading torrents on uTorrent. However when the speed is (1-3kBps) I stop the torrent and Start it again then the speed level climbs to the usual high level (100-200kBps) and gradually drops to (1-3kBps) speeds again .

What should be the optimum settings for

  • Number of connections per torrent
  • maximum number of connected peers
  • Maximum number of upload slots per torrent and what ever settings that i need to change to improve the speed
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this depends on your network connection, routers... – ewanm89 Dec 13 '12 at 10:42
i use a 1.8Mbps HSPA connection(Dongle) which gives up to 230kBps Download speed – Shenal Silva Dec 13 '12 at 11:14

1 Big tip I can give you: internet providers like to look in to your traffic and shape it.

Here in Belgium our providers they slow down traffic when they notice heavy torrent traffic going to or from your local network.

To prevent this you use encrypted peers only. this will encrypte the torrent sessions over ssl and your provider won't be able to look in what traffice is passing trough.

You should have following options:

Off = don't use it
On = use it if possible
forced = only make connections with encrypted peers

I use the Second option as not all peers use encryption.

ps: maximum number of connected peers set it up to 100 in case you would have 30 encrypted and 30 non-encrypted peers you have plenty of room left for more peers.

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currently i am using Forced encryption – Shenal Silva Dec 13 '12 at 12:19
Could you try to put on just ON it could be there are no encrypted peers for the torrens you are searching for. – MrLightBulp Dec 13 '12 at 12:44

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