I currently run torrents every so often. My internet speed is 50Mb/s down, 3Mb/s up.
I don't want my torrenting to affect the speed of other people on my network, so I usually set a maximum download of 500KB/s and a maximum upload of 40KB/s. However, I was told by someone else using my network that just being connected to many peers itself could slow down the internet to a noticeable effect.
I tried to google the answer, but I couldn't find anything. My question is: In my case, with a bandwidth limit well below my maximum, would the sheer connection to my peers slow the internet for other users? With the bandwidth limit on, should users experience slow connections?