In windows Vista Home Premium x64 using uTorrent, how can I make the download(s) faster?
EDIT: What are recommended settings for QoS?
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Copy/Paste Sources: - Official doc: connection guide - Torrentfreak: - Speed up your torrents - Speed up your torrents II - Optimize Your BitTorrent Download Speed - And more information on the official forum: - If you have speed issues read here first - Conservative Settings Chart (Alternate Speed Guide for uTorrent)
Also, I am not sure if this is just a Virgin Media thing or a limitation on DOCSIS based networks, but I know when I was on Virgin, you should set a download and upload limit at last 30% lower than the maximum speeds otherwise there is a fault in the modem/router that makes everything slow to a crawl / timeout.
Lastly, just remember, peoples upload speed is a fraction of their download (on the majority of torrent)... you just have to be patient and if there are LOTS of leechers compared to seeders, just be calm and wait your turn!
Under Options -> Preferences -> Bandwidth check to ensure you don't have a limit set on transfer speed:
That will of course slow you down if it is set low.
You may also want to prioritize bittorrent traffic in your router so it has a higher priority than http for example. My siblings like using YouTube constantly, so it used to wreak havoc on my online gaming experience until I played with QoS a little.