Increase uTorrent download speed

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If you've finally found the torrent you're looking for, but it's taking hours or even days to download, you know how annoying slow downloads can be. Slow torrent download speeds may be the result of a lack of seeds and a slow internet connection, but there are ways to tweak your uTorrent settings and optimize your connections for maximum download speeds. Adding new, faster torrent trackers is another good way to breathe new life back into a slow or dead torrent.

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How to Add Faster Torrent Trackers

Adding new torrent trackers can add new seeds and peers to your connection, possibly resulting in faster download speeds. These trackers change and close often, so adding new, open trackers is essential to optimizing your downloads.

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  1. 1
    Open your torrent using uTorrent.
    Start the download, and check the speed under the "Down Speed" tab.
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  2. 2
    Navigate to "Properties".
    Right-click on the download name, and click "Properties".
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    Enter the trackers.
    Under the "General" tab, locate the "Trackers" box. Scroll down to the end of the list, and press enter to make a new line. Copy and paste these trackers into the box. It's OK if you have duplicates - uTorrent will ignore those ones. Don't erase the existing trackers, either. The more trackers, the more chances to increase your speed.
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    Try this short list of super fast trackers first:
    
    udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80
    udp://tracker.leechers-paradise.org:6969
    udp://tracker.coppersurfer.tk:6969
    udp://glotorrents.pw:6969
    udp://tracker.opentrackr.org:1337
    http://tracker2.istole.it:60500/announce
    
    Here is a longer list updated Feb 2016.
    
    udp://p4p.arenabg.ch:1337
    udp://p4p.arenabg.com:1337
    http://bttracker.crunchbanglinux.org:6969/announce
    http://tracker.aletorrenty.pl:2710/announce
    udp://torrent.gresille.org:80/announce
    udp://glotorrents.pw:6969/announce
    udp://tracker.trackerfix.com:80/announce
    udp://www.eddie4.nl:6969/announce
    udp://tracker.leechers-paradise.org:6969
    http://retracker.kld.ru:2710/announce
    http://9.rarbg.com:2710/announce
    http://bt.careland.com.cn:6969/announce
    http://explodie.org:6969/announce
    http://mgtracker.org:2710/announce
    http://tracker.best-torrents.net:6969/announce
    http://tracker.tfile.me/announce
    http://tracker.torrenty.org:6969/announce
    http://tracker1.wasabii.com.tw:6969/announce
    udp://9.rarbg.me:2710/announce
    udp://tracker.btzoo.eu:80/announce
    http://pow7.com/announce
    http://tracker.novalayer.org:6969/announce
    http://193.107.16.156:2710/announce
    http://cpleft.com:2710/announce
    http://retracker.hotplug.ru:2710/announce
    http://retracker.kld.ru/announce
    http://tracker.coppersurfer.tk:6969/announce
    http://inferno.demonoid.me:3414/announce
    http://announce.torrentsmd.com:6969/announce
    udp://9.rarbg.com:2710/announce
    udp://coppersurfer.tk:6969/announce
    udp://exodus.desync.com:6969/announce
    udp://open.demonii.com:1337/announce
    udp://tracker.prq.to/announce
    http://exodus.desync.com/announce
    http://ipv4.tracker.harry.lu/announce
    http://tracker.torrentbay.to:6969/announce
    udp://11.rarbg.com/announce
    udp://tracker.1337x.org:80/announce
    udp://tracker.istole.it:80/announce
    udp://tracker.ccc.de:80/announce
    udp://fr33dom.h33t.com:3310/announce
    udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce
    udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce
    
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    Check your speeds again.
    After a few minutes, check your download speeds. They should increase with the addition of new trackers. In this photo I'm only using USB dongle with 3g connection, so its not that fast but its faster than my friend's he is using DSL.
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How to Adjust uTorrent Settings to Increase Download Speeds

It's easy to adjust your uTorrent settings to maximize download speeds. Follow the steps below.

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  1. 1
    Test your internet connection speed.
    Go to an internet speed test site and test your connection speed. Do this about three times, and take note of the middle number, not the highest or lowest. This number should be measured in kilobits, or kb/s. This is your upload speed.
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    Adjust upload speed settings.
    Select "Options" then "Setup Guide". Click on the "Upload Speed" drop-down menu and select the speed that most closely matches with your upload speed. While you're here, change the port to a number above 10000. Click "Save & Close".
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    Adjust bandwidth settings.
    Click "Options" then "Bandwidth", and set these values:  
    1. Set the Maximum Upload Rate or MUR to 10 to 15.
    2. Set the Maximum Download Rate or MDR to 1800.
    3. Set the Global Maximum Numbers of Connections to 2329.
    4. Set the Maximum number of connected peers per torrent to 250-300. Don't set it higher than 300.
    5. Set your Maximum upload slots per torrent to 14, then click "Apply" and "OK" to save the settings.
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  4. 4
    Adjust advanced settings.
    Click on "Options" then "Preferences". Select the "Advanced" tab and set these values:  
    1. Scroll down and look for "bt.connect_speed". Set the value to 80.
    2. Scroll down again and look for "net.max_halfopen". Set the value to 100, then click "Apply" to save these settings.
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  5. 5
    Adjust queueing options.
    Click "Options" then "Preferences". Select "Queueing". Set your Maximum number of active downloads to 1, then click "Apply" and "OK" to save the settings.
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    Adjust connection options.
    Click "Options" then "Preferences". Click on "Connection". Check the box to enable UPnP port mapping. This lets uTorrent connect directly with seeds while avoiding any firewalls.
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    Prioritize the torrent.
    Right-click on the torrent and select "Bandwidth Allocation". Set this to "High". You can also bypass any existing settings or schedules by right-clicking the torrent and selecting "Force Start".
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • If you're operating on a WiFi connection, try connecting directly to your modem or router to ensure maximum Internet connectivity.
  • Stop other downloads and activities that use a large amount of your connection to help speed up the torrent download. Also, avoid using the internet while you're downloading torrents, since this can slow down your speeds.
  • Try upgrading your internet connection by contacting your ISP for best results. However, be aware that some ISPs throttle BitTorrent speeds, so your slow downloads could be the result of that.
  • Update your uTorrent software. Check for updates regularly.

Questions and Answers

I need help to download my uTorrent files?

I'm downloading a 17GB file and it's going very slowly. Please help me.

17GB is a very big file. Use this website to find out how long a 17GB file will take to download on your network. In addition, torrenting can be throttled by ISPs, and your torrent will only go as fast as the speed at which your peers are sending it. Additionally, many internet providers throttle P2P high volume traffic such as file sharing programs like uTorrent. If possible temporarily try downloading using a different network and see if this affects your download speed. You could also try connecting to the internet via your phone and see if that makes a speed difference. Of course you should not do the download over your phone, just do a quick test, unless you have a massive data plan on your cellphone.

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Was just wondering how trackers work?

I wanted to know how these made uTorrent faster, as my download speed dropped from 6mbs to 400kbs without explanation. How will these help?

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I was having 250kbps speed but suddenly it dropped into 5kbps?

I am having good downloading speed while I download in Google Chrome,

Many ISPs will cap the speed of torrents after a certain amount of usage. So you may have hit one of those caps. Additionally, you may be downloading at a time when many Seeders have stopped uploading the file, so check to see if the number of Seeders has gone down since you originally started downloading it.

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Can you help in increasing and finding peers for my torrent?

My torrent has completed 60% of the total bar and download speed decreases to 0 upload speed increases to 5kb/s and there are trackers having 100% and reqs 256/0 in the peers tab. Download speed is not increasing at all.

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I am downloading a 7.4 GB game file and the downloading speed keeps fluctuating from about 80kb/s to 360kb/ but most of the time it remains at about 115kb/s. Can you give me any tips on how to make the speed around 300kb/s all through out?

Help me increase the download speed to around 300kb/s. The version of my uTorrent is 3.4.6

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How can I increase downloading a movie via uTorrent while using a broadband internet>?

I'm only using broadband , I'm downloading a movie , I want to download it to fastest speed

There are a couple of things you can check to see if your download speed is being slowed. First, make sure that your ports are open to uTorrent; secondly, make sure that the movie your downloading has more Seeders than Leechers; third, check to see if your computer's firewall is blocking uTorrent and slowing it down; lastly, check your broadband connection to make sure that nothing else is using up any bandwidth, which you can usually do via your Router's homepage.

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Low Speed on uTorrent. Please tell me any way to solve this problem?

I'm downloading a torrent file of .ISO format, which contains a video file . It has 4 seeds. First time its speed went to 300 to 400 kbps but now it's running between 50 to 80. I've also added your site given trackers and updated too . But speed is still low. File size is 2.62 GB

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I have doubts about availability of a particular torrent.

Some old torrent have few trackers and do not start immediately

You have several options available: contact the copyright holder for alternative download methods (HTTP, another download client, direct links, etc.) or, if the file is in public domain, look for the torrent in different search engines (https://yahoo.com, https://duckduckgo.com, https://yandex.ru, etc.). One of other solutions, especially relevant for old films, is looking for a BD, DVD, or CD with the requested content sold at any online stores like https://amazon.com or https://ebay.com.

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Memory cannot configure correctly?

One day, I cleaned my computer and unplugged the SATA hard connector, after cleaning my computer it is showing an error on boot time: "The memory cannot configure itself correctly". Then, I press the "F1" button and save changes. Then, it shows display. If I cannot press the button "F1", the computer could not work. Please help me.

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  1. 1
    Enter your BIOS.
    To enter your BIOS, either read the manual for your computer on how to do that or watch what the screen shows when loading. It may display the key combination to enter your BIOS, which can be "Delete", "F2", "F10", etc. You can also find the key combination on the web site of the motherboard manufacturer.
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    Find the setting in the BIOS to reset all of the settings to their default values.
    Select it.
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    Save the changes and exit the BIOS.
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    If that did not help, then your CMOS battery might be dead, thus not saving any changes in the BIOS.
    Open your computer case and locate the CMOS battery. The CMOS battery is shown in the picture below. When ordering a new CMOS battery, ensure that the parameters of the new battery match with the ones inscribed on the old battery. To take the CMOS battery out, just gently press on the tag next to it and pull the battery up.
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Is this tracker list updated or is it years old?

I come across trackers list very often, however, they are outdated and have stopped working years ago, is this one updated. If not, can you please provide an updated list.

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My question is: Before I used to have a 400kbps download speed in my uTorrent, but for the past 3 months my download speed fall to 10kbps. I've been trying to figure it out, been trying everything I know like Settings, VPN, Tracker, Advance setting?

How to make uTorrent run like before

If you made no changes then its most likely your ISP has capped Torrent traffic. The only solution is to use a VPN tunnel to hide the traffic. Unfortunately high speed VPNs are not cheap.

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Second Method, second step, which Options?

In the second method of increasing the download speed, the second step says "Select "Options"" which options do they mean? uTorrent options?

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Can I ask how TCP/IP patch works for Windows 7?

Can I ask how TCP/IP patch works for Windows 7 and how to speed up uTorrent settings of 2.0.4 version with Windows 7?

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I'm downloading GTA san andreas its size is =4.65 but the download is slow?

How will I make my GTA san andreas download faster its taking too much time

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Camping in CA, on a friends WiFi, cannot change ISP?

Followed changes suggested on VH for increased speeds except that #4 Adjust Advance Settings, the uTorrent version which is the latest will not let me change the settings. I get an * before the changed number and the apply box does not highlight. connect speed and net.max_halfopen cannot be changed. Connected to 35 Seeds and 45 Peers and speed fluctuates between 120kBs. to 4. Have not speed tested connection yet. Constantly change ports to increase speeds. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

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How do I add the lines that are mentioned here?

How to add those lines to speed up my download?

You have to open the uTorrent client, find a legal torrent or a magnet link, and add it to the uTorrent client first. Usually, double-clicking the link in your browser is enough. If not, then click the plus (file) icon or globe (URL) icon in the uTorrent client. These icons are under the menu, and they will allow you to add a torrent to downloading. You will see the torrent in the main frame starting to be downloaded. Right-click it under the "Name" column". Click "Properties" in the pop-up menu. Click the "General" tab in the pop-up window. In the "Trackers" input box, add the list of trackers from the article at the end of the existing list. Do not erase the previous lines.

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How can I bypass the firewall of college?

I want to download torrent but it is not downloading with full speed due to firewall, how should I bypass the firewall without their knowing. I have tried: I use video for bypass cyberoam security and it works 50%. I think it was caused by: College block p2p server.cyberoam security

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Use a VPN

How can we stop piracy and yet be able to enjoy movies, music, text in the form of digital media which is copyrighted, for reasonable prices?

Like we all know that piracy on torrent sharing sites is increasing. Movies, games and some T.V. shows which are copyrighted are being downloaded for free which is causing so much loss to the producers and the artists and the whole crew. And yet, we see that these sites are running successfully on VPN connections evading government tracking. The ones who participate( I am one of them) in piracy are also justifying their action by saying that they either can't afford it or the media is not accessible to them. For example, I am an Indian. I like watching some Hollywood movies. But my father doesn't buy them for me (Note: He can afford it) because he doesn't like it.. Suggest some possible innovations to eliminate the need for piracy.

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Explain in full detail why my connection is very slow than I expected?

Does this really work, are you sure about it? My speed is 2mbps and I am getting 190kbps only, any way to increase speed?. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: Nothing

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I have been waiting from 8 hrs, it still requires 4 hrs more. I'm exhausted?

How to deal with this problem? please help me.. I have tried: Pasted trackers.. I think it was caused by: I have no idea.

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