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Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

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Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

I have a BB Premier 2MB connection, that normally flies along. Normal download speeds are well above 100kbs. However Bittorrent speeds are pathetic, im lucky if I can get 30k a second!

Currently im downloading at 11kB/s, with my upload running at 20kB. If it was only this one torrent it wouldnt be too bad, but it seems every torrent is like this. Everything was alright until I got my upgrade a while ago. Before the 'upgrade' I could pretty much max out any torrent at 100kbs download speed.

Is anyone else having problems? Any suggestions on what I could do to download my perfectly legal torrents much faster?
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Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

1) using your upload at the same time kills the download (try not sharing a file)
2) it could be the seeder
3) stop using torrents if its a perfectly legal download, and use the website // FTP link.
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Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

Neither of those points explains why when I had my 1MB line I could hit 100kbs a second downloading, while uploading at around 20kbs with no problems. But now I have a 2mb line I can barely get to 30kbs download.

The fact that there are other sources to get files doesnt really alter the fact that my bittorrent speeds are pants.
Alecto
Grafter
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

Something odd seems to be going on.

Try this torrent and see what you get.

Previously, it has downloaded at 200kB plus within a couple of minutes. Today it's sticking at 100 to 150.

Edited:
Correction to that - I've just started a download from UK Nova and it was up to 230kB within a minute, so the test torrent must be deteriorating.
Still be interesting to see what you get with it.
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Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

Started up that torrent and let it run for 10 minutes, heres my results:

In the first minute I connected to 28 seeds and 2 peers.
Download speed started out at 30k, and began moving between 30-50 for the next few minutes. Stabilised about 40k. Had occassional spikes up to 70k, but not very often.

At least I know it can go over 30k now!
Alecto
Grafter
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

Hi again - see my correction above. Looks like 150 or so is the max for that torrent at present.

But since you're only getting half that and I can do 230k elsewhere, it might be your torrent settings that are out. Are you fully connectable, not firewallwed, and get green faces (assuming you're using Azureus)?
craigbrass
Grafter
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

As said by "buzzons", upload could be effecting it. Effectivly you have around 25kbps upload speed. Also assume you have 200kbps download on a 2mb connection. If you are using 80% of your upload on uploading, you can only effectivly get 20% of your download (say 40kbps).

I *think* thats right but correct me if I am wrong.
Alecto
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

I limit my upload to 20k and it doesn't slow the speed down, though it did when I let it do 30k.
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Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

I will try lowering the maximum upload speed to around 10-15 and see if that makes a difference.

And yeah im all green happy faces with Azureus. Although I might try putting Azureus on another computer just to make sure its not something weird with this machine.

The router is all upnp-ed up and Azureus uses the upnp plugin to open up the required ports, so that shouldnt be a problem.
Alecto
Grafter
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Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

And you're not using the default port? Pn don't block it, but some torrent sites don't like it.
That's me out of ideas....... Sad
craigbrass
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Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

Hey, wait a second, are you using a router?
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Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

I am using the default port in Azureus, 6881, should I change it?

And yep Im using a router, its a Netgear DG834G, with the latest firmwire on it.. think its 2.something.. But I have had this router since well before my speed upgrade and it was never a problem.
craigbrass
Grafter
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

Yep. Try changing it to somthing else and see if the speeds change much.
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Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

Changing the default port slowed it down even more.. I chose 6890, but I might end up changing it back. Or better yet - reinstalling azureus with a clean profile Sad
Alecto
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Slow bittorrent on BB Premier

No, some sites tend to block bands of ports around the default ones.

Try 26881 or 46881 that are nowhere near the default.