Waiting in Vain

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  1. gariray_ganda

    gariray_ganda Member

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    Me have a question, possibly a silly the-answer's-too-freakin-obvious one, but hey, you know what they say about pride (to hell with it!) and knowing when to ask for help, hehe.

    For quite some time now, I've been using Azureus for my torrent needs. Normally, I would say that I am one satisfied cool customer, but recently I find my patience - a favorable virtue of mine - getting stretched a bit too thinly for my taste. Maybe, a bit TOO paper thin.

    I mean, am I really destined to suffer century-long, er, DAYS of waiting for the downloads to be completed or is there any possible way of speeding things up? Is the server/connection speed (I'm using PLDT DSL) really a huge factor, or does it rely largely on the number of "seeders" available?
    Or maybe I'm just whining too much? Haha. :rolleyes:


    Thanks for the input. ;)
     
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  2. hannibal

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    broadband/DSL speed is one thing, but torrent downloads depend largely, yes, LARGELY on the ratio of seeders and leechers. as a general rule i always see to it that i get at least 2:1 S/L ratio when choosing torrents. i also use Transmission instead of Azureus. experience tells me it's the better client. HTH.
     
  3. h.chua

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    basically you need to choose the torrent with the most seeders and the least leechers. also, you may want to try a no fuss torrent agent, transmission. just google it. very easy to use and is recommended by a lot of muggers.
     
  4. Kenneth

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    Also make sure you've setup port forwarding properly if you're connecting through a router. If you torrents show the green happy face status, then everything is ok. If not, then you could improve your speed by setting up the router properly. Type port forwarding in the search box or google it to find out more
     
  5. koppee1

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    I think your upload also matters. I think if you throttle your upload too much the other seeds automatically block you or something. Sometimes when I bring up my uploads to say..50K/sec from 15K/sec....I'll see my downloads jump and go faster.

    The number of seeds matter as well, the more the better. Of course, the number of seeds compared to the leechers will matter as well.

    The best way to make your downloads faster would be to get a faster internet connection of course. :)
     
  6. KikoyBalayon

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    eh? isn't that the other way around?download size rely on upload size from experience..eg.. DL/UL = 100k/20k(ignoring seeder,connection) -> get low download speed..reason: too selfish( get more DL*, give less UL* )i think increasing 100k/100k would be nice.. or set it to unlimited..if you get blocked... then try to control.. i say UL and DL should be equal..
     
  7. koppee1

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    yep. that's what i meant. your download may depend on your upload. If you throttle down your upload too much you will end up getting blocked and have slower download speeds. That why i gave an example of increasing my upload speed to 50K/sec from 15K/sec and noticing my download speed go up as well. But I usually still get max download speeds if I set upload to around 15 to 20K/sec (or higher).
     
  8. quietcynic

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    I have no problems exceeding 150KB/s with only a 10KB/s upload on Transmission, even on torrents where the leechers greatly exceed the seeders. It largely depends on the quality of the peers (generally, member only sites will have better users). First, try raising your upload limit (not too high, as this can backfire and actually saturate your connection; try within 10KB/s of your limit).

    However, if the problem persists, you might want to check the bandwidth of your DSL. PLDT is not known for its consistency.
    http://www.pldtdsl.com/speedtest.asp

    If that's not the problem, then you'll have to find a better torrent on a different tracker, or slug it out.
     
  9. Gomi

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    Hey, you get what you don't pay for. Simple as that. If you want to get something quickly, drop over to your local video/software store. No waiting. ;)
     

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