Bittorent works on PC but throttled on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by runninmac, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. runninmac macrumors 65816

    runninmac

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    Ever since I first got my MacBook I havn't been able to get above 2 kB/s on Azureus, not a biggie because all I needed was my diggnation episodes so I just used the dirrect http downloads, but then I wanted to download an episode on my PC and I decided to try the torrent version. To my surprise it downloaded at speeds over 40 kB/s. I use Azureus on both Mac and PC and I thought I had the settings the same. Any suggestions?
     
  2. jamesmcd macrumors 6502a

    jamesmcd

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    I've noticed this a lot too. At first I thought that my PC was doing automatic configuration of my router, but after checking the port forwarding they are all set right.

    I have no idea why this is, but I now use Windows to download with BitTorrent.
     
  3. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a

    wyatt23

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    try transmission on mac. i love azuereus on PC but on mac i find it clunky.

    also, i'm heard alot of bad things about using port 6881 [pretty sure that's default]. supposedly you can be blacklisted on you ISP. so be careful of that.

    i set my pc using azereus and my macs using transmission each using a a different port, set my router up for port forwarding, and i download at around 200kbps on all computers.


    note: are you behind a router?
     
  4. suneohair macrumors 68020

    suneohair

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    Get Transmission

    Make sure you port forward correctly

    You win.
     
  5. runninmac thread starter macrumors 65816

    runninmac

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    Ok thanks! Ill try transmition. Is there a way to encrypt my B-torrent traffic? Also what port do you suggest (im behind a standard linksys router)

    edit: im smart and relised i could look up my PC's port that it uses so ill just use that
     
  6. uneducated dave macrumors member

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    azereus works fine on my new imac...i downloaded an album in about ten minutes, speed was about 70kb/s.
     
  7. twistmac macrumors member

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    Transmition is a great BT app. I have a linksys router too, I didn't open any special port, I just use what was default.
     

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