Bittorrent: Is there a way to throttle back it's upload speed?

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  1. motulist macrumors 68040

    motulist

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    I have a high speed net connection, but when I use Bittorent it saturates my upload pipe completely and makes my net connection seem slower than a 56k if I try to use the web at the same time. I don't want to be a hog and not upload at all, but there must be a way to throttle down it's upload speed.

    Anybody know how?
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

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    What client are you using? Azureus allows you to set a global upload speed or limit individual torrents.

    In some routers, there's a QOS menu that allows you to limit traffic over specified ports.
     
  3. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

    motulist

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    I'm using the official bittorrent client v 3.4.2

    I'm tried using carrafix.com and capping ports 6881-9, but it has no effect. Should I use a different client?
     
  4. russed macrumors 68000

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    i know you can do in tomato torrent and bits on wheels.
     
  5. ebally macrumors regular

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    There's your problem... If you use the current version (4.0.2) and you go to system preferences, you can set the Maximum Upload rate. (I recommend that you set it to 80% of your maximum limit to get the full potential of BitTorrent).

    Also, version 4.0.2 has a much better interface than any of the previous versions (and it also works in Tiger too!)
     
  6. doowrehs macrumors regular

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    In 3.4.2, you just select the torrent you want to throtttle (in the Bittorrent client's window), then click on the little pill-looking button in the right hand corner (the same shape button as in the top right of a finder window). You'll then be able to set the desired upload speed.

    Took me a while to find this, too - but very useful when I did!

    BTW - in case you're running 3.4.2 successfully in Tiger, definitely don't upgrade to version 4.0. It just hangs, and hangs, and hangs...
     
  7. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

    motulist

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    Ok, well that was well hidden. However, now that I found it, now matter what number I put in there in ignores it and still saturates my upload pipe. What the heck's going on here?
     
  8. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Aha, now I get it, it's not a global setting, it's per torrent so you have to set a cap on each torrents upload. Thanks doowrehs!
     
  9. ebally macrumors regular

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    Version 4.0.2 has a global setting. I highly recommend it!
     
  10. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    It will not hang if he picks up version 4.0.2! ;)
     
  11. doowrehs macrumors regular

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    4.0.2? Sweet! I didn't know they'd released an update yet, that's why I suggested giving 4.0 a miss. Thanks for the tip!
     

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