Why is bittorrent so slow?

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  1. SBik2 macrumors 6502a

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    im down load a torrent of all of the steve jobs keynotes and it has only downloaded 72.3 MB in 3 hours..........:mad: I have a high speed wireless network in my house........ (and i have the only mac:eek: ) So does anyone know why its going soooooo slow?
     
  2. Rasheem macrumors regular

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    try azureus instead it is usually fast also get your torrents from torrentspy.com
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Are your ports open? Try a torrent client with DHT support too.
     
  4. SBik2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks but i really dont wanna have to pay..... Anyone else?
     
  5. SBik2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How would i check my ports?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    What bit torrent client are you using? Most of the better ones outright tell you when your incoming port is blocked.
     
  7. SBik2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If im right the client is called BitTorrent(thts the app name at least.) Its telling me 9 days for this download and thats a little bit long for me..
     
  8. plinden macrumors 68040

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    If your port wasn't open, you wouldn't be able to upload and that throttles your download speed. So, you need to check what port your torrent client is running, and check that port is open through your firewall (System Preferences/Sharing). I don't know about other clients but Azureus allows you to test that your configured port is open.

    Also how many seeders are there? If there's just a couple with slow uploads you won't get a high download speed.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah the official Bittorrent client is terrible. I haven't used it since at least mid-2003.

    Get Azureus and you can even pick up where you left off using it. Do you have a wireless router? Most of those block incoming ports by default.

    http://www.azureuswiki.com/index.php/NAT_problem
     
  10. SBik2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes i have a wireless router but i really dont think i wanna pay for a bittorrent client.....
    The pic is of bittorrent as of 5 mins ago
     

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  11. OLD ELPASO macrumors member

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    you're downloading APPLE?!


    ahah, well you could google the ports that you need open... then open them manually via. the whole type-IPadress-into-adressbar-in-safari.

    try it.
     
  12. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Well, yes, there's only one seed. Your download is pretty much limited to the seed's upload speed with that. You're actually uploading more than you're downloading and I would say your ports are open and your client isn't the problem.

    I suggest you look for another torrent to download this, somewhere else.
     
  13. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    You could try this free Beta version this new Torrent app called Xtorrent.

    I love this app. It does the searching for torrents for me. But, yes, it is still Beta, and still a little buggy. Good Luck.
     
  14. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    Umm... Azureus is free AFAIK unless they have changed it within the last couple of weeks. Its a very good client and works great on most machines (except for my iBook which does lag a bit, but it is old). Plus its cross-platform so if you install it on another comp it will be the same interface.
     
  15. SBik2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It seems better than bittorrent but this is taking a while to connect to the torrent
     
  16. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    Like i said it still has bugs. But, check your settings in the Preferences. The first time i ran it, it was slow too. The i restarted the App, and it ran better the second time around.
     
  17. SBik2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ya now its going a lot faster thanks this is so far the best bittorrent client ive used today...( ive tried 4)
     
  18. SBik2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes im downloading apple
     
  19. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Pay for an bittorrent client?

    Azureus is free and it sounds like you're going to have to open incoming ports on your router.
     
  20. SBik2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sry i forgot to post back... i think i misspelled the Azureus and got one that charged me.. but i downloaded the right one but decided to use xtorrent. Azureus was slow... But thank you soo much...
     
  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Does xTorrent even support DHT? I've tried it before and I still stick with Azureus. BitRocket would be nice if it didn't keep CRASHING.
     
  22. SBik2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What is DHT? Im kinda new to torrents.....
     
  23. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Ya I can tell

    For beginner torrent users, I always recommend using Transmission.

    It's really simple, drag and drop "just works' type of torrent client.


    the more seeders the faster stuff will download
    Torrent Spy sucks
    All torrent clients should be free
    that's about it.
     
  24. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    First, I really wish those were a free download from iTunes. It really is helpful to the newbies with Apple. For example the first iPhoto demo or the first iTunes demo. At least keep the streams up on the site under some archive. I just click on a link and "Boom", it is displaying the keynote to my screen.

    Second, my attempt to download said it was going to finish downloading in a year. I'll try some of these suggestions. Thanks.
     
  25. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    basically trackerless torrenting
     

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