Alternative for 'Trasmission'

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  1. guklein macrumors 6502a

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    What is an alternative for 'Trasmission'?

    I installed it yesterday but it is running so slow. In 15 hours it downloaded just 200MB of a .avi file!

    No way...:confused:
     
  2. YouArentJ macrumors member

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    I have the same trouble - It takes me hours upon hours to download small files (around 250MB).
     
  3. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why it happens? Sme kind of special settings?
     
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  5. SimonJ macrumors regular

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    You could try uTorrent now that they finally make it for Mac OS X...

    It's in beta right now, but my experiences with it are quite positive.

    Get it here.

    EDIT: Damn! Too late... oh well...
     
  6. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    There's always Azureus, but there's quite a few things that you need to make sure of when transferring files using that method.
     
  7. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Using Azureus or uTorrent, could I expect faster downloads?

    My doubt is: using Transmission my port is open, no errors reported during download...but it is so slow. I am using default settings.

    Why would it be different with Azureus or uTorrent?
     
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  10. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Utorrent does port forwarding correctly automatically. Transmission doesn't.
     
  11. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    On the router? It depends..
     
  12. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    On a PNP router it will. If your router is made of wood and requires gnomes to work it, its probably too old and not PNP compatible...
     
  13. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Actually, Transmission also supports UPnP.

    No one client is going to be significantly faster or slower than any other client. It's just a matter of the swarm you're in, what peers you're connected to, what your connection can handle, if your ports are properly forwarded, and so forth.
     
  14. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Theres thousands of factors that determine how fast a torrent downloads. The software you use to download it (i.e. transmition, azureus, utorrent etc) doesnt really matter.

    How many peers it has (more = bad!:() how many seeds it has (more = good:D)

    The quality of the tracker so you know your getting all the possible seeds

    Your firewall settings on your computer and your router and your modem

    Your upload limit in kbp/s

    Your download limit

    RC4 Encryption Enabled?

    if you changed these factors you could go from 250MB downloading in a day to downloading in about 30 mins, using the same software.
     
  15. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Not true. That's the point. The BitTorrent protocol was never intended to require downloaders to seed after completion. It was designed to operate from a single static server, but simply to use peer-to-peer connections to reduce the load on said server.
     
  16. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    i was being simplistic, if he thinks that changing client is going to magically speed up his torrents then he obviously doesnt know a lot about downloading torrents, and i didnt want to seem rude to him by making some complicated paragraph about seed/peer ratios etc which would have been useless to him.
    Not everyones born a genius.
     
  17. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Well, the practical point is that at worst peers don't matter and at best they can significantly speed a download. You're right, reasons aren't particularly relevant, but your simplification is incorrect.
     
  18. piffy macrumors newbie

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    does anyone know how to download using news groups and .nzb files because a friend was telling me they are 100 times faster than torrents. If you do please explain how i know you need a news reader and also a place to get the files. i know one program is newsleecher but its not mac compat.
     
  19. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    utorrent ftw. It downloads very very fast (somehow?)
     
  20. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Ask on a torrent site.

    It's in your head. There is no significant difference between speeds across popular (correctly configured) clients.
     
  21. piffy macrumors newbie

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  22. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Not that I know of, no. BitTorrent is not illegal, but lengthy discussion of it is inevitably going to lead towards copyright infringement, which is frowned upon in this forum.

    You could try searching, though. ;)
     
  23. Horst Guest

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    Btw., Tomato isn't dead yet, I use it when uTorrent slows down ;) .
     

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