Another Bittorrent thread

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Riot_Mac, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Riot_Mac macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2003
    I know this has been discussed many times. I cant find an answer.
    Ok here is the deal: im on a 3mb cable line and i get great torrent speeds (150-200k) when downloading smaller torrents like 50mb, however when dling bigger torrents (700mb-3gb) i never, i mean never get above 20k it usually hovers around 10k. why is this? it is really annoying me. I have my firewall set to let bittorrents ports (6881-6889) open in my file sharing->firewall settings. Do i have to tweak my airport express settings?
    thanks for the help in advance.
    what a mac world btw!!!
  2. marknicholls macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2004
    Bristol, England
    Happens with me to. Im only on a 512k line, but when downloadinf a file from a website, i normal get about 40kpbs, but only 20max with torrents
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Smaller files generally have more seeders on them than large ones. How many seeders are on the small torrents you can download fast, and how many are on these big torrents?

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