Bittorrent Problems - Help Needed

Chris14

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Aug 13, 2006
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Hamilton, NZ
I am having extreme trouble trying to download files using the free bittorrent client Transmission. I am trying to download the Civilization IV Demo via the bittorrent link at MacGameFiles.com and it has never managed to exceed 6kbs. I am on broadband in New Zealand and downloaded via http usually yields speeds of 100kbs+.

I was under the conception that Bittorrent was meant to be faster than http or ftp downloading, but I have yet to see results.

Could this be to do with what time I download at?

I have been trying all evening NZ time, which is about midday onwards LA time. Should I try later on (eg early morning here in NZ, evening in LA)

My machine is in my sig, (I know, Civ IV won't run on it, I am downloading it for a different comp).

Help would be appreciated!
 

Sdashiki

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Aug 11, 2005
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Behind the lens
there is definetely a FAQ on the tracker you dled your torrent from, should answer all your questions.

but, yes, its probably port forwarding issues.
 

Chris14

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Aug 13, 2006
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Hamilton, NZ
Not sure what to do!

The instructions listed at the Transmission forum are indeed intended for US routers. I don't really know what to do as my router is quite different and not listed at the link on the forum.

Attached Pic- is this the right part in which to access port mapping?

Help will be greatly appreciated!
 

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MacBoobsPro

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Chris14 said:
The instructions listed at the Transmission forum are indeed intended for US routers. I don't really know what to do as my router is quite different and not listed at the link on the forum.

Attached Pic- is this the right part in which to access port mapping?

Help will be greatly appreciated!
I cant really help you out myself, as its all a bit beyond me I just followed the guide (i Have airport) and it worked. Im sure I saw a generic guide in there somewhere. Have a snoop around the link again and just check.