BitTorrent sucks.

wizwaz3

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Nov 4, 2006
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Ok, now that I have your attention, what's wrong with BitTorrent? Every time I use it, it becomes slow or it stops completely. Lots of times it clogs up my WiFi reducing my Airport signal to 2 bars. The only fix I've found is to force quit and start it up again, but this only lasts a little while. Is there another Torrent downloader that doesn't have these problems?

Thanx for any help!
 

thegrifman

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Nov 8, 2006
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Kennesaw, GA
Whats the difference between limewire and torrents?
Limewire, if I recall correctly, lets you search for a file and it searches each nodes (user) shares for files with that name. Torrents contain a collection of data like entire albums and such instead of single songs although you can with most bittorrent clients (I believe transmission can do this) deselect items in the collection that you don't want. Torrents are in a central location and use a tracker to keep track of (imagine that) how many people have the entire torrent and how many only have parts of it. You also download pieces of the torrent from all the users that have it so it's much faster than Limewire which will only download from the peer you download the file from.
 

tveric

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Jun 23, 2003
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Azureus is also really great. Very easy to control how much bandwidth is used overall AND per torrent.

Even better, it's not partnering with major media companies (20th Centry Fox, Paramount, Warner Bros., etc.) like Bittorent is.
 

wizwaz3

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Thanks everyone! I've downloaded Transmission and now I'm going to do the port forward.

And yes, I know how torrents work... That's why I was sure it was the software. :)
 

AJ Muni

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Aug 4, 2005
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I love torrents. I love Azureus, but then again thats more for the advanced user. I'm also kinda looking forward to uTorrent for the mac coming up..
 

Compile 'em all

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Apr 6, 2005
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Ok, now that I have your attention, what's wrong with BitTorrent? Every time I use it, it becomes slow or it stops completely. Lots of times it clogs up my WiFi reducing my Airport signal to 2 bars
How on earth can running bittorrent on your machine reduce the power transmission of the antenna of your router :p:D. Now, that out of the way , download transmission and forward your ports.