Can't max out my connection - torrents

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by lingon, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. lingon macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2012
    Hi, recently bought a mac & upgraded to mountain lion, after that everything seems to work worse. I'm on a 100mbit line but can't max it out when downloading torrents, I level out at 1-3mbit. Are there any settings affecting this? My windows machine maxes out after a few seconds.
  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    What do the speed tests on say on your mac and win boxes?

    What torrent client are you using (not all are created equally)?
  3. negativzero macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2011
    Unless you're on a private tracker, chances are you will never be able to max out your speeds even with an excellent connection and properly configured client.
  4. lingon, Nov 5, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2012

    lingon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2012
    97-103mbit/s on speed tests. On windows I reach 10mb/s so the discrepancy is quite large. Been using utorrent, switched to Transmission since it kept freezing up. I get around 4 mb/s on that client, but it fluctuates wildly dropping to zero from second to second. Edit: my upstream maxes out instantly *shrug*, the apps take forever to close (utorrent I have to kill each time) I wonder if I have messed up something.

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