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

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    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

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    What do the speed tests on speedtest.net say on your mac and win boxes?

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

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    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
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    lingon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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