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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by TSE, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Ok, so I am downloading a huge torrent. I am using Miro as my torrent downloader as it has been faster than Xtorrent and other ones I used. About an hour ago, it was downloading consistently between 100KB/S - 400 KB/S, now all of a sudden it is down to 7 KB/S! This is going to take forever at this speed! What can I do to speed it up?
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Hope it connects to more/better seeds?

    Try stopping and restarting it, might connect to some new/fast seeders
     
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  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, your provider, regardless of who it is, might be limiting your d/l speed to save bandwidth.
     
  5. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes. I am also on Wireless 802.11g with my MacBook Pro, getting all bars though.
     
  6. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Some ISPs are now clamping down on P2P traffic, and will also limit your bandwidth on the fly as posted above.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not a super expert, but isn't this what happens when a torrent has few seeds / no one has downloaded the whole thing yet? You and a bunch of other people have the first few megs of it, so you get great speeds getting that part from a dozen different sources. Then it dries up, because you have the part that everyone else has, but no one has the part you need?
     
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  10. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Yeah, that's probably why, normally I don't bother with a torrent below 25 seeders, because the speed is always terrible...

    Find a new torrent is all I can say...
     
  11. 7on macrumors 601

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    I always stick it out. I have a dedicated machine for torrenting and I usually forget about it being on and the next time I check I'm like "Oh my torrent is done". Still, most my torrents don't get done sooner than a week.
     

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