Faster Torrent Downloads???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rudiger10, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. rudiger10 macrumors member

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    I am using a linksys 2.4 GHz router and am getting about 4.8 kb/s on transmission/azureus (i've tried both) and have seen many help guides for windows. so i was wondering, any tips for faster downloads??
     
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    yeah, because torrents can only be used for piracy.

    anyway, do you have port forwarding set up correctly?

    what speeds can you achieve on your connection usually?

    which versions of Azureus and Transmission are you using?
     
  4. rudiger10 thread starter macrumors member

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    i believe i am on the latest versions of both programs, i hear port-forwarding a lot but am not sure what that means, which is probably y i have terrible dl speeds
     
  5. rudiger10 thread starter macrumors member

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    and fyi i don't pirate, i am actually very anti-pirating, but i need my phish/grateful dead/other bands that r cool about taping.
     
  6. seenew macrumors 68000

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    stop being an ass.

    many sites use torrents to distribute large (legit) files.
     
  7. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    my bad guys, i always affiliated torrents with pirating. sorry about that.
     
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  9. rudiger10 thread starter macrumors member

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    ^
    What is this file, will it make my downloads faster? cause thats all i care about!!
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I suggest that you start here.
     
  11. rudiger10 thread starter macrumors member

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    only works with windows, i am on a mac, i need mac apps, that was kind of the point of this thread, thanks tho
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    *face palm*

    The basic concepts behind port forwarding still apply. You just need to tell your router to forward external ports to the machine inside its administered addresses.
     
  13. rudiger10 thread starter macrumors member

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    ahhhh thank you!!!! but i am a total n00b, so reading all this just makes me nautious, ill try tho
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    There's a rather large step by step page here for a lot of models.
     
  15. SuperDaddy macrumors member

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    See, now this thread was both informative and incredibly entertaining. Sweet. :)
     
  16. rudiger10 thread starter macrumors member

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    agh i feel like such an idiot, i tried using every instruction on portforward, and still slow as hell downloads!! after i change settings, should i restart, cause that could b a problem?
     
  17. rudiger10 thread starter macrumors member

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    ok i need to step back and desribe the scenario. i have a new imac, with a linksy 2.4 ghz wrt54g. and then for some reason its connected to a 2wire 1000 sw, i am connected via ethernet to the linksys, but i cant connect to the 2wire (i have no clue y), can someone help, i would really like to know how to get some quick torrent downloads.
     
  18. rudiger10 thread starter macrumors member

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    i also am using transmission as my client, but used azureus and am willing to get any client
     
  19. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    rudiger10,

    When you look at the bottom right of Azureus you'll see a little area that says NAT, does this have a green light in it?
    Also what color are your downloads showing? i.e red, yellow or green smily face.
     
  20. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The modem might be a router running DHCP as well. I had a Westell that did that.

    You also need to know what listening port your client is using to forward it to the right one.
     
  21. hyddan macrumors member

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    Just by reading the topic I knew you'd need to open up the correct port Azureus is using in the linksys router.

    by default type 192.168.1.1 in your browser (that'd be safari is a safe bet) to get to the router config, log in and look for "ports" somewhere. Figure out your ip to the router and the port Azureus is using in its settings and fill in the right columns and hit save and you're good to go.

    P.S. Download the Tomato firmware if you got the Linux Linksys router it's really neat.

    Happy hunting.
     
  22. rudiger10 thread starter macrumors member

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    my face is a guy that isnt smiling but not completely frowning, and which port do i set to forward to?
     
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    Your external IP is 69.94.xxx.xxx and your internal one on your computer is 192.168.1.1.

    I wonder what IP your router has then...
     
  25. rudiger10 thread starter macrumors member

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    you and me both, you and me both, i have no idea where to go from here.
     

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