Faster Torrents?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Spartan Sh4dow, May 3, 2009.

  1. Spartan Sh4dow macrumors newbie

    Spartan Sh4dow

    Jan 22, 2009
    Alright, So Im using Transmission fully port forwarded, my ISP can get up to 12MB/s and I only once have seem 1MB/s

    I usually get about 700kB/s or so...

    Any way to get faster speeds?
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Have you checked your speed on a torrent that's well seeded? What's your upload speed rate maximum that your provider gives? Might be worth checking a speed check both up and down to see what you can get.
  3. Spartan Sh4dow thread starter macrumors newbie

    Spartan Sh4dow

    Jan 22, 2009
  4. Koronis macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2009
    Are you sure the speed you get is 12MB, from your speed test, its looks like you get 12Mb , which is about 1.5MB. 700KB is still about half of your maximum speed, but that can depend on the seeding of your torrents.

    (MB = megabytes and Mb = megabits)
  5. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    1) Enable port forwarding

    2) Disable any firewalls you many have, even on your router

    3) During busy times of day, lunchtime, evening etc your download speed can go down as much as 90%

    4) Publicly available torrents (piratebay etc) are terrible for download speeds because your downloading them from other amateur users, private torrents are much better.
  6. nayr macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    I agree with what other people have posted. You might also want to try newsgroups. ;)
  7. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
  8. Spartan Sh4dow thread starter macrumors newbie

    Spartan Sh4dow

    Jan 22, 2009
  9. gatepc macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA
    actually thats what net neutrality is all about, technically its illegal for them to do it but they do it anyway :(
  10. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    It usually goes by the euphemism "traffic shaping." Cox started doing that a few years ago, and when their customer support lied to me about it I immediately switched to DSL and never looked back. And they *did* lie, because it came out just recently during congressional hearings that they'd been doing it for a while, which confirmed what I and some other users had figured out at the time.

    AT&T claims publicly that they have no problem at all with BT and other filesharing as long as the files are legit, and indeed, so far, I've never had the slightest problem with them and BT. I still strongly dislike the company for other reasons, but as far as this goes they seem to be doing the right thing.

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