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Livestrong July 29, 2011 07:31 PM

Slow downloads

I have a Cisco/Linksys Wrt160nV3.. I do a speedtest and i am getting 20mb down but when i download torrents i am getting like 0.1-0.3 no faster.

what am i doing wrong?

Silvgearx July 29, 2011 07:52 PM

Not enough connections?

Livestrong July 29, 2011 08:04 PM

It had lots of seeds.. doesn't make any since why it won't speed up

geokilla July 29, 2011 08:13 PM

Ports open? Static IP used? If you're with Rogers/Teksavvy cable, then it's normal to see slowdown during peak times. See DSLReports Home : Broadband ISP Reviews News Tools and Forums for more info.

_dangtx_ July 29, 2011 08:35 PM

play with upnp

try utorrent?

work with your upload vs download numbers. for me at least a k or two less on the up

side kills and murders my dl side.

lowfat July 29, 2011 08:37 PM

If it is torrents only then chances are you don't have the ports open.

Arinoth July 29, 2011 09:06 PM

More the likely its closed ports either due to your router or a firewall such as Windows Firewall or a combination of both. Torrents typically have a had time reaching your full download speed as your line is limited to whichever "max" you have, be it upload/download or a combination.

supaflyx3 July 30, 2011 05:30 AM

you could also be throttled by your ISP.

frontier204 July 30, 2011 06:33 AM

I get about 1/3 my connection speed down on torrent downloads, but I'm limited to ~10kBps up because of Rogers: http://www.rogers.com/web/content/network_management
I think Ubuntu and OpenOffice are about some of the healthiest public torrents so you should try them just in case. Also as people noted, you'll want to check if the port your torrent client uses is open. You can use the ShieldsUP! test on grc.com to check. Did you try manually forwarding the port (ie not relying on uPnP) or bypassing the router altogether?

Good settings - VuzeWiki
Select port for Vuze - VuzeWiki

Also, which client are you using?

Livestrong July 30, 2011 08:26 AM

I had to open the ports on the router for utorrent. Once i did that i was getting about 2MB down, much faster :)

thanks to everybody that help, this forum is great!

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