please help with speed and torrents!!!!!

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Firebomb, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. Firebomb

    Firebomb [H]ard|Gawd

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    I have the updated speeds with 8 meg down and 512k upload on my cable modem, but a problem I have been haveing is that when I am useing torrents I can't do anything else as far as websurfing or anything for that matter cuz it times out, but when I close the torrent it is fine again.

    I would think I am maxing it out, but I am only useing around 50k down and 50 k upload, and that is not even touching what I am suppose to be getting, Can anyone help me.
    Also I am useing Azureus for my torrent
     
  2. mordenkainen

    mordenkainen [H]Lite

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    Your upload speed is only 512kbps. 50k a second is maxing that baby out. Its timing out trying to request the webpage your viewing due to having no bandwidth to send the request. :)
     
  3. kdheads

    kdheads Limp Gawd

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    limit your upload on it and it will not only increase the download speed, but then you'll have the ability to also surf
     
  4. Firebomb

    Firebomb [H]ard|Gawd

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    no It's 50kB that I am uploading but even when I limit it, it still does that. basicly when I use torrent I cant do anyting but if I shut it off, its ok
     
  5. kdheads

    kdheads Limp Gawd

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    KB = Kilo Bytes
    kb = kilo bits
    512kbps is the upload and that equals out to 62.5KB...thats 512kbps\8b\1024B= KB's
     
  6. Tazman2

    Tazman2 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'll assume you have Windows SP2 installed. Find the sp2 tcp/ip fix as that removes the 10 concurrent connection max set by SP2!
     
  7. hokatichenci

    hokatichenci Gawd

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    One of the things I noticed is that a lot of the bandwidth limitations built into programs arn't really effective, an old roommate of mine was using bittorrent non-stop and it would constantly lag the network to 300-400ms pings, because the upload bandwidth was so choked that ack's couldn't go out fast enough. After I proved that it was BitTorrent that was causing it, he used the a built-in limiter as well as another program that would supposedly limit bandwidth on a per-process level. This helped a lot, but sometimes there would be lag spurts that were pretty bad, which turned out to be the limiters just sucking at what they do. It took me a while before I found a program that had a good enough kernel module to do the bandwidth limiting right under Windows, but I found it. Sadly the program is overly buggy and no longer developed (it also costs $$$, and obviously has no support). Your best bet is to get a router that supports QoS, and setup BitTorrent traffic with a low priority, or find a good program to limit bandwidth on your machine. Theres a few decent ones around but you have to look hard and experiment.
     
  8. Zardoz

    Zardoz 2[H]4U

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    As stated you are saturating your upload, you need to set your torrent client about 66to 75% of your max upload, that will help you some with other apps and slowness.
     
  9. xXaNaXx

    xXaNaXx Gawd

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    get a program called NetLimiter to limit the upload.....works great here.....