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Ohioan

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#1 14 years ago

Since the BT link is out, I figured I'd put this up so people unfamiliar with Bittorrent would know what to do.

You'll see two terms. Seeding, and Leeching. Leeching is you downloading from multiple sources. Seeding is you uploading to multiple sources. Seeding happens automatically when you get parts of the file, a bit at a time. The file is not downloaded sequentially, so you may recieve bits of the end and bits of the middle, but everyone downloads different bits at different times randomly. Seeding helps to speed things up. Your bit will be transferred to another person who dosen't have that bit yet, and your BT client will leech bits that it dosen't have yet, then seed them to others, and so on and so forth. In short:

The more people BTing a file, the faster your download will be. More seeds and more seed bandwidth means faster downloads for you.

Please, LEAVE BITTORRENT RUNNING AFTER THE FILE COMPLETELY DOWNLOADS.

This makes your computer a Seed, which will help everyone else download faster. Its common courtesy to seed for the same amount of time it took to get the file, but its not law. In general, if you aren't using your computer or your connection, leave Bittorrent on and let people leech from your file. If you have to use your comp or connection, you can disable BT or close it down, then re-seed the file using most modern BT clients, and I ask that you do that when you aren't using it.

Bittorrent is dependent on people sharing both the upload and download streams of their connections. Capping your upload speed or disabling uploading will not speed up your download at all.

Once again, I will plug Azureus which is a very powerful and easy to use Bittorrent client.

If you have any questions on bittorrent or what to do or what to use, post them here and I or someone else will help you out. Remember, when you start BTing the rar file, it will be slow, because almost no one is Seeding it yet. Once people start getting more of the file, the speed will increase. Its not uncommon to see new seeds uploading at 1.2kbps or some ridiculously low speed, but bear with it. The longer your client is connected, the more peers (seeds and leechers) that it builds a list of and can leech from, which means more speed for you.

attachment.php?attachmentid=15955&stc=1 This is Azureus, which gives a graphical readout of how much of the file is availible (lower bar) and what parts you've downloaded so far (top bar). You can also see how many people you're leeching and seeding from and to, and see what clients they are using.

EDIT: There are four ways to speed up a BT connection--

1.) Open your ports. Your client will tell you what port. If you aren't behind a router or firewall then this isn't going to affect you.

2.) Close unnecessary stuff running in the background. BT uses a lot of ram and if it has to scrounge for more it will download smaller pieces at a time, which means it will go slower.

3.) Turn off Power Management stuff in Windows if you're going to leave it on overnight. If your CPU goes into standby mode, BT will likely stop and sit idle for x hours.

4.) Wait for more people to get the file.

5.) Don't use your connection for other stuff like file sharing or other downloads. As much open bandwidth as you can get means faster downloads.




The American Way

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#2 14 years ago

Please sticky this!




A$$A$$IN

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#3 14 years ago
The American WayPlease sticky this!

:agreed




WarHawk109

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#4 14 years ago

Azureus > all




Lateralus

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#5 14 years ago

Why is my upload staying at 0 kbps?

My dorm connection is superfast; from good servers like Microsoft's or EA's, I regularly download small files at 1.5mb/sec. I downloaded the Pacific Assault demo at a rock solid 800kbps. I'm not sure of the upload rate, but I'm sure its at least decent. I tried another torrent program (Bittornado), and the upload rate goes at like 2 or 3k/s. So it isn't that some port is blocked and all uploads are rejected.

Here's a pic of the details:

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/ISBop/torrentpic.JPG




WarHawk109

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#6 14 years ago

LateralusWhy is my upload staying at 0 kbps?

My dorm connection is superfast; from good servers like Microsoft's or EA's, I regularly download small files at 1.5mb/sec. I downloaded the Pacific Assault demo at a rock solid 800kbps. I'm not sure of the upload rate, but I'm sure its at least decent. I tried another torrent program (Bittornado), and the upload rate goes at like 2 or 3k/s. So it isn't that some port is blocked and all uploads are rejected.

Here's a pic of the details:

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/ISBop/torrentpic.JPG

It's becuase you've only downloaded 5mb of the file. That means you can only upload that 5mb. Once you have more of the file, your uploads and downloads will go quicker.




Lateralus

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#7 14 years ago
WarHawk109It's becuase you've only downloaded 5mb of the file. That means you can only upload that 5mb. Once you have more of the file, your uploads and downloads will go quicker.

Oh, ok.

Thanks for the help. As you might have inferred, I'm a BT noob. Hopefully it will speed up soon.




WarHawk109

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#8 14 years ago

LateralusOh, ok.

Thanks for the help. As you might have inferred, I'm a BT noob. Hopefully it will speed up soon.

Yeah, BT usualy begins off slowly, but when you have more of the file, you'll find your download speed fairly consistent, and much faster. BT is ideal for larger files, since the download is going to take a while anyway.




Roadkill200R

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#9 14 years ago

wat do i dl for Azureus its confusing?




WarHawk109

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#10 14 years ago
Roadkill200Rwat do i dl for Azureus its confusing?

Open up Azureus, then double click on the FH torrent file.