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Old 04-28-2007, 02:35 AM   #1
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Default Torrents make you internet slow?

I haven't downloaded a torrent in awhile. Ive been noticing my internet going REALLY slow since I started the download. Heres my speed tests.

Torrent not downloading:


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I use BitComet. Anyone else have the same problem?

EDIT: Sorry for the double thread. Downloading the torrent so internet is sluggish.
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Old 04-28-2007, 03:10 AM   #2
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Yeah some torrents can really drag you're internet down, especially if you have more than one PC on the network. It depends on the torrent, the more seeds/peers there are, the slower it usually makes you're internet browsing.

If it is seriously slow, in Bitcomet, I would limit the download/upload speed to just under you're Internet's max (for example if you download usually at 155kb/s, put the max download rate to say, 140kb/s)

To do this, open up BitComet, click on Options>Preferences and you should see Max Global Download Rate and Max Global Upload Rate, set them accordingly.

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Old 04-28-2007, 04:36 AM   #3
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Default Re: Torrents make you internet slow?

well of course it makes the internet slower because it's being used!
There is a limit how fast the internet connection can download, and when you have a torrent downloading obviously it's using a part of that limit, therefore leaving less available speed to other programs.
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:06 AM   #4
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AS mammikoura said, the torrent does use bandwidth (well, duh!), so as a concequence, the internet will seem slower.

Personally, I don't use the 'net while torrenting; I leave the PC on overnight to download, stop the torrent in the morning, and resume normal surfing!
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:19 AM   #5
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im downloading a series of peep show now. its 1.2gb (i think) and its going over 100kb/s (i have a 2mb connection). i havent noticed any slowdown but sometimes it can get real sluggish, just depends what im downloading and how many torrents i have. im using utorrent btw
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It will also be slow if your downloading several files at once, using a download manager. Same goes for limewire.
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Default Re: Torrents make you internet slow?

I never really noticed my internet slowing down while downloading anything until last night.

I need to pay more attention.
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Old 04-28-2007, 01:30 PM   #8
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Torrents suck up your bandwidth more than anything since you're uploading and downloading at the same time, that's why your internet gets sluggish, it happens to everyone.
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You can cap your download and upload speeds in your torrent client so that it doesn't slow your internet surfing down that much if you don't have that much bandwidth to spare. I do that on my uploads.
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Old 04-28-2007, 01:47 PM   #10
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yeah torrents do slow down your computer big time. when i play online games i don't even realize it but my ping goes to like 356
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cap your upload at 5-10kb and you will be fine.
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Old 04-28-2007, 03:40 PM   #12
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my uploads usually 15kb/s but now its 10 as im downloading quite a bit. i only get 40gb a month
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my uploads usually 15kb/s but now its 10 as im downloading quite a bit. i only get 40gb a month
40gb a month thats not bad, im on unlimited but only use 4gig a month if that.
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40gb a month thats not bad, im on unlimited but only use 4gig a month if that.
Well i've only got 25gb (Australia) and I chew through that like lightning lol, go to dialup speed after that. Ah what I would do for unlimited

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Well i've only got 25gb (Australia) and I chew through that like lightning lol, go to dialup speed after that. Ah what I would do for unlimited

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25gig is stil alot aswell, their are alot of surplers in the uk that give less than that but i ablige by the rules and quietly download a bit here and there and thats surfficient for me, they do have a fair usuge policy aswell like no downloading between 6-11pm but im happy with that
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40gb is a decent amount if you dont download torrents... but i do. it gets my by i suppose. it stops me from going too crazy with the downloading which is a good thing sometimes but some months theres just loads of stuff i want.
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40gb is a decent amount if you dont download torrents... but i do. it gets my by i suppose. it stops me from going too crazy with the downloading which is a good thing sometimes but some months theres just loads of stuff i want.
I only use it for watching episodes of programs like 24 or lost etc and the occassioal software
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the cost of what i download could probs buy me a very decent car if i add it all up, so i have done a fair bit over the years atleast im not on 20gb like i used to be.
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Ahhh, I have a very funny story about downloading torrent files. One day, my internet was running extremely slow and web pages were loading very very slowly. So, I called my ISP and told them that the internet was very slow. The lady I was speaking with did some tests on my connection and said, "Yeah, you seem to have an unusually slow ping rate." And I'm like, "really?" Then I noticed that Azereus was running when I looked down at all my startup icons(I had forgotten that it was running because I was downloading a large file). So I closed it, and then she goes, "Oh, everything seems to be back to normal now!" I felt like a retard.
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cap your upload at 5-10kb and you will be fine.
no don't do that.
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