How to Increase Torrent Download Speed
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How to Increase Torrent Download Speed

Why Torrent download speed slow?

Here’s why the torrent download is slow even internet speed is high.

  1. Some ISP (Internet Service Provider) has a speed cap for torrent download. Try to see your telco/network provider T&C like speed cap for torrent download.
  2. Some because of our settings.
  3. Some other reasons are if you subscribe to high speed but get low speed (e.g., you subscribe to 1gbps, but you get a rate of about 100mbps instead). I recommended use a 5GHz WiFi band or use Ethernet cable to laptop because the 2.4GHz WiFi band doesn’t reach more than 100mbps+.

Keep in mind there is no perfect list of settings because it’s different for everyone. You’ll need to fiddle around with it. That said, here are some tips:

  • Make sure ports are configured correctly.
  • It depends on your upload speed but I recommend limiting your upload speed to 1MB if your upload is lower than 1MB you should use 80%.
  • Make sure to get a torrent with a high number of seeders/peers.
  • Don’t have any other programs that use a lot of bandwidth.
  • Buy a better internet Package from your ISP.
  • Download from closed torrent groups (most of the time they have a policy that forces everyone to upload which results in high download speeds but also forces you to upload)
  • Enable DHT (it will find more seeds/peers for you)
  • Make sure your hard drive and CPU is fast enough (this is only if you have a really fast connection)
  • Increase or decrease the number of connections per torrent.
  • Only download 1 torrent at a time.

Here is the possible way you can boost up the Torrent Download Speed

Configuration of “Bandwidth” Settings for Boosting Speed

  • On the top left corner click “Options” tab
  • Select “Preferences
  • Locate and select tab marked “Bandwidth.”
  • Now, change the values of each field to limit the global upload and download rate

Keep Global Upload Rate as 80% of the upload speed means 14 KB/S and change the value to “0” for the Global Download Rate.

  • Change the global maximum number of connections to 2300.
  • After that Change the maximum number of connected peers per torrent to 50.
  • Change the number of upload slots per torrent to 14.
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