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drkhollow
2008-03-20, 11:23 AM
So installed utorrent, got the green light and firewall cornfingered properly but my d-load speeds suck. Hear about great speeds other folks get while using this client but I seem to be capped at like 150/kbs. Thought more was a possibility so I'm here looking for suggestions and would definitely appreciate the feedback so thanks-a-bunch!

direwolf-pgh
2008-03-20, 11:39 AM
you're not downloading anything here right now.
and no matter where you are or where you go - it all depends on the swarm that your client attaches to.

if you want to see how fast you can download - jump on a heavily seeded torrent (100+ seeders) and it will move.
it all depends on your 'neighbors bandwidth' to seed out to you & you to them.

www.speakeasy.net/speedtest (test your average bandwidth)

drkhollow
2008-03-20, 11:46 AM
Yea I figured that and was just on a torrent with 350+ peers but speeds were still the same. speed test results down=1180kbps and the up is 310kbps. Confusing 4 sure!

direwolf-pgh
2008-03-20, 11:53 AM
1180kb = 150/KB
310kb = 40/KB

http://www.numion.com/Calculators/Units.html

drkhollow
2008-03-20, 11:54 AM
verizon speed test (my ip provider) sez 1.135 Mbps down and 286 kbps up! WTF?

drkhollow
2008-03-20, 11:55 AM
yup divide by 8 so I'm right on--nice to know they got me throttled back!

direwolf-pgh
2008-03-20, 12:03 PM
hmmm. verizon isn't known for throttling their customers - but whos to say.