Torrent clients are one of the best ways to download files from the internet. You can upload anything on the torrent client. Also, you can download any file you want from the torrent client. There are various torrent sites on the internet. But, most of these clients are slow. The downloading speed is restricted in these torrent sites. However, there are a few tweaks that you can do for increasing your downloading speed. In this article, we are going to discuss a few tweaks. You can use these tweaks for increasing your downloading speed.
You can find various ways to increase the downloading speed of torrent clients. But, it is hard to find any working method. Thus, we have done the research work for you. In this article, we are going to discuss all the methods that work.
There are various torrent clients available on the internet. But, most of them offer useless features to their users. First, you should use a lightweight torrent client. This will ensure that your torrent client will use less computing resources. BitTorrent is definitely the most famous torrent client available on the internet. However, it is a heavy torrent client. It is full of useless features. Thus, you must shift to a lightweight torrent client. According to my experience, uTorrent is the best torrent client available on the internet. It is very lightweight. Also, you can download any torrent you want with it. You can also use qBittorrent.
If you are using a lightweight torrent client, then it will use less computing resources. Also, it will focus only on your torrent downloading and uploading speed. qBittorent and uTorrent are available for Linux, Mac, and Windows.
People love using torrent clients. They can download any file they want from the torrent websites. But, most people don't understand how torrent clients workers. First, you need to understand the difference between a leecher and seeder. Most of the new torrent users get confused by these terms. We will try to explain the meaning of these terms in simple language.
Seeders are people who have already downloaded the file that you are going to download. However, leechers are still downloading the file from the torrent network. They are still using the torrent network for downloading their files. Once they have downloaded their file, they will become a seeder. If there are more seeders, then your downloading speed will be more. You can download your file from multiple different sources. But, if there are more leechers, then your downloading speed will decrease.
A healthy torrent file should have more seeders. The more seeders a torrent has, the healthier it is. You should check the seeder-leecher ratio before downloading any file. Always download the files that have the best seeder-leecher ratio. This will ensure that you will get the maximum downloading speed.
Windows firewall is important for protecting your computer. But, it also slows down your torrent downloading speed. It can block your torrent client from downloading the file. Your firewall can also block the new connections. Thus, you must add a new exception to your Windows firewall. This will ensure that your firewall won't block your torrent. You can follow the below steps for adding an exception:
Don't shut down your Windows firewall. It will leave your PC vulnerable to malware. Thus, it is best to add firewall exceptions only.
If you want to increase your downloading speed, then you must modify your uTorrent settings. These settings will help you in increasing your downloading speed. First, you should go to the options of your uTorrent. After that, you should click on Preferences and click on General. Make sure that pre-allocate all files and append incomplete files are checked. This will ensure that your client won't start downloading the file from starting. The third option is usually already checked.
If your torrent client is uploading the file, then your downloading speed will automatically decrease. You can limit the upload rate for increasing your downloading speed. But, the torrents are only active because users are uploading the file.
If you are setting the upload rate to 1kB/s, then other users can't download the file. But, if your upload set is set to maximum or 0, then your internet will be used to upload only. It is important to reduce your uploading speed.
You should set the upload speed to 50% of the maximum upload speed. This will ensure that others can also download torrent files. Also, your download rate should be set to 0. This is the maximum downloading speed possible. You can follow the below steps for changing your upload and download rate:
If you are allowing unlimited connections, then all the leechers will use your connection. This will overload your connection. Thus, it is important to limit your connections. You can find out the best settings by hit and trial method. But, most people don't have time to find the best setting for their clients. Thus, we are going to suggest some rough numbers. This might help you in increasing your downloading speed. You can follow the below steps for changing the number of active connections:
Trackers are one of the best ways to increase your downloading speed. You should add faster and new trackers to your existing torrents download. This will add new peers and seeds in your torrent connection. Thus, it will ultimately increase the downloading speed.
It is very easy to add new trackers in the uTorrent. All you need to do is add new links to your torrent trackers. You can paste the links of trackers in your torrent clients. But, don't delete old trackers while adding new tracker connections. Also, you don't need to worry about duplicate trackers. You can follow the below steps for adding new trackers:
It is hard to find new trackers for your torrent client. Thus, we have already compiled a list of trackers. You can add these trackers in your torrent client:
Tracker using HTTP protocols:
Tracker using UDP protocols:
Your torrent protocol is depended on the TCP protocol you are using. If you are using the best port, then your downloading speed will automatically increase. The best TCP port lies in the range of 6881-6889. You should try using these ports for increasing your downloading speed.
We all love torrents. But, most people think that torrent is slow. If a file has less seeder, then the downloading speed will be low. Thus, people are always looking for ways to increase downloading speed. You can use the above-mentioned tweaks to increase your download speed. These settings will help you in removing the restrictions form your downloading speed.