Help Needed

buzzgaurav

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Aug 9, 2006
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Hi Everyone,I am new to the Broadband scene and had some doubts regarding the jargons.Firstly my Plan details :Airtel 256 Value 499 Plan,Monthly day dwnld limit--->400mbNight Unlimited----->9pm to 8am.I am using BitComet torrent client and generally get 25-30kbps download and 20-25 upload speed(after port forwarding).I am not sure as to where the rest of the speed is being wasted. Can I reduce my upload limit so that my Download speed gets increased.Plz help as I am not aware of using Torrent Clients.Also,What is the general download speed expected in 256 Kbps conenction. P.S : Pardon me if I have broken any rules by posting a new thread. I tried searching but could not find a convincing answer. Thanks in advance for any help
 

real_india

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@buzzgaurav the speeds you are getting are absolutely fine for 256Kbps plan. Even i am getting the same speeds although i have the 256kbps 999Rs unlimited plan. For torrents just make sure that you can your upload to 80% of max upload speeds possible. The speed is not being wasted its just the protocol overheads and also the fact that Dsl can never be 1:1 like a leased line. You will always get silghtly lower than than the max theoretical value i.e 256Kbps/32KBPs.
 

mohan

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Jun 22, 2006
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well gaurav,speed of torrents depend on various factors like the "health" of the torrent and if you use a firewall u may not be getting the full download speed of your broadband connection and bitcomet itself says that upload speed should be controlled so that it does not hamper the download speed ,and of course it depends on your internet connection and also i have heard that windows reserves 20% of your bandwidth but i do not know about it. i have a mtnl triband 256 kbps and the max download speed i get is 30 kbps.my friend told me that the doanload speed of any connection is one-eighth of your connection speedfor e.g. if you have 256 kbps broadband connection your max download speed should be 256 divided by 8 that is 32 kbps but i am not sure of it.
 


gsgs

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QUOTE(mohan @ Aug 9 2006, 01:39 PM) [snapback]58086[/snapback]
...........windows reserves 20% of your bandwidth.........
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DAMN!!!! :eek: :angry:
 

vintage

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Jul 6, 2006
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It doesnt really affect us broadband users. There is a minor improvement if you're using dialup if you remove the 20% bandwidth ..
 

SiriusB

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Jun 11, 2005
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^Yes. You can take it back though. Run gpedit.mscGoto "Local Computer Policy"-->"Computer Configuration"-->"Administrative Templates"-->Network-->"QOS Packet Scheduler"-->"Limit Reservable Bandwidth"Enable it and type in "0".But unless you are running a QoS enabled service and that service is sending data actively, 100% of the bw is available to everyone all the time.@mohan,You have to read about bit->bytes and kbps->kBps conversions.
 


buzzgaurav

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Aug 9, 2006
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Thanks a lot you guys. The Help was really appreciated.Also, I have heard that it is a generally good practice to keep the Download/Upload ratio to 1:1.Is that so ???Anyways I'm getting aroung 30 Kbps so that means my connection is being utilized properly. :D
 

LoneCrusader

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Your Connection is just fine. Just some little tips in accordance to your new experience as a torrent user if you have the time..

1. Cap your upload
Limit your upload speed to approximately 80 percent of your maximum upload rate. You can check your upload speed over here (never trust your isp). http://www.dslreports.com/stest .Once you know your maximum upload speed, change the max upload (to 80%) speed in your torrent client’s preferences.
Don’t get me wrong, everyone should share as much as possible, but if your upload rate reached it’s max, your download rate suffers significantly.
When capping your upload speed, remember that the BT protocol favors the faster connections. Basically, someone is more likely to give you the pieces you need, if you are giving them the pieces they need. Upload faster, download faster. So when capping your upload speed, don't think that setting REALLY low will help, because it won't. It will slow your downloading down as well. The 80% rule is just that, a RULE. Do it for the best performance.

2. Hack the max TCP connections
If you’re on XP sp2, your TCP connections are limited to a maximum of 10. This seriously hurts your downloading speed because it wont let you connect to a high amount of ip numbers. It is supposed to slow down viruses because their spreading strategy is to connect to a high amount of ip numbers, but it also cripples your torrent downloads.
A nice way to fix this is to download this patch;
CODE
http://www.lvllord.de/?url=downloads&lang=en
it allows you to set the maximum allowed connections to any number you want. Any number between 50 and 100 is ok (more on this here)
CODE

http://blog.davidkaspar.com/archives/2005/...ent-id-4226.php

3. Check seeds and peers
A simple tip, but so very important. Always look for torrents with the best seed/peer ratio. The more seeds (compared to peers) the better (in general). So 50 seeds and 50 peers is better than 500 seeds and 1000 peers. So, be selective.

4. Change the default port.
By default, bittorrent uses a port 6881-6999. Bittorrent accounts for a lot of the total internet traffic (1/3), so isp’s like to limit the connection offered on the these ports. So, you should change these to another range. Good clients allow you to do this, just choose anything you like. If you’re behind a router, make sure you have the ports forwarded or UPnP enabled.

5. Disable Windows Firewall (or at least configure it to allow exceptions)
It sucks. Windows Firewall hates P2P and often leads a life of it’s own. So disable it and get yourself a decent firewall, sygate or outpost for example. Windows firewall is not the best. Even after you disable it, it has a tendancy to turn itself back on from time to time, usually after you install Windows updates. So it is best to allow your BT client as an exeption, and/or add the port(s) you will be using to the exeptions, to allow for situations where it turns itself on without you knowing. That way, if it does, your torrenting can continue unabated.

1:1 is a healthy ratio...but guyz like us with internet speeds like these seldom get a chance of givin back what we download so i would suggest opting for a public tracker rather than a private tracker.

Lastly if someone needs to go into more torrent optimisation they can follow this link...: http://torrentfreak.com/?s=configuring+bit+comet

@gsgs : Chill dewd...the second point i gave explains your worry i suppose. So if you are runnin on SP2 then i guess you know what to do. :)