There’s a hell load of people in this Internet community asking why is their torrent file downloading at such a slow speed despite having a 6mbps Internet. Inspired by BlueJar’s How-To Group Writing Project I’m writing this “How-To” entry to help you speed up your torrent downloads.
Before we actually start with configuring to speed up, there are several things you have to know.
1. Internet speed. Don’t be confused by the speed you are connected from your LAN (Ethernet) port to your modem/router. That is NOT your Internet speed. Look at the package you subscribed with your Internet Service Provider (ISPs). You should be able to know the speed. Example will be: 5mbps download / 512kbps upload. (Note the ‘mbps’/'kbps’ – the ‘b’ in small letters actually means bits and not bytes.)
2. Router? Are you using a router? If you are, you probably have to know the model of your router and forward the port correctly.
3. Firewall. Remember to allow the port that you’re going to set later on.
4. Your favourite bittorrent client. There are so many programs released in the market. But which is your favourite? Choose your favourite and let’s go! (Note that I’m only showing screenshots for BitComet & uTorrent.)