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So heres the deal. I'm using the p2p programme uTorrent for various reasons - all legal , but thats irreleveant anyways.

Theres a few things im trying to download, and im currently downloading from 450 of a total of 714096 seeds. CLEARLY the torrent itself is popular, so getting a decent connection to it shouldnt be that much of an issue - Not true.

The maximum connection i can ever obtain is about 50kb/s and thats ever only for a few seconds max. The connection speed generally stays at between 10 - 30 kb/s and its absolutely infuriating.

I'v heard a thing called port forwarding is the solution to my problems as it gives something like a direct connection to the download or something along those lines.

Can somebody help me to do this, or provide some kind of alternative to get a good torrent connection speed.

PLEASE HELP ME!!!
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How fast is your connection, and how many other peers are there?

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the connection speed is currently 7kb/s and there are 742,431 peers downloading
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Sorry, I meant how fast a broadband connection do you have? 4meg, 10meg etc?
Anyway, with that amount of peers, you will never see anything fast, even with 450 seeds. It's impossible as there is only so much bandwidth.

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oh my connection is 50meg fibre optic
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Well that's cool, but as I said, the peers to seeds ratio is the issue, not the connection speed/port forwarding.
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I have seen improvements in P2P sharing when u enable port forwarding.

Go to portforward.com and look for the instructions. You can check my blog out later, I'll write up a post on how to enable it.

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