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    Which Bit Torent software do people use on the Mac. I used to sue Bit Tornado for Windows and would regulary get speeds of 100+.

    I have downloaded Bit torrent 4.12 by Andrew Loewenstern but the best sppeds I have encountered are around 12-15 - very slow for a 2 meg connection.
    Any tips?

    Thanks in advance,

    J.

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    I personally prefer Azureus. I've always had good luck with it and it lets you queue downloads.
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    I use Tomato Torrent, it's nice and simple.

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    I use Azureas... It has alot of really nice features.
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    hardran3
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    I like the official Bittorrent. Doesn't use much resource wise (unlike azureus). Speed depends on peers. Sometimes I get 25 KB/s, sometimes I max my pipe at 350 KB/s. One important thing to do, no matter what app you use, is to limit your upload to 80% of your Up Bandwidth. When up is saturated, your down will suffer.

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    If you are good with Unix then I highly recommend using BitTornado (http://www.bittornado.com/)
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    im getting really slow dling speeds like averaging at around 2kb/s ... is this just because of the peers or are my settings messed?

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    Alone2Gether
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipm3
    im getting really slow dling speeds like averaging at around 2kb/s ... is this just because of the peers or are my settings messed?

    Do you use a router? If you do, remember to use port forwarding

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    Bmw M Power05
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    Azureas. Period.

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    yea another azureus fan here

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    yep azureus is the best i've seen
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    Tel
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    Azureus here too but I haven't tried any other for Mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alone2Gether
    Do you use a router? If you do, remember to use port forwarding
    how do i do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipm3
    how do i do that?
    Well it really depends on your router. What kind do you have?
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    SomaGaze
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    find out what your ip address is for the comp you have the BT client on. Log onto your router just by typing 192.168.2.1 into your web broswer (its almost always 192.168.2.1). Look for "Port forwarding" or "persistent port forwarding" in your router options (usually appears under security). Then you want to enable TCP and UDP port forwarding to your comp's ip address. To find out what port to forward take a look at the options for BT client. Azureus uses port 6881 by default

    should be all done after that...

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