uTorrent is the best and most used P2P client. Now a days most of Pirated movies and softwares are coming first on torrent sites than those made Rapidshare or other direct download sites. Rapidshare many times block many ISP including India’s BSNL. Here according to my personal experience i am sharing few 100% working tricks to increase the download speed of uTorrent.
Choosing the Torrent file
Before tweaking your uTorrent, you must choose the best and healthy torrent file for your speedy downloads. Read my post about Choosing the torrent file for high speed download in any torrent client.
Choosing the correct site for downloading the Torrents
Trackers play much important in speed of your torrent download, so you must choose the torrent download sites perfectly. You can read my list of best torrent sites.
To achieve the top speed in uTorrent your port must be forwarded. The forwarded port in uTorrent then the status bar in uTorrent will show Green icon. Else it will be exclamation mark.
If it is forwarded then it is fine, else you need to change the port number to get the correct port.Choose a port number greater than 10,000 . Currently i am using port number “43081″ and it is forwarded. Choose any number and check if it is forwarded or not. You can change the port number through clicking on that icon or by pressing “CTRL+G”.
Save your port
Once you got the perfect port number, make sure your option in Option >> Preference >> Connection >> “Randomize port each start” is unchecked.
Tell windows, uTorrent is working for me
Windows firewall may try to block the uTorrent connection with the network, thats why make sure your option in Option >> Preference >> Connection >> “Add windows firewall exception” is checked.
Dont tell your ISP that you are using uTorrent
Many ISP’s block uTorrent downloads, that’s why make sure your option in Option >> Preference >> BitTorrent >> Protocol Encryption is Enabled. This will surely increase your speed.
Hey Firewall, let the flow come in
If you are using any firewall software, add uTorrent in “allowed application” or “allowed programs” so that they will allow uTorrent to work to get maximum speed.
Upload : Download – Ratio
I suggest keep changing the ratio as per speed, i try to keep this ratio at 0.5 i.e. if my download speed us 100KB/ps then i will keep my upload speed near to 50KB/ps. keep changing this speed. NEVER make upload speed to ZERO. Many torrent trackers ban the IPs who do not upload so keep this option atleast close to 50%.
There are many other options in uTorrent, i recommend you dont play with them. They will not affect your speed, but may cause lesser speed problem.
Apart from choosing best torrent file, i have few more tricks read them too.