Get Max Out of uTorrent – Increase Download Speed

Torrent is the best way if you are downloading a big file that sizes more than a GB. There are many torrent client available only but most of us rely on famous uTorrent. Our users have asked us about how we can get the maximum download speed even on slow connections. Well, the simple thing says that the download speed depends on the connection speed but some time few torrents can give very low download speed. You will need to optimize few settings on uTorrent default installation to get the maximum download speed out of every torrent you set to download.

How to Tweak uTorrent Settings to get maximum download speed out of Torrent:

Just Open your Torrent and Follow the Steps Below:

Step 1: First of all, open your uTorrent.

Step 2: Now, go to “Options > Preference”.

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Step 3: Next, go to “Connection” and do the following settings (as shown in the picture below)

Connection- Get Max Out of uTorrent - Increase Download Speed

Step 4: Now, go to “Bandwidth” and do the following (as shown in the picture below)

Step 5: Next, go to “Bittorrent” and do the following (as shown n the picture below)

Bittorrent- Get Max Out of uTorrent - Increase Download Speed

Step 6: Now, go to “Queueing” and do the following (as shown in the picture below)

Queueing- Get Max Out of uTorrent - Increase Download Speed

Step 7: Next, click on “Advanced” and do the following (as shown in the picture below)

Advanced- Get Max Out of uTorrent - Increase Download Speed

Step 8: Lastly, set the “Bandwidth High” before you are downloading any file.

How to Increase Torrent Download Speed:

Step 1: You should choose the best torrent client like: Bit Torrent, Bit Comet, and uTorrent, etc.

By choosing the best torrent client allows you to download a file in maximum speed. There are many torrent clients available in market, just go for the best.

Step 2: You should choose torrent with good trackers, peers and seeds.

Choosing the right torrent will allow to download your required file easily and fastly. If you choose a weak torrent that has less number of tracker, seeds and peers then it is you may not get fast downloading speed. Always download a torrent which has at least one seeds. Trackers are too important factor which should be cared for before choosing a torrent file. Check the properties of your torrent that you can find in the list of trackers. If a particular torrent has weak seeds and peers then you can re-announce the same to increase its speed.

Step 3: You should change the settings of your torrent client.

Just change the settings of your torrent client, so that the downloading speed could be increased. To do so, change few settings like “Bandwidth”, port is also helpful in increasing the torrent downloading speed.

Step 4: You can also download a torrent from downloading manager software like: DAP, IDM, and Orbit, etc.

As you all know that torrent clients use the torrent protocol which is peer-to-peer files sharing protocol to download any file. Even the P2P protocol is best among all others to download any file but some times downloading a file using other protocol can help increasing the download speed.

Step 5: You can increase the number of Max Half Open TCP connections.

The Max Half Open TCP connections specify that how many connections a torrent client should attempt to establish simultaneously at any given time. Operating Systems like Windows XP-SP2and newer, limits this to a default of 10.As torrents need a large number of simultaneous connections you can increase your torrent downloading speed by changing this figure.

A patch has been available for a while from LvlLord which modifies the TCPIP.sys file in Windows to allow a higher number of TCP connections.

After running the patch, you have to change your torrent client settings also. In uTorrent  go to:

“Options > Preferences > Advanced > net.max_halfopen.

Set any numbers from 50 to 100, don’t use more than that, as specified. Also keep checking “TCPIP.sys” for cross verifying the number of Max Half Open TCP connections.

Important: You must understand that you cannot get more downloading speed than your bandwidth [max internet speed]. So, this tutorial can just optimize your downloads to the best speed provided by your Internet service provider.

We will be back with some new uTorrent tips and tricks like how to download torrent using Internet download manager, get best torrent download speed on Android. So stay tuned with us.


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One thought on “Get Max Out of uTorrent – Increase Download Speed

  1. Jaikee Jaiswal says:

    It is very necessary to optimize uTorrent for better download. I have received a 30-40% increase in download speed once I performed this tricks on my PC.

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