February 23, 09 by sharky 13,221 views
Find yourself saying, "Help me!
Why are my torrents so slow?
" - then you’re not alone.Millions of torrenters across the globe are asking the same thing. Unfortunately, the solutionisn’t just some extraordinary quick fix or spurious
program - you’llactually have to put a little effort into figuring out the cause of those deathly-slow downloads.Here’s a few tips to put you on the right track to faster torrents…Troubleshooting the exact problem pertaining to slow torrents could just be one simplesolution or a combination of multiple options. In any event, we present
a checklist of possible issues for slow torrent download speeds.
#12 - Antivirus Software & BitTorrent Conflicts
It’s no secret that some antivirus software
isn’t copacetic with BitTorrent clients;µTorrent in particular. If your torrent speeds were top-notch before a newly-installed antivirus(or antispyware) program - and your torrent speeds have begun to wither miserably - thisone’s a no-brainer: Uninstall your antivirus program, and/or try another one. Problems mayinclude your BitTorrent client being detected as a trojan (a false positive), or the client is blocked entirely. Known issues include:
#11 - Disable PeerGuardian / IP Blocking Software
We know what you’re thinking: "
You’re crazy if you think I’m going to disable mytrustworthy PeerGuardian, and leave myself unprotected
". The truth is, it really can’t helpyou anyways. The amount of overall protection given by a blocklist is minimal at best. Anti- piracy agencies such as BayTSP are smart enough to use IP ranges not to be found on any list- give them some due credit. If anything - PeerGuardian 2, SafePeer and IP Blocklists willonly slow down your torrent transfers by blocking legitimate peers.If you really
incorporate some form of IP blocking, then at least use the trimmed-downversionIPfilterX-u23. It blocks a minimal amount of IPs (about 7,000 IPs and ranges), and isupdated about every 10 days.