How To Improve Torrent Download Speed
Today, Torrent has become one of the basic necessities of life, especially for the youngsters. Be it movies, e-books, videos, TV shows; it is the best place on the World Wide Web for downloading these large files. However, it may sometimes have slow download speed short come.
Let’s first briefly get acknowledged as to how the torrent works. In order to download the files from torrent, we need to have tools such as:
Following are five easy ways to increase Torrent download speed:
Selection of Torrent File
This is the crucial step one must take to get their file downloaded fast. When selecting a torrent file, take a glance through the seeders and leechers. In simple words, seeders are the file distributors whereas leechers are the clients. Choose the one with higher ratio of seeder as compared to leecher. As the seeder has the entire file and leecher is just another peer who has joined the network to download it, the greater the number of seeder the healthier is the torrent file. This will ensure a greater download speed.
Connection per Torrent
BitTorrent protocol is based on peer-to-peer connection. Thus, a higher number of connected peers per torrent prove beneficial in increasing the download speed. Go to Bandwidth Preferences of your torrent client and look carefully at the ‘Number of Connections’ section. The maximum number of connected peers per torrent should not fall under the extremities i.e. neither extremely high nor low. Hence, upgrade your value from 30% to 40% greater than your upload speed. Consider, for example, your speed is 200 kbps, then you must enter the number value from 260to 280.
Download Only Required Files
A Torrent file contents may include some unnecessary files such as a Download Information Text Files, System Information Files, Sample AVI Files, Screenshots JPG Files and other subfiles. So, when you add a torrent file to your Torrent Client software, make sure that you uncheck the file contents that are not required. This will save time, bandwidth and even your disk space, though is less amount.
Many of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are inhibiting BitTorrent traffic on their networks. Consequently, the speed decreases. Enabling your torrent protocol encryption is the best solution for this problem. This enhances privacy and confidentiality and thus, ISPs and other third parties can hardly identify the BitTorrent traffic.in addition, ensure that you have enabled DHT network and local peer discovery.
So if you are movie buff and face trouble while downloading one from Torrent then you must go with one of the ways we have mentioned to increase torrent download speed. These steps will ensure you keep up with entertainment quotient.
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by techtalks @TechTalks March 14, 2016 5:00 AM UTC