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Few days ago, I moved into my new house. But I discover that my download speed is very slow. This isn't happening before since I open my firewall ports and my ADSL modem is not a router. I even try to disable my firewall.I am downloading anime torrent with my full speed(51kb) with upload rate(12kb) at past. But why my download become slow after I move into new house? I also try changing my bit torrent ports but no avail. Well... I can't be sure if my ISP is throttling my speed. So, any idea on what going on? I am currently using BitComet.

Note that my ftp or http download is still fast.
 

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You may want to try a very high port number. Sometimes ISPs block known bittorrent and p2p ports. If that doesn't work, you may want to try http-tunnel. That's what I use when I'm at college, since the network has packet shapers which block most p2p stuff.
 

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This makes a huge difference for me. I can't download at very fast speeds when my bandwidth is being sucked from both sides meaning the download and upload rates. So since my max upload rate is around 44 kb/s then I just lower it to 25~30 so I can download at high speeds. Being the good leecher that I am, I always take off the limit and upload to 1:1 ratio laters.
 

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I had to set up my router to allow ports 6881-6999. I wouldn't turn the firewall off. I had a computer unfirewalled to DSL a couple days ago. Took a whopping 1.5 minutes for an internet worm to move in. Luckily my antivirus caught it.

Since you had a good connection before, is there any difference in the lines from the old house to the new? If the phone lines are really crappy you can experience slow download speed, even on DSL. Also, the torrent might be suffering from a lack of seeds. It may be that when you were downloading before, there were more seeds and peers for you to leech off of, and now there aren't very many, resulting in you not getting a high download
 

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well have you tried downloading torrent files with a lot of seeders? if the download speed of that file is fast, then you could say its the number of seeder is the problem... another one would be the resource of your computer... if you have your bit torrent on and your computer is lagging, then you could try to free some memory by disabling unwanted running programs...
 

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My computer has a lot of RAM(768MB). I even try to download other torrent with a lot of seeder and the result still same. Very slow. I guess it must be the line here give me the problem.
 

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Player-X said:
What client are you using anyway?
Read his first post,he said BitComet :p
 

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JohnLai said:
My computer has a lot of RAM(768MB). I even try to download other torrent with a lot of seeder and the result still same. Very slow. I guess it must be the line here give me the problem.
How long did you wait to read the speed status?

If you started downloading and immediately read the speeds you wouldn't have an accurate reading because the BT client is still connecting to other people.

It takes about 10 to 15 minutes for a full connection.
 

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i'd say its his connection that's giving him the problem. You could try complaining to your ISP about the problems, since you're probably not getting what you're paying for. I'd try a couple different bandwidth testers to see what you're speed is.
 

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i'd say its his connection that's giving him the problem. You could try complaining to your ISP about the problems, since you're probably not getting what you're paying for. I'd try a couple different bandwidth testers to see what you're speed is.
From my experience most ISPs guarantee a working internet for browsing not for P2P use.

BTW, JohnLai who is your ISP company?
 

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It is a connection problem, but it is also BitComet's problem....rumor has it that BitComet works fast on some ISPs, and slow on others. In general, BitComet is unreliable (I had slow problems with it myself).....If you can, Azureus provides the fastest speeds at a price of CPU and Memory. If you're not into that stuff, BitTornado has a pretty low footprint
 

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It is a connection problem, but it is also BitComet's problem....rumor has it that BitComet works fast on some ISPs, and slow on others. In general, BitComet is unreliable (I had slow problems with it myself).....If you can, Azureus provides the fastest speeds at a price of CPU and Memory. If you're not into that stuff, BitTornado has a pretty low footprint
Agreed, I recommend switching to another BT client to see if you get the same results.

I have no problems with Bittornado.
 
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