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I have been having problems using bittorrent. I have tried several programs, including azureus, abc, and bittorrent itself. In any case, downloads are extremely slow (< 1 KB/s) or they don't seem to work at all. It doesn't seem to matter what the file is. For example, right now I am trying to download the latest Prince of Persia 2 video (www.filerush.com) using ABC, and I am getting about 0.1 KB/s. I don't have a firewall, and I have tried using different ports.
 

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Do you have a router? Because if you do you will probably have to set it up so it forwards the ports that bittorrent uses.
 

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Exactly my thought Dgurion. A router or firewall will destroy your performance with torrents. You eithier need to open the port or disable the firewall router. Any firewall including windows xp built-in or the service pack 2 one. They all cause this.
 

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I'm not using a router, and I have the windows one disabled.

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I used the netstat command and found that the ports used by ABC were opened and were listening/established. So, the problem doesn't seem to have to do with anything related to the ports. Could my college somehow be shaping packets or something?
 

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Well if you are in a dorm, my guess is that they have their own sets of firewalls meaning, they may not have open the proper ports.
 

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Yes, defintely Toshiro. Colleges have there own set of firewalls and bandwidth trackers that are specifically desgined to block viruses and illegal content or over bandwidth usage.
 

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I tried that software, but the free version only supports 40kbit/s, which is way too slow.

On second thought, the subscription is actually quite cheap (24$ for 6 months), so I think I might give it a try.
 

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well, I dont think its on ABC's side becasue I use it quite offen and get +100kbs on average. It must be the College. I dont know how I will survive in college if they limit my downloading speed...
 

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I'm going to buy a 1 month subscription of http-tunnel just to see what kind of speeds I get. According to the speed comparison tool within the program, I should get about more than 400 KB/sec.

I'll keep you posted.

*UPDATE*

The http-tunnel program works pretty well. I can finally get decent speeds with kazaa lite. :thumb: However, I am still having problems with bittorrent. I left it running for awhile, and when I came back I had only completed about 1% of my file. What's more is my cpu usage was at 100%. I checked the task manager, and the culprit was javaw.exe. Azureus uses java, so I won't be using Azureus any more.

Does anyone know any bittorrent programs that support proxies? I need this because I have to configure a proxy in order for http-tunnel to work with the program.

Also, could someone post a legal bittorrent file that they know works for sure? I could use this a base for my testing.

Thanks.

*UPDATE #2*

I finally got bittorrent working! :) I poked around the http-tunnel forum and found a method that works. I'm now using ABC with a program called SocksCap, which redirects any program using socks, to direct connections through http-tunnel. I am currently getting speeds around 90 KB/s. Yay!
 
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