How do I limit Utorrent downloads from taking up all my bandwidth
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« on: October 03, 2019, 06:14:02 pm »

Hi everyone. I want to know how I can stop / limit uTorrent from a single download hijacking all my bandwidth and affecting my other upload speeds. See attached pic.

It happens frequently on Freeleech torrents with many seeders. From an average 10 MB/s upload, that single FL download will get me a 10+ MB/s download and upload speeds drop to 500-1000 kB/s.
This is quite annoying because I would prefer that the upload traffic on my other torrents not be affected by the download.

I have tried the following, but they seem to have no effect:
- specifying limits in the global settings and on the specific torrent itself (like limit download to 300 kB/s)
- changing the bandwidth allocation on the downloading torrent to LOW.
- Changing the Queueing option: [CHECKED] "Seeding tasks have higher priority than downloading tasks".

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019, 06:38:37 pm »

Hi everyone. I want to know how I can stop / limit uTorrent from a single download hijacking all my bandwidth and affecting my other upload speeds. See attached pic.

It happens frequently on Freeleech torrents with many seeders. From an average 10 MB/s upload, that single FL download will get me a 10+ MB/s download and upload speeds drop to 500-1000 kB/s.
This is quite annoying because I would prefer that the upload traffic on my other torrents not be affected by the download.

I have tried the following, but they seem to have no effect:
- specifying limits in the global settings and on the specific torrent itself (like limit download to 300 kB/s)
- changing the bandwidth allocation on the downloading torrent to LOW.
- Changing the Queueing option: [CHECKED] "Seeding tasks have higher priority than downloading tasks".

Thanks in advance for any advice.

You're gonna read many opinions about this.. I'll just keep it simple by saying, I am totally against messing with settings, as they can inadvertently make your shit even slower. When you're downloading a torrent, a lot of complected shit is happening in the back ground, and tweaking shit isn't always gonna do it. That shit may have worked back in the day when we were using dial up, but today most of that shit is not applicable. You can open up some available slots, that may help. But you may not have the bandwidth to handle all of the torrents, and you my have to stop a few. If you have a lot of torrents seeded from one tracker, that tracker could be limiting your bandwidth, if that's the case, their isn't really anything you can do about that, as everything is automated.

-AOS
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 01:17:52 pm »

Thanks @AnythingOld / @AOS

I wanted to wait for more replies but none seem forthcoming.

I've had some success in limiting the download bandwidth hogging in multi-file freeleech torrents - simply by downloading it file by file or GB by GB. It's quite manual, but hey, at least I was able to exert some (limited) control over the traffic.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 03:06:07 pm »

Thanks @AnythingOld / @AOS

I wanted to wait for more replies but none seem forthcoming.

I've had some success in limiting the download bandwidth hogging in multi-file freeleech torrents - simply by downloading it file by file or GB by GB. It's quite manual, but hey, at least I was able to exert some (limited) control over the traffic.

Oh, ok... That's good. I really do stress that you try and remember that every tracker is different, and depending on how the owner sets up the tracker, it may or may not be possible to make "improvements." Despite many people think there's a one size fits all. This is one of the reasons I'm not a fan of collecting private trackers.

-AOS
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