Recommended Bittorrent/µTorrent Settings

As I’ve shown already, Oftentimes people do REALLY stupid things with their client settings. I mean beyond ordinary ‘stupid’. Private tracker sites are one of the main reasons for this. The all-fired obsession with seeding as much as possible, because of the power of the intangible and all-powerful ‘ratio’ that must be obeyed, and adhered to at all costs.

Thus I felt that I should reprint this, as first developed by a friend of mine, a µTorrent forum moderator that goes by the name of Switeck. This was first publshed on the µTorrent forum, but in the spirit of getting it out there, and easily found, he agreed to this reprint. These settings work for pubic AND private trackers (and work better for private trackers than the ones suggested by those trackers in most cases)

Thanks again to Switeck
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Almost NO ADSL line should use settings higher than 2 mbit/sec upload speed!

This link explains my chart further: http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php … 50#p422150

Connection Type UPLOAD CONNECTIONS Maximum number of Active
(Upload Maximum) Limit Slots Per-torrent Max Torrents Downloading
DEFAULT 20 3 30 40 2 1
Dial-up (28.8k) 2 1 4 5 1 1
Dual-up (56k) 3 1 5 6 1 1
Single ISDN (64k) 5 2 10 15 1 1
Dual ISDN (128k) 9 3 20 25 1 1
64 kbit/sec 5 2 20 25 1 1
80 kbit/sec 6 2 25 30 1 1
96 kbit/sec 7 3 25 30 1 1
128 kbit/sec 9 3 30 35 1 1
160 kbit/sec 13 3 30 40 1 1
192 kbit/sec 17 3 30 50 2 1
224 kbit/sec 20 3 35 55 2 1
256 kbit/sec 22 3 35 60 2 1
320 kbit/sec 29 3 35 80 3 2
384 kbit/sec 35 4 40 90 3 2
448 kbit/sec 40 4 40 100 3 2
512 kbit/sec 47 4 40 100 4 3
640 kbit/sec 60 4 45 120 4 3
700 kbit/sec 65 4 45 140 5 4
768 kbit/sec 72 5 50 150 5 4
800 kbit/sec 75 5 50 160 6 5
900 kbit/sec 82 5 55 180 6 5
1 mbit/sec 92 6 60 200 7 6
1.5 mbit/sec 140 7 60 250 8 7
2 mbit/sec 186 8 60 300 10 8
2.5 mbit/sec 250 8 60 320 12 8
3 mbit/sec 300 9 65 330 13 9
4 mbit/sec 400 10 70 350 14 10
5 mbit/sec 500 10 70 400 15 10
8 mbit/sec 800 15 80 450 17 12
10 mbit/sec 1000 20 100 500 20 15
15 mbit/sec 1500 22 100 550 23 17
20 mbit/sec 2000 25 125 600 25 20
25 mbit/sec 2500 26 130 620 27 21
30 mbit/sec 3000 27 135 650 30 23
40 mbit/sec 4000 28 140 700 40 25
50 mbit/sec 5000 30 150 800 50 30
80 mbit/sec 8000 35 160 900 80 35
100 mbit/sec 10000 40 200 1000 100 40
Connection Type UPLOAD CONNECTIONS Max Active
(Upload Maximum) Limit Slots Torrents Max Torrents Downloading

Caption

Connection Type/ Upload Maximum = UPLOAD speed in kilobits/sec OR megabits/sec. NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH DOWNLOAD SPEED MAX! A “10 megabit/sec” cable line has that speed only for download…upload speed is likely 1 megabit/sec OR LESS!
UPLOAD Limit = Max Upload Speed in KiloBYTES/second
Upload Slots = number of peers to upload to at once on EACH active Torrent.
Connections Torr = Maximum Connections allowed PER active Torrent
Connections MAX = Global Maximum Connections allowed
MAX ACTIVE Torr = Total Maximum Active Torrents (This is Downloading PLUS Seeding!)
MAX ACTIVE Down. = Total Maximum Downloading Torrents

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Hope these settings help you.