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browsing is slow or impossible while using utorrent

  1. #1


    Göteborg
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1

    browsing is slow or impossible while using utorrent


    Hi,
    I am a bit of a newbie to uTorrent.
    As it says in the thread subject I am experiencing that when downloading with uTorrent the general browsing is either very slow or impossible (page not responsive).
    I have recently found a thread that suggests a few tweaks that could help, I have implemented them but have not given it enough time so don't know if they work.
    The tweaks were;
    Lowering net.max_halfopen to 4
    bt.connect_speed to 4
    disabling DHT
    disabling UPnP
    lowering the global maximum number of connections to 200? 100? 50? (I have chosen 50)
    disabling UPnP and NAT-PMP
    lowering the upload slots to 4¨
    limiting the upload limit to 100 kB/s
    enabling outgoing protocol encryption
    I have set listening port to 6881 & have port forwarded this port

    I have a fiber optic connection of 95 Mbps downloading and 60 Mbps uploading.

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  2. #2


    I'm not really sure about this myself but a quick question...

    Is browsing slow while you have uTorrent open or when you are actually downloading things through uTorrent?
    The reason i ask is because if its the later then could your internet bandwidth be maxed out?

    i.e.
    If your line only takes a maximum of 1mb and utorrent is download at 800 - 1000kbps then browsing would be much slower due to the bandwidth on your line being maxed out.

    Regards,
    Jamie
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  3. #3


    Göteborg
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    thanks for reply

    the download speed i get on average with utorrent is 2MB/

    as i mentioned in the first post, i have a connection speed of 95 Mbps download ^ 60 Mbps upload, so I cant seethat this would be a problem
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I would try playing around with the upload limit. It doesn't always produce logical predictable results. A little trial and error may work wonders.
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