11 Killer Ways To Increase Torrent Speed + Bonus Tips

Downloading anything with uTorrent is best and safe method. Many people including me always think why download speed for torrent files is low. Usually i get 50% less download speed for torrent downloads when compared to normal download speed.  uTorrent is the best third party software available to download torrent files. When ever i’m downloading torrent files I face a dilemma to stop or continue it. I face this problem only because of download speed. So, I tried many tricks, made experiments on uTorrent settings and finally managed to increase torrent speed by 120%

Also Read: How to Download Torrent Files using Internet Download Manager IDM

Why Downloading with uTorrent ?

  • Downloading large files with uTorrent is safe due to resume capacity.
  • It automatically starts stopped download’s after restarting your computer without any single click.
  • It allows you to look contents inside downloading file before starting download. This helps us mainly while downloading movies.

5 ways to increase Torrent speed:

1. Frequently update P2P sharing client

Best P2P sharing client is uTorrent. Update uTorrent.exe when ever there is an update. Using old versions surely lowers download speed. Recommended to tick Automatically Update option in uTorrent settings

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2. Download Torrents with high Seeds and Peers

Seed is the place where complete torrent file is saved and serving across the web. Leecher is a person who doesn’t have that file and joined seeds server to download it. In short Leecher becomes Seeder when he download’s entire torrent file using P2P sharing client. Peer is a Laptop or computer participating in Download action. To increase torrent speed always download torrents with high seeds and less Leecher. It is Less computers are downloading that torrent, while it is serving by more people.

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3. Changing uTorrent Settings

Default settings in P2P sharing clients like uTorrent would suck slow connection networks. Modifying them would work like a magic and increase torrent speed.

Here are some modifications you need to make in uTorrent > Options > Preferences

Connection – Tick Add Windows Firmware exception

Bandwidth – Change Maximum upload rate to 500

Advanced – Set the value of net.max_halfopen to 80

BitTorrent – Enable Outgoing in Protocol Encryption

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4. Optimal Settings

SG TCP Optimizer is a free utility software which is used to apply Optimal settings. It will change your networks settings and helps to increase torrent speed

Downoad SG TCP Optimizer

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5. Use Your Basic Knowledge

First test your internet connection form speedtest.net and note down your download and upload speed. If it is higher than download speed in uTorrent, you can apply these changes. Download single file and don’t expect same speed when downloading multiple torrents same time.

Bonus Tips (Very Simple to Implement)

Over to You

Let us know which trick worked best for you to increase torrent speed? Comment below if you know any more tips and tricks to improve uTorrent download speed.

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  1. Arpit Kharbanda says

    Great Article! Amar.

  2. junaid says

    not chang in speed nope

  3. b says

    Utorrent is literally the worst client :/

  4. Rajesh says

    Well, I have followed almost all the tips, but I wasn’t knowing about SG TCP Optimizer. Changing ‘max_halfopen’ to 80 greatly helped me. Sometimes, changing port number too helps.
    Thanks for the great information.

  5. says

    I simply download from files that has more seeders.

  6. Nwosu Desmond says

    I use GreedyTorrents to tweak my upload speed so i can download torrents at a faster speed. Thanks for your idea though, will give it a try.

  7. says

    Followed the techniques but I don’t find any change in my download speed.

    • says

      Strange! This trick helped me to increase my torrent download speed and even it worked great for some of my friends. I think you’re using Bit Torrent right ?

  8. Tanmay Sawant says

    Hey mate great tips to increase torrent speed, ill follow it and hope my speed increases :) Thanks

  9. Md Sohail says

    My broadband internet connection is about 2 mbps speed, but when i download any data it gives only 300 Kbps. so will try your tips to get more speed.

    • says

      it seems your download speed is much better than my download speed

    • Nikhil says

      it must be 300 KB/s if it is being shown in the client.
      Mbps= Mega bits per second
      8 bits = 1 KB
      so 2 Mbps= 2048 Kilobits(kb)= 2048/8 = 256 Kilobytes(KB)
      which means you are getting more speed already.
      the ISP’s state the speed in kilo/mega bits(kb/Mb) whereas the torrent client shows the speed in kilobytes(KB). So you will have to divide the ISP speed by 8 to find the actual limit for torrent clients
      ( this is all on the assumption the that the speed you reported is from the torrent client)

  10. Arjun Singh says

    It’s good to know all those ways. These will surely help me out in increasing my torrent downloading speed.

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