Tim131 Registered User
#46

I've Eircom 2MB and am maxing out, getting speeds of up to 212kb/s and upload of up to 20kb/s - am using uTorrent (It's the best client, easy on CPU Usage) I max out on torrentleech, and bitHD, and most other private sites.

Has anyone on Eircom actually managed to forward their ports? I can never do it! doesn't really bother me as I can upload and D/load grand, just I remember when I was on oink, I could never upload.

TheTubes Registered User
#47

Blindpew said:
as well as having all the ports open from 10000 - 60000.



why all the ports?
surely thats a lot less secure than only opening the one you need?

ronrar Registered User
#48

Tim131 said:
Has anyone on Eircom actually managed to forward their ports? I can never do it! doesn't really bother me as I can upload and D/load grand, just I remember when I was on oink, I could never upload.


no, i havent,i can still upload and download ok, but havent been able to do it,

Blindpew Registered User
#49

TheTubes said:


why all the ports?
surely thats a lot less secure than only opening the one you need?


Well you are right but I couldn't get it to work right when I only opened certain ports. I have been downloading for years with all ports open and have never had any problems. Internet security blocks any interference.

#50

Utorrent is the best imo

MooseJam Registered User
#51

I'm trying to get past 1 at the moment, am up to .89, what ratio do you aim for, or do you not care at all or do you not upload ?

ntlbell Registered User
#52

unless it's a private tracker i couldn't give a hoot.

#53

ntlbell said:
unless it's a private tracker i couldn't give a hoot.


+1, I quit when done. Its handy having a dynamic ip

Jonathan Registered User
#54

Another torrenter with a low ratio here too...


And WHAT has this got to do with windows????

MooseJam Registered User
#55

well where should it go ? If everybody kept a low ratio nobody would ever get anything, you are only able to download because other people who don't share that view upload, I think it's only fair to aim for 1, plus it makes me feel good helping people out haha

Jonathan Registered User
#56

I'd say net+comms.

You do that moosejam. Ill buy you a pint sometime

#57

might be better suited here

1 would be great if you had symmetrical broadband, NTL try to throttle torrents, but do they try to throttle upstream too ?

#58

starting to ul more now that BT have bumped it to 1meg up and uncapped.

had to care before

sunnyman2 Registered User
#59

i gotta ask,

im thinking of changing to upc,

mainly for torrents,

is it a good choice to get upc,


im in cork if that makes any difference

#60

Yes, its ok for those Scandanavians with their symmetrical broadband to have a constant 1:1 ratio but I live in Ireland where this is impossible. I would love to, but i can't.

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