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I'm not real impressed with the above app...it rarely connects and when it does the download speed reminds me of dial-up...it's sooo slow...there has to be alternatives, can someone recommend ...
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    Looking for alternative to KTorrent/BitTorrent...


    I'm not real impressed with the above app...it rarely connects and when it does the download speed reminds me of dial-up...it's sooo slow...there has to be alternatives, can someone recommend any? Thoughts please

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    take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...rrent_software
    azureus is most likely the most popular (that doesn't mean best of course )
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    See if uTorrent has released their Linux version. This is the best P2P client available.

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    This might be a stupid question but are you sure it is not the torrents? Does this happen with all torrents?

    Some ISP's will throttle torrent downloads.

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    I use Azureus, works realy well, has a windows version too if that matters..

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    Azureus is one of the best but the trouble is it takes a hell lot of resources. I suggest that you use uTorrent at least once, you will be amazed to see its capacity. I would also be very happy to get a comparision between the two. So please see if you could!

    Bryan, some ISPs NAT setting is like that. The one thing is to forward the port used by the client, and remember to optimise any torrent client to Upload then only you can get maximum download rate. You can visit uTorrent home page for more resources.

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    Make sure you run a NAT test to make sure your ports are forwarded correctly to your machine. Also check out www.portforward.com

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    to bryansmith....yes its happens

    to all torrents....perhaps I should check with my ISP ?

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    Try out the new Deluge, made by an Ubuntu user. It is made in Python and uses PyGtk for the GUI. Also, check out the Project page for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coder_
    Try out the new Deluge, made by an Ubuntu user. It is made in Python and uses PyGtk for the GUI. Also, check out the Project page for it.
    looks good, I am going to have to try that out....
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