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    Can't surf while DLing

    I am using bitcomet to download shareware I used to have no problem surfing while downloading until my download rate got to over 40Kbs then it would slow down, now I can't even load webpages in IE or Firefox even when my rate is 0Kbs; had a look at some of the settings and read much about it via google, my tcp/ip is set to 200 which it was before, using BC 1.02, I can't think of anything i've changed lately as i'd just started getting the same problem with 1.00, anyone out there had the same problem?

    edit: using comodo firewall and listed BC as a trusted app, not running windows firewall at the mo so it can't be that

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    I get this a lot, sometimes a client just basically takes all of my bandwidth, when I was on Virgin it was Azureus now on BT it's Utorrent that does it

    Try changing client and see if that helps, I would recommend Utorrent, very simple programme and takes up very little system resources

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    RedIron;2451725

    I get this a lot, sometimes a client just basically takes all of my … I get this a lot, sometimes a client just basically takes all of my bandwidth, when I was on Virgin it was Azureus now on BT it's Utorrent that does itTry changing client and see if that helps, I would recommend Utorrent, very simple programme and takes up very little system resources



    Yes i totally agree..switch to Utorrent. Slightly slower download speed but just a small and effiecient downloading software

    Have you checked your upload speed?...most torrent software has it set at zero as default ie unlimited upload speed, try changing the upload speed to say 10-15k a sec..

    Original Poster

    thanks for the tips, i DLed utorrent today, i was looking for a stripped down client, but had trouble getting anything past 1Kbs, as soon as i load up any client i lose all my bandwidth to browser and when I quit from client it takes about a minute to get my bandwidth back, well annoying!

    OH MY JESUS, Just checked what Gerry said and limited my download rate to 450 as a test (I can sometimes get up to about 700) and I can still browse at a good rate when DLing at 100+, w00t! Guess either karoo have changed their max rate or bitcomet have made people set a cap so they can browse with some of the new changes!

    GerryG repped

    What router / modem do you have?

    Try limiting your upload and download speeds...

    Original Poster

    see edit above, thanks pikachu12

    Original Poster

    RedIron;2451752

    What router / modem do you have?



    eTEC AL-2108P Modem router, its a rebranded Auslinx (I know dodgy - does the trick tho

    I use utorrent for downloading there is a very nice trick to beat the share ratio on private trackers a little bypass so it doesnt see that you are leeching and not giving anything back ;-) i dont do it all the time only on the very big files where i can download the file in under two hours but to upload the same back would take me a week.
    but yes limit your upload speed that should take card of the problem :thumbsup:

    if anyone wants to know how to beat the traker system with utorrent send me a PM it is very easy to do

    GerryG;2451735

    Have you checked your upload speed?...most torrent software has it set at … Have you checked your upload speed?...most torrent software has it set at zero as default ie unlimited upload speed, try changing the upload speed to say 10-15k a sec..


    Exactly what I was going to suggest - if your upload is at full utilisation it kills your download, the same happens in reverse but with the upload being so much less than the download for ADSL it's the upload that's normally the issue. It's a basic issue with TCP/IP that once one direction is at full utilisation it slows down all the traffic included the basic level packets required for simple web browsing.

    John

    As people have said already, limit your upload speed. The best upload speed depends on your own connection but I would say around 18 is around what you should set it at.

    My upload speed is easily capable of going up to 80, but if i'm heavily browsing, I usually just limit it to 70

    I was annoyed to say the least when I joined several forums with private trackers..despite only downloading say 2-3 gig I had to upload the same amount in order to keep my account from being banned..hardly any good when my max upload speed is only 25k a sec...I don't have a problem with sharing but when I wanted a new program or software I would then have to share that then get messages from forum owners stating I didn't allow my previous file(s) to share fully which would result in a ban or suspension.

    I moved over to Rapidshare which I find is better as I get full bandwidth download and don't have to bother uploading or sharing any files.

    GerryG;2451904

    I was annoyed to say the least when I joined several forums with private … I was annoyed to say the least when I joined several forums with private trackers..despite only downloading say 2-3 gig I had to upload the same amount in order to keep my account from being banned..hardly any good when my max upload speed is only 25k a sec...I don't have a problem with sharing but when I wanted a new program or software I would then have to share that then get messages from forum owners stating I didn't allow my previous file(s) to share fully which would result in a ban or suspension.I moved over to Rapidshare which I find is better as I get full bandwidth download and don't have to bother uploading or sharing any files.



    Why didn't you just switch to a broadband supplier who offered you more uploading bandwidth?

    pikachu12;2451916

    Why didn't you just switch to a broadband supplier who offered you more … Why didn't you just switch to a broadband supplier who offered you more uploading bandwidth?



    Because in the Uk there are very few, the only people who over even a semi-decent upload (1mbps+) are the two or three ADSL supplies and in a lot of the parts of the country none of the three are availible.

    Try limiting your upload to it's maximum minus 3-5 kilobytes. With Bittorrent you really want to upload as much as possible since it speeds it up for everyone else and 3-5k is fine for web browsing.

    pikachu12;2451916

    Why didn't you just switch to a broadband supplier who offered you more … Why didn't you just switch to a broadband supplier who offered you more uploading bandwidth?



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