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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Increasing Your Browsing/Download and Utorrent Download speed


Simple steps to enhance (increase) your download speed.

1. Enhancing your broadband speed - enable DMZ Host.

  • Go to 192.168.1.1
  • Click Advanced Setup -> DMZ Host
  • Enter the IP addres you have entered in ur LAN settings
    ( Network and Sharing Center -> Local Area connection -> Properties -> select Internet Protocol version 4 and click properties. Note the IP Address entered here)
  • Enter this IP Address in the space provided.
  • Click Save/Apply
Caution- Enabling DMZ Host results in packets of data constantly being sent to and fro, so make sure you disable it once you have finished your downloading.

2. Enhancing (increasing) Utorrent Download Speed.

If you have a BSNL unlimited plan like BB Home UL 750 then note that the following steps wont have a miraculous effect on your D/L speed (unlimited usage comes at a price, unfortunately here it is speed), however you may find it does help in your downloading.

Go To Preferences

  1. Select Bandwidth -> Number of Connections
    Global Maximum number of connections -> Enter a large value ( >10000)
    Maximum number of connected peers   -> Enter a large value ( >100)

  2. Select BitTorrent - > Protocol Encryption -> Enabled -> Outgoing
    Check the option Allow Incoming Legacy Connections.

  3. Under BitTorrent - > Protocol Encryption.
    Check Enable DHT Network if it is not already enabled.

  4. Under Connection ->
    Check Enable UPnp Port Mapping.
    Check Add Windows Firewall Exception.

  5. Adding Extra Trackers for  your torrent always helps.



Alternatively you can try using other DNS servers ( but this is more for Browsing than for Downloading)

Go To
  •  Network and Sharing Center -> Local Area connection -> Properties -> select Internet Protocol version 4 and click properties. 
Change the values as follows

  1. Google Public DNS Servers
  • Preferred DNS Server:  8.8.8.8
  • Alternate DNS Server:   8.8.4.4
  2. OpenDNS free DNS Servers
  • Preferred DNS Server:  208.67.222.222
  • Alternate DNS Server:   208.68.220.220
  3. Norton free DNS Servers
  • Preferred DNS Server:    198.153.192.1
  • Alternate DNS Server:     198.153.194.1
(to name a few)

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