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Old 11. Feb 2012, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can torrent speed exceed broadband speed limit ?

i am using a 512 kbps internet so download speed is 60 kbps, is it possible to exceed this download limit if the torrent have good seeds (getting higher speeds more than 100 kbps)?
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Old 12. Feb 2012, 12:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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no... it's like asking a car to go faster than what the odemeter limit is...
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Old 12. Feb 2012, 06:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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my friend is using 512 kbps broadband ( different isp) but he is getting download speeds upto 3.5 mbps if the torrent has good speeds and 60 kbps download speed for regular downloads.
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Old 12. Feb 2012, 09:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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As eyeb said you can't go faster than your limit.

If someone is getting more than 512Mbps (0.5Mbps) then that is not their connection speed. So in your friends case he must have at least a 3.5mbps broadband connection if he is downloading at that speed.

The Torrent protocol doesn't do anything magical like giving you more bandwidth than you actually have. It is also less efficient than http downloads because it has to download additional information to allow the download files fragments to be joined together to form the original file.

As you are aware, the torrent protocol can keep adding sources until the broadband connection is saturated. If you have a 512kbps download limit then that is the fastest that you can download. Downloading a file in many small parts/fragments is the same principle that is used by download managers like Free Download Manager. They can download many files using more than one link or using more than one source.

However, much Torrent client software limits how quickly you can download to match how much you upload. Most broadband connections are asymmetric meaning that the download and upload speeds are not the same ie not symmetric. In this case, your download link may never become saturated because your Torrent bandwidth is more likely to be closer to your upload speed.
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The speed for download will depend on what your ISP is providing. Are you sure that the ISP has limited your speed to 60 kpbs? If yes, then it can't go higher than that. Different ISPs have different plans and different limits... so maybe your friend's ISP has a different limit.
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ok thx for the answers.
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The speed for download will depend on what your ISP is providing. Are you sure that the ISP has limited your speed to 60 kpbs? If yes, then it can't go higher than that. Different ISPs have different plans and different limits... so maybe your friend's ISP has a different limit.
i am using bsnl 625 plan and my friend is using beam 400 plan.
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It's possible. Reminds me my "dial up" times when I get some 500kbps burst. But that's the matter. Are you having bursts of speed or it's happening in a constant way?
Even it could be an ISP mistake. I've seen before how erroneously a provider assigns a different speed to a customer (when traslating).
Another different (and surely not applied possibility ) is a technique called "uncapping" . I'm just telling it as an example, how could be an explanation to what is happening with you broadband.
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It's possible. Reminds me my "dial up" times when I get some 500kbps burst. But that's the matter. Are you having bursts of speed or it's happening in a constant way?
Even it could be an ISP mistake. I've seen before how erroneously a provider assigns a different speed to a customer (when traslating).
Another different (and surely not applied possibility ) is a technique called "uncapping" . I'm just telling it as an example, how could be an explanation to what is happening with you broadband.
my net speed is always constant ( 60 - 70 kbps download ) but my friend gets speed bursts ( upto 3.5 mbps download) maybe somethings wrong with his isp.
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my net speed is always constant ( 60 - 70 kbps download ) but my friend gets speed bursts ( upto 3.5 mbps download) maybe somethings wrong with his isp.
Surely it is an ISP issue or just the way it works by now. A good idea should call and ask but, if it is a malfunction maybe they fix it.
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my net speed is always constant ( 60 - 70 kbps download ) but my friend gets speed bursts ( upto 3.5 mbps download) maybe somethings wrong with his isp.
A few things you might want to check out:

Is your friend using something similar to Airtel Speedbytes where you can get speed on demand? Or perhaps his speeds increase in the night time?

One more thing: You might want to also check out your utorrent settings. Do you see a green check mark after you start downloading a torrent?

Download a torrent that is well seeded. This Ubuntu torrent for example:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubunt...ve-download#bt

See how much speed you are getting.....

As has already been mentioned, you cannot get more speed than what you have.....
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