What limits the download speed when using torrents?

by on May 25, 2012

Q: If I am downloading a torrent with only 2 seeds.

with a internet speed of 10mbps

and the download speed is about 100 kbps.

Would it go up if I had a 20 or 50 or 100 mbps connection?

Or is it limited by the amount of seeders so it wouldn’t make a difference?

2 Responses to “What limits the download speed when using torrents?”
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    There are a lot of variables that play in the speed of bittorrents.

    Your sharing speed will sometimes block you from connecting to users.
    The firewall port on your modem/router.
    Your ISP may block/filter torrents/limit the speeds.
    The seed ratio depending on the site/torrent yor are downloading.

    Generally speaking a faster speed from your ISP will generally allow faster downloads.


    In this instance you’re probably limited by the 2 seeders.