Download with speed, using my best uTorrent 2.2.1 settings I’ll show you how to make uTorrent 2.2.1 faster no matter what torrent file your downloading. Maximise uTorrent download speed with these 6 steps. Since I can remember I’ve been using torrents to download various types of files, from films, TV shows, games, software, and music.
Change uTorrent 2.2.1 Settings For Ultra Fast Speeds
During this time, like you, I have been searching the internet to find the best torrent clients that allow me to utilize the full potential of my internets download speed. Back in the day, I loved Azureus (now known as Vuze), but the program itself got to a point where it became a very demanding application on any computer, and for just downloading files and nothing else, I thought Azureus (Vuze) was asking too much from my computer to handle something very simple. I also wasn’t a user of all the extra contents that they have added in over the years either.
So that’s what got me searching for another client and I stumbled upon uTorrent. It does exactly what I want from a torrent client and nothing else, even offers encryption when downloading files, so that certain ISP’s cant track what your downloading file is, hence….. Stops them from capping your speed as they cant class it as torrent activity.
Why 2.2.1? Optimize uTorrent Speed
Even though I use uTorrent to this day, I don’t exactly use the most recent version 3.4.9. The best uTorrent version I think is the best is uTorrent 2.2.1, and by applying these uTorrent 2.2.1 settings your downloads are going to be super fast.
Firstly, you will need to download uTorrent 2.2.1 from here. (WinRAR will be required to unzip the file- the free version will do just fine)
Once you have installed uTorrent, follow the best settings for uTorrent 2.2.1 below and unleash the full potential of your download speed!
Use Windows XP? Find out how to Increase TCP/IP Half Open Connection Limit to add more improvement to your download speed.
Best uTorrent Settings 2021
Configuring uTorrent 2.2.1
Best settings for uTorrent::
Note: If you can, I always let people know, its better to use a hardwired setup straigh to your router, rather than using WiFi. You can garuntee 100% stable connection using an ethernet, whereas WiFi can be unpredictable with interference etc.
With uTorrent open, click ‘Options –> Preferences’ and you should see the screen below.
Untick ‘Check for updates automatically’
Select ‘UI Settings’ on the left and make sure your settings match the same as underneath.
Select ‘Directories’ on the left, here you can choose whether you want to keep the default directory or do what I do, and have two separate folders, one for the downloads in progress and one for the downloads completed, either way it’s your choice, and wont effect your download speed.
Select ‘Connections’ and just confirm the settings are exactly like the image below. Make sure to tick the boxes for “Enable UPnP port mapping, Enable NAT-PMP port mapping, and Add Windows Firewall exception”.
People have been asking me what’s the best port for uTorrent, and to be honest, it can be different for everyone, as it all comes down to the router, your OS and your ISP. Read about the best port for uTorrent here.
Bandwidth allocation settings
Note: don’t forget to also add windows firewall rules or completely disable your firewall. (not recommended)
Select ‘Bandwidth’ from the menu on the left and adjust your ‘Global Upload Rate Limiting’ to 25. It’s always good to keep your upload rates small, this is how people get caught for sharing illegal content, the more you upload the more chance you give your ISP’s a chance to understand what’s going on at your end. There is a reason why they give you a high download speed and a small upload speed, it isn’t illegal to download illegal content, but it’s the sharing of it, that is. So by keeping this low, you trick your ISP into thinking you’re not downloading torrent files.
Next, you want to change the ‘Global maximum number of connections:’ to 9999, and the ‘maximum number of connected peers per torrent:’ to 999 as well. After you have changed these values, hit ‘Apply’.
Select ‘BitTorrent’ from the left and under ‘Protocol Encryption’ change ‘Outgoing:’ to Forced. This is the encryption that I was talking about earlier in my post, where it encrypts downloads so they don’t show as torrent files at the ISP’s exchange centre.
Finally, Hit ‘Apply’ and click ‘OK’. You’re Done!
I also get rid of some of the unnecessary tabs and only have what I need to look at, for example like the image below. You can do the same or change it to how you would like it to look, it’s your choice.
Anyway, that’s It!
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