How to Increase your uTorrent Download Speed in 2020

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on October 21, 2020 by Larious


uTorrent is definitely the best torrent client available for Windows 10 computers. However, lots of users have messaged us regarding the slow download speed of uTorrent. So, if you are searching for ways to Increase your uTorrent Download Speed, then check out the below guide.

Well, Torrent is mostly used to download large files on your PC. To download torrent files, you would need a reliable torrent client like uTorrent. uTorrent is been there for a while and it’s known for its simple UI. You can also add custom trackers, set download & upload speed with uTorrent.

Recently, lots of users have messaged us asking about how to increase the uTorrent download speed. So, in this article, we are going to share some of the best methods to increase your uTorrent download speed.

Increase Your uTorrent Download Speed

These are common tricks and are applicable to every other torrent client available for Windows operating system.

Step 1. First of all, launch the uTorrent client on your computer. Now from the top bar select Options and then select Preferences.

select Options and then select Preferences

Step 2. Now in the preferences dialog box select Queuing and there change the Maximum Number of active downloads to 1.

change Maximum Number of active downloads to 1change Maximum Number of active downloads to 1

Step 3. Now click on the Connection tab and then make sure that UPnP port mapping is enabled.

Enable UPnP port mappingEnable UPnP port mapping

Step 4. Now click on BitTorrent and there enable the Outgoing Protocol Encryption.

enable the Outgoing Protocol Encryptionenable the Outgoing Protocol Encryption

Step 5. Now come to Bandwidth and then there set Maximum Upload Limit to 1 and then simply click on Apply.

set Maximum Upload Limit to 1set Maximum Upload Limit to 1

Step 6. You need to manually add trackers, you can find the option to add trackers under the downloading torrent file. You need to right-click on the downloading torrent file and select properties. Under the “General” tab you have to locate the option “trackers”. Below we will be giving the list of trackers and you need to enter these trackers into the “Trackers” box. uTorrent will automatically ignore the duplicate ones. As we know, the more trackers the more will be the speed. Therefore you can try adding trackers. Here is the list of trackers you need to add.

Add the torrent trackersAdd the torrent trackers


Step 7.  You can try altering the advanced settings for that you need to head over “Options” and then you need to click on “preferences”. Now you need to search for the “Advanced” tab where you have to look for “bt.connect_speed” the default value will be 25 you need to increase the value to 80.

Set the 'bt.connect_speed' to 80Set the 'bt.connect_speed' to 80

Step 8. Now you need to find the option “net.max_halfopen” and set the value to 100 and then apply the settings.

Set the value of "net.max_halfopen" to 100Set the value of "net.max_halfopen" to 100

Disable Ads From uTorrent

Well, if you have been using the uTorrent client for a while, then you might know that the torrent client is ad-supported. Although ads don’t ruin the torrenting experience, it surely slows down the downloading/uploading speed. So, in this method, we are going to remove ads from uTorrent to increase the torrent downloading speed.

Step 1. First of all, launch uTorrent client and navigate to the Options > Preferences.

navigate to the Options > Preferencesnavigate to the Options > Preferences

Step 2. Under the Preferences, click on the ‘Advanced’

click on the 'Advanced'click on the 'Advanced'

Step 3. Now you need to find these two options –

  • offers.left_rail_offer_enabled
  • offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled

Search for the optionsSearch for the options

Step 4. Change the value of both of the items to ‘False’. Simply, double-click on the options to change the value.

Change the value to 'False'Change the value to 'False'

Step 5. Once done, click on the ‘Ok’ button and then restart the torrent client.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can disable ads in uTorrent to increase the torrent download speed.

Some other tips to Increase the Download Speed:

Here we are going to share some of the basic tips that can greatly improve your uTorrent download speed. We are not going into the details because these are basic things that every torrent users do.

  • Change DNS servers of Windows computers to increase internet speed.
  • Make sure to stop every ongoing browser downloads before downloading files from uTorrent.
  • Always pick the torrent file that has the maximum number of seeds & peers.
  • You can use a lightweight and ad-free torrent client like Vuze to get maximum download speed.

So, this article is all about How to Increase uTorrent Download Speed. I hope this article helped you! Share it with your friends also.



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