BitTorrent for n00bs - A Beginner's Guide to BitTorrent

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BitTorrent for n00bs - A Beginner's Guide to BitTorrent

Post by RyanVM » Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:56 am

Holy crap, I can't believe I seriously need to make this thread. But since there are some out there who've apparently never used it before, here's a quick primer.
  1. Get a torrent client
    While this is a rather subjective decision, my personal favorite is uTorrent. It's small and easy to use. Go to their website and download the installer build so it takes care of all the necessary file registrations for you.
  2. Click on a download link from the tracker
    I'm hoping you can manage this step without me having to explain how to click a link.
  3. Start downloading
    If your torrent program doesn't automatically pick up on the .torrent download from your web browser, double click it from wherever you saved it to and your torrent client should then start. Pick a save location for the file and you're on your way.
There, that's the gist of things. If you need any more information, Google has all the information you could ever want to know.
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Post by Siginet » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:53 am

Just to add... If you use a router you may need to forward a port to your computer. Or else your downloads will be very slow. utorrent has some pretty good help on how to do it. ;)

Ryans torrent tracker is so fast it screams... so if it's slow you may want to look into the port forwarding.
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Post by dumpydooby » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:21 am

Siginet wrote:Just to add... If you use a router you may need to forward a port to your computer. Or else your downloads will be very slow. utorrent has some pretty good help on how to do it. ;)

Ryans torrent tracker is so fast it screams... so if it's slow you may want to look into the port forwarding.
This is a relatively good noob-friendly site:
http://www.portforward.com/english/rout ... rindex.htm


Sometimes they're slightly inaccurate, but I suspect most people can RTFM and figure out what it is that's being asked of them.

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Post by DeWe » Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:48 am

And don't forget to seed. :wink:
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Post by jbob » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:54 pm

DeWe wrote:And don't forget to seed. :wink:
Unless you use Comcast! :shock:

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Post by 5eraph » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:06 am

Agreed, jbob, at least for the moment.

EDIT (2008/02/13): The situation doesn't seem likely to change any time soon.

EDIT (2008/03/27): Comcast has acquiesced. They say it'll only take nine months for them to stop discriminating against Bittorrent traffic. :shock: :rolleyes:

EDIT (2009/01/07): Comcast starts new year with new network management system
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Post by yumeyao » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:37 am

some China ISPs "provided" moooore restrictions than comcast, and the official explanation was "help prevent xx files, movies, pics being exchanged and spreaded". but in fact any one believes the true reason must be to reduce network usage.
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Re: BitTorrent for n00bs - A Beginner's Guide to BitTorrent

Post by samberry » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:19 am

Yes you are right.

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Post by =[FEAR]=JIGSAW » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:51 am

After 9 yrs, I would also think he was right :D :mrgreen:

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Re: BitTorrent for n00bs - A Beginner's Guide to BitTorrent

Post by mooms » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:43 am

It's probably a spam account, he have a link in his signature.
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Re: BitTorrent for n00bs - A Beginner's Guide to BitTorrent

Post by Dibya » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:06 am

in india something goes different .
normal speed 240to300kbps my isp
tor-renting speed 120mb/ps

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