Torrent for Newbies 103

I have done everything you asked and it never transfers my data. What should I do?

The last section of this Torrents will be to deal with the dreaded ISP throttling. What happens is since Bittorrents make up a large part of the internet traffic currently out there. Your ISP has a desire to limit the traffic and speed up the browser speed of others that are not using peer to peer programs. None of these will guarantee that you will get a faster speed however they can try and help you get around the clumsy ISP that only puts a simple layer of defense. Since I have been talking of Utorrent as your client I will stick with only offering the solution for that client. You can search for solutions for your client. They are available.

OK so here we go.
First- You can try and encrypt the data. This does has a downside as people must share with you that are also encrypting data. However it is a way that you can get around the data. RC4 encryption is offered right in the Utorrent client and most clients. If you have the Utorrent Client. Open up the Preferences panel and select the BitTorrent tab. Select Protocol encryption and then choose between “enabled” and “forced. (Options, Preferences, Bitorrent, Protocol Encryption). Keep the allow legacy checked. Then change that to forced. It will ensure you are encrypted all the time.

Second – Is change your port or make your port random. The reason is ISP have now blocked certain ports. Utorrent has a way to random your port. (Options, Preferences, connection, random port each start). This will ensure you get a random port when the program starts. So ensure this is checked.

Third – Is you can set it to Lazy Bit Field. (Options, Preferences, Advance, peer.lazy.bitfiled =true) This sounds real technical but is not that much. It just changes the shape of uploaded packets. It will leave it to the user on the other end to determine the connection. It is an effective method of shaping your outgoing traffic.

Forth – VPN you can go through a VPN. It is not difficult to set up. It will tunnel the data you are sending and receiving through this tunnel in hopes to hide your activity from the ISP.

Ok so you have all the ways to try and shape the traffic. Now for the bad news. ISPs are always changing what they do and how to shape traffic to prevent peer to peer programs. However today these are the most effective ways to try and shape your traffic so the ISP will not detect you.

Hope this article on Torrents for the Novice provides you with answers to get your favorite items from the web.


Thanks Tim Potter Sugar Land Texas


Bit Torrent 102 for Newbies

Second article for torrents.  

Tim Potter Sugar land Peek again

This is my second article about Bit torrents for Newbies. Read the first one here.  I can say that Bit torrents as good as they can be there are people who try and take advantage of this.  They do this through placing advertisement in the Bit Torrents or they have you follow links on the web that are useless to get an unlock code.  What I will attempt to do is show how to figure out if the torrent is fake or if that torrent is worth your time to down load.  The Biggest thing is if you get a fake torrent delete it asap. Do not seed it and propagate that torrent through the system.


BitRocket torrent

When you get to your favorite torrent site. The first thing to do is look at the comments.  Read what others are saying about the torrent.  If it is a fairly new torrent look at the seeder vs leecher.  Spammers have this incredible seeder side and very few leechers.  No always an indicator but it is a place to start.


Now lets look at what files are actually in the torrent you want to download.  When torrent program opens it up it shows you the files that ready for you to download.  Most torrents  have an information file a *.nfo you can be opened this file with a simple text editor.  This will give you details about the file and if you need to do anything prior to using the file.  You should always read this file. Other files that may be contained are a readme.txt or readmefirst.txt file again these are simple text files. Things you should be on the watch for are HTML or website pages, password info or zip files.  This are key indicators that the file is fake. There are normally more then one source so move on.  


English: A download symbol.

Things that indicate that a torrent may be good. Are details about the items and screen shots of item. These are all real good indicators the torrent is good. do not worry not always do these things exists and does not mean it is fake. You just may want to move on to another source for download. Just remember the more detail about the file will help you not waste your time with a download.


I really love this site. What it does is verify that what you are getting ready to download does in fact work.  So click here and search your favorite.  When and if it comes up there will be a NFO file.  Click it. that should open in the browser and right there is the seeder that is providing the working torrent.