How To Speed Up uTorrent Speed On Mac

One thing you have to keep in mind that regardless the OS you are working on, concepts on which a program works would remain the same. So, if you have done some tweaks to increase torrent download speed on Windows, you would be pleased to know that we would follow the similar steps to speed up uTorrent speed on Mac.

As far as the tool remains the same, the tweaks hardly change no matter whichever OS you work on. In this post, I would be talking about few tweaks to speed up torrent download speed on Mac.

How To Speed Up uTorrent Speed On Mac

Lets start with it. Launch uTorrent and open its Preferences option. We would go one by one now.

Network Tab

One of the most important steps is to choose a correct TCP port. Before you do that, make sure that you uncheck the option Randomize port during launch, because this would cause inconsistency in the download speeds.

Either use the default port that your uTorrent offers, or go with 14387 (this one worked good for me). And that is it with this tab.

BitTorrent Tab

In the Connections option, choose Global Limit as 200 and Per torrent limit as 50. We should be good with this. I have checked number of videos and tutorials, and this configuration has been used by almost every one.

Now enable both the options (put check across them) in Peers section. And the Queues setting is something that totally depends on you as it has nothing to do with the download speed, just that parallel downloads decreased download speed of the torrents.

And Disable the Outgoing encryption option.

Bandwidth Tab

This is one of the most crucial tabs to tweak which has direct affect on the uTorrent download speed. Uncheck the Automatically manage bandwidth, Download: Limit manually to options.

Set both the Upload options, Limit manually to and Limit seeding rate to to 2 kB/s. And Seeding: Stop at up/down ratio to 3.oo and that is it.

Rest Of The Tabs

Rest of the tabs include General and Directories, which is totally for the download preferences. You can change them the way you want as it has nothing to do with the download speed. And I wonder if any normal user actually uses Scheduler and Remote options.

That is it. These were the tweaks to speed up uTorrent speed on Mac. Try it out, and let us know if you see any difference in the download speed of the torrents on your Mac.

Filed under: Apple
Tags: , , ,
May 1, 2012 by: Prasanth Chandra


Leave a Reply