How to Increase your uTorrent Download Speed in 2022
How to Increase your uTorrent Download Speed in 2022

Well, Torrent is mostly used to download large files on your PC. To download torrent files, you need a reliable torrent client like uTorrent. uTorrent has 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, many users have messaged us asking how to increase the uTorrent download speed. So, in this article, we will share some of the best methods to increase your uTorrent download speed.

Steps to Increase Your uTorrent Download Speed

These are common tips and are applicable to every other torrent client available for Windows operating systems.

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

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

change Maximum Number of active downloads to 1

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

Enable UPnP port mapping

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

enable the Outgoing Protocol Encryption

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

set Maximum Upload Limit to 1

6. You need to add trackers manually. You can find the option to add trackers under the downloading torrent file. 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 trackers


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 80

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

Set the value of "net.max_halfopen" to 100

Disable Ads From uTorrent

If you have been using the uTorrent client for a while, you might know that the torrent client is ad-supported. Although ads don’t ruin the torrenting experience, they surely slow down downloading/uploading speed. So, in this method, we will remove ads from uTorrent to increase the torrent downloading speed.

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

navigate to the Options > Preferences

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

click on the 'Advanced'

3. Now you need to find these two options –

  • offers.left_rail_offer_enabled
  • offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled

Search for the options

4. Change the value of both of the items to ‘False’. Double-click on the options to change the value.

Change the value to 'False'

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 will 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 download before downloading files from uTorrent.
  • Always pick the torrent file with the maximum number of seeds & peers.
  • You can use a lightweight and ad-free torrent client like Vuze to get maximum download speed.

If you have followed the steps carefully, you will notice better downloading & uploading speed. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.



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