Vista and slow torrent downloads using uTorrent – a solution!

I ‘upgraded’ to Vista a few weeks ago and unhappily discovered that utorrent ran like an absolute dog. I would try to download the same torrent on two identically configured utorrent clients on the same connnection – one running on my Vista desktop and one running on my XP laptop. What I would see on Vista was:

  • It struggled to find seeds, yet on XP, it found plenty.
  • Download speed hovered around 0.2 kB/s whereas on XP it would happily do 50-350 kB/s.

Continue reading for the fix …

I looked through a lot of forums for solutions to my slow downloads, googled a lot, played with connection and firewall settings – all to no avail. It was driving me nuts!

What finally worked and solved my problem is this: In utorrent, go to Options -> Preferences -> Advanced. The second option under Advanced is ‘net.bind_ip’. Set this to the IP address of your computer. Restart utorrent.

That fixed it – I now find plenty of seeds again and have got download speeds of 50-300 kB/s in utorrent. According to the utorrent website, ‘net.bind_ip specifies which adapter to use for incoming connections.’ I don’t make any claims as to understanding why this works – but it does. If you are having problems with slow torrent downloads on Vista, I hope this post helps you.

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160 Comments on "Vista and slow torrent downloads using uTorrent – a solution!"

  1. Fox
    13/03/2007 at 6:14 am Permalink

    how to change it in azureus please help

  2. Chiller
    14/03/2007 at 12:17 pm Permalink

    not working for me, however im on a network… Ive been messing around with some other settings and I have some what of a speed increase, hope this helps others (I will also keep you updated if i can tweak more speed outa it cus im still not happy.
    Windows Network Settings:
    de-activated IP-v6 (im not using wireless so I dont need it. + v4 is easyer to note down.
    de-activated Qos Packet Scheduler (this gave a boost of speed)

    uTorrent Settings:
    Options -> Preferences -> Advanced
    I left the net.bind_ip alone and edited the net.outgoing_ip and changed this to my default gateway address. also turned off UPnP port mapping. enabled the DHT stuff and turned on the protocol Encryption

  3. Calugaru
    17/03/2007 at 8:51 am Permalink

    Thanx man, this reallt helped. Now I can go back to the ol’ uTorrent. Bless your heart

  4. nyiddle
    22/03/2007 at 7:31 am Permalink

    Both your and Chiller’s help in combination only slightly fixed the problem. I was getting like 7kb/s and below, and having trouble finding seeds (as you said).
    Doing what was said only barely fixed the problems as I’ve gotten up to 20kb/s (and NO higher mind you).

    It’s kinda bugging the shit outta me, but I’m praying that 1.7 will release too.

    Also, this in breaking news! Just got up to 31kb/s. I know it should be faster though, I have 7 seeds and 68 peers on this dl.

  5. jolly roger
    27/03/2007 at 8:06 am Permalink

    thanks, its starting to work for me!

  6. kieran
    27/03/2007 at 9:56 am Permalink

    thanks man.

    i think its working for me.
    im at least connecting to seeds now.
    still at shitty speeds of aorund 5k, but i only changed it about 2 mins ago.

  7. Me
    28/03/2007 at 10:25 am Permalink

    Also try disabling ipv6 for your NIC. Helped me.. or just uninstal it (Run – uninstal ipv6)

  8. Fishy
    20/04/2007 at 4:48 am Permalink

    wahh!! thank you so much!!
    i’m actually getting a download speed now!
    i prefer azureus but i’ll put up with utorrent… another reason to dislike vista….

  9. Marl
    24/04/2007 at 7:26 am Permalink

    just finished changing it.. hope it works.. thanks!

  10. Tom
    24/04/2007 at 1:06 am Permalink

    Does anyone else find that any torrent client, utorrent, bitcomet, azuruas, will make your internet connection crash if you try to use Firefox at the same time?

    any fixes for this?

  11. Blair
    24/04/2007 at 4:30 am Permalink

    Im having the same problem as Tom. Every time i start ANY torrent client firefox and IE stop connecting to websites, and then work fine when i close the torrent client. I also cant even see any peers/seeds!

  12. Blair
    24/04/2007 at 4:32 am Permalink
  13. TomIII
    26/04/2007 at 8:53 am Permalink

    anyone know if port forwarding helps?

  14. Tom
    26/04/2007 at 10:29 pm Permalink

    Blair, i was wondering if you would be so kind as to email me, or add me to msn, to help me trough this. I cannot seem to get this to work….


  15. Tom
    26/04/2007 at 10:44 pm Permalink

    Hey Blair, thanks.

    but i cant seem to get that to work, any way you could email me or add me to MSN to help talk me through it?


  16. UnDiSpUtEd
    10/05/2007 at 1:28 am Permalink

    I had the same problem of all you have, and now i’m happy because i just get the µTorrent 1.7 beta build 1703 and all it’s better than ever, my status icon that was always RED in the past now just turned GREEN, speed it’s really fast the same as used to work on Windows XP.

    here is the link from the offial page

  17. John
    04/06/2007 at 2:49 am Permalink

    I don’t know what all the cause for concern is here, really. I’m on a private wireless network with WPA. I set a static IP, set net.outgoing_ip to my default gateway, and I’m getting better results than I ever got on XP. I’m using 1.6 standalone.

  18. luk
    09/06/2007 at 7:50 pm Permalink

    it worked for me …
    1. net.bind_ip’. Set this to the IP address
    2. turned off UPnP

    result from 20Kb –> 92kb

  19. 23423
    09/07/2007 at 7:50 pm Permalink

    Great tip! The tip seems to work for uTorrent on XP pro. Now I can connect to seeds quicker.

  20. Mitch
    19/07/2007 at 7:50 pm Permalink

    thx for that, its been driving me nuts…now i just need people to seed 4 me…lol

  21. Paul
    09/08/2007 at 7:51 pm Permalink

    iv just tryed to download sum tunes. wots goin on it wont work

  22. Rix
    23/08/2007 at 7:51 pm Permalink

    Chiller ur advice on utorrent worked really really well i was wonder does ne1 knw how to make AZUREUS work faster on vista plz thank u

  23. Marc
    31/08/2007 at 7:51 pm Permalink

    thanx. the comments on here (apart from blairs) are really good

  24. HCK
    16/09/2007 at 7:52 pm Permalink

    What to do i fi have a dynamic IP????

  25. razgriz93
    17/09/2007 at 7:52 pm Permalink

    What version of are u guys using?? If u r having slow speeds u may want to try updating your software through your softwares website,

  26. Jess
    19/09/2007 at 8:05 pm Permalink

    Question. Is this to the regular IP address or the static IP?

  27. Michael
    25/09/2007 at 8:06 pm Permalink

    i have been doin wat ive read, forwarded my port, allowed utorrent on pc cillin, static ip address and changed the advanced settings stuff. Using vista and still get slow dls and my port still isnt forwarded?

    What can i do?

  28. Dominus
    10/10/2007 at 8:06 pm Permalink

    Thanks dude.
    I don’t know if it’ll change my speed, but at last the port forward checking is showing me a green light!

  29. Rob
    16/10/2007 at 8:06 pm Permalink

    Man, my problem with Vista is that my whole computer slows down like a mother when I run utorrent. Forget browsing the web… ie, firefox opera or whatever. I can’t even fire up programs like itunes whilst utorrent is running… even after I close it. The only solution is to restart my computer when I wanna go use the web.

    As concerns downloading itself I find that it takes ages to get started. Right now there are 9085 seeds and 18040 peers and I’m 0 on both. Once I get started it’s okay, I can normally get up to about 125 but it’s so slow getting started.

  30. Philip
    17/10/2007 at 8:07 pm Permalink

    vista and torrents just dont work together. vista is not done yet and therefor whatever you do will only increase the speed a tiny bit. i have been messing around with torrents and vista for months and the highest speed ive gotten to is 100 kb/s, which is usually only on small files. games and other large programs only reach to about 40 kb/s if im lucky..

    a solution to your problems with vista torrents, is to first of all get ultimate, if you have home premium or business thats one reason for it being slow. another solution is download hotfixes for vista, which will later be in sp 1. here is the site –>

  31. Philip
    17/10/2007 at 8:07 pm Permalink

    oh and i forgot, here is another solution. read carefully and it should work.

    hope i was any help :)

  32. Jason
    28/10/2007 at 8:08 pm Permalink

    Philip, that last site you gave, I followed the instructions and nothing. I really hate Vista cause with my old laptop, XP ran great on it. Anyway, I can’t even install XP on this laptop as it’s got a Sata harddrive and I don’t think it’ll even find the partition (unless I do something, which I have to research). Then, there are no XP drivers for my Gateway MT6707. They’re all Vista.

  33. pheek
    06/11/2007 at 8:08 pm Permalink

    I’m using u torrent on a network and it seem to slow down the entire network. The speed of the internet picks up when i turn it off. I’m running XP on the network. Any Help?

  34. Donna
    07/11/2007 at 8:08 pm Permalink

    I get the little red exclamtion mark down on the bottom near the middle saying that I have a firewall or router blocking.. I have both my vista firewall and mcafee firewall turned off.. how can I find out what else is running a firewall? and get it to change.. right now I can’t download anything beyong 5kbps

  35. TeJ
    09/11/2007 at 8:09 pm Permalink

    hey chiller, thanks for the info! it helped alot!

  36. Primus
    06/12/2007 at 8:09 pm Permalink

    I have utorrent 1.7.5 and am still getting slow speeds with vista. Tried just about everything and cant get speeds to increase.

    My problem is the incoming connections seems limited if any. The network status is green but when i test to see if the port is forwarded properly it says its not for some reason. (even though it is)

    Dont really know what to do now, havent tried messing with registry stuff and dont really plan too since this should be fixed.

  37. Philip
    14/12/2007 at 8:09 pm Permalink

    were all having the same problem so its obviously vista it self. lets just wait for sp1 and see if the problem fades away :P

  38. Philip
    17/12/2007 at 8:09 pm Permalink

    Your all going to be very happy now :D . i found a fix for Utorrent that allowed my seeders and download speed to increase a lot. this is what you do.
    Options>Preferences>Advanced> net.max_halfopen. (change the number to a higher number like 200 or 500 and your downloads should increase surprisingly a lot)

    Hope it works as good for all of u like it did for me! ;)

  39. deanouk123
    10/01/2008 at 8:10 pm Permalink

    had no luck with any of this if someone can email me please

  40. ianuk25
    19/01/2008 at 8:10 pm Permalink

    Same problem here… realy slow torrents. Could it be that microsoft is trying to kill torrents? sp1 will tell.

  41. N
    19/01/2008 at 8:10 pm Permalink

    Im using vista but i dont know how to set up ‘net.bind_ip’ to the IP address of my computer. Can anybody teach in detail?

  42. Biro
    20/01/2008 at 8:11 pm Permalink

    The best way is : Get Virtual PC (I’m using VPC 2007) in Vista, on VPC install Xp, select right network connection and install utorrent. It works phenomenal and Internet connection in Vista works phenomenal without delays, and you dont have to set any advance options or something else. When utorrent works on full download mode, I’m browsing in Vista like I have another Int. provider. For me, it works (dl: 1343 kb/s, ul: 124 kb/s)!!!!! Really, try it.

  43. Biro
    20/01/2008 at 8:11 pm Permalink

    I forgot. I had the same problem like you have, and I did this, and now it works fine now.

    Hope I was any help

  44. N
    23/01/2008 at 8:11 pm Permalink

    Whats the meaning of “( )”i have many seeders but its only inside the bracket. the out side ones is very little. can anyone help me?

  45. Biro
    23/01/2008 at 8:12 pm Permalink

    in side – (All seeders) … out side – active seeders

  46. ghosthunter
    27/01/2008 at 8:12 pm Permalink

    thanks biro
    i was wondering what all that was about “()” lol
    also i’m running vista & have only had utorrent for over a month but i have to say, speed varies ALOT, sometimes its 0.5 & only hovers below 10- OR i can get 150-288kb/s at other times!!
    it does my head in waiting hours for a download but i guess i’ll get used to it

  47. shgs
    30/01/2008 at 8:12 pm Permalink

    Heya, I discovered that dl speeds go down when you start web browser, firefox or such. To get at full speed you have to start utorrent at first and not use web brosers while you are downloading with utorrent.

    Tested it and worked on my comp! :)

  48. kill_me
    11/02/2008 at 8:13 pm Permalink

    thnx 2 u..
    i know can download movie smoothly..

  49. heymanbrb
    22/02/2008 at 8:13 pm Permalink

    ur my hero lol

  50. scoennie
    23/02/2008 at 8:13 pm Permalink

    Thanx, working for me. Having Vista and uTorrent 1.7.7. Lots of seeds and over 100 kB/s!!! Tried a lot of other solutions found in forums but this one finally works.

    Thanx again :)

  51. Derek
    25/02/2008 at 8:14 pm Permalink

    i have utorrent 1.7.7 and vista im lost my download speeds sux it takes me 8 to 10 hours to download a movie if anyone can help plz email me

    my speed is around 20 25 what should i do i have dsl help plz Email me at

  52. biro
    27/02/2008 at 8:14 pm Permalink

    … just like i said … try with VPC … No problem, no nothing …

    SCOENNIE … OK, you start uToorrent first. Then you try to browse in firefox or IE or something else. What happend? For me … “CRASH”

    Anybody using my solution?

  53. macaaroni
    05/03/2008 at 8:15 pm Permalink

    I have the same problem (Slow torrents and no connection for Firefox if uTorrent is open). I applied the fix in the Advanced prefs of uTorrent (net.bind_ip to my IP) and got results of 0kbps to 90kbps, but I still never have a connection through Firefox during downloads. Any known solution for this?

  54. suderz
    06/03/2008 at 8:15 pm Permalink

    i have wireless internet and just got utorrent and its really slow i read the alread writen solutions but common guys i dont wanna change 05 things and get little or no results so ooooooooo help me out here

  55. Mike
    06/04/2008 at 8:15 pm Permalink

    It worked for me.

  56. Travis
    06/04/2008 at 8:16 pm Permalink

    WORKED THANKS SO MUCH! wow just went from 35kb/s to 212kb/s

  57. Heathe
    20/05/2008 at 8:16 pm Permalink

    you’re amazing. works great.


  58. Navin
    27/05/2008 at 8:16 pm Permalink

    This is my first time using torrents. I was quite disappointed at first with the download speed of around 4-10 KBps on my 12 Mbps blazing fast bandwidth.
    However, I followed the awesome instructions from and now, it’s really picking up.. almost 50 KBps. I just tweaked with your tips too..
    Lets see, if it works on next restart helping me to get over 50 KBps..

  59. nader
    05/06/2008 at 8:17 pm Permalink

    Same problem here with vista! Everything is OK even when utorrent is open. Once i try to download a torrent, BOOM, firefox and IE loose their internet connection. Utorrent still is downloading! Other PC with XP SP3 is connected to the same router and works flawlessly. I recently came to this problem it was working fine before.. even Bitcomet doesnt work anymore… ANY IDEA!?
    I use utorrent 1.7.7 and bitcomet 1.0.1, Vista SP1, 32MBit Internet connection, Static IP, what else… (Router is NETGEAR WRG614 but that is no the problem since the XP PC works…)

  60. ALIEN
    13/06/2008 at 8:17 pm Permalink

    nader i have the same problem … utorrent works fine .. but firefox and IE don`t… there is some explanation? same probl with bitcomet… strange things…. I must try on windows xp.

    irc works fine .. windows media player loose the internet connection and yahoo messenger too. I can`t connect to the .net … only after I restart the computer without startup of utorrent or bitcomet.Or pause them (utorrent bitcomet) and wait about 1-2 min..i think there is a flood over my ip …. or something like that.. :-s ..anyone can help with ?

  61. ndogg
    18/06/2008 at 8:18 pm Permalink

    Fellas – I have a wireless connection, running utorrent 1.7.7 and am getting NO connection to the seeders. I have followed directions on for staticip/forwarding to no avail.

    I can however get downloads on Ares for decent speeds (70kbs). I am literally ripping out my hair on this one, any help would be huge

  62. abhi
    12/07/2008 at 8:18 pm Permalink

    When uTorrent is working..i can not browse the net or do any other work. but the downloads carry on without any obstacle..any solutions anybody ? pls help, thanks in advance.

  63. Tommy
    18/08/2008 at 10:32 pm Permalink

    Is it safe to use virtual pc on the home edition of vista?

  64. craig
    31/08/2008 at 9:05 pm Permalink

    followed the steps, restarted, im now getting 300k dl per second. rad. thanks.

  65. Zidane
    05/09/2008 at 10:04 am Permalink

    Thanxxx u r great….

  66. ktoooo
    06/09/2008 at 12:54 am Permalink

    It’s Not Workin’ for me……… I’ve problem in my network connection…. Plz help

  67. brad kerrod
    10/09/2008 at 12:13 am Permalink

    where do i find this on utorrnet 1.8 plz reply quick im downloading wow and burning crusades and its on 4kb/s and says its gonna take 3 years 4 weeks and i don’t want to wait that long (naturally) if any1 has any other suggestions on making 1.8 faster please tell me btw im on vista 32 bit so if any1 has any fixes on that aswell .



  68. enel
    11/09/2008 at 12:28 pm Permalink

    brad kerrod: use google…hmmm….

  69. me
    16/09/2008 at 4:30 am Permalink

    a few days ago i used to download torrents with 800kb/s.. and all of a sudden it dropped to 10kb/s.. my port is forwarded and my settings are all ok. when i did that net.bind_ip thing it went up to 200kb/s so it worked a bit but i want to get up to 800kb/s again.. and yes i’m the torrent i’m downloading has awfull lot of seeds and peers.. this is driving me crazyyy..

  70. Velux
    21/09/2008 at 10:10 am Permalink

    Just follow the instructions on with static IP / port forwarding and make sure the ikon below the screen is green.

    And then change net.bind_ip to that adress and net.max_halfopen to a larger number.

    Making 400-800 kb/s on Vista Home Premium … of course depending on seeder-quality and quantity and torrent-tracker … textbooktorrents download amazingly fast.

  71. Hit
    29/09/2008 at 11:16 pm Permalink

    I am using Utorrent 1.8.1 beta version with vista and I get an avg speed of 1.3 kbps. Can somebody tell me properly what to do, btw we here have a lan kind of system as I live in a hostel so I am using freedom to bypass my proxy server plz reply asap .

  72. ph33rlus
    03/10/2008 at 5:54 am Permalink

    Well get this,

    my utorrent has the same problem with slowness, just suddenly started for no reason, shortly after i upgraded to utorrent 1.8 – so i tried disabling firewalls yadayada, and nothing. i tried a different program like bitcomet (dont like it) and that works fine, but i really want utorrent.

    i tried safe mode and tada, it runs torrents full speed.

    so something somewhere in my vista start up is fucking with my utorrent…

  73. herbstwerk
    04/10/2008 at 2:22 am Permalink

    thanks a lot… just switched to vista (well… i had to do it someday) and got not more than 100KB/s… not it’s up over 1MB/s again.

  74. Blair
    06/10/2008 at 2:26 am Permalink

    I’m assuming this is the internal IP address?


  75. Ravi
    06/10/2008 at 6:40 am Permalink

    I have tried all the settings mentioned in this thread but to no avail :( .

    I switched from XP to vista and speed went down drastically. I wonder if above dosent work for my case because I am on a network with subnet mask? my ip address shows up as, I am pretty sure ISP is not blocking anything as I get good speed on XP. Please help if you can :)

  76. Mike Anix
    10/10/2008 at 10:38 pm Permalink

    thanx for your solution! I was having same problem as people here. When i turned on utorrent firefox and all other browsers just stop connecting. Your solution with change halfopen setting parameter to 2 worked perfectly for me, now i can browsing net and downloading in high speed at the same time.


    (sorry for mi bad english)

  77. JayT
    11/10/2008 at 9:06 pm Permalink

    Hi, I’m behind a router, so which IP do i use for the net.bind_ip? Do i use my IPv4 Address, my default gateway IP or the one I can obtain from visitng an IP finder?

  78. IanSolo
    12/10/2008 at 1:00 am Permalink

    i just unchecked the ipv6 in the network properties, and the dl speed trippled

  79. ray
    20/10/2008 at 10:07 pm Permalink

    its doesnt work!! help!!! please

  80. Rotem
    25/10/2008 at 9:35 am Permalink

    Thanks you dude.
    Chiller you helped me too, thank you :)

    Thank you so much guys :)

  81. Alex
    30/10/2008 at 3:47 am Permalink

    dude your a legend, cheers :D

  82. dave
    31/10/2008 at 5:55 am Permalink

    just downloaded 1.8…..5works a treat on vista

  83. pablo
    01/11/2008 at 11:41 pm Permalink

    thank you thank you.

  84. jack
    02/11/2008 at 10:10 pm Permalink

    guyys need help it very slow

    but I really need to know wich ip address i should write in the net.bind

    how to get the ip address needed ?????

  85. Katie
    07/11/2008 at 6:20 am Permalink

    Brillaint! Thanks so much. Started to work faster straight away!!

  86. gokulC
    10/11/2008 at 2:19 am Permalink

    hey a million thanks … i was searching for a solution for more than a month…finally u gave it and it works like a charm…symbol has changed to green and speed definitely awesome…thanks man…!!!

  87. Pat
    12/11/2008 at 10:39 pm Permalink

    Sweet tip mate!
    My fastest speed was about 45 – 50 kb/s but is now in the 65 – 75 kb/s area. Cheers heaps!

  88. Mo
    14/11/2008 at 6:05 am Permalink

    I changed the IP and now my downloads have really improved. I’m also using vista and it’s been getting up to 180/kbs. better than 20. lol

    thanks for the tips.

  89. andresgun
    22/11/2008 at 7:25 pm Permalink

    hey man
    this actually works
    thank you so much

  90. Cheez
    26/11/2008 at 6:12 am Permalink

    Wow, thanks a lot! Before I was getting around 20 kb/s, and now I’m getting anywhere form 50kb/s – 130kb/s. Yay!

  91. dragon
    27/11/2008 at 4:02 pm Permalink

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! thankkk godddd , it started workinggggg dudeee , cheerrs!!!!! thanks a lottt

  92. dragon
    27/11/2008 at 4:04 pm Permalink

    hey it worked for few min , then again it went down :( damnn , i don’t see the green tick mark at that bottom , it asking me to release the pots

  93. dragon
    27/11/2008 at 4:08 pm Permalink

    it says listen error and you should change the listen port

    what am i supposed to do now ? help plzz

  94. TheRealTinTin
    27/11/2008 at 8:15 pm Permalink

    I was the same problem with utorrent. I tried everything including setting up a static IP address and using port forwarding. Nothing worked. Once I done this, along with my static ip, I got speeds of over 100kn/sec for most downloads.

    Thanks for your help ;)

  95. dragon
    27/11/2008 at 10:44 pm Permalink

    hey dude , its working for few min , then later the green tick vanishes :( , what am i supposed to do , help me plzz plz plz pl zplz

  96. Lauren
    02/12/2008 at 1:42 pm Permalink

    WOW! I’ve been dealing with this forever, I just thought it was something with port forwarding or comcast being a scumbag…
    but no, this worked immediately! awesome!

  97. juz
    04/12/2008 at 1:05 am Permalink

    works wonder for me!
    was stucked on a torrent for 3 days and the speed remains at 0 because they can’t get any seeds nor peers. once i did this, speed boosted to 100kb/s!

    hopes it won’t goes down on me again!

  98. Simon
    07/12/2008 at 12:12 am Permalink

    Thanks a lot man! I had just the same problem and I was really getting frustrated, thanks to you, nobody got killed. :p

  99. armyguyenglish
    08/12/2008 at 9:04 pm Permalink

    i reconfig the port to 50500, port forwarded it in my router, rewrote the tcp/ip stack in registry, disabled upnp in utorrent, disabled IPv6 in device manager on network card, and unclicked in in network card settings… I went from 0.02 kbs on utorrent in vista to 400+ kbs…

  100. armyguyenglish
    08/12/2008 at 9:04 pm Permalink

    ps… got the green check mark too

  101. Rob123
    09/12/2008 at 2:33 am Permalink

    Hey this really sucks!!
    Can any of u help me? Just got Vista and I really dont wanna f**k up my new laptop.
    Reading back I dont know which part to follow and which to not. I mainly need help creating a static IP. I’ve followed other instructions but they are unclear when imputting data values for my router, Netgear DG834GT with Sky broadband.


  102. Dzamba
    25/12/2008 at 4:14 am Permalink

    Hi there !

    Was going nuts for a week, since I got my new computer with Vista pre-installed. Tried all kind of patches, suffered a complete crash etc. etc.

    In brief: all respect due, and thanks forever ! Yoohoo

    The beauty of simplicity…

  103. Carlos
    09/01/2009 at 5:12 am Permalink

    BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  104. boris
    11/01/2009 at 12:10 am Permalink

    Hi! Guys,
    Need ur help. I have just upgraded to VISTA, however, my torrent has stopped working altogether on it. Have tried a lot but upto no good!

    Please require your assistance

  105. abi05
    20/01/2009 at 1:15 am Permalink


  106. abi05
    20/01/2009 at 2:46 am Permalink

    Still having some problems maintaining speeds, it raises from 40kb/s to over 1mb but it only lasts for a few seconds and continues fluctuating. Any way I can get it to remain at 1mb constantly? Help needed!:)

  107. Sam
    23/01/2009 at 7:23 pm Permalink

    Thank you alot m8, i had the same problem with vista, but now i can download finally easy my torrents, thanks again:)

  108. donovan e.
    26/01/2009 at 12:07 am Permalink

    Right click the uTorrent executable. Select properties. Select the compatibility tab. Choose Vista as the compatibility mode. Simple ain’t it.

  109. YAYO
    27/01/2009 at 10:49 pm Permalink



    and it dropped even more!!!! D:

    soooo i really need help

  110. josh
    05/02/2009 at 6:44 am Permalink

    worked like a charm thanx

  111. Pat
    16/02/2009 at 6:23 am Permalink

    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! That actually worked after fiddling around with endless things for what seemed like forever! I appreciate it so much.

  112. joe
    17/02/2009 at 2:26 am Permalink

    it slowed it down horribly, i was at 20kb, now im at 0.2-8kb, mayb its still searching

  113. joe mamma
    18/02/2009 at 5:34 am Permalink

    Usual crap here. But that’s the intercrap for ya.

  114. Daniel
    14/03/2009 at 12:46 am Permalink

    My ISP have allocated a dynamic IP. Do I have to change the IP address each time I start Bittorrent? Thanks.

  115. Dan Popp
    18/03/2009 at 7:16 am Permalink

    I’m ashamed to admit that I even have Vista on my machine, but your fix worked like a charm. Thank you very much, and keep up the good work!

  116. Moe Binjab
    31/03/2009 at 7:03 am Permalink

    Thanx mate… you got my utorrent connection up and running!


  117. Abu Sakha
    02/04/2009 at 1:39 am Permalink

    Thanx soo much dude! Worked perfectly for me! :D

  118. Calvin
    20/04/2009 at 11:47 am Permalink

    Mine actually went slower. Serious.
    It was kinda hovering at 30 kB/s before, then it went down to 10 kB/s after I did it.
    I waited a bit too. When I changed it back, it went back up. Any ideas?

  119. Shripad Gadicherla
    23/04/2009 at 12:17 pm Permalink

    thanks soo much…..i worked for me….my downlaod rate has increased.

    thanks once again :)

  120. Jason
    04/05/2009 at 10:26 pm Permalink

    Cool, I’ve been searching the net for 2 days now for a solution and finally found it. Thanks :)

  121. k3ll0
    22/05/2009 at 2:44 am Permalink
  122. trevtherev
    25/05/2009 at 3:17 pm Permalink

    Thanx for the fix, much appreciated! You’re my hero!

  123. Kelly
    16/06/2009 at 12:08 pm Permalink

    Tried this, the outgoing_ip, and port forwarding and still can’t get a connection over 3 kb/s, even when connected to 50+ seeds. So confused. Will keep searching for a solution and post here if I find anything

  124. Jacobz
    19/06/2009 at 8:11 pm Permalink

    thanx a lot!!!!

  125. ALGERIAN_123
    27/06/2009 at 7:13 pm Permalink

    thanks man, works great
    you’re the best!!

  126. Zack
    12/07/2009 at 2:09 am Permalink

    WOW, i cannot thank you enough. you helped me so much.
    Thanks to you i have now went from 7kb/s to 60kb/s!!!!!

    Thanks ALOT


  127. Jay
    20/07/2009 at 6:50 am Permalink

    I tried EVERYTHING and NOTHING works! I googled for 2 days but nothing helped me at all. Then I ran Win update and installed SP2 for Vista. And volia! eveything works fine!!!

  128. Ivory
    22/07/2009 at 11:18 am Permalink

    Thank You!!
    6 months later i finally find your solution, and i instantly have my old connection speeds back as they where before i switched to vista 64bit ultimate.


  129. kemo
    26/07/2009 at 8:35 am Permalink

    wat is ( IP address of computer)) where i find it???

  130. whydoes my utorrentfail
    28/07/2009 at 7:15 am Permalink

    yeah but if you change it to your IP and you aren’t the Admin of your network you’ll need to change the port number

  131. Awesome
    04/08/2009 at 5:50 am Permalink

    You guys kick a** – thanks

  132. iisys
    20/08/2009 at 2:44 am Permalink

    Holy crap, it actually seems to work. Thanks a lot dude =)

  133. Ivan
    22/08/2009 at 2:41 am Permalink

    Heeey!!! This really worked!! You made my day!!!

    2.5mbit connection = From 20-40kb/sec to 150-250kb/sec


  134. iwantitfree
    30/08/2009 at 11:09 am Permalink

    Enabled UPNP and set bt.transp_disposition to 255.

    Working like a charm. :-)

  135. peter cochet willison-gray
    09/09/2009 at 2:10 am Permalink

    thanks man you are frigging awesome the first time i’ve ever hit 100kb/s wait over 120kb/s !!!!!!! yes nice one thanks alot !!!!!

  136. shadowfocus
    20/09/2009 at 8:03 pm Permalink

    yesss! it works. gone from 10-15kbps to 700+ XD

  137. Nobby
    21/09/2009 at 7:39 am Permalink

    Been running UTorrent for 2 year now,never had a prob with speed.I`ve got 20mb
    broadband and quite often get full D/L speed,depending on what I`m D/L.Never had to mess to much with settings on UTorrent,apart from altering U/L speed to 25kb/s when D/L.Full D/L speed is 2.1Mb/s and U/L 85kb/s,thats Virgin Media for you,fast D/L and very,very slow U/L

  138. Iitzzz junior
    24/09/2009 at 2:29 am Permalink


    WOW IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!

    Try it:
    Enabled UPNP and set bt.transp_disposition to 255.

    Working like a charm.

  139. Elite
    08/10/2009 at 9:24 pm Permalink

    Hey- But what about windows 7- Will it work??
    Please reply/

  140. Tom
    29/10/2009 at 5:44 pm Permalink

    Thank You so much. I am a newbie to the world of utorrent, and thought that my slow download speeds were inevitable.Now i can get up to 100kb/s. Thank YOu very much

  141. woutz
    08/11/2009 at 12:47 am Permalink

    Oi folks,

    I got Vista (32b) I also have uttorrent and bittorent, i did speed test > 950 down / 450 up.
    I got good internet but still downloading 10-50 kb/s.

    I tried the commands mentioned here,

    bt.transp_disposition to 255.
    net.bind_ip to my-ip
    net.outgoing_ip to default gateway up
    net.max_halfopen to 250

    Still not working and still got the red sign. It says: Change listen port, but i already tried it, but i cant get connected to my router. So i tried to connect to internet w/o router, and I couldnt even get on the internet, very strange (it said: unidentified network). I putted the router back and got internet again.

    So anyone got other commands for me? :(


  142. Jai
    08/11/2009 at 2:10 pm Permalink

    Thanks a billion. Was having lots of trouble with utorrent after a modem change

  143. shane3636
    11/11/2009 at 10:14 am Permalink

    i have vista 32 and im using utorrent and i cant figure this out im about ready to pay for someone to fix it but before i do can some one help with a true solution,reading all of this gives me a headache. problems im having slow downloads and cant find seeds. please help

  144. Tara
    06/12/2009 at 11:12 am Permalink

    Thanks! my dl speed jumped from 8Kb/s to 200Kb/s

  145. cwaldenwaldo
    21/01/2010 at 7:26 am Permalink

    hey i have a prob just wit my upload. i cant connect to any peers. it will show hundreds of peers or thousands and i cant even connect to even 2 at most. my download speed is like 1.8mb which is so fast. but for some reason my upload rate is only like 0.1 kb or 1.1 at the most. it wont connect to peers is the problem. my download is fine becuase i connect to so many seeds but i just have a porblem connecting to peers. can someone tell me why? i have vista and u torrent.

  146. cwaldenwaldo
    21/01/2010 at 10:59 am Permalink

    anybody have any idea to why my downloads go just fine and they connect to alot of seeds like they should so i get like a 2.0mb or 1.1mb at the lowest when i dl something. but when i seed that item and try to get some uploads going it messes up. how come my downloading is so fast but my upload is the total opposite? it does not make any sense at all. u would think my upload would work at least 100kb or something on each torrent but it wont connect to any peers for some reason. it only connects to seeds not peers. i have a serious peer connecting problem and i have a fast internet connection cable.

  147. opsin
    24/03/2010 at 8:48 am Permalink

    In case anyone else comes across this page looking for a solution, the one that worked for me was turning off ipv6 in my network connection’s properties.

    I’d had everything green (port was forwarding fine etc.) but was getting maybe 1kb/s per torrent open, fluctuating to 0. Killed ipv6 and instantly upon everything reconnecting everything shot up to my capped speed.

  148. fega
    15/04/2010 at 3:12 am Permalink

    philip u are the best it worked perfectly

  149. Adam
    10/06/2010 at 4:02 am Permalink

    Thanks for that man, i increased from 5-10kb/s to about 200kb/s.

    Also 3500+ seeds from near to 500..

    Thanks alot!

  150. Rahul
    01/07/2010 at 3:50 am Permalink

    The suggestions you gave me went absolutely fine in the first place, like my speed went upto 350+kbps, then my pc went very slow and i had restart my computer.
    Later when i again open utorrent and activated the downloads the speed again went to 20-30 kbps.

    PLEASE tell what is the problem.

    Waiting for your reply.

  151. jesse
    17/07/2010 at 7:53 pm Permalink

    hey..i don’t hav ‘net.bind_ip’ as my second option under advance nor the first..??…only disk cache n ui any body…??

  152. john
    09/08/2010 at 1:57 pm Permalink

    awsome works great thanks!!!!!

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    15/09/2010 at 7:30 am Permalink

    wow what can a simple issue do to a human ‘cuz I almost killed myself for that anyway it was a great help tank you. and BTW there is a particular program called ForceBindIP and its great for P2P clients if you want to configure other clients as well. if you want it just email me :

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