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whenever i have Azureus running it takes up nearly all of my bandwidth.

its understandible when i have 200kb/s downloads but even when its seeding with about 10kb/s upload speed, my internet is hugely slow.

why does it take bandwidth it shouldnt be using?
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Torrents saturate your connection. Upload and download, that's what the torrent protocol was meant to do.

Azureus is also known to be resource hungry, usually because it uses Java.

Are you using a router? Some routers will keep track of incoming and outgoing connections for too long, even after they've disconnected.

I suggest you switch to utorrent. At least give it a shot. http://utorrent.com
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Torrents saturate your connection. Upload and download, that's what the torrent protocol was meant to do.

Are you using a router? Some routers will keep track of incoming and outgoing connections for too long, even after they've disconnected.

I suggest you switch to utorrent. At least give it a shot. http://utorrent.com
does that mean its not able to stop it using so much bandwidth?

yea im on a wireless network

i have 2mb cable.
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I used to use Azureus but stopped because I had the same problem of it keeping me from doing almost anything on the interweb. I use Utorrent now and from my experience it's a lot better about balancing fast download speeds and letting me browse.
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I used to use Azureus but stopped because I had the same problem of it keeping me from doing almost anything on the interweb. I use Utorrent now and from my experience it's a lot better about balancing fast download speeds and letting me browse.
I'll take a look at Utorrent ;P
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post #6 of 16
just disable uploads in azureus, or put it down to the lowest speed available . If you need help doing this, ask me.
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post #7 of 16
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i've just got Utorrent and its downloading the same files alot faster than Azur so i think i'll stick with Utorrent for now
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Utorrent is by far the best Torrent program out there. Very user friendly and the bandwidth usage is fairly easily controlled on it...compared to some of the other Torrent programs out there.
    
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You can also cap your download speed as well, to save a bit of internet bandwith for browsing, instead of using it all tward bittornet files.
    
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get utorrent and set max download and upload value aslo you can schedule it to the bandwith you want
    
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