Using µTorrent Overnight

A few nights ago I had a few hours to go on a bit-torrent download, and didn’t really want to leave it uncapped over night. But at the same time didn’t want to rate limit the uploading while still downloading (there were only a few people get the file and the only seed was really slow).

In my moment of need, I found µTorrent already had the feature I wanted, but had never seen prior Alternate upload rate when not downloading. I set it to a lousy 2kb which helped me sleep better that night.

2 thoughts on “Using µTorrent Overnight”

  1. I actually do the opposite.

    I love some downloading of perfectly legal items that would have nothing to do with up-to-date tv shows from the States.

    But at the same time, my ISP caps my bandwidth and it is split into an am/pm shift (probably more than normal).

    Plus they tend to throttle at night themselves (probably due to everyone else turning on to download the same perfectly legal items).

    So I throttle my own bandwidth during the day, so I still download but don’t hit my limit too early, and then let it run free at night.

    Otherwise I end up with 10 days of 64kb bandwidth when I get home.

  2. Well, I would have said, my ISP cap the crap out of me all the time execpt when I’ve gone over the limit and then then really cap me to <64kb. But the other day while using µTorrent I saw I was getting ~250kbp for a while, which upon reflection is still crap, so just don't use Xtra if you ever live in NZ.

    Anyway it's only the odd ~200MB d/l for me, so letting it run full tilt makes sense.

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