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3        <head>
4                <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
5                <link media="all" rel="stylesheet" href="../styles/TransBody.css" />
6                <title>Maximizing your download speed</title>
7        </head>
8        <body>
9                <div id="mainbox">
10                        <div id="banner">
11                                <a name="menus"></a>
12                                <div id="machelp"><a class="bread" href="../index.html">Transmission Help</a>
13                                </div>
14                        </div>
15                        <div id="pagetitle">
16                                <h1>How do I maximize my download speed?</h1>
17                        </div>
18                                <ol>
19                                <li>Make sure Transmission's <a href="portforward.html">port is forwarded</a>. Port forwarding makes it easier for others to connect to you, which therefore increases your speed.
20                                <div summary="To do this" id="taskbox">
21                                        <p>If your router supports UPnP or you have Apple Airport, Transmission can do this automatically; just tick the checkbox in Preferences >> Network.
22                                </div>
23                                </li>
24                               
25                                <li>Make sure you cap your upload speed, so that it isn't flooded. A good rule of thumb is about 60-70% of your maximum upload bandwidth. This can be adjusted in Preferences >> Bandwidth, or in real time using the Action menu.
26                                <div summary="To do this" id="taskbox">
27                                <p>eg. If your upload connection is 256 Kilobits/sec, then you should cap it at 21 KB/sec ((<b>256</b> / 8) * 0.66 = <b>21</b>).
28                                </div>
29                                </li>
30                               
31                                <li><a href="gettingstarted.html">Queue</a> your transfers. Transmission's queue preferences are located in Transfers >> Management.
32                                <p>Remember, your download speed is proportional to how fast you upload. If there are many transfers running, then each transfer will only receive a small proportion of your upload bandwidth, reducing their respective download speeds.
33                                To avoid spreading your upload too thinly, a good rule of thumb is to have at least 128 KBit/sec of upload bandwidth for every torrent you wish to run simultaneously.
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35                                <div summary="To do this" id="taskbox"> 
36                                        <p>eg. If your upload bandwidth is 256 KBit/sec, then you should only have two (<b>256</b>/128 = <b>2</b>) downloading transfers in the queue.
37                                </div>
38                                </li>
39                                </ol>
40                        </div>
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42                </div>
43        </body>
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