How to increase peers & seeds in utorrent

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Many torrent sites offer the best speeds and most reliable torrent files to the users with the best upload to download ratios. Downloaded data comes from other users, known as "peers." Outgoing connections , known as "seeds," allow you to upload data to peers. If you use uTorrent to manage your torrents and would like to increase your share ratio, you can make some adjustments to the program's connections settings and the amount of peer and seed connections.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Launch uTorrent. If the program is already running in your computer's background, click on the "uTorrent" icon in your taskbar.

  2. 2

    Right-click on the target torrent inside of uTorrent's interface. Click on the "Force Start" option in the context menu that pops up, if your torrent is active but has no seeds or peers.

  3. 3

    Move the target torrent up your download queue if you're downloading files from multiple torrents. Right-click on the targeted torrent, then select the "Move Up Queue" option from the context menu that appears.

  4. 4

    Direct more of your Internet connection's bandwidth to the target torrent. Right-click on the torrent. Highlight the "Bandwidth" option in the pop-up context menu, then click on the "High" sub-option.

  5. 5

    Uncap uTorrent's upload and download rates. Right-click on the target torrent, then highlight the "Bandwidth Allocation" option in its context menu. Highlight the "Set Upload Limit" sub-option, then click on the "Unlimited" option to uncap the upload speed.

  6. 6

    Highlight the bandwidth Allocation menu's "Set Download Limit" option, then click on the "Unlimited" option to uncap uTorrent's download rate.

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