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How to Improve Speed on Soulseek

Updated April 17, 2017

Soulseek is a popular peer-to-peer file-sharing program. If it seems to be running slower than you would expect on your Internet set-up, there is a way to improve the speed of your connection. Because it is a peer-to-peer set-up, however, no solution is perfect. If the person from whom you are downloading has a slow upload speed, there is nothing you can do on your end.

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  1. Open Soulseek.

  2. Click the "Transfers" tab at the top of the Soulseek window.

  3. Set you "Maximum Download Speed" to "0." Somewhat counter-intuitively, "0" makes it unlimited

  4. Click "Apply" and then "OK."

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About the Author

Based in New York City, Ray Padgett has been writing about music and technology since his 2009 graduation from Dartmouth College. He has a degree in religion, with a minor in English. He has been published in SPIN.com and in "The Celebrity Café," "The Noise" and an upcoming Bob Dylan anthology.

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