You already know that Vuze is regarded as one of the most powerful bittorrent software options out there but that should not stop you trying to squeeze even more improvements out it.
Here are some tips on how to turbo-boost your Vuze experience.
The people with the true inside knowledge on how to get the most out of Vuze are the developers of bittorrent programs, who are often happy to share their tricks and tips, so that more users can experience and benefit from increased download speeds.
There are three basic principles that can be followed so that you can optimize a bittorrent client like Vuze for greater speed.
Make sure you choose proper port if you want to avoid ISP blocking and potential conflicts with other programs.
Make sure that you get to forward that port and guide it through any software firewall and router in order to allow incoming connections successfully.
Ensure that you adjust your internal settings to reflect the upload capacity of your internet connection to allow enough room for outgoing communications as well as improving your ability to distribute upload as efficiently as possible.
Beware cheap imitations
An important lesson to take on board from the many trusted developers who provide valuable feedback through forums and other channels is that you will often come across programs that claim to be able to optimize your speed in Vuze but more often than not, they are merely a vehicle for loading you up with adware or spyware.
Most of the developers of bittorrent programs will tell you that some basic steps that you can follow yourself will be almost certainly more effective and considerably less risky from a security point of view.
Go to your menu in Vuze and follow tools, options and mode followed by setting the user proficiency to advanced.
Once you have done this you can start by choosing a proper port, which will help to avoid spoiling a network connection that is already cleared ad allow you to double-check if your communications are blocked or have already been cleared.
You can make use of the built-in port test within Vuze but before you start the test, make sure you disable and blocklist as you will find that Vuze server may well be on some blocklists.
Choose the NAT/Firewall test from the menu and the test results will show the TCP and UDP, which should normally be the same but does not necessarily have to be. Hopefully you should get an OK success message but if you don’t, follow the Error steps offered.
One of the key functions to perform when it comes to adjusting internal settings is to cap the upload capacity in Vuze at 80% maximum of your overall capacity. You should always remember that there is a price to pay for wanting higher upload speeds and that price is normally slower download speeds.
Take a speed test to check the speed of your internet connection and using the results, you can determine what adjustments should be made to get just the right balance between upload and download speeds.
These are just some of the ways to give your Vuze experience a turbo-boost and help you to enjoy more of what this powerful bittorrent client can offer. And remember to respect IP and only upload and download files that do not infringe on copyright.
Author info: Lucas Weston is an experienced data manager who is obsessed with efficiency and security. He enjoys blogging about ways to improve data sharing online and keeping that data secure.