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    I xpect this question has been asked before but can anyone tell me how much slower I will download at if I let more upload from me. At the moment I have it set to let 3 upload at any time and I seem to download up to 50 Kbs. If I increase to say 10 uploads will this reduce my downloading speed by much. It is set at 3 cos that is the default setting

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    Base your upload max on how fast you can upload.

    If your connection can upload at a total speed of <16KB/sec -- 3 uploads at a time is ok.
    10 uploads at a time is excessive unless you can upload faster than 32KB/sec.

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    I usually let 3 or 4 upload from me, sometimes I&#39;ll leave for work & allow 10 or 15.
    If there is something I want to download really badly I will only allow 1, but never 0

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    Originally posted by clintonesque@25 May 2003 - 14:22
    I usually let 3 or 4 upload from me, sometimes I&#39;ll leave for work & allow 10 or 15.
    If there is something I want to download really badly I will only allow 1, but never 0
    You&#39;d probably be better off setting it to 5-8 uploads when you leave for work... you may not have as much spare upload bandwidth as you think&#33;

    Even 30KB/sec split 10 ways is at most 3 KB/sec each...

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    hi there &#33;
    my isp allows a maximum 128k upload, and i recall from a previous post on this subject that allowing four slots to upload from my shared folder is of the greatest benefit at this "capped" 128k allowance, if that makes any sense.
    regards
    m8t

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    I have 2 upload slots, always. Max upload speed : 32kb/s

    My previous connection used to go slow when I was uploading at max speed, but this one still goes at 100% speed when I upload at max. That is good, since most of the time my connection IS at the max upload.

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    Originally posted by Natsume Atsuko@26 May 2003 - 06:54
    I have 2 upload slots, always. Max upload speed : 32kb/s

    My previous connection used to go slow when I was uploading at max speed, but this one still goes at 100% speed when I upload at max. That is good, since most of the time my connection IS at the max upload.
    It might go a little faster for uploads and downloads if you told Kazaa that your limit is 32KB/sec -- if you haven&#39;t already. (32 KB/sec = 256 kilobits/sec)

    With only 2 upload slots, I imagine MOST of the time your connection is uploading to 56k users. Sadly, the most they&#39;re likely to &#39;pull&#39; is 10 KB/sec combined -- unless you&#39;re sharing fakes.

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    Originally posted by Switeck+26 May 2003 - 17:09--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Switeck @ 26 May 2003 - 17:09)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--Natsume Atsuko@26 May 2003 - 06:54
    I have 2 upload slots, always. Max upload speed : 32kb/s
    My previous connection used to go slow when I was uploading at max speed, but this one still goes at 100% speed when I upload at max. That is good, since most of the time my connection IS at the max upload.
    It might go a little faster for uploads and downloads if you told Kazaa that your limit is 32KB/sec -- if you haven&#39;t already. (32 KB/sec = 256 kilobits/sec)
    With only 2 upload slots, I imagine MOST of the time your connection is uploading to 56k users. Sadly, the most they&#39;re likely to &#39;pull&#39; is 10 KB/sec combined -- unless you&#39;re sharing fakes. [/b][/quote]
    Right on. Keep opening up more sends slots, and you&#39;ll see even more of your total bandwidth wasted. I&#39;ve found 2 sends slots is perfect to keep the speed up for other users. B)
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    Originally posted by Jibbler+26 May 2003 - 21:47--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Jibbler @ 26 May 2003 - 21:47)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--Switeck@26 May 2003 - 17:09

    With only 2 upload slots, I imagine MOST of the time your connection is uploading to 56k users. Sadly, the most they&#39;re likely to &#39;pull&#39; is 10 KB/sec combined -- unless you&#39;re sharing fakes.
    Right on. Keep opening up more sends slots, and you&#39;ll see even more of your total bandwidth wasted. I&#39;ve found 2 sends slots is perfect to keep the speed up for other users. B)[/b][/quote]
    Actually, I was implying there&#39;s a sweet-spot range which works best.

    Being that MANY people can&#39;t download faster than about 5 KB/sec I use roughly 5 KB/sec (or 40 kilobits/sec) as the approximate amount for each upload slot.

    So capped at 128 kilobits/sec (16 KB/sec) means:
    128 / 40 = 3.2 uploads -- so 3-4 upload slots seems to work pretty good.

    For capped at 256 kilobits/sec (32 KB/sec):
    256 / 40 = 6.4 uploads -- however you can reduce that number a little (like to 4 uploads) and still be REASONABLY sure you&#39;re not wasting upload bandwidth.

    If you have 256k upload bandwidth, setting uploads to 2 means any time 56k&#39;s get both your upload slots you&#39;re wasting between 22 and 30 KB/sec. And if you&#39;re sharing predominately 600+ MB movies, that can mean your connection can be tied up for hours or even days.

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    Originally posted by Jibbler+26 May 2003 - 21:47--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Jibbler @ 26 May 2003 - 21:47)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--Switeck@26 May 2003 - 17:09

    With only 2 upload slots, I imagine MOST of the time your connection is uploading to 56k users. Sadly, the most they&#39;re likely to &#39;pull&#39; is 10 KB/sec combined -- unless you&#39;re sharing fakes.
    Right on. Keep opening up more sends slots, and you&#39;ll see even more of your total bandwidth wasted. I&#39;ve found 2 sends slots is perfect to keep the speed up for other users. B)[/b][/quote]
    Actually, I was implying there&#39;s a sweet-spot range which works best.

    Being that MANY people can&#39;t download faster than about 5 KB/sec I use roughly 5 KB/sec (or 40 kilobits/sec) as the approximate amount for each upload slot.

    So capped at 128 kilobits/sec (16 KB/sec) means:
    128 / 40 = 3.2 uploads -- so 3-4 upload slots seems to work pretty good.

    For capped at 256 kilobits/sec (32 KB/sec):
    256 / 40 = 6.4 uploads -- however you can reduce that number a little (like to 4 uploads) and still be REASONABLY sure you&#39;re not wasting upload bandwidth.

    If you have 256k upload bandwidth, setting uploads to 2 means any time 56k&#39;s get both your upload slots you&#39;re wasting between 22 and 30 KB/sec. And if you&#39;re sharing predominately 600+ MB movies, that can mean your connection can be tied up for hours or even days.

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