How to increase the upload speed in uTorrent?

Posted on 2011-10-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

My download speeds in uTorrent vary from 1.7 to 2.1 MB/sec.

However, the max upload speed is 180 KB/sec.

Is there a way to increase this or has the ISP enforced this limit?

Please advise.. Any comments would be highly appreciated.

Many thanks!
Question by:proglover
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    Looks like you have a (a)DSL connection, where this is normal practice. Upload and download are scaled 8:1 or even less. With cable connections you will see the same. Only if you are getting a business range connection you can order symmetric up/down speeds. They will cost a lot more than consumer connections though. You have roughly 20Mbit down and 2Mbit up.
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    by:Dave Baldwin
    I agree with what @gerwinjansen says.  That's the way ADSL works.
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    go to and check your maximum upload speed or refer to your isp's documentation on what your plan has for download/upload speed

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    Could you please tell us the below mentioned details

    Coonection type
    torrent software you are using

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks so much for the replies, gerwinjansen, DaveBaldwin and ve3ofa.

    I highly appreciate your time..

    Thanks again!

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