Friday, 14 November 2014

The Flip Side of uTP

The uTorrent transport protocol (uTP) was designed to make bitTorrent more ISP friendly by controlling the P2P traffic bandwidth. However, it may cause your router/modem to lose internet connectivity for your device, especially earlier models of the router.

I have seen quite a few people complaining about lost of connectivity after bitTorrent starts (especially after upgrading to latest versions of the clients) either immediately or after a while. People have been blaming it on firewalls, anti-virus or even NAT overflow, but to no avail.  The solution may be very simple – just turn off uTP Bandwidth Management in your bitTorrent client. Smile