Hi - has anybody else encountered really slow uTorrent or Bit Torrent downloads with the DI-825? My old DI-524 downloaded much faster. DI-825 typically produces single digit or low double digit kB/s d/l rates with 3 or 4 simultaneous d/ls - even for very popular well-seeded current episodes of 24, Lost, and Heroes. Infrequently one or two d/ls will hit high double digits or low hundreds but that is less than 10% of the time. Internet connection is good and I can download up to 750 kB/s from high bandwidth dedicated servers. uTorrent Port Forwarding Test gives me green lights and says ports are being properly forwarded. I'm allowing legacy connections and have enabled / disabled protocol encryption without much difference.
Both of my Windows XP Pro SP3 computers suffer from poor rates. One is hardwired and the other is wireless G with excellent > 90% reception. Just re-installed windows on the wireless computer without improvement. Just updated DI-825 firmware to v1.10 without much improvement to overall BT d/ls. Running settings mostly factory default - just enough to set-up wireless. QOS manager remains on. I did play with a variety of settings but nothing seems to consistently improve BT d/l rates. When I shut uTorrent off, I can stream large 8 GB media wirelessly but it takes a minute. It stutters for the first minute or so and then becomes fluid.
BT d/ls improve significantly when I unplug my D-Link DNS-323 2-bay drive enclosure from the ethernet port. My impression is that d/l rates aren't as good as DI-524 but they're a lot better than now. This much is consistent. I'm running F/W v1.06 on the DNS-323 with a Seagate drive so I didn't bother updating to 1.07 (only improves compatibility with Hitachi drives). I tried it with jumbo frames both disabled and enabled but saw no change to BT d/l rates.
Any recommendations to improve set-up? I spent a couple of weeks enabling / disabling / changing a variety of settings like QOS, Auto WAN speed detection, port forwarding, etc. I'm not doing something right. I'm asking at this point whether DI-825 is a known poor BT d/l performer and if it has known compatibility problems with DNS-323? I hope it's just a set-up issue and somebody can recommend an appropriate combination of settings to improve BT d/l performance.