Olympic BitTorrent optimization for dummies Planning to watch the Beijing games via BitTorrent instead of NBC? TorrentFreak, my new favorite pirate read, asked a BitTorrent client developer to share his tips for maximizing your download speed . Greg Hazel's client configuration tips:

  1. Set a limit on your upload speed so it doesn't interfere with downloads.
  2. Set your client to use at most 60 connections total, 35 per torrent.
  3. Don't try to download more than two items at a time.
  4. I'll add: Configure your network router to not block any BitTorrent ports.