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I own Xperia Mini Pro. Recently I came to know that there are some Torrents Clients available on Android Market. So I installed aDownloader to download some movies from Torrent server. I want to know if there are any tricks to speed up the Download on Android mobile. And I am using 2.75G(Edge) data connection to download. I found the average download speed on this connection is 25kB/sec.

Pl let me know the same on WiFi connection. The average download speed using WiFi connection is around 50kB/sec.

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Might not be what you want, but you could use remote torrent to control the downloads onto your home PC, Windows Home Server, etc. Then you can stream (using Windows Media Centre, Windows Home Server, etc.) –  Techboy Jun 8 '11 at 10:52

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An Edge connection by itself is so slow compared to the normal torrent download speeds that it makes no sense to optimize the downloads. The ping times on the connection are so high that constant peer switching will slow the download if you attempt to download from several peers simultaneously. Your best bet would be to try to find a couple of good peers to fill your bandwidth and stick with them, or stop+restart the torrent to get new peers.

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One way, i think is using one wifi connection that is connected to a high speed internet connection.

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As onik notes, your connection is simply too slow. But I also had terrible speeds when I tried on an HSPA+ network. I believe this is due to traffic shaping. As noted in the comments, tTorrent claims to support encryption, so that might help.

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Keep in mind that traffic shaping is not done on all networks, so it depends on your carrier. Over here I got 2mbps speeds over HSDPA with default settings on a Galaxy Tab. –  onik Jun 9 '11 at 10:12
Ttorrent supports encryption. Check it out –  user36888 Jul 1 '13 at 22:09

Install bionic TCP from Google play and change your client to ttorrent.Then your TorrenTing speed will match normal download speed according to your network bandwidth.

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If you download a file with more seeds and peers, your speed will increase. It could just be that your particular torrent has very few seeders.

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