Hey everyone! I just got the new uTorrent update, as it was rolled out a couple weeks ago, and it updated in like two seconds after clicking Yes.
I then went on TorrentFreak, and I read that in this uTorrent update there is a new protocol developed by BitTorrent Inc and Bram Cohen, called uTP – and it basically throttles your downloads so that the ISPs don’t have to. I don’t believe that by limiting global download speeds we will see any sort of improvement in our internet – likely it will give our ISPs who are already sluggish at upgrading their infrastructure another reason not to spend money on infrastructure upgrades.
To disable UTP fully, then go to Options > Preferences > Advanced and set bt.transp_disposition to 5.
Then go to Options > Preferences > BitTorrent and uncheck Enable Bandwidth Management.