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Thread: Kazaa upload bandwidth gotcha down?




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    Many of us have more than one computer on our home network. At least I do. My roommate runs Kazaa constantly. Since I play Call of Duty constantly, it'd be unfair for me to ask him to not run it every time I play. So, tonight I decided to do something about it.

    In the settings in Kazaa, you have to enter an upload bandwidth of at least 24 kbps. Well that's insane. He's a huge porn freak, mostly teenage euro-nudist stuff, and those movies can get pretty big. So I scoured his registry. I knew that 24kbps can't be the lowest it can go.

    If you go here:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kazaa\Transfer

    You will see a value named Uploadbandwidth If you already set yours to 24, that will be the value. Right click on it and hit modify. Under Base: change it to decimal and type in 1. It would be nice if you could change it to 0, but unfortunately that stands for Unlimited. Right above that is ConcurrentUploads, you can change that in the program, but if you haven't yet, it's there if you wanna change that to 1 also. This is helpful because every time a user connects to you, it takes more bandwidth to establish the connection, therefore giving you a lag spike.

    Now you will only have 1 person downloading from you at a .125 kbps rate instead of a 2.4 kbps rate.

    If this raises a moral issue in you, keep in mind the great United States was founded on taking and not giving. :)

    I hope this is very helpful for those of you who buy the cheap cable/dsl like I do.
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    kazza locked the upload speed, huh? last time i used it, you could set it at what ever you want. btw, if that's the normal version of kazaa and not kazaa lite (k++) upload bandwidth is the least of your problems.
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    haha, no, I use lite :) It works for both.
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    Best thing is to avoid that sorry excuse for an peer app, only amateurs use it. But if one must have it then make sure to use the lite version.. :2cents:

    kazaa = :barf:

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    Quote Originally Posted by The__tweaker
    Best thing is to avoid that sorry excuse for an peer app, only amateurs use it. But if one must have it then make sure to use the lite version.. :2cents:

    kazaa = :barf:
    *Ahem* KaZaA Lite K++ really isn't bad, and I've run multiple Spyware searches after installing it and it install no spyware. I use it, but only for legal purposes

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    i use netlimiter to control internet traffic/upload & download speeds.

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    Personally, I havent fired up my kazaa (lite that is) for a while. Now that I use iTunes as a media player, I dont really need to. If your using it for mp3s, I find theres nothing there anymore. And large files like linux are just slow. bittorrent offers faster transfers for large files so that takes over that role, and mp3s are just hard to find now a days. Atleast for the bands I listen to, the small emo and metal bands.

    But if you like it, use it, thats what its there for.

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    The_tweaker: I didn't know there was an elitist (not elite, but they THINK they are) group of computer enthusiasts. "only amateurs use it"? Come on man, P2P is P2P. As long as you get what you're looking for who cares.

    Thoric: My purpose of this thread was to offer a very simple way of dealing with this stupid aspect of Kazaa (Lite). There are a handful of bandwidth monitor/limiter programs. I just offered this as a quick little tweak.


    I don't really understand why everyone is bashing this thread when it's a pretty dang good idea. I mean, cripes, we're all in this group together and you hafta tear me down before you'll offer praise or CONSTRUCTIVE criticism? I thought this was a mature forum.

    <--- TT forums?

    :cheers: <---- normal forums.

    Progress only comes with unification. Some of these replies disappoints me with society, or rather reinforces my already dwindling opinion.

    Don't reply to this if you don't use Kazaa. I don't know if you're going for post counts or what, but if you can't make a contribution why they heck would you spout about how much of a jackass you are.
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    i don't see any bickering here, aside from the post directly above this one. The_tweaker only stated his dislike for a certain application, he's just stating his opinion. His attitude towards kazaa is a common one. P2P is not just P2P, the way it is implemented is just as important as what it does.

    As for your comment towards Thoric... I think you should re-read is post in a different light. There was absolutly no reason for you to bash him for what he said. He was just offering another solution, not everyone is comfortable in the registry (not to mention his solution will work for more than Kazaa).

    No one is bashing you. The only negative comments were directed towards the program; not you or your tweak.

    edit: after re-reading this thread, i really don't understand the frustrations expressed in the the last post by maskedavenger. there was only one truely negative post in this whole thread aside from the one already mentioned. It was certainly not something to get so uptight about.
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    I don't know if you were expecting a shower of praise or what, but around here people really do say what they think. the_tweaker is very stubborn as to what he likes and doesn't like, and most people know that. Other comments were other suggestions on how to rectify the problem. Most of it is constructive in some way.

    Personally, I've got Netlimiter set up on my spare machine which deals with most of my BitTorrent stuff. As far as I know, there's no simple registry tweak for that, so it's handy to know alternatives. With Kazaa, I use it rarely enough that I just don't share anything from my end, so it doesn't affect my uplink too much, and I can't say I've ever peaked my download speed using it either...

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