Can I download torrents quicker if I use multiple devices?

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If I use Windows on laptop and Android on phone to torrent a file at the same time using the same WiFi, will it accelerate the download even a little?

  1. Roshin idi
    December 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    No it should have no effect what so ever.

  2. Md Nur-Un-Nabi Tutul
    November 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I agree with Nicolas De Smyter.....

  3. atul mahajan
    November 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    No. It doesnot matter. On diffrent devices the same file will be downloaded multiple times.

  4. Abba Jee
    November 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I don't think so torrents speed is dependent on seeds /peers , if there are no seeds or peers , you may use 10 devices to download and will get nothing

  5. mohit kumar
    November 23, 2012 at 4:55 am

    No way.

  6. Nicolas De Smyter
    November 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    This will not work, and there are several reasons why this will not work
    1. As already mentioned, both files need to be on the same location, because otherwise the packets will not be merged correctly. And as far as I know there is no application that will support multiple devices to load torrents.
    2. If you're using the same WiFi connection, your access is mostly limited to the WiFi connection and not your devices. Because your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will not allow you to download a higher rate then you pay for. (Upgrading your ISP account will of course solve this problem)
    3. Another limitation of your download speed is the amount of seeders of the torrent. If you need to download something, you better find a torrent where there are a lot of torrents.
    4. Depending on the torrent, you could also try to upload yourself. Because some torrenting algorithms give people who are also uploading packets a higher priority than other people. And with some algorithms the priority will grow if you're upload speed is higher.

    tl;dr Just be patient and wait for the torrent to complete. There is no real way of improving the download speed of torrents (afaik).

  7. Alex Perkins
    November 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Nope, your internet connection will limit how much data can go through it at once. Also there needs to be enough seeders to support leechers (downloaders).

  8. Alan Wade
    November 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Short version:

    NO it will not split or accerate the download by using different download means.
    Check your internet speed and go from there.....

  9. Dave Rimmer
    November 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    The answer is NO, torrents download in parts of a packet meaning that you download packets from different seeders until you have the full download (Packet)so using two devices will just download the same file twice.

  10. Ranjeet Malik
    November 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    ISP Speed Limitation will not let you cross a certain limit if that is not the case download half numbers of file with one device and other half number with other device.

  11. ha14
    November 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

    if you use same wifi then you will download twice the file on both machine, or if you can change download file location from android to laptop (this will be complicated). Torrent when download file create kind of temporary files so having 1+1 is not equal to 1 for torrent.

  12. Dimal Chandrasiri
    November 17, 2012 at 3:47 am

    first of all, the speed of a torrent depends on the amount of seeders! if the seeders have good upload rate, you'll get a good download rate!
    what your going to do is, use your same WiFi connection to download a torrent using two devices. first of all if this is supported, you'll still divide the bandwidth into two. one for the android, and one for the PC. this is not going to help you. The main problem is that a single torrent cannot be downloaded with two clients at a time!

  13. Erlis Dhima
    November 16, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    It's not related! When you download the file, it need to be at the same directory! Even if you use different devices, it has nothing to do with the speed! The torrent system is build by peer-to-peer technology! Peers at other words are people! To read more about this file sharing 'system' read these articles:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer-to-peer
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/p2p-peer-peer-file-sharing-works/

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