In my previous post, I talked about how to make uTorrent download faster, and of which one of the ways is by the addition of trackers. Though in that post, I did not talk much about what trackers are or how they can be added. Therefore, this post will be of importance for torrent users as I will be showing you how to add trackers to uTorrent web in a fast and easy way. We are still in the business of speeding up downloads of uTorrent this year.
There is no doubt that uTorrent is one of the best torrent clients you can find today, all thanks to its lightweight and incredible speed. Having this in mind, when you download torrents using this client, the download speed is sometimes not satisfactory.
There are many ways you can speed up the download (just like I have outlined in my previous post – check the link from the first paragraph) and one of them is by adding trackers. If you want to learn how to add trackers to uTorrent web then this post is just for you. Let me, first of all, show you what trackers are and how to function.
What are Torrent Trackers?
Torrent trackers are servers that assist the communication between a torrent protocol and peers.
Peers are simply people who are downloading a specific torrent at any given time.
Seeders are people who have downloaded the torrent already and are helping others download it by uploading the files themselves.
Essentially, a torrent tracker functions by increasing the number of seeders and peers, thereby allowing faster download of files. There are many public or open tracker list for uTorrent you can use to boost your download speed. You can find many of these lists online, but make sure they are updated and concurrent.
Now, finding a tracker list is one thing, and knowing how to add it to uTorrent is another. Now let me show you how you can easily do that.
How to Add Trackers to UTorrent Web
Adding trackers to uTorrent is not that difficult. First of all, make sure you download the latest version of uTorrent from the official website. You can get the free version for Mac, Android or Windows. Alternatively, there’s an Ad-free option, the Pro upgrade, or even uTorrent with integrated VPN
Now follow the steps outlined below to add trackers to uTorrent.
- Launch uTorrent on your device of choice.
- Start downloading any torrent.
- Right-click your torrent and select Properties.
- Look at Trackers at the top of your screen. This is the tracker list. Copy and paste the trackers from the list we posted in the previous section, or from any fresh list of trackers, you might find.
When you must have added as many trackers as you want, click on “OK” at the bottom of the window to confirm the changes.
After adding trackers to uTorrent, you should experience a little bit of an increase in your download speed. To confirm, you can always check the “Down Speed” next to the status of the torrent you are downloading.
If you want to learn other ways to make uTorrent download faster, check my previous post.
While tinkering with uTorrent features, you probably noticed the Update Tracker option when you right-click a torrent. Personally, I do not think this feature improves the download speed. The best way to update your trackers is to add trackers manually, as I have shown you.
Before you leave, do not forget to always add trackers from an updated list. Some trackers might be okay for now, but in the future, it may get outdated. Always search for uTorrent trackers list online and search for the current time and period, then you are good to go.
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