BitComet

 
 
BitComet is a free C++ bittorrent client.

More information about BitComet can be found at: http://www.bitcomet.com

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Installing BitComet 0.87



Information
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Operating system used
Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1 SP 2

Software prerequisites
none


Procedure
  1. Before you start installing BitComet, you need to determine which free portnumber you can use.

    • A list of well known portnumbers can be found at:
      http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers

      More information about portnumbers can be found at:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_TCP_and_UDP_port_numbers

      Do NOT use any of these well known portnumbers.
      It is recommended to use a portnumber in the range 49152-65535.
      These ports are not used by any defined application.

    • In this tutorial portnumber 13766 will be used. To check if your Windows environment does not use this portnumber, open a DOS window and type:

      netstat -a

      Portnumbers.

      Using command netstat -a does not give you 100% guarantee that this portnumber is not used by any of your applications on your computer.

  2. Download BitComet_0.87_setup.exe and run this program.

  3. Select your language.

    Select language.

  4. Close all other applications and press Next button.

    Close all other applications.

  5. Read license agreement and press I Agree button.

    Read license agreement.

  6. Read privacy policy and press I Agree button.

    Read privacy policy.

  7. Choose which features of BitComet you want to install.
    In this guide we just leave all settings as is. Press Next button.

    Choose which features of BitComet you want to install.

  8. Enter the location where to install BitComet.

    Choose the location where to install BitComet.

  9. BitComet is installing.

    BitComet is installing.

  10. Press Finish button to close the wizard.

    Close the wizard.

  11. BitComet is started.

    BitComet is started.

  12. You can skip this step. This is just a personal preference.

    • Disable Floating Window. Select menu: View | Floating Window
    • Disable Recommend Window. Select menu: View | Recommend Window

  13. Select menu: Options | Preferences
    Select Connection.

    • The Global Max Download Rate and Global Max Upload Rate depends on your Internet connection. You need to enter these values in kB/s (= kByte/sec).

      For example:
      Your Internet download speed is 2Mb/sec (= Mbit/sec) and your upload speed is 320 kb/sec (= kbit/sec).

      Your Global Max Download Rate will be: 256 kB/s (= kByte/sec)
      Your Global Max Upload Rate will be: 40 kB/s (= kByte/sec)

      You can use this conversion tool to convert the speed in kB/s (=KByte/sec).

      Enter the speed:
      /         kB/sec



      However, the computer where BitComet is running will also be used for surfing the Internet. I will dedicate 90% of the download and upload to BitComet.

      The Global Max Download Rate will be: 256*0.9=230 kB/s
      The Global Max Upload Rate will be: 40*0.9=36 kB/s

      The Max simultaneous download tasks number should be set to 10, Increase this value if you have fast internet connection and plan on downloading a lot.

      The Auto start new task if download rate less than is set to 50 kB/s.

    • Make sure Listen Port is set to: 13766 (see step 1).

      BitComet is started.

  14. Select Connection | Proxy.

    BitComet is usually installed at home without using a proxy.

    Proxy.

  15. Select Task.

    Specify the Default destination directory.
    For example: C:\Documents and Settings\Jim\My Documents\bitcomet
    This is the directory where the downloaded files are stored and where other BitComet users can download files from.

    Default destination directory.

  16. Select Advanced | Connection.

    Select the options as displayed in the screenshot.

    Advanced connection.

    Press the OK button to finish changing the preferences.

  17. Now BitComet is setup to download .torrent files.
    A site where you can download legal torrents can be found at:
    http://www.legaltorrents.com

  18. If you find a torrent file, the URL looks something like this:
    http://www.legaltorrents.com/bit/blue-a-short-film.torrent

  19. Click the torrent link and a Task Properties window will open.

    Task properties window.

  20. Click the OK button

    Downloading the file.

  21. After the file is downloaded you can find it at the Default destination directory.
    In this example: C:\Documents and Settings\Jim\My Documents\bitcomet

    Note: Files which are not downloaded completely will have the file extension .bc!