uTorrent 1.7 Released!

Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks | 7/13/2007 | | 5 Comments »

After what seems like an eternity, a new major release of uTorrent has hit the web. uTorrent is a bittorrent client which is well known for it's efficiency, stability and simplicity.


  • Unicode support for Windows 95/98/ME, avoiding use of the Microsoft Layer for Unicode which is several times larger than µTorrent.
  • UPnP support for all versions of Windows, without needing Windows XP's UPnP framework.
  • Protocol encryption (PE),
  • Peer exchange (PEX) with other µTorrent clients,
  • RSS ("broadcatching").
  • "Trackerless" BitTorrent support using DHT, compatible with the original BitTorrent client and BitComet.
  • User configurable intelligent disk caching system.
  • Full proxy server support.
  • HTTPS tracker support.
  • Configurable bandwidth scheduler.
  • Customizable search bar and icons.
  • Localized for 38 languages.
  • Initial seeding of torrents.
  • Customizable user interface design
  • Configuration settings and temporary files are stored in a single directory, allowing portable use.
  • WebUI
  • Embedded Tracker - a simple tracker designed for seeding torrents, lacking a web interface or list of hosted torrents.

How to get it

You can download uTorrent directly from official servers. It's free and is less than 200KB in file size.

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We get a lot of mails regarding slow download rates. To get optimal download rate in torrents, some tweaks may need to be applied. The tweaks we mention here are suited for a 512Kbit/s ADSL connection and applying these to a different connection may cause slow download speeds.

  1. Install version 1.7
  2. Open uTorrent, go to Options-->Preferences.
  3. In general tab under 'Windows Integration", click on the button to make uTorrent default application for handling torrent files.
  4. Then browse to 'Connection' tab in preferences window. Under 'Global Bandwidth Limiting', set max UPLOAD rate to 7 and max DOWNLOAD rate to 0 (o is unlimited). (These settings are for 512K connections only).



  1. Rukmal // 7/14/2007 08:25:00 AM  

    Thanks LST

    can you give us the settings fot 2mbps ADSL ?



  2. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 7/14/2007 10:55:00 AM  

    I cant remember the exact settings but upload limit should be somewhere around 20-23Kbps. While a torrent is downloading, try setting upload limit from 20Kbps and if the bottom status bar of uTorrent says 'Download Limited' , increase upload limit by 1Kbps. Try 20,21,22Kbps and so on till the 'Download Limited' message is not displayed.
    Download limit is unlimited (0) and other settings should be same as mentioned in article.

  3. Rukmal // 7/14/2007 12:19:00 PM  


    I'm using the old version od utorrent
    i think those setting are same for the new version

    am I right?


  4. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 7/14/2007 12:50:00 PM  

    yes settings are the same for both version 1.6 and 1.7.

  5. Rukmal // 7/17/2007 08:33:00 AM