Downloading torrent files using a torrent client like uTorrent or LimeWire not necessarily get the maximum speed. There are several factors that torrent downloads can be fast or slow, for example the number of seeders, the more seeding, the greater the bandwidth you get for downloading (leeching). Then the seeder upload speed factor, as we know torrents use peer-to-peer (p2p) connections to connect between users, and usually the home connections used by seeders are not all good.
In addition to the connection factor that is not always good, some ISPs also sometimes enforce torrent blocking. To bypass the block from the ISP, and also to download torrents faster, we need a third party to download the torrent file we want, then from a third party we will download the file using IDM or other download manager applications. So the diagram looks like this:
TORRENT SERVER/COMPUTER ————–> THIRD PARTY SERVER —————–> OUR COMPUTER (Via IDM)
The advantage of using this third-party service is that the torrent download speed is much faster because the average server has greater bandwidth to the Internet. Second, our computers do not have to turn on when the download process is from a torrent server to a third-party server. Then the download connection from our computer to a third party server will be better and more stable. We can also bypass if p2p connection is blocked by ISP. And lastly, our IP will be safe from accusations of downloading torrent files.
The third party I mean here is FileStream.me. FileStream.me provides torrent file download services and from file hosting such as DepositFiles & LetitBit. In addition to the paid plans, FileStream.me also has a free plan, of course with feature limitations. However, for those who only want to download torrent files of no more than 5 GB, I think the free package is quite capable.
I personally have been a FileStream.me member since 4 months ago by taking the Basic package for $1.99 per month, very cheap & very, very good performance.
Please read the features of the free package that FileStream.me provides at https://filestream.me/free. Click “Sign-Up” to register.
After completing registration, please login to start downloading torrent files. Click the “Download Torrent” button to start leeching (see image below).
After that a pop-up display like the one below will appear
There are two ways to download torrent files. The first is by copying & definitely a magnet link, or by uploading a torrent file that we previously downloaded from the site.
Magnet links I usually find on bittorrent tracker sites, one of my favorites is The Pirate Bay. When you find the torrent file you want on the bittorrent tracker site, copy the magnet link and paste it in the pop-up box, and click the download button on the right. An example of the appearance of a magnet file is like the following picture
After pressing the download button, FileStream will perform the process of retrieving file information. After the file information comes out, press the Download button again to start the download process.
The download process can take a long time, sometimes it can be fast. It depends on the factors I’ve previously mentioned. When the download is complete, FileStream will send an email informing you that the torrent download is complete and the file is ready to be downloaded with IDM.
If the file is ready to be downloaded, on the right side of the file a download link will appear with a zip icon image (see the following image)
Choose one of the download links you want, whether using port 80 (http), or port 433 (Secure link/https), see the picture below. If you use IDM, after clicking the download link, IDM will automatically take over the download process from the browser.