With the chat rooms and the media player and the radio station and all the other great features on Ares Galaxy, it’s easy to forget that file sharing is what it’s really all about. There are a lot of people out there who have no or little use for fanciful options. They just want to find what they want and get it as soon as possible.
Ares Galaxy doesn’t need a lot of configuration to get good download speeds, but, for those who are having problems, here is how to get the highest downloading speeds possible.
Getting High Speeds On The Ares Network: Choose The Right Sources
When you search for something in Ares Galaxy, you need to keep an eye on who exactly you’re downloading from. There is nothing in Ares that caps your download speed (except, of course, if you capped it yourself in the control panel), but that doesn’t mean that you’ll always max out your connection.
The reason is that the Ares Network is a P2P network. When you download something, you’re downloading it from other people on the network.
Ares will automatically download the file you want from multiple sources at the same time. Any single source may be capping their upload speed or they may be able to support a high speed transfer, but it is clear that you can only maximize your download speed by downloading from as many sources as you possibly can.
So when you do a search for something, pay attention to the ‘Stars’ and the ‘Users’ tabs and, if you want, click on one of them to sort the results in descending order. If you download a file with 10+ sources/users, you can be almost guaranteed very high download speeds.
Getting High Speeds With Torrents On Ares Galaxy: Choose The Right Sources
BitTorrent is a P2P network, just like Ares. If you’re using Ares Galaxy to download torrents (and you should), you should basically do the same thing as explained above: download from as many sources (here they are called “seeders”) simultaneously as you possibly can.
So, what you want to do when picking a torrent on a torrent tracker is sort the results on seeders in descending order and pick one with a lot of seeders. This way, Ares Galaxy will again give you the best chance on the highest download speeds possible.
Giving Back To The Community
As you can see, the whole system of fast downloads revolves around there being a lot of sources, users or seeders available to download from. These are all people just like you and me who decide to share a file after downloading it. So, do give back to the community and share the file as well, as doing this will increase the download speeds of other people around the world, and, maybe, convince them to do the same.
File Sharing is just that: it’s file sharing. As long as there are people who share, Ares Galaxy will thrive.
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