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Old November 16th, 2005
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Default Want to share some tips

Obviously I'm probably one of the least qualified people on here to offer tips on Phex but I still wanted to share with everyone (particularly those who will read this in the near future and are even newer than I).

Anyway, after finally getting a good connection and actually having incoming connections I would still only get the occasional good download. I'd try downloading all sorts of things and nada. Tonight I finally found something that works....I'm getting DL's on almost everything now. First, I re-ran the program located here http://trustyfiles.com/help-sw-xpsp2.php and I changed the number of consecutive connects to 100. I then changed the Phex max number of connects to 99 (the max).

Next, I allowed and forced my computer to be an ultrapeer (I have 1.5Mbps connection) and raised the number of connections considerably. Suddenly I had a lot more success. It wasn't enough though so I played around some more.

Next, I changed the connection timeout to 25 seconds. WOW! This made a big change! I guess some hosts don't connect within the 12 second default time because I got a hell of a lot better results.

Lastly I maxed out the number of global DL connections. This made a bit more difference.

Altogether this made a HUGE difference. Previously I would get MAYBE one download out of a hundred to work. Now, I'm getting probably 1 out of 4 and my bandwidth is usually maxed out as well.

I like success!
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Thanks for these great tips!
Would you mind adding them into our Wiki
http://phex.kouk.de/wiki
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Old November 16th, 2005
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I'd be happy to but I can't figure out that Wiki page. I've read everything and have even used the Sandbox but I don't get where I'm supposed to put this info.
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Start with creating a Link somewhere like this

[[Name of new Page]]

Save and click on the Link. You now get an empty new page that you can edit.

Here is a quick editing overview

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing
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Ok, I didn't get it at first. I had no idea how Wiki worked and nothing I read explained that there was only that one main page and that all others branched off of that. I think I did it right...I hope. The links appear and the pages show up, I'm just not sure I added it to the main page as I should have. Let me know if I need to alter it in any way.
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Old November 17th, 2005
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Looks good... great!
I moved it to the main page. It was protected before so you couldnt add it yourself.

Thanks...
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I added a few comments here and there, where I could answer something.

I hope you don't mind.
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Hey, not at all...isn't that what a Wiki is for? (at least that's the gist I got when I read the tutorial)
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Hey, not at all...isn't that what a Wiki is for? (at least that's the gist I got when I read the tutorial)
Wiki is just a free encyclopedia that allow user to modify the page at will unless the author of the wiki dont allow it

Wiki become popular
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Not necessarily an encyclopedia, for there are all types of pages using wiki-software, but it catches the spirit and teh wikipedia is the most well know wiki.

Some people also write collaborative stories on wikis, or discuss strategy or similar, sometimes limited to a local LAN.

But the spirit is: Every visitor can change the content of pages, with the least possible barriers.
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