Check your BitTorrent downloading speed! See whether your BitTorrent downloads are being throttled by your local internet service provider. There is a web application called Glasnost, this applications can help you determine whether your downloads are being throttled.
Just visit http://broadband.mpi-sws.mpg.de/transparency/bttest.php to get a four to seven minute test of a stimulated BitTorrent download. It measures our regular download speed, testing it against different ports and other variables.
To get the most accurate results, take note that you need to turn off any downloads you are running.