WinMX Settings - File Transfers/Queuing







This is a brief description and some recommendations for times for the File Transfers and what some of the options are for.


The first setting you see here is 'Incoming Files Folder' with a 'Change' button.  This is where your files you download will be stored.  We have an entire page to help you with this and if you need further information you should click on this Help With Incoming Files Folder.

Next you see the list of items that you can choose to check, and set times for.  Most of these are self explanatory.
'Purge Inactive DL sources' however is one that I would suggest you check off.  It will remove sources for files that have turned red.  Since sometimes the reason for them turning red is a user disconnects then reconnects.. you can then get back into their que easier.
I have the last two unchecked here, 'Clear Incomplete uploads', and 'Clear Complete Uploads' because this leaves them on the screen and I can see what has been downloaded from me and what has failed.

The important ones to take note of on this page are the last four time options, as you can see they are not 'Tickable' and can have an effect on getting connected to other users, especially if your a Dial Up user.
You should set these times to the maximum of '300' seconds on all four.

Next you see the last four choices on this page, these are also a matter of personal preference.  I do recommend especially for new users that you 'Tick' New Downloads Expanded by Default.  This allows you to see any error messages you may be getting when files fail.


If you click the '[+]' sign next to the 'File Transfers' settings page you will see 'Queuing' page under it.



Here you will see where you can set limits for the amounts of downloads and uploads.



First is 'Max total downloads', although its not a good idea to download too many files at one time, having this set quite high allows you to be able to download several files at one time if need be.  If this is set too low, and you try to download more files, you will get a blue 'Locally Queued' message. Not to be confused with the purple 'Remotely Queued' meaning your in line for the file.

Next is the 'Max total downloads per user', again having this set high is best so you can get more then one file from one user.  If you attempt to download more then is set here you will again see the message 'Locally Queued'.  Raising this number will fix that.
That said this setting can also help keep you from 'hogging users ques'.  Have this set to a reasonable number (like 3) will keep you from queuing more then three files at one time with any one user.  Many users consider 3 a good number and this keeps you from getting accused of clogging up ques and getting ignored.

'Max total uploads' is where you can control how many uploads your going to allow at one time.  The default number for a dial up user is 3 and the default for Broadband users is 6.  This is actually quite high numbers and you will definitely need to adjust this for Dial-Up, the recommended setting for dial up is 1.
As for broadband, this depends on your upload speeds.  Allowing enough spaces so that they all average a speed of at least 5-7 KB/s is best.  If you can do more then that's great.
The example above they are set to 3 and each gets a average speed of 7-10 KB/s, again this should be set for your own speeds.

'Max uploads per user' you can adjust to allow only one file per user or more.  This setting is to allow your active uploads to be a mix of users, rather then all one user getting all of your upload slots.  Users often want an entire list of files and will que up for them all, this setting will allow you to control how many they can upload actively at one time.

The next setting is for OpenNap, because active uploads slow your download speeds its set to report you as a slower speed on OpenNap networks when more then ... (number you set) uploads are active.  I find this is only useful setting when you want users to discriminate against your for sharing.. lol.  Leave it 'Unticked' if you use OpenNap.



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