we can think torrent as a method to sharing file among all client pc to pc. Usually we get the torrent file from website like isohunt, demonoid, thepiratesbay, etc. The server only save the tracker (information of where each client save the file). Then from the client they will upload and download (share to other client pc) the fragment of the file until it's finished (become 1 complete file). We called the downloader "leecher" and the uploader "seeder". When a person finish downloading file, they become a seeder. They will upload the file continously. That's how torrent works.
Now lets install the transmission torrent on our beloved device :)
first of all ofcourse you must pass this step first. Then after that, login to the device via putty / ssh (if u dont know how to login, read my older post on this site). Then install the transmission torrent by typing:
- opkg install transmission-daemon
- opkg install transmission-cli
- opkg install transmission-remote
and 1 more we can install transmission web based but i think it doesn't necessary because we will remote the transmission with transmission remote program. (there is many limitation with the web based compared to the remote program). And also the web based eat ram a lot.
now after we install the transmission torrent, time to edit some configuration to make it works. You can found the transmission config in the /etc/config/transmission
this is my configuration... you can change the configuration based your own network setting
now start the transmission by typing /etc/init.d/transmission start and to make it autorun on startup /etc/init.d/transmission enable.
after it all done, we can the torrent file by using remote application that can be download here...
after that install remote application program on your pc....
under torrent connection options, put the configuration that we already set before....
to download a torrent file can be done with torrent > add torrent. and to limit the download / upload can be done by right click the torrent > properties > set download/upload limit
done. now we have some seed box / torrent box downloader. without the need of turning on our pc. also it can be remote anywhere if the tplink tl-mr3020 got public ip.