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Other => Beginners & Help => Topic started by: boconniff40 on March 11, 2012, 08:34:08 PM



Title: Bitcoin taking forever to connect to network
Post by: boconniff40 on March 11, 2012, 08:34:08 PM
why does it take long?


Title: Re: Bitcoin taking forever to connect to network
Post by: NothinG on March 11, 2012, 11:40:55 PM
Are you talking about downloading the blockchain?


Title: Re: Bitcoin taking forever to connect to network
Post by: boconniff40 on March 11, 2012, 11:50:01 PM
yesss


Title: Re: Bitcoin taking forever to connect to network
Post by: NothinG on March 12, 2012, 12:06:15 AM
I think the blockchain is roughly 3Gb?
With most connections, it can take 6-12 hours.


Title: Re: Bitcoin taking forever to connect to network
Post by: jCole on March 12, 2012, 01:45:40 AM
stop everything which is using bandwith besides bitcoin and it will go faster  :)


Title: Re: Bitcoin taking forever to connect to network
Post by: Stephen Gornick on March 12, 2012, 02:57:13 AM
Perhaps a lightweight client like Electrum or a Javascript-based client (e.g., My Wallet from http://BlockChain.info/wallet ) would be an alternative you might wish to consider?
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Category:Clients