Alright, yes i did read the stickied posts. I have forwarded ports properly to my knowledge. so I'm using: Newly Built Computer Linksys WRT54G version6 router a bridged network Siemens Speedstream 4200 adsl router Azureus/Utorrent (up to date) Windows XP pro (patched tcp.sys) Windows Firewall(usually disabled) (if i leave out any needed information, please dont call me a noob, just inform me of it :\ ) ive followed the guides on portforward.com read a few of these posts, as well as on other forums and have managed to finally get the clients to recognize peers however most will not download. one anime torrent does however connect on occasion and downloads at around 70kb. In utorrent, i have the yellow triangle exclamation In azureus i have over a million peers but still red dot says firewalled. i can take screenshots if helpful. thank you for any help in advance *edit* i have setup a static ip as well through the router and routers firmware is up to date.