OK..OK..OK everyone..I've read the tutorials, scowered the web...did some self testing etc..blah blah...Thought I might share my emule knowledge with you to make your downloads faster. Step by Step! 1 > OK first of all..close Kazaa..it slows everything down. Kazaa works fine for me with movies, music vids and mp3's but not for apps and games. 2 > I installed a fresh copy of emule 0.29b and updated the server list by going here: http://ed2k.2x4u.de/index.html. Click the one with "All Servers". It should at it automatically to emule. 3 > Now for the preferences: (I've got a ASDL 576/288 line) so work yours out accordingly) 3.1> First click preferences and then connection. Settings as follows: Capacities Download = (Your download stream/8) Capacities Upload = (Your upload stream/8) Limits Download = 0 Limits Upload = (Your upload stream/8)*0.8 round this off to the nearest digit.(No fractions) Clientport UDP = Enabled Max sources per limit (Hard Limit) = 500 Connection Limits (Max Conn's) = 600 OK that sets the upload/download speeds. 4 > Now share your files. Files that should be shared are files like movies,games and music vids. Small files just slows everything down..including your PC..(Because of hashing every small mp3 file) 5> OK now we can connect to a server. Choose one with a lot of users. Do this by sorting the server list with <users>. This allows alot of sources and files to be available. After you have selected a good server click connect and view the log sheet. It will show you connecting and after a few secs it will display a ID. If the ID is below 16 million then you must check your firewall software to determine whether your emule port(4662) is blocked. The higher the ID the better the connection to the server. 6 > Now you can search and download! Tips: (Important to make D/Ls faster!!) 1 > In the beginning emule will be slow as it needs to find sources for your file that you requested. Just wait a while it will eventually pick up! 2 > After a few hours check your shared files by click on the Shared Files button at the top of the screen. Sort the list by clicking on the Requests Column. Click on some of the files that have uploaded from you and you will see how much have been uploaded allready (in MB's). If the uploaded is 20 or higher then you should Release the file. Do this by Right-Clicking on the file, clicking priority and clicking release. This also speeds up your d/ls as your client rating goes up! Remember to check your Firewall software...and share as many files as you can (Big ones)!! Also emule gets going after a while so please be patient..This is not Kazaa...but you get verified, complete files!! Well I hope this helps because my d/ls is great now!! Happy downloading and SHARING!!