Im not using a router. But i am networked by a network card, one in each of my two computers and then my computers are linked by a CAT 5 wire. I have broadband internet and my cable modem is pluged into my computer downstairs by a USB.i have zone alarm pro on each of my computers. I am trying to get bit torrent to work on both computers, but upstairs mainly. I have opened my ports on the xp firewall and on zone alarm pro. How can i make Bit Torrent faster? Thnx for any help.