Hi, everybody. I'm new to this site and torrenting itself. I have read a handful of guides and searched the forums, but haven't found any solution that could effectively solve my problem(s). I'll try to be as detailed as possible, since as I said, I'm new to torrenting, and don't know what information is relevant and what isn't. I'm using Windows XP SP2, downloaded a patch that opens up more ports (don't know exactly what it does, but somebody reccomended it for somebody else with a similar computer and internet connection then mine, so i thought I'd give it a try). My internet is supposed to be 512kB/s, though on some speedtests I've done it ranged about 100kB/s higher or lower than that, depending on the speedtest I took (all located on my city). I'm using uTorrent, and started downloading a 6+GB file. The speed is down to a crawl, though (~5-10kB/s), with my upload speed mostly higher than the download speed (~10-20kB/s), especially as of late. My share ratio is over 0.92 atm, and I have only downloaded 1GB as of yet, and from what I read, this is not exactly normal. In the beggining of the downloads I connect to one or two seeds, eventhough the program says there are a few dozen available (and a couple thousand on swarm, whatever that means). Only after a few hours it will start connecting to more of those available seeds, but even then, the speed remains pretty low. The number of peers is also rather low (I think), usually three to four times the amount of seeds. The download speed is uncapped, and the upload speed is capped at 22kB/s, though I've never seen it reaching the cap anyway. I'm on a Linksys wireless router, and from what I read, this higher upload than download thing could be a NAT problem, though the guides point out that uTorrent should give me some kind of warning if I had a NAT problem, when in fact it isn't showing anything. Windows firewall is off and I only got AVG running. The port forwarded (16881) is Ok, from what the uTorrent test shows. It is also set to not randomize the ports on startup. I don't know if this has any relevance, but when I try to download things from programs such as limewire, my download speed always gets to a maximum of 60kB/s, while with uTorrent I only get mostly ~5-10 with a few 30-40peaks that only last for a few seconds, rarely. Again, from what I read, this seems like a NAT problem but I don't know how to solve it, neither can I be sure if that's really the issue. Thanks for reading, and also thanks in advance for any help. Sorry if this issue has been handled hundreds of times before, I did try a search on the forums but either the issues were not like mine or the solution provided didn't help me at all. Torrent seems like a very useful tool, I only need to get to understand and handle it a bit better.