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Newbie utorrent help

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by Fluke32, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Fluke32

    Fluke32 Member

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    Hi, I have read threads and tutorials but Im still lost. I am using Utorrent and getting really slow download speeds. I have a little green circle with a tick on the bottom of the screen, its using Port 31779 and Im on Windows XP SP2. I have Norton Internet security and itd det up to allow Utorrent. I have a netgear w108 mbs wireless router (I cant find the model number, it on Sky Broadband and they dont know) and an 8mb connection thats running at about 3 Mbps. I dont know if I need to do port forwarding, or how to do it with my set up. Any help would be appreciated. Im getting download speeds of abou 5kbs.
     
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    You will have to port forward. Your model number should be on a plaque or sticker somewhere; back or bottom? I must misunderstand, how can Sky not know what router they're handing out? Use Port Forward once you know, find your router and then your program and follow the instructions: http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm A static address to forward to may help but pay attention to the section about the DNS servers: http://portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm Meanwhile, in utorrent at options>preferences>connection, disable UPnp (I think it is in the latest version) and at options>preferences>bittorrent, enable Protocol Encryption: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/395674 and you can try both DHT options if you're using a public site but not for private sites also at options>preferences>bittorrent. Lastly, shut off your Windows Firewall if it's on and try connecting directly to the router if you can. Edit: try a Netgear DG834GT
     
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    Thanks for that. The Netgear router has no references on, just Sky sticker. And no Sky dont know what router they use. I spoke to 3 techies and none of them knew. The tips you have for adjusting in the options speeded up things quite well so thanks for that. I will have to find which router it is and do the port forwarding thing. Sky really are sueless.
     
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    Maybe an email. Phone calls may land who knows where, emails won't. That's idiotic support.
     

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