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Tried everything on my own....now I need some help, pls...thanks

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  1. technik

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    I know all of you are a bit sick of hearing the same question over and over again. But I have to ask if someone can help me increase my download speed for BitTorrent...?

    Here is my case. When I installed Bit Tornado, i knew that the speeds I was getting could not be right (5-10 kb/s)....So I did my reading on the web (manuals, forums, FAQ, etc...), and finally after a lot of trouble I was able to forward the 6881-6889 ports on my router.

    However this did not do the trick and I'm open to suggestions. Before going any further I would like to give a bit more info about my PC...router etc...

    I have a small two computer wired LAN, a Verizon Online DSL connection with a Westell 2200 modem. I forwarded the ports on this device. The two computers are connected to the web and to each other through a Belkin 4-port router (I also forwarded the needed ports on this device 6881-6889).

    I had to forward the ports on both devices because it wouldn't work any other way (the westell modem is in fact also a router, even though it has only one port). I know this because I used the shieldsup check at grc.com to check my ports. Only when I forwarded them on both devices did they go from "stealth" to "closed"...Now I'm not a computer wizard, but from what I was able to read the "closed" meant that I forwarded the ports the proper way.

    After that I hoped that my dl will get a needed boost. But the rate remained at 10 kb/s, and the damn light was still yellow...It took a lot of effort to get to this point, and now I really don't know what to do. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it very much.

    Oh, yeah, I forwarded the ports to the right IP address, and followed the rules and suggestions I found on this and other forums.

    Any suggestions, e-mail them to me at nikola_ostojic@yahoo.com. I will aslo check the forum tommorow morning. Sorry for the lengthy post...

     
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    Questions (Answer in number points as well, this makes things much easier and clearer):

    1. Do you have a FireWall?

    2. What is your actual download/upload speed of your connection?

    Recommendations:

    I would recommend you switch to the Azureus BT Client because it makes sure your whole internet and settings are configured properly for BT to work at it's maximum potential, plus it's fast. And I mean really fast. It's probably the fastest client I've ever used.
     
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    Sorry for the big delay...I just got home...
    so the answers:

    1. If you mean a software firewall, I don't...The only firewall is the one on the router. The other firewall on the dsl modem is set to pass all traffic.

    2. My ISP tells me that the speed is d/l 1792 KB/S and up 160 kb/s...The Online tests that I did always give me above 1.5 mb...so that seems to fit.

    As for switching to another client, well I really don't have any special attachments to Bit tornado and why not I might give it a try, but I think that won't solve my problem. (Stupid yellow light)

    Thank you for the reply
     
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    Go to your Router Firewall, that's most likely the problem. Try and configure ports to work with your BT Client, and if you can't, just enable DMZ.

    Or, alternatively, if you have PeerGuardian running, you might have to turn it off.
     
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    Solved the problem, everything working properly now (finally)...

    Thanks for helping out...
     
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    You're welcome!

    How did you fix it?
     

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