rush, make sure the light stays green all the time,to make sure your port are not being blocked do this: if you just wanna check if ur ports are open go here: https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 -click on "Proceed" -on the blue box there that says "ShieldsUp!! Services" type a port range like: 6881-6889. then click on "User Specified Custom Port Probe". -scroll down to the Port Table there, if the STATUS column say "CLOSED" or "OPEN" then you are good to go. if it it says "STEALTH", you need to configure your firewall. i, for one, cannot give you any other tips other than by opening your ports. im trying to look for other ways myself. i keep talking about the green light and forwarding ports coz thats the only thing they keep saying over at the bittorrent pages when i try looking for ways to speed up my download. chink, if that webpage said your ports where being "stealthed" that means those ports are being blocked by your firewall and its not accepting incoming connection; whatever that means. You have to configure your firewall to "forward" ports from 6881 to 6999. then it should say "closed" or "open".