2nd December 2004 13:13
HMS Kingfisher ....
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Configuring PC For Downloads (Opening up your ports)
There sure is a lot of people that have adopted BitTorrent as the tool of choice to download movies and TV shows. However if you are using a network router you might be facing painstainkingly slow downloads (of around 10Kbps) because of a network configuration not properly set. Some think it’s a client thing and switch from one to another with no results.
The problem’s cause is that some ports on your router are blocked by default and the solution is to open them up. We had to find it the hard way because lots of FAQ lists out there don’t give enough detail on how to solve this issue. This simple but useful tip will increase download throughput from 10 to ~240 Kbps.
This might be different if your located here in LOS so if you have any tips on opening up your ports please post here.
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