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Topic # 12366 13-Mar-2007 18:23
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Heyy there everyone, I recently upgraded from dial-up to Broadband, at first torrents just went at the same speed and now they are fixed at either 0 kb/s or 1 kb/s and I get the 'connecting to peers' message for a looooooong time, sometimes it never goes away, even with torrents that dial-up users get 12+ seeds and download at 5 kb/s etc. I still only get 1 seed everytime, which soon disappears.  I'm with Xtra and tried the whole Portfowarding website, but some of the pictures the were showing weren't what was on my screen and to be honest, I got waaaaaay lost.

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  Reply # 63649 13-Mar-2007 21:43
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Have you searched the forums on this subject

There is lots of reading and advice but lots more moaning

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  Reply # 64316 19-Mar-2007 16:55
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It sounds like your a noob? To maximize Torrent speed you have to open a port to your computer ip for more info go www.portforward.com and if you have done this try finding a private tracker as this can inhance your speed or torrents.

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  Reply # 64320 19-Mar-2007 17:23
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BoneZ: It sounds like your a noob? 

Well going by the number of posts you have here, you also qualify as a n00b

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  Reply # 64325 19-Mar-2007 19:04
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They were probably meaning a Noob in the torrent world there brad...
Forward your ports, if you dont you will be stuck with speeds slower than go large carrying pigeons.

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Reply # 64328 19-Mar-2007 19:39
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Oops my bad, I forgot the tongue in cheek tag there.

Theres an excellent guide on how to forward ports here: http://portforward.com/routers.htm select you router model then the application you are using.



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  Reply # 64335 19-Mar-2007 20:51
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BoneZ: It sounds like your a noob? To maximize Torrent speed you have to open a port to your computer ip for more info go www.portforward.com and if you have done this try finding a private tracker as this can inhance your speed or torrents.
Lmao, I already did that, but I've came to the conclusion that there is just too many people on the Go Large Plan.



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  Reply # 64336 19-Mar-2007 20:52
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bradstewart: Oops my bad, I forgot the tongue in cheek tag there.

Theres an excellent guide on how to forward ports here: http://portforward.com/routers.htm select you router model then the application you are using.


The router was on there, but the picutures it displayed in the steps were different to what had came up on my screen

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  Reply # 64337 19-Mar-2007 21:25
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Were none of the options the same? Or similiar?



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  Reply # 64443 20-Mar-2007 17:40
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bradstewart: Were none of the options the same? Or similiar?
It was missing a few things shown in the picutre.

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