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How to Speed Up BitTorrent

It really works!! Basically, for a linksys router, connect to it using a browser at: The default login / password is: admin / admin Click the Advanced Link Under “Customized Applications” type bitTorrent Under Ext. Ports put: 6881 To 6999 Check UDP and TCP Under IP Address put the IP address of your computer (to find this, go to start->run. Type in cmd and click OK. type ipconfig and press enter); Check Enable and click Apply. Then click on Port Triggering on the same screen. Application Name: bitTorrent Trigger Port Range: 6881-6999 Incoming Port Range: 5881-6999 That’s it! My new favourite php website is If you create php websites for a living, you *must* do this tutorial: HTML QuickForms. It will save you countless hours on every project you do in the future.

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(richard)[] said: Cool. I have to try that with my router because the slow speed of BT was of the thing that bother me. I am surprised that is speeds it up so much: 2000% (yes, from 10 to 200 Kb/s is a 2000% increase) at 2004-06-21 16:01:50

derek said: I was surprised too! I had spent 3 days trying to get a 1500 meg file, and I’d only made it to 20%. Then I went to my friend Jeff’s house on Friday, and took my laptop so I could continue the download from there. Much to my surprise it said “2 hours until complete” and I was getting 200 Kb/s. I was like “!!!???? WTF!” and Jeff was like “Oh yeah. you just need to open some ports”. Happy day! at 2004-06-21 16:07:30

derek said: I forgot to mention that I bought more RAM on Saturday, and now my laptop runs about a billion times smoother. Ahhhhhhhhhhh. If you’re wondering if upgrading from 256 to 500 meg of RAM will make a difference in your ability to multi-task - the answer is a resounding “Yes”, and for $66 you can’t get a better investment in your own sanity. at 2004-06-21 16:22:44

Vlad said: it’s only for those behind a router, right? at 2004-06-21 19:18:20

mom said: awesome to everything! love ya, mom at 2004-06-22 04:32:17