Saturday, October 18, 2008

How to speed up downloads in a torrent client?

Every one needs and wishes to speed up their torrent downloads,and to do that u have to do some thing called as Port Forwarding.

What is Port Forwarding?

Port forwarding allows remote computers (e.g. public machines on the Internet) to connect to a specific computer within a private LAN.
•The need to forward the packets that come to the router's forwarded port as well as the need to rewrite them so that the machine to which the port is forwarded can reply to the original source address, which in turn leads to the inability of the destination (private) machine to see the actual originator of the forwarded packets, and instead see them as if originating from the router
•Only one networked machine can use a specific forwarded port at one time
•Traditional port forwarding allows the entire world access to the forwarded port, slightly reducing network security.
There are two types of Connection that are possible while connecting to internet..
•Bridge Mode-where you are using your computer to establish a connection to internet.
•PpoE mode-where you are using your modem(router) to establsih connection to internet.

Port Forwarding is required only if your internet connection is in the PpoE mode else all that you have to do is Open your port to achieve good speeds..
To open you port go to Windows Firewall->Click on the exceptions tab->Click on Add port option there->Check the port no that has been used in Torrent by clicking speed guide under options menu->Give a name for your port and give the port no.Save and exit you are done with port opening in Bridge mode.

However Ppoe mode requires a bit of complex settings.I will deal with Port Forwarding In Ppoe mode in next post.

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1 comment:

Abhishek said...

good post da. ppl follow it, i hav tried, it really helps..