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    Can someone clear up a few jargon terms for me please

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      Can someone clear up a few jargon terms for me please

      hey everyone, ok i'm new to all this, I got the mid package and so far so good, but downloading torrents can be very slow. I use azureus. however a good torrent got up to around 5mb speed download yesterday.

      i basically want to know what these terms mean and how to do them, since i hear it help the speed

      1. port forwarding
      2. disabling the upnp


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      try that! Some useful stuff in those thread!

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      Port forwarding = when you tell the firewall built into the router to use a particular port or set of ports to send traffic to a specific computer on your network via an internal IP ie: 192.0.0.2 etc

      UPnP = Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) helps devices, such as Internet appliances and computers, access the network and connect to other devices as needed. UPnP devices can automatically discover the services from other registered UPnP devices on the network.
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      thanks newsreader and wheelie!

      one thing. i see that upnp is turned on in my router settings BUT in azureus configuration i click TEST when testing the port and it fails. i mean azureus still downloads so i don't undertand what the point of this port listening test is in the setup.
      Last edited by Blue; 29-11-06 at 05:57 PM.

     

     

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