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Bittorrent + Firewall Issues


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HunterXretnuH

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I used to love using ZoneAlarm untill i found out how it cuts connections when I have alot of connections coming to the computer. Now I've found out Sygate has the same setup except this time something has been left which is still hindering my download speeds. Before this install I had green lights all the way and now after removal and reboot nothing but yellow still. I've reinstalled the bittorrent Client and same problem. Any help would be great, thx.
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Some firewalls disable certian ports as well as people being able to ping your computer...

Bittorrent, Kazaa, Morpheus etc... use pinging as people connect to you to download stuff as well as you ping someone to search for a file, and when that file tries to send to you it cannot because your firewall is locking it out...

the best thing to do, is either
a: get a router so you dont need a firewall, because the router auto configures such things.
b: simply enable bittorrent the max level of privledge on your firewall, in other words allow its ports.

Also make sure your windows xp firewall is off. You dont need more than 1 firewall, and if you already have a router you are hooked up to, get rid of your firewalls... Nothing is better than a router and you definetly dont need both.
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No router or firewall, some firewalls take multiple connections as an attack even if the program has full rights from what ive read. This is the problem, how can a firewall which has been uninstalled still cause me weak connections? My guess is that their is a port closed on my computer and I dont know how to undo what the firewall has done. You would think the uninstall reversed it all, guess not.
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