Do we really need to forward ports?

trivisingh

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Some guys on this forum are suggesting to use port forwarding to use torrent and P2P programs. But I read somewhere that the MTNL router doesn't block any ports. I get a decent speed in bearshare and limewire. Also I started using a Bit comet yesterday but the average speed I got was 10 KB/s during the night. Is this because my ports are blocked or because there were only a few seeds / peers available. Is anybody using torrents and p2p programs without any port forwarding? Also is there any change required in the windows firewall?
 

dearashwin

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dude... good u posted this... even im gettin only that much.. im frm andheri west... i was getting much more before... we shud actually get much more... dunno wat to do...
 

adwait

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Port forwarding is for incoming connections, so it shouldn't affect your download speed in any way. In P2P services, if the host taht you are downloading from itself has a low upload speed, then your speed is going to be low regardless of your bandwidth.
 


coolbuddy_79

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u don't need any port forwards for p2p or torrents...i myself am using them without any port forwarding...i get around 29.5 kBps average...speed is directly proportional to the peers u're connected :)
 

dearashwin

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so is there neway i can manually choose the peers?
 


coolbuddy_79

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well, not exactly!!!but like in Limewire, u've got a "direct connect" option...in Ares, u can maximum connect to a peer and browse his stuff and if u like something, download it from there...that's it...u can't choose and connect each peer for any given single file...
 

cyberwiz

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try reducing your upload speed in the torrent client to 70-75% of ur max upload speed. For TriB NU the typical upload speed is around 200 Kbps or 25 KBps....reduce it to around 16-17 KBps...and see if u get an increase in ur download speed. Other than that it could also be the no of peers/seeders u r connected to.
 

dearashwin

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i dunno guys if im right... but what iv observed.... bitcomet sucks n azureus rocks.... azureus is a sexy advanced bittorrent software... it gave me much more speed than bitcomet... now it might be luck today... but wen i was dllin a torrent yesterday thru bitcomet it dint gimme ne speed... but with azureus it rocks... plus azureus does require port forwarding(cause wen i ask it to check thru its nat/firewall tester only the forwarded port shows ok!)....... it has this another awesome feature of installing pluggins... i think its ultimately ie n firefox comparison... n the graphic made by azureus to depict the swarm is just awesome....trivisingh....... seriously try installing azureus 2.0.3.4 n tell me if im right or if it was just coincidence what i observed...
 

akash

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in torrent i get speed's like 25 to 30.I donot use P2P.and no u do not need port fwding.Does any one uses bitlord.this software is too good :ph34r: :blink: