I want to port forward my router it is Nokia
> 100 Kb/second [using] browser
Web-servers, such as the one hosting 'www.HowToTell.com',
are designed to give fast download speeds.
> BitTorrent ... 2-3Kb/second
When you are downloading, you are connecting to other people's "home" computers. Typically, their ISPs (Internet Service Providers) limit the speed of "uploading" (going "out" from those home computers) to a value about 1/8 of the "downloading" (going "into" those home computers) speed. That is "Strike One".
So, if multiple BitTorrent users are simultaneously "leeching" some files from the _same_ home-computer, that computer's speed-per-user is going to be very limited. That is "Strike Two".
Also, BitTorrent has been programmed to discourage "leechers" -- those who download to their computers, but who do not offer to "share" any content. So, being "behind" a router, your computer is being "blocked" from allowing people to "upload" (from your computer) and download (into their computer) any content. That is "Strike Three".
Login to the web-server on your router, and enable and configure "port-forwarding", to allow others (including the "Copyright Police" who monitor BitTorrent for violation of copyright law) to access your computer. (Violate copyright, and pay a big fine, and maybe go to jail.)
Dec 05, 2009 |