If anyone can resolve this problem, I'll consider them to be my personal saviour and be eternally grateful:
I have a well spec'd PC running XP SP2 and 8meg connection (wired).
Basically, I have that problem that everyone using SP2 has with the amount of open ports it allows, but I have downloaded and applied the eventID patch that is supposed to fix the problem, but I still cannot exeed download speed of around 20kbs. I'm convinced that it is not down to my ISP, as I used to use a PC running windows 98 with excellent connection speeds. I have disabled my firewall and also disabled automatic updates, as they set the number of conncurrently open ports back to 10 every time an update is applied (or so I've been told). It's pissing me off immesnsely - such a fat connection with such meagre speeds!
The problem persists regardless of how well seeded the torrent is (I generally use torrentspy), and regardless of the program I use (bit tornado, ABC and eMule have all been tried).
Am I missing something simple?
Any suggestions would be very gratefully received!