because seeing as your router firewall is ineffective, you're able to connect to more sources and therefore get faster downloads? for instance, if I'm able to download from someone and the maximum they can upload to me is at 30 kb/s, but I'm only downloading from them at 5 kb/s, would portforwarding speed up that download and let me download from them at 25 or so kb/s? in other words, does port-forwarding only allow you to download from sources you couldn't usually download from and not make a difference to the speeds of those you can download from normally?
I' masking this because I cant find any info on how to portforward my router (Marconi, windows 98se) and I don't know much about it and I Don't know if it's worth going to all that trouble.
Someone said that setting my port to 80 or 81 as incoming and on the connection and firewall options of P2P programs would download faster than the normal 4661 so I've set my incoming port to 80 on all of my P2P programs (K-lite, overnet, limewire, BT) will this help with speeds or not make a difference? Is this in a sense Portforwarding or will I have to do something else/