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Thread: Forwarding Multiple ports

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    I've heard that if I forward multiple ports for bittorrent I can dl/ul much faster. I am behind a McAfee firewall and a linksys router. I've got the whole forwarding thinf down, but the thing I don't get is how to tell my program (bitcomet) that it can use more than one port. When I go to the prefrences menu I see that I can set it to a port. But to set it to use multiple ports do I just type in several comma seperated port numbers where I currently have one?
    Last edited by ConNitric; 01-20-2005 at 03:33 AM.

  2. BitTorrent   -   #2
    Bitcomet uses only one port for all transfers, no speed benifit can be achieved, as long as you have properly forwarded your ports you should be doing good... One suggestion is to cap your upload speed, that does tend to give benifits, choose a number 80-90% your max upload rate, and watch your dl's fly...

  3. BitTorrent   -   #3
    Quote Originally Posted by zeustke165
    Bitcomet uses only one port for all transfers, no speed benifit can be achieved, as long as you have properly forwarded your ports you should be doing good... One suggestion is to cap your upload speed, that does tend to give benifits, choose a number 80-90% your max upload rate, and watch your dl's fly...
    Thanks, but when you say ports, was that a typo because I only have one port dedicated to bitcomet. Also, would another program that allowed me to forward multiple ports get things running faster?

    I am on a DSL line at 140dl/40ul for bitcomet

  4. BitTorrent   -   #4
    Why would you need to forward multiple ports if you only use 1 for you client?
    Last edited by SingaBoiy; 01-20-2005 at 03:53 AM.
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  5. BitTorrent   -   #5
    Quote Originally Posted by ConNitric
    Thanks, but when you say ports, was that a typo because I only have one port dedicated to bitcomet. Also, would another program that allowed me to forward multiple ports get things running faster?

    I am on a DSL line at 140dl/40ul for bitcomet
    Yes of course I meant port, I think you understood what I was saying, and what kind of upload speeds do you normally see, you say your on DSL, remember DSL is more tempermental with speeds, to far away from your central office and your nor going to get your advertised speed. best bet, stop all torrents find a bandwidth meter that can test your upload speed, sorry dont have a link, I know they're out there, you might want to test a few times at different times of the day and average tem, then in bitcomet set your upload speed to 90% that number, you should then have a nice steady connection, and shouldn't interfere with your download either...
    Last edited by zeustke165; 01-20-2005 at 04:10 AM.

  6. BitTorrent   -   #6
    http://reviews.cnet.com/Bandwidth_me...-7254_7-0.html

    Here is a meter for future refrence. Says I run at 700kb/s.

  7. BitTorrent   -   #7
    That meter does download only, you need one that does upload...

    and mine does 1875 with 4 torrents running right now...
    Last edited by zeustke165; 01-20-2005 at 04:30 AM.

  8. BitTorrent   -   #8
    muchspl2
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    the most reliable test are these:
    http://miranda.ctd.anl.gov:7123 Argonne National Laboratory - IL (USA) http://cemp1.switch.ch/network/perfo.../tcpbw100.html Swiss Education
    and Research Network (Switzerland)
    http://web100.rit.edu:7123 Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester NY (USA)
    http://speedtest.umflint.edu University of Michigan - Flint MI (USA)
    http://nitro.ucsc.edu University of California - Santa Cruz CA (USA)
    http://netspeed.stanford.edu Stanford University - Palo Alto CA (USA)
    http://jlab4.jlab.org:7123 Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - VA (USA)
    http://ciseweb100.cise-nsf.gov:7123 National Science Foundation - VA (USA)
    Last edited by muchspl2; 01-20-2005 at 04:51 AM.

  9. BitTorrent   -   #9
    TCP/Web100 Network Diagnostic Tool v5.3.3a
    click START to begin
    Checking for Middleboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Done
    running 10s outbound test (client to server) . . . . . 317.16Kb/s
    running 10s inbound test (server to client) . . . . . . 950.69kb/s
    Your PC is connected to a Cable/DSL modem
    Information: Other network traffic is congesting the link

    click START to re-test

    This is what I got from the Argonne National Laboratory test (thanks muchspl2) is there anyway I could utilize the whole bandwidth, or am I better off keeping a low profile?

  10. BitTorrent   -   #10
    muchspl2
    Guest
    TCP/Web100 Network Diagnostic Tool v5.3.3a
    click START to begin
    Checking for Middleboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Done
    running 10s outbound test (client to server) . . . . . 398.55Kb/s
    running 10s inbound test (server to client) . . . . . . 3.86Mb/s
    Your PC is connected to a Cable/DSL modem

    click START to re-test
    this was without running a few torrents yesterday:
    Checking for Middleboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Done
    running 10s outbound test (client to server) . . . . . 466.95Kb/s
    running 10s inbound test (server to client) . . . . . . 4.05Mb/s

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