McAfee Firewall Port Forwarding
After almost a year and a half of using bittorrent on a broadband modem without ever getting better than 150kb/s download speeds, I finally decided I was GOING to figure out this port forwarding thing. I've NEVER seen this fabled green light on bittorent. With that said, I've been working like mad to make it work. First, I forwarded the proper ports in the admin manel of my router. I run XP, but I believe my XP firewall is off. Now, I'm working to get the proper ports forwarded in McAfee. Being somewhat unfamiliar with this process (I've been using tutorials from the tutorials gods ;) ), I've got what I figure is a very minor question which I'm sure that any of tech-senseis here at animesuki could answer. So here's the question:
When I open the port forwarding panel in personal firewall plus and click the "add" button to add a port, I get the following options-- Incoming TCP/IP Ports, Outgoing TCP/IP Ports, Incoming UDP Ports, Outgoing UDP Ports. Now, I can enter a port number into a little box to the right of each of these four categories. However, I'm not quite sure what to do. Should I enter the same port number, such as, say, 6681 into all four of those boxes? Does the question make sense?
Oh, and coincidentally, is it true that I'm going to get better download speed if I use random ports like 3397-4002 or something? Someone told me that was true, but it didn't make much sense to me. If it is true, any random ports you suggest? I'd hate to have to go in and add a whole set of different ports into the forwarded ports on my router, but I'm willing to do it if it will really help.
Thanks again everyone! I appreciate your help!
Sorry I didn't answer sooner. I'm actually surprised no one else answered, either.
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