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Please help. My download speed is very, very slow. My connection indicator switches from green to yellow all the time. I test if my port is open and it says no but I cant figure out where I'm supposed to go when I click on the suggested website.

I dont know if my firewall is interfering because I dont know how to check. I am running Windows Vista and when I type in "firewall" in the search section of the start menu it brings up Windows Firewall. I am also running McAfee Security Centre as my antivirus but I dont know if this has anything to do with it.

I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out some of the posts on here, can someone give me a simple, step by step process to find out what is slowing my download and how to fix it without opening my computer up to unwanted internet files?

Thank you.

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Ok well lets start off with ur indicator.

Do u know what kind of router you have? I have a Billion BiPAC 7100. It will say somewhere on the router itself.

Best way to get to the portfoward website is through utorrent. then it keeps it simple

Options > Speed Guide > Test if port is forwared properly. It should say no and give u a link. Go there. Find your router. Follow the steps clearly. Should be easy.

Try that first. see if that fixes ur problem

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Ok. I tried that before but I was looking for the model of my wireless receiver, not the router so I have now found the correct setup procedure.

However, I am still having problems.

I am running a Belkin F5D7230-4 router. I have opened up that setup procedure from the portforward website. I have set up a static IP address.

But it's the next step I have problems with. I am supposed to see a login page but all I get is Internet Explorer telling me it cannot display the webpage when I enter in the IP address. I have tried both the router's original IP address and the Static IP address I just created, both give me the same result.

Is there any way to contact portfoward for help on why this is happening?

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Most Belkin routers are really crap.

Don't forward UDP on them, it'll just aggravate their problems.

Try disabling DHT (both kinds), Local Peer Discovery, UPnP, NAT-PMP, and Resolve IPs (right-click in PEERS tab window of an active torrent.)

Install latest firmware for your router.

Limit number of simultaneous connections (both global and per-torrent) in uTorrent to 100 OR LESS.

2nd link in my signature gives uTorrent settings based on your max UPLOAD speed.

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