every guide i found is out dated so im asking myself. high speed for me with bittorrent is about 30 KB/s (i almost never get that, only when im lucky) but i see in the info and read that others get more than 400 KB/s (with the same torrent im downloading). how do i get that download speed? i have ADSL, router and ZoneAlarm firewall and use the original bittorrent client. Windows XP. im not an expert with computers (but i can follow tutorials) so please try to make it simple. please help me. i found many guides that explain about open ports with router or allow some ports with firewall or something like that but i dont know how to do all these things BUT the date mentioned is something like october 2003. (i dont know if the date matters) EDIT: dont you read? when im downloading a torrent (no matter how many seeders) i never get more than 35 KB/s(at least thats what i saw), when i look at the info of the download i see others dowload speed and it says 400 KB/s or more. im not stupid, even if it is working for 2 days i still get the same max speed. i KNOW its possible to get high speed download with bittorrent. i have ADSL. the bittorrent client doesnt affect the speed download, only let you have different features (even if it is faster it doesnt make it from 30 to 400).