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Old 01-07-05, 20:06
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ok, few questions...

Ive read a lot of posts here about firewalls, and can probably decide on that one, but

Ive read on bittorrent sites that unless you "make a hole" in your firewall, speeds can bottleneck. what can I do right off the bat to make it (dsl/firewall) work the best?

anything that would be helpful to know in advance? tips, tricks, tweaks...

also, what is you all's favorite bittorrent client? any other software suggestions?

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A good hardware firewall will do a pretty good job. Yes, you will have to set up port forwarding in the router or dsl modem via the https://192.168.1.1 interface. You should forward ports 6881-6889. Otherwise there will be errors and speed issues. You also may have trouble with NAT (network address translation). I am behind a completely firewalled router from my ISP and its not much fun. They will not allow me to port forward, so I suggest that if at all possible, port forward.

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Default Re: getting dsl, any advice? hardware, software...

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A good hardware firewall will do a pretty good job. Yes, you will have to set up port forwarding in the router or dsl modem via the https://192.168.1.1 interface.
Actually thats a non standard address for a router. The standard linksys router address would be http://192.168.1.1 not https:. And any other router probably has a different address.
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Default Re: getting dsl, any advice? hardware, software...

Hi

We are moving and going to have to switch from cox high speed cable to probably yahoo dsl which is $19.95 a month through SBC.

I run my satellite laptop off Linksys.

Will dsl be able to handle the Linksys and the hard wired pc?

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Old 01-09-05, 16:48
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Chances are you will be able to use that setup. The key is your dsl modem will probably have to be set in bridged mode. Send me a pm if you have any trouble setting up your dsl with your linksys. Include the modem of your linksys and the modem/type of dsl modem. Good Luck!
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thank you
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Default Re: getting dsl, any advice? hardware, software...

would anyone recommend installing zone alarm firewall before getting dsl, after, or does not matter either way. thx
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Default Re: getting dsl, any advice? hardware, software...

and how do you do port forwarding, so as not to let firewalls get in the way of bittorrenting and the like? thanks
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Linksys guide to portforwarding with there routers.
http://www.linksys.com/faqs/default.asp?fqid=38
As far as zone alarm I would install before hand.
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