New here, and looking for a quick fix.
Hey people...in my first post I figured I'd make it a wave-jab combo.
Saying hello, then stick ya in the brain with a question.
Nothing special about me, I game on BF2 and DayOfDefeat:S, if any of you people do too...respect.
I dont know computers to good, so hopefully you guys can help me fix the little bugs for my machine.
On to business:
I recently donwloaded a torrent program. In order to make it work properly, I needed to open a TCP Listen Port. After following many guides upon the web, I managed to get one open. What I did was ran a certain "CMD" command in my "Run Programs" to find out which ports were open to use. After I found one I unblocked that port in my Norton Ativirus firewall. Then I was able to download torrents. Now that Ive opened the port my interweb speed has decreased sufficiantly(sp?).
It takes a while to log into 3rd party stuff. Like XFire, or MSN, or the online games. Much lag in games.
I am running on wireless, on a Lynksys 2.4 Ghz router.
I did not touch ANY of the router's settings. Only setting I did was the Norton AV. I thought I could just fix the problem by uninstalling the AV. Did not work, and I dont have the disc in my posession. Can get it, if needed.
I should note that max speed for wireless is 54.0 Mbps.
I bounces between 24.0 and 36.0 Mbps.
This has happened from when only I opened the port.
My question is how to find the port and close it.
Maybe close and open at my liking.
I know what port it is, I just dont know how to close.
Im pretty computer illiterate(sp?) so this was a huge task for me. Be easy on the explaination please.
Thanks in advance boys and girls.....this will be a fun ride!