Hi again! Thanks for that, very much appreciate it.
I tried the port forwarding website, but I admit I hardly understood it at all. Is it a program that I must download and pay for, or are the settings just listed which I have to figure out? I don't *think* my router has bad settings, since I can normally download things at 30-70MB/s from the browser (though I admit, the bittorrent isn't going very well....
//...went out to run errands...
....ok, I've looked it over, switched to utorrent [as one of the tracker programs on the list], set up the static IP add on my router. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have made a difference in the downloahttp://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=2868133
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As I'm the only peer that I see, I'm definitely one of the ones you say needs to fix it, but I'm not quite sure what's wrong...
- could it be because the "Enable NAT-PMP port mapping" is checked? [was not mentioned in the walk-through, not in the version of the screenshot shown]
- could it be because of my firewall somewhere? [I disabled the firewall on the router as shown on the screenshot, but no difference, so I re-enabled it]
My best guess is probably the DNS server, maybe I'll ask my ISP tomorrow.
I've figured out an alternative way to try the program I wanted to check out in the DVD, so I don't really need it anymore. I can kill the torrent, or I could finish it out so I can help seed next time if needed. At current rate, though, ETA's 4 days, I don't know if you want to do that. I'm continuing in case you do (more I hang on, sooner done, but if not, easy to kill).
Again, many thanks!