Well, I'm not sure if I should even be talking about this here, since technically I know it's an activity that is frowned upon here in Cyberland -- but I'm going to try anyway. If this is an inappropriate topic to discuss here, please just let me know and then delete the post. Thanks!
Anyway! On to my question.
I've been using Azureus as a Bittorrent client for almost six months now. I use it to download some movies, but *mainly* I use it to download full seasons of my favorite TV shows (The Simpsons, King of The Hill, Family Guy...)
Now. I have all the seasons of the Simpsons, and I found that usually it took, on average, about 24 hours to download them. That seemed like a long time to me, but since I leave my computer on pretty much 24/7 anyway, I didn't really mind.
Then I started trying to download King of the Hill seasons, and that's when my problem started. It took nearly FOUR DAYS to download Season 1, even though the file size was about the same as a full season of the Simpsons.
I'm wondering what in the world could be going wrong. The download speeds I'm getting are ridiculously slow most times (well, the highest I've been getting is 20 kb/s maximum).
I read a post on here about Cable Nut, and I downloaded it and tried it, but it wasn't doing a damn thing for me. As a matter of fact, it seemed to slow things down even more, so I uninstalled it and things still didn't change.
I don't know if I need to configure my firewall or what, but if I do, I have no idea how to do it. (Right now I'm running a 15-day free trial of ZoneAlarm Pro, but I'm thinking about just going back to the Windows Firewall).
Like I said, I've got no idea how to configure my firewall, if that's what I need to do. I'd be incredibly grateful if anyone could offer any help! This is really beginning to irk me.