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Old 30 June 2004, 18:37   #21
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Originally Posted by kriz
Im trying to download the files, but it never starts, they pop up but never starts ..
Im using eMule on a WindowsXP machine, any special tricks i need to do, special servers i need to connect ... or something like that ?

There's several things you can do to speed up downloads.

The 1st thing is to have a LOT of files shared. The more you have shared, the faster you'll be able to download, even more so if the shares are popular. However, be careful of what you share. The RIAA and MPAA are constantly monitoring that network, and you don't want to get on their bad list. Tools like Peerguardian won't work worth a shit, so the only way to avoid them is to not share copyrighted files.

The 2nd thing you can do is if you are on a router, you have to open up a few ports. You can pick almost any port, then tell Emule in the preferences what port you want to use. Emule's website will tell you the standard ports to use, but really, any port will do.

The 3rd thing you can do is just leave your computer on all the time. The longer you are connected to Emule, the better chance you will have at downloading a file. And when it's a rare file like Amiga games archive or something, it could take a long damn time.
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