Originally Posted by Biskitz
as said before, enabling the DMZ lets people who want to 'rape' your pc become rapists, it would be like anal rape aswell
Agreed.. Do not use DMZ unless you absolutely have to. It just puts your router into a straight switch mode and you use NOTHING the router has except straight NAT (network address translation) so you can have your own local LAN.
With use of Port Forwarding, Triggering, uPnP and other tools in today's routers you should have NO issue, less using a static IP address I have done, leaving DMZ off. Leave it off and solve the problem, not open it wide which can cause greater issues with others sniffing around.
2 major issues with torrents are the port your using, if default, are throttled, filtered or blocked and the ISP your using determines the traffic generated from you is torrent and blocks it outright.
Again, the best you could do is:
Setup a static IP on your torrent machine within the local LAN and disable that range from your routers DHCP range, if you use DHCP.
In example. I have my internal IANA IP address on my secondary half of the router as 192.168.1.100. I have 3 other connections to the LAN all using DHCP but this one is easier for the applications I use to have a static. I adjust the DHCP range on the router to issue addresses starting @ 192.168.1.101 (excluding my now set static IP)
By doing this it's *much* easier to port forward, trigger, etc. You setup router rules to do the forwarding to the known IP, as in my shots above, which helps tremendously.
The 2nd is to setup a non standard torrent port. I use 50440 I believe but have used others. Stay into the higher ranges as lower ranges in the entire 1-65550 port range are reserved for other lower level protocols. anything > 10,000 should be absolutely fine however you can lookup on google the port your thinking and see if it's used by any software/protocol.
Also port forward the default torrent ranges so the torrent protocol can properly synch. This is where and how they can tell your doing torrents. These ranges are the biggest crux of torrenting. You must have these to properly open up the full bandwidth and Peer to Peer methodology. These ranges, again are showed in my pics above.
You may also use 3rd party software such as PeerGuardian or ProtoWall (which I use) which are blacklist packet blockers. I use ProtoWall with lists generated from BlueTac Security (B.I.S.S http://www.bluetack.co.uk
) using their BLM or Block List Manger.
I block nearly 75% of all Internet ranges including EDU, Level 1-2 Corporate, AntiP2P lists and others and have NO issue getting full bandwidth and connections initiated both locally and remotely (the key to full torrent bandwidth and health)
Anything else, let me know or PM.. Cheers!