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I bought WoW today...again...over the net and I'm d/ling the game via Blizzard Downloader. It's taking FOREVER...so I turned off my firewall ( I know I know...bad) thinking that would help with the time, but it still says I'm behind a firewall? anyone know how to boost d/lling time? or tips?
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Are you behind a router? You might have to port forward.
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Buy a faster connection?
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Are you behind a router? You might have to port forward.
That's the answer

EDIT: What I do when im d/ling stuff from wowclient, I unplug my router and go direct connect from the modem.
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Originally Posted by Grafixs View Post
That's the answer

EDIT: What I do when im d/ling stuff from wowclient, I unplug my router and go direct connect from the modem.



no router is being used....comp is connected up to road runner box, and thats connected to internet? That's the only way I know how to explain it, I'm not computer literate lol.
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no router is being used....comp is connected up to road runner box, and thats connected to internet? That's the only way I know how to explain it, I'm not computer literate lol.
You mean the Modem?
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If you go to the options you can find a button that toggles "throttle download speed for performance" I assume it lets you dl faster but eats up more memory and CPU, try unchecking that box, it helped me. Also Blizzard update is peer 2 peer, there probly arent enough peers for a faster dl speed
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You can turn off P2P and download it straight from their FTP. I was getting 100kb/s from that alone. What was happening to me ... i did it like a week ago... i was uploading at like 100kps... and that killed my speed.

Give that a shot.

Edit: I even sent them an email saying there needs to be a limit on how much they can Upload from you. When i was going past the 1:1 ratio i was annoyed. They need to cap it there.
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