Truth About PORT FORWARD Note: This is based on my Experience and Knowledge, any comments are well accepted. Myth: "When I port forward my torrent download speed getting faster?" Port Forward: Port forwarding, sometimes referred to as port mapping, is the act of forwarding a network port from one network node to another. This technique can allow an external user to reach a port on a private IP address (inside a LAN) from the outside via a NAT-enabled router. Source: wikipedia.org Port Forwarding doesn't SPEED UP YOUR TORRENT DOWNLOAD. but actually it's just letting the router to pass the connection of a certain port request directly to a unit/computer which needs it. For example you have to computers: PC 1 = 192.168.0.2 PC 2 = 192.168.0.3 Router = 192.168.0.1 Port = 8080 You have a webserver installed on PC1 which uses port 80. So, a user outside your LAN tries to access your website which uses port 80 BUT there are two computers connected to your Router. So, in order for the Outside user to connect to your WebServer you need to port Forward port 8080 to PC1. While the request will be sent by the router directly to your Webserver and not having any conflicts with PC2.