Partly. You port forward to get through your router. I use numbers around 25000, and only open two ports right next to each other. But thats cause my router will block my program if I dont forward...
Then, you find out what your max download and upload speeds are. Do this from places like http://www.speedtest.net
. Normally I run about three tests at each one. One test doesnt tell you correctly, as most services will fluctuate depending on how much your using the net, how much someone in your house is using the net, and how much net traffic there is. Doesn't hurt to run this test also... http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transpa...ttest-mlab.php
It will tell you if your ISP is trying to muck with your downloader. If your using Comcrap...sorry, Comcast, dont use torrents unless your on a business account. They kick you with little to no warning if you go over 1 or 3 gig a month. I have read of one person getting kicked for streaming Heroes from the NBC website. I think it was the third ep that got him into trouble...
Setting up the downloader is harder to explain cause I dont know which program you use and I only use uTorrent http://www.utorrent.com
. But with uTorrent, you just have to tell it what port to use and what your upload speed is... Your pretty much ready to go at that point.