I have a 12mbps connection, so I know that my ichat transfers should be super fast. When I receive files from some people, my transfer rate is about 1k/sec, which is horrible. Why would this be happening? Do I need to do something with my router?

In the Connection Doctor it says Router Type: Port Restricted.

  • You'll probably need to modify your router's NAT settings. What brand/model of router do you have?
    – Austin
    Commented May 9, 2011 at 18:56
  • I have a ZyXEL Q1000Z. Commented May 9, 2011 at 20:39

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You'll want to use these two documents to forward the appropriate ports on your router:

If you have specific questions about port forwarding on your router, you could try asking over at Super User.

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