Hello, I recently purchased my first Mac computer, a MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo processor. I receive free internet included in my apartment rent, and I don't use a router, instead I simply plug into the wall. I previously used a Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista and there was no problems. I am not very knowledgeable about computers really, especially when it comes to the internet. I need advice on how to speed my downloads, but speak to me like you would 2 y/o. I have searched various forums and other Google results looking for an answer, but I can't seem to find anything that applies to me or I can understand. I'm currently using Transmission for torrents and Safari for browsing, but my general internet connection outside of downloads seems to be fine. I have tried using other torrent programs and browsers, but nothing changed. The various torrents I've attempted have had plenty of seeders, but this downloading problem also applies to updates and other things, not just torrents. I've seen people to open their ports using websites like PortFoward, but since I'm connected through ethernet, directly into a wall outlet, it doesn't really help me. I simply don't know what to do and I can't find information that's "dumb" enough for me to grasp. I'm having enough trouble becoming aquainted with operation of Macs without all this internet business.