What tweaks can I make to BitTorrent/µTorrent to make it work faster?

My µTorrent version is 8.1.2, and my BitTorrent version is 6.1.2.
Are there any specific, SIMPLE tweaks I can use to make it work faster? Any alternatives to the "port" thing would be appreciated, since I don't really know anything about my router =(
Update: to Goku: How do you set BitTorrent to max speed?
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