Sometimes it can take long before the channel starts, this is because of the amount of connections that WINDOWS XP allows you.
You can easy help this by using 1 of the 3 options, the first 3 are a download of a external program, easy and fast.
Unzipp it and change 10 to 50 .Just follow the instructions of the program and it's gonna be alright . This is working perfect for me and many others, but we don't take any responsibility if it goes wrong. For us all programs are working better now.
With Version 1 .7.33 --> Click right mouse on the PPMate Icon --> TCP/IP Patch or select it from Options. With the new Beta Version 2.0.0.x --> run XP TCP patch under "tools".
Now all P2P programs will run faster and the loading/buffering will also go faster.