Need help port forwarding Utorrent.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    I can't use ipconfig to get my IP address because an error message comes up. How else can I get it?? Also the port fowarding looks confusing. Can someone help me through ito_O
     
  2. mistycat

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    I use utorrent and know of nowhere within it that requires your ip address or do you mean you want to set a static ip address for a port in utorrent. At any rate, the info should be available to you on the status page of your router. Will Command Prompt open from start>programs>accessories; I don't know but, if not, I'd be wondering why not. Meanwhile, check this list for your ISP: http://www.azureuswiki.com/index.php/Bad_ISPs It's not totally complete but if your ISP is there, port forwarding is pretty much useless.
     
  3. Meriadoc

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    Depending on the router you'll need to set up a service in your router settings called say Utorrent using the ports you get from the client maybe 6881-6889, then create a rule for that in inbound services set to allow giving the lan IP address of your machine - in your router status page or found in Network Connections, Support.

    portforward /setting up router or firewall
     
  4. mistycat

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    Quite a few ISP's will block the standard ports for Bittorrent. I would recommend 1 port over 10,000 that isn't the default.
     
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    Which is a good oneo_O
     
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    I did what it said but I must of done something wrong. I still get a yellow connection symbol. Should I turn off my firewall and see if that helpso_O
     
  7. WSFuser

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    a good what? port? iirc utorrent usually selects a random port above 10000. any number would be good.

    Also fowarding your ports is not hard. Just read the instructions slowly and carefully.
     
  8. mistycat

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    I use 34,450 now but really any over 10,000 should be fine. At options>preferences>connection, set your port and disable UPnP. At options>preferences>bittorrent, enable Protocol Encryption: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/395674 both DHT options but only on public sites and set Global maximum connections and also connected peers to 250 - 350. Do a speed test and use your upload speed at options>speed guide>connection type. Select the upload speed nearest yours and check your speeds at various times and days to get a good average. You may also need a static ip address if your router is selecting a new one each time you restart and make sure utorrent is an exception in any firewall you have. You should also look into using PeerGuardian while downloading/uploading. Not 100% but you'll be amazed by all the companies spying on your downloading habits and reporting to the RIAA/MPAA.
     
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