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  Reply # 189152 13-Jan-2009 10:29 Send private message

Johnk:
oh ok,thanksso im presuming i have to change the settings on the window firewall to free up those ports? or do i  just add bitorrent to a trusted program list?


Yeah add it to the list, but usually windows firewall never causes any problems.  Do you have any other firewalls on the computer?



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  Reply # 189290 13-Jan-2009 17:31 Send private message


i think the only other virus/firewall program he runs on comp is freeware AVG.

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  Reply # 189304 13-Jan-2009 18:11 Send private message

Why not try uTorrent?

You only need to forward a single port and if your router is uPnP enabled it will configure itself.
It's the best client I've used, and I've made a point to try most of the major ones.

1) Install uTorrent from the website
2) Set a port to use (pick a high one like 44444 for example)
3) Follow through the port forward guide on PortForward.com
4) Test if you're connectable by clicking the 'Test if Port is Forwarded Properly' button (or clicking here if you've used port 44444)




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