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Topic # 24373 22-Jul-2008 13:42
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I am thinking about signing up for telstraclear, but saw on the faq that you can't make a static ip address.. I've been told that a static ip address is required for using utorrent and when I did create a static ip address along with port forwarding ofcourse my speeds increased dramatically.

I was just wondering how not being able to create a static ip address will affect utorrent?


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  Reply # 150266 22-Jul-2008 13:54
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Is this cable or ADSL? Cable comes with a static IP.

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  Reply # 150277 22-Jul-2008 14:09
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It's the PDQ Broadband plans, so I assume it's cable? As it differentiates it from the 'Telstraclear Highspeed interent (ADSL)'

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  Reply # 150283 22-Jul-2008 14:16
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Actually it is ADSL. Does anyone know if utorrent will function decently with  a static ip address?

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  Reply # 150295 22-Jul-2008 14:33
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There should be no need for a static IP address from your ISP. The only place you'll want a static address is on your network card on your computer, but this is only if you are accessing the internet via a router. A static address makes it easier to set up the manual port forwarding rules required for uTorrent to run well. Even this static address isn't essential, as uTorrent has ways and means of telling modern routers to forward the traffic automatically for you without any configuration.

To determine if it is necessary, start up uTorrent then go into the Speed Guide (on the Tools menu I think) then down the bottom there is a button to check if the necessary port is forwarded correctly. All going well, your web browser should open up and show a green "OK". If not, look up the brand of your router on this site for infomation on how to configure it.


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  Reply # 150298 22-Jul-2008 14:40
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Hmm I'm sure that's where I went for my current router to do port forwarding and I had to set up a static ip, but I'll double check and do a bit of digging.

Thanks for your guys help so far.

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  Reply # 150305 22-Jul-2008 14:44
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You do not need a static WAN IP for bit torrent, by WAN IP I mean the  ADSL Router's External (WAN) IP assigned by your ISP.

If your ADSL router supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) you don't need any static IP addresses at all.  If it doesn't you may need to change your PC (or mac)'s IP address from DHCP to manually assigned and manually forward a port to that IP address in your router.

So best case no manually set IP's, worst case you need to change your PC's local ip address (nothing to do with your ISP).

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