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Wannabe Geek

# 11873 15-Feb-2007 21:10
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I have recently started using woosh. I used to use Ihug to connect and used a billion modem. I had port forwarding setup on it so that i could use utorrent. I used download between 80-130kB/s.

Ever since I have started using woosh it does not go any higher than 3kB/s and thats on a good day. I have already been to the port forwarding site and opened udp and tcp ports. using 16881-16881 which is the setup i had when i was with ihug.

It still does not improve the speed or get rid of the annoying yellow triangle in uptorrent. No firewalls are on. The woosh modem is connected to a belkin F5D7230-4. any suggestions to what i can do to get rid of this problem as it is getting very very frustrating. how if there is a way do i enable port forwarding directly on the woosh modem.

Is port forwarding actually supported by woosh? I have tried sooooo many times to get through to their helpdesk, but i always end up hanging up on them after having to wait for more than 20 minutes. anyways any suggestions would be great.


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Uber Geek


  # 60968 16-Feb-2007 00:50
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Thats about all my mate on the flat rate plan ever gets on torrents, authough it does go reachable so thats strange that its not seeing you as connectable. He just uses the upnp on his router and a random port.

What has being peeing him off is that every day this week his speed has being throttled despite only downloading a single 350 meg file over http after 5pm.

Their helpdesk never answers and when they do, they are useless and cant tell him how much traffic they have seen him do or explain why his router has a totally different, and much lower figure on its stats.


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Master Geek

  # 61572 22-Feb-2007 13:10
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are you on wireless or wired woosh?

when i was on woosh wireless i always had problems with not being able to port foward, i ended up using bittornado as my torrent downloader, and even though the port wasnt fowarded i could get speeds of 200kb/s, although it varied alot due to the unconstant signals from wirless


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Master Geek

  # 61759 23-Feb-2007 14:27
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I had this problem and the answer is so simple you will kick yourself. Set up your client (uTorrent) to always use the same port, the higher the better, then phone Woosh and ask them to forward that port. They may grumble but if you get a co-operative guy you should have no problems.

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