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#27764 6-Nov-2008 01:26
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hey all, i have been trying to do this port forward thing for days now. all in an effort to get my bitcommet (previously i was using utorrent) to work at a decent speed.

now i have been on portforward, followed everything thing to the t, i've created a static ip address,
i've been into my router and used all the correct settings and still every time i go into bitcommet i get the little yellow circle!!!
(same with utorrent!)

and before you say check your firewall settings, i have mcafee and i've tried turning it on and off to no avail,
also i have my windows firewall turned off too...

someone please help because i'm sick of getting nowhere!!!
(   and slow downloads :P   )

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  #176305 6-Nov-2008 14:59
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We need some more details from you before we can help.  Can you post your model of ADSL router, are you wireless/plugged in, what Operating System (WinXP, Vista etc) are you using, and what ports are you trying to forward?




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  #176413 6-Nov-2008 21:31
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I'm using a D-Link DIR-300 wireless router.
I have DSL internet, running the internet through a modem, then wirelessly through router to my laptop
i'm on Windows Vista Ulitmate...
and the ports i want to forward can be anyone, it doesn't seem to matter!
I have followed the instructions on Portforward.com,
along with setting up a static ip adress but still i get the little orange !!!

 
 
 
 


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  #176449 6-Nov-2008 23:23
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Here's some things to try:

  • Disable wireless, plug directly into the router and see if this resolves your issue
  • Setting a static IP is a good idea, if you go to Command Prompt (click Start then Run then type cmd) and type ipconfig, does this show the IP address you have set?
  • What IP address is your router, and what IP address are you setting on your laptop?
  • What exact port are you trying to forward?
  • Have you disabled all firewall and antivirus software on your laptop?  Have you setup your program to accept connections on the port you are trying to forward?

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  #176450 6-Nov-2008 23:27
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One other thing to note, your ISP does block particular ports - more information available here.

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  #176575 7-Nov-2008 11:40
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- I got good results with ports in the range of 8000 - 9000;

- make sure the client P2P application does not randomise the port at every startup. uTorrent has this option, you have to disable it and set the same port value you set during the "port forwarding" procedure on the router. Not only fixed IP is required, but to open that port in the firewall too (but you said the firewall is disabled). I think there are firewall settings in Windows and on the router itself.

- there a setting about encrypting the outgoing packets (uTorrent), this usually helps to get rid of "limited connectivity" issue.




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  #176594 7-Nov-2008 12:32
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You have to port forward on ADSL device (unless running in bridge mode) also. First modem/router port forward rule should point to WAN interface IP address on DIR-300. DIR-300 port froward rule should point to laptop.




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#176771 8-Nov-2008 02:10
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so far thanks for all the help!!!

in this post
"You have to port forward on ADSL device (unless running in bridge mode) also. First modem/router port forward rule should point to WAN interface IP address on DIR-300. DIR-300 port froward rule should point to laptop. "

what do you mean rule should point to WAN interface IP address?


does this mean i need two ports opened?

 
 
 
 


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  #176777 8-Nov-2008 07:01
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No. The DIR-300 has two interfaces, a WAN interafce which has an IP address (maybe assigned by ADSL modem) and a LAN interface.  DIR-300 WAN interface needs a static IP address and any ADSL modem's port forward rule will point to this address. That is, each device needs a port forward rule, with each device pointing to the next.

N.B. This assumes that ADSL modem is connected to DIR-300 WAN interface.




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