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Topic # 30825 22-Feb-2009 19:11
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I'm trying to set port forwarding in an old Acer Laptop (TravelMate 2501LC), Linksys Router WRT54G.

Router set as follows:

Under Security: "Block Anonymous Internet Requests" = unticked
Port Range: BitTorrent, 6681 to 6685, TCP, 192.168.1.50 (as per results from ipconfig)

The Router was configured following this guide: http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Linksys/WRT54G/Utorrent.htm

When checking the visibility of the port using www.canyouseeme.org I get negative results.

I also get negative results if I check the port visibility using the "Options/Speed Guide" in Utorrent.

I will appreciate all help.

Gara

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  Reply # 197342 22-Feb-2009 19:39
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Additional info: another computer linked to the same router has no problem. From this I deduct the problem is related to Win XP.

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  Reply # 197343 22-Feb-2009 19:41
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Sorry, that other computer is using Linux.

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  Reply # 197348 22-Feb-2009 20:09
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First I would make sure the Windows XP machine is using a static IP address. We don't know how frequently your router is handing out DHCP addresses so better not leave it to luck.

Second you should check the Windows built-in firewall and open the port there too - Control Panel/Windows Firewall.






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  Reply # 197360 22-Feb-2009 21:39
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Thank you

Sorry, I didn't mention both items had already been checked. IP changes very seldom (ISP maintenance mostly), and the Firewall is not active.

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  Reply # 197382 22-Feb-2009 23:51
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In case it is of use for anybody, I solved it by changing the port from a 6XXX to a 54XXX port.

It now works fine.

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  Reply # 197389 23-Feb-2009 00:57
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As they were common torrent ports, your ISP could be blocking them. And as you have found, changing to uncommon ports has fixed that.

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