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Topic # 26775 2-Oct-2008 21:20
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Hi all,

I've followed the guide on PortForwarding.com to the letter for my modem (http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Dynalink/RTA1320/Utorrent.htm).  But I still am having no joy and whenever I test the port I get the "Error! Port 6112 does not appear to be open" message.

Does anybody have any idea what I can do to fix this?

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  Reply # 168720 2-Oct-2008 23:54
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Does the port number you entered in the port forwarding the same as used by uTorrent? Is uTorrent set to use that port number, and not a random one? Is the internal host IP address the same as the IP address assigned to your computer by the router?

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  Reply # 168727 3-Oct-2008 01:42
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Some people say to use port 1723 (VPN port?) but I use one in the 30000's just fine.

I think you have to restart your modem and computer for changes to become visible to the system.

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  Reply # 168729 3-Oct-2008 02:20
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I just use a DMZ + no firewall combo. It guarantees no interference by my equipment Laughing




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  Reply # 168750 3-Oct-2008 08:49
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Thanks for your replies guys.  I tried again this morning and it still says the port is closed but when I add a torrent it's now downloading (speeds of between 50-70kbps).  Not that fast, but a lot faster than not downloading!

I guess if I fix the port problem it'll increase the speed...?

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  Reply # 168752 3-Oct-2008 09:00
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I would suggest you change the port to one that is not used by another program. Look here search for unnassigned, and use one of those. You will see that your port can be commonly used by another program. I would look at ports from 50,000+ as they are public ports.



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  Reply # 168759 3-Oct-2008 09:54
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Thanks for the tip rscole86, I'll give it a go tomorrow. Cool

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  Reply # 168812 3-Oct-2008 13:34
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Im witt orcon and use utorrent on port 20388 and have no problems at all. Ive also used various other random ports.

Do you have a firewall running? Even the defaut windows one?

-Goodie

Edit: Just to say, trying to get torrents running during peak times is almost imposible with any decent speeds.

Depending on the day "peak time" can start anywhere from 1pm to 5pm and end anywhere from 9pm to 1am. :/

-Goodie



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  Reply # 168815 3-Oct-2008 13:47
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I've got the free version of ZoneAlarm. I've turned off Windows Firewall.

The same issue occured when I shut down ZoneAlarm though... I would expect slow speeds in peak traffic time but not 0% speed...

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  Reply # 168919 3-Oct-2008 22:06
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wmboy: I've got the free version of ZoneAlarm. I've turned off Windows Firewall.

The same issue occured when I shut down ZoneAlarm though... I would expect slow speeds in peak traffic time but not 0% speed...


Allow utorrent to use a few hundered ports (600+) and you can see some speed. Uploading appears to be less restricted than download aswell.

But tbh if ISP's dont do this, gamers wont be able to game, sure a new ISP will be great for a while, but once people start moving en masse it will slow down again.

So my advice at the end of all this:

uTorrent has a built in scheduler. Use it.

-Goodie

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  Reply # 170401 10-Oct-2008 12:18
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wmboy: Hi all,

I've followed the guide on PortForwarding.com to the letter for my modem (http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Dynalink/RTA1320/Utorrent.htm).  But I still am having no joy and whenever I test the port I get the "Error! Port 6112 does not appear to be open" message.

Does anybody have any idea what I can do to fix this?


Have you gone into properties of your connection in network manager, go to Internet Protocol version four and make sure that you have entered in your Ip address that you entered for Primary IP Addres in the port forwarding settings?




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