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Opening ports question.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by synix09, Feb 5, 2005.

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  1. synix09

    synix09 Thread Starter

    Sep 16, 2004
    I've been working on this for a while but I still can't get it to work. Here's what I want to do... Open ports for BitTorrent. I know it's not working because I'm using BitTornado and the light is still Yellow instead of Green.

    Current, I read that the ports range from 6881 to 6999. My computer is set up on a network with 2 other computers that are connected to a Linksys router. And I'm using Windows XP so I got that XP Firewall.

    This is what I've done so far.
    1) I've got into my Router options typing and setting this info...
    Application: BitTorrent
    Start: 6881
    End: 6999
    Protocol: TCP
    IP Address: [my IP Address on the network I'm guessing]
    Enable: (Checked)

    2) I went into my "Windows Firewall" properties and added services (from 6881 to 6889, didn't feel like doing it to 6999).

    Name or IP address of the computer hosting this service on your network: (I dunno if this is right, no 'one' computer is hosting the service...
    it's coming from the router)
    External Port: 6881
    Internal Port: Same number

    Click Okay and do the same with the rest.

    But after I do this, the light is still Yellow. Can someone help me please?
  2. jghost5


    Jul 2, 2002
    220 (or Localhost) basically a loopback to yourself. ie, if you set up a server on your computer and wanted to look at it you'd type http://localhost or
    Your computer is actually hosting the torrent because you share at the same time you download.
    To forward ports the whole setup has to be static ips. the external and internal ports are right.
  3. synix09

    synix09 Thread Starter

    Sep 16, 2004
    Hmm... so what do I do?
  4. StumpedTechy


    Jul 7, 2004
    Check the PC that your hosting the bittorrents from by opening up a command prompt window and typing in ipconfig. If useing an older os (win95, 98) go to start run and type in winipcfg. This has to be the same on the computer as the one on the router. (NOTE: I recommend hardcoding the IP if your going to forward ports if you lose the DHCP lease on your PC and have another PC become the forward will be broken)

    You have to open the same ports on your firewall of your PC that you have forwarded to your PC. Change the firewall to open 89 - 99 (the ones you excluded)

    If this is within the client then you can keep it as or you can change it to the same that all the rest are set on.

    Once you have all ports open in both the firewall and the router and you have the forward to the right Ip the client should work as intended.
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