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Rang
01-09-2007, 03:19 AM
I just now started using torrent, Bit torrent latest version. After some initial hiccups,(still at the bottom of the curve) i think i've come close to cracking the torrent puzzle. (Thanks to BSNL speed), I download 1.5 gb and u/l 300 MB in one day(peaking 220 KBps, unimaginable till a few days ago). However, for this i had to enable UPNP in the router(MT882) and open all ports. I'm not sure if this is the right thing. Can any of the informed members like MSB or Narayana throw some light on this, any risk involved or is there a safer method.
P.S>(I use commodo firewall with avast antivirus)

rang.

emyesbee
01-09-2007, 11:28 AM
I am not very familiar. But Ranga, opening all the ports will invite trouble I think. Normally only the port 6881 will be assigned for bittorrent azureus and it might be suffix to just open that port for bittorrent. May be Narayana might know more abt this.

Narayana
01-09-2007, 11:37 AM
Don't open all ports!
I'm not familiar with routers, but find out which port your torrent client is using first.(must be in settings somewhere)
With a software firewall, you just have to allow access to an application, and the firewall should allow whatever port it uses right? That's the case with ZoneAlarm, anyway.

ns80
01-09-2007, 03:32 PM
dont open all the ports. Goto Port Forward settings in your router and open the specific port you are using for the bit torrent client, for the specific IP (192.168.1.x).

Rang
01-09-2007, 10:01 PM
I dont see any port forwarding setting in the router. Where exactly is it.

emyesbee
01-10-2007, 12:10 AM
Ranga normally the cofig of router can be changed if u have the admin passwd of the router. Just type 192.168.1.1 in ur browser it should ask for ur admin paswwoprd type that it will bring you to the config page of the router. There you should see some page with port forwarding.

ns80
01-10-2007, 02:43 AM
check this (http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/563/routerconfigzd0.png).

gkk1064
01-10-2007, 06:35 AM
Hi ranga,

I am "0" with torrent SW, but with routers, u ask me ;).....and don't ever open all ports :eek:....yedharkku paavi hackers and avunga cousins kku red carpet pottu varaverppu thareenga :sm15:

BTW, Check the following link for more information about your issue :

http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Huawei/SmartAX-MT882/BitTorrent.htm

Hope this helps !! ( Just in case your model no. doesn't match......search in www.portforward.com (http://www.portforward.com/) ) :p


____
gk :b:

Rang
01-10-2007, 07:35 AM
Thanks gkk for the link and others, I'll check out the link and try.

rang

Rang
01-10-2007, 01:47 PM
gkk, i think port forwarding from the above page is only for static ip address.Bsnl gives only dynamic ip. Pl get back to me if i am wrong.

Thanks

rang

emyesbee
01-10-2007, 02:13 PM
Ranga.....it will work for dynamic also.....all 192.168.1.x and 192.168.2.x are internal numbers only. I am also on a dynamic IP and I think even Narayana and Nana will both be in dynmaic IP

ns80
01-10-2007, 02:19 PM
Ranga,
I did post a screenshot of my port forward page. In my case , my system's IP wrt to the router is 192.168.1.100 (though the dynamic IP assigned by BSNL can be completely different. If you do a ipconfig /all from command line. It will show you some 192.168.1.x IP for the Local area connection you are using, thats the one MSB and me are referring to.