View Full Version : BSNL torrent usage

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)


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.

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.

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).

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

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 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.

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

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 :


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

gk :b:

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


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.



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

01-10-2007, 02:19 PM
I did post a screenshot of my port forward page. In my case , my system's IP wrt to the router is (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.