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port forwarding


frankenburner2

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I'm trying desperately to set a static IP address and port forwarding so my Utorrent client will work properly. I have already tried, in vain, to follow the instructions on a number of blogs found on the internet.

f*cking hell!if anyone in Bangkok wouldn't mind trying to talk me through this on the phone, send me a PM. there'll be food and booze available for your trouble!

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I'm trying desperately to set a static IP address and port forwarding so my Utorrent client will work properly. I have already tried, in vain, to follow the instructions on a number of blogs found on the internet.

f*cking hell!if anyone in Bangkok wouldn't mind trying to talk me through this on the phone, send me a PM. there'll be food and booze available for your trouble!

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I've had the exact same problems. I always end up with shitty P2P transfer speeds no matter what I've tried... I've altered my firewall, forwarded ports on my router, all to no avail... I imagine the problem lies with the ISPs here in Thailand.

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You need a good DSL modem that supports "UPnP" Universal Plug N Play in the modem's setup software. Also, make sure your Bit Torrent client supports UPnP. I have a "SMC ADSL BARRICADE" modem super easy setup using your browser.

The SMC has a "UPNP" option, just click "on" and that's it. :)

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I haven't checked the veracity of the claim, but I recently read that DSL modem firewalls have been known to conflict with Bittorrent traffic.

So long as all of your computers on the internal network are fully patched and running software firewalls (windows firewall is fine), you'll probably be fine without the modem's firewall. Turn it off.

Simply having NAT enabled and using a non-routable IP range (192.168.x.x) for your internal computers gives a lot of protection.

Also, clients such as Bitcomet have an option to increase the number of "half-open" TCP connections. The recommendation is to set it to 100, and doing so in Bitcomet has it go and patch Windows for you. In addition to this, I recently noticed a setting in a Zyxel DSL modem configuration (haven't noticed it in Billion recently) that allows the *modem* to limit how many half-open DSL connections to allow. (that may be related to the firewall, see above). These half-open connections are apparently a major part of how Bittorrent works.

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