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Need help with torrents/port fowarding

BathTubbBathTubb Registered User regular
edited July 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
i have a WRT54GX-v2 linksys router, and i am running transmnission on my mac. i also have my ports being forwarded and yet i still get slow download speeds. there are 20+ seeds and i can only connect to 1 or 2 of them and dont see speeds any higher then 7kbs. i cant figure it out so any help will be greatly appreciated.

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    how long are you leaving them running?

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  • sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited July 2007
    I think I had almost exactly this problem. Open your browser, go to your router's IP (you can find your router IP by going into System Preferences, then network, and there should be an IP listed somewhere). This should bring you to the Linksys configuration page. I believe default user/pass is "admin" and nothing, though it could be "admin" and "admin." It's something really simple like that.

    Anyway, once there, click the tab titled "Applications and Gaming," and then type in (where this stuff goes should be obvious) the name of your Torrent application, such as Azureus.app. Then enter a static IP, and in "port range" -- just enter the same number for both fields. Specifically, use the number of the port that Azureus uses (it should be mentioned pretty clearly if you go to the Azureus drag-down menu and then run the NAT/Firewall test. Or NAT/Security -- whatever it's called).

    And then you're set my friend! Have fun downloading Linux stuff and other open-source goodness!

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  • BathTubbBathTubb Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Silmaril wrote: »
    how long are you leaving them running?

    they stay on all the time. and the usual range of dl speed is .1 to 5 today.

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  • sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited July 2007
    Promethane wrote: »
    Silmaril wrote: »
    how long are you leaving them running?

    they stay on all the time. and the usual range of dl speed is .1 to 5 today.

    Did you just totally ignore my post? I practically guarantee that it will solve your problem. Here's some additional help:

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    Edit: This is just an example! Your router may use a different IP, and your Azureus may use a different port (mine does -- this image shows something I just made up -- I didn't want to reveal anything), but do be sure to enter Azureus.app when you put the name of the application into the field. Can't leave that ".app" out -- it's there, even if you can't see it in the picture.

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  • BathTubbBathTubb Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    im already doing that. if you read my op then you would of saw that. i am using port 9090 is there a better port to use then that?

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  • sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited July 2007
    Oh, shit, indeed.

    Well, run the Azureus NAT/Firewall test? If it says that everything checks out, then I'm stumped.

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  • BathTubbBathTubb Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Aemilius wrote: »
    Oh, shit, indeed.

    Well, run the Azureus NAT/Firewall test? If it says that everything checks out, then I'm stumped.

    I ran the NAT test and it said that it clocked out and that it is most likely closed.

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  • CycophantCycophant Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    If the NAT test is saying the port is still closed, something weird is going on, but either way that port isn't open. You could -try- putting your computer into a DMZ for a bit to see if that fixes it. But usually fiddling around with whatever router settings you have will eventually fix it. It's just a matter of finding the right ones.

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  • JaninJanin Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Are you sure you're forwarding the same ports on your router that you've configured Transmission to use?
    If so, try using non-default ports on both, your ISP could be blocking BitTorrent traffic.

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  • NibbleNibble Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Are you using a software firewall (Windows, ZoneAlarm, etc.)?

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  • sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited July 2007
    Promethane wrote: »
    im already doing that. if you read my op then you would of saw that. i am using port 9090 is there a better port to use then that?

    Forward whatever port Azureus is using by default. Port forwarding won't work unless the port you're forwarding is the same one that Azureus relies upon. You can't just forward a random port. I say this because I think Azureus usually uses TCP ports that are somewhere in the five-digit range. Mine uses port 49***. Maybe your ports do match up (the one Azureus uses and the one you're forwarding), but if not, that would explain your problem.

    Also, I'd strongly recommend against DMZing your computer, seeing how it leaves you with essentially no protection whatsoever, and all that.

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  • FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Check your ISP's Fair useage policy.

    I moved flat recently where my flatmate signed up to BT *sigh*.

    We had exactly the same issues - and I did exactly what you did re: forwarding. No effect. Basically their FUP is phrased really broadly, but means that they take steps to look at your useage and if its deemed that you're using P2P they throttle your connection. I get 5k downloads, but 100-200 via web browser. God knows how many different ways they use to determine this - but we're throttled.

    I'd be keen to know if there is a way around this too... I've tried encrypting data through azureus too...

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  • ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    ISPs generally now use traffic patterns and volume to decide who's "probably" using their service to steal, and throttle based on such. Since BT and such can in fact be used for perfectly legitimate file-transfers (which I assume is what you're asking about because otherwise this thread would be in direct violation of the number one rule Gabe himself laid down as law when the forums were born), they won't send you a notice to stop pirating unless they can see what files you're moving, but then they don't go admitting to throttling you either, so there's actually not any way around that.

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  • FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    ISPs generally now use traffic patterns and volume to decide who's "probably" using their service to steal, and throttle based on such. Since BT and such can in fact be used for perfectly legitimate file-transfers (which I assume is what you're asking about because otherwise this thread would be in direct violation of the number one rule Gabe himself laid down as law when the forums were born), they won't send you a notice to stop pirating unless they can see what files you're moving, but then they don't go admitting to throttling you either, so there's actually not any way around that.

    Hmmm, thats what I figured...

    I was also completely unaware that P2P could be used for anything other than legitimate purposes... Live and learn aye?

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  • ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Fallingman wrote: »
    ISPs generally now use traffic patterns and volume to decide who's "probably" using their service to steal, and throttle based on such. Since BT and such can in fact be used for perfectly legitimate file-transfers (which I assume is what you're asking about because otherwise this thread would be in direct violation of the number one rule Gabe himself laid down as law when the forums were born), they won't send you a notice to stop pirating unless they can see what files you're moving, but then they don't go admitting to throttling you either, so there's actually not any way around that.

    Hmmm, thats what I figured...

    I was also completely unaware that P2P could be used for anything other than legitimate purposes... Live and learn aye?

    I hear tell that some people use handguns for things other than self-defense, too. People are so creative!

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  • FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    What will they think of next?

    Kids these days. I blame Rap music and the disintegration of the family unit.

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