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Dang... 750-800KB/s
My combined bittorrent speed from 10 torrents has been hovering around the 750-800 KB/s speed for the past...5 minutes.

This is quite unusual. I usually don't see more than 500 on comcast's cable. I guess no one else is using it in the local area.

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melayneseahawk From: melayneseahawk Date: January 8th, 2006 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Speaking of BitTorrent, any idea how I can convince mine that it's not being firewalled?
ibneko From: ibneko Date: January 8th, 2006 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)
If you're absolutely sure that you're not firewalled... (windows has it's own default firewall... I find the only way is to disable it. Not a safe move, so consult someone with more windows experience on properly punching holes in the right places.) then....

case 1:
You're behind a gateway/router (box that the cable/DSL modem is hooked up to, usually by ethernet, and that branches out, wired or wireless, to other computers, notably yours.)

case 2:
Your ISP is providing you with a firewall. It's unlikely, but I've read about it before. Not much you can do here.

Chances are, it's case 1. And in which case, you can either turn on port forwarding (so data coming in from the internet will get forwarded to your computer) or UPnP, which will make your BitTorrent client do it for you, if it supports it. (Azureus does, as well as a few others.)
melayneseahawk From: melayneseahawk Date: January 8th, 2006 08:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Where's port forwarding controlled from?
ibneko From: ibneko Date: January 8th, 2006 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Whoops, sorry, it'd be on your router/gateway, probably in the advanced settings area. Which, uh, can be accessed by typing the gateway IP address into your browser. (typically 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 - you can find this number by running the "ipconfig" command in the DOS command prompt. Start Menu > Run... > "command" (without the quotes), then "ipconfig" (without the quotes, followed by enter/return/whatnot.)

If you need more help, tell me your router model & maker, and I should be able to find better information to walk you through it.

Ports you'll need to open: 6881-6999 (that's a range - you should be able to enter it as thus. If not, the first 5 or 10 will do). The destination IP should be your computer (also locatable via ipconfig.. it's your "IP Address".)

actually, this wiki article will give you a better idea of what's going on, and possibly, what to do about it: http://azureus.aelitis.com/wiki/index.php/Port_forwarding
melayneseahawk From: melayneseahawk Date: January 8th, 2006 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Ok. I'll keep this on file to show to the guy down the hall who said he'd take a look at this, since I'm not 100% comfortable putzing around in DOS without help. Thanks!
jaiwithani From: jaiwithani Date: January 8th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
If the command line scares you, you can also get it by double-clicking on the flashing two-computers-network-dealy icon in the system tray.
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