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opening ports in a router

By Shadowz ยท 6 replies
Feb 5, 2004
  1. Ive another problem (again -.-)

    This time i noticed using bittorent(a file share program) and im pretty sure some ports are not opened in my router (6881~6999). Im 100% sure something is wrong because ages ago when i didnt have a router i used to get download speeds of 40kb/s at least. Now i get 3kb/s and never get anything above 10kb/s.

    I need some help opening ports. heres a screenshot but im not pretty sure what to fill in in every field .

    Im not sure if im on the right page, if i am pls tell me what to fill in there.

  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 3,874

    It could be a problem with you ISP. If it has been happening recently, maybe there is overcrowding, or something of that sort. Try calling them and see what they say, they could be having problems.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,452   +6

    Trigger based forwarding is messy and won't work with every application (I'm not too familiar with BitTorrent protocol). You should be looking at the "virtual server" page instead.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,452

    Could it be that your software-firewall is blocking those ports?
  5. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 332

    I'm with RealBlackStuff...ports are probably being blocked, or only allowing a to flow inside from the outside...
  6. scooter

    scooter TS Rookie

    Hey there, I'm new to this site, and caught your problem by chance. I would say if your speeds have significantly decreased and you think your router is the issue, then just bypass the router. First do a download test with http://www.pcpitstop.com/ with your router, then without the router ie plug your cat 5 directly to the PC, be sure you have a software firewall installed before bypassing your router (Zone Alarm). If there is a significant slowdown with the router, then it's time to twist some bolts on that bad boy......
  7. _G_

    _G_ TS Rookie

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