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WRT54G v5 (1.02.0 FW) and P2P Apps

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Stuke, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Stuke

    Stuke LI Guru Member

    I'm trying to get Acquisition (Mac OS X) to open it's ports (6346, 6881) at the router. I've set a unique port opening in the Mac OS X firewall, as instructed at http://www.acquisitionx.com/ports.php. I then log-in to the router ( and set UPnP to "enable."

    Now I'm stuck. Acquisition will connect, find a query, but not allow me to download a file. It's preference...network is set to the same ports for TCP (6346) and DUP (6881) but it tells me "router ports need to be configured."

    I'm a lifetime registered user and the author of the software has not yet responded (even though he advertises a response will be sent to registered users). While I wait, I stumbled on this forum and am asking for help. Has anyone else dealt with port mapping issues?

    I really don't want to try DMZ "enabled" and I have tried specifying the ports in port forwarding and port triggering, but this doesn't appear to work.

    Am I dealing with one of those crappy versions of the WRT54G v5? (I did update it's FW through the web admin from 1.00.0 to 1.02.0, the latest I could find of official FW updates.)

    Any help is much appreciated.
  2. modd1uk

    modd1uk LI Guru Member

    3rd party firmware, dd-wrt micro...nuff said. The linksys firmware for the WRT54G and wrt54gs v5 + is pants. 3rd party firmware is the best way to fix torrent/p2p issues. Theres loadsa people on this forum and others with the same problem. They upgrade to 3rd party firmware and its fine.
  3. Stuke

    Stuke LI Guru Member

    Thanks, but I'm kinda a newbie

    modd1uk...thanks for the info; but, I'm a newbie at this router/FW stuff and don't know that I'd find the right 3rd party stuff for my WRT54G v5 model.

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