Port forwarding issues

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by tezzla, May 15, 2007.

  1. tezzla

    tezzla LI Guru Member

    Hi all.

    I apologise if this ends up being a really stupid mistake on my part, but i've read the FAQ's and tutorials for basic setup and cannot find an answer to my problem, or worse yet - anyone else who's had the same problem.

    Basically i have a WTT54GL running Tomato, a PC that runs uTorrent all day, and my main PC.

    I'm trying to forward my uTorrent port (33888) to IP address


    But uTorrent still says the port is being blocked:



    The machine has no firewall, not even the windows one.
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    i know its not required but try inputing 33888 also for the internal port. And the next question is does this work without the router in place?
  3. the_sly_dog

    the_sly_dog Network Guru Member

    tezzla Hello

    I'm trying to forward my uTorrent port (33888) to IP address

    the rule should be for both ( UDP/TCP ) 33888
  4. tezzla

    tezzla LI Guru Member

    Yep, tried it with 33888 as the internal port too, no joy.

    the_sly_dog - its set for both protocols, where it says TCP in my image is just the space below for new rules.

    I should also note that i came from Linksys v4.30 firmware where it worked fine.

    I really wish i could get it going, because in all other respects Tomato is the perfect firmware for me :(

    I'll try plugging it straight into my dsl modem in a bit, but because its headless, and the dsl modem runs with a class A network rather than the class C the WRT uses, it'll be a pain in the ass.
  5. roadkill

    roadkill Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I have it running with no problems simply tick UPNP
  6. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    And the whole case with working without the router is to test that it does or did work, since this is already the case we know its something with the router itself, as suggested try upnp.
  7. tezzla

    tezzla LI Guru Member

    ok, this is just weird now - i enabled upnp and it shows as open:


    but i still get the message that its not open for utorrent :(

    I tried using a different port too, no joy.
  8. JamesBonz

    JamesBonz Guest


    I've just recently updated to a wrt54gl + tomato from a wrt54g and I'm having the exact same problem, every picture posted by the thread starter is exactly the same as what is happening to me, was this issue resolved since the thread abruptly ended, or does no one have an answer ?

    Thanks in advance.
  9. Talon88

    Talon88 LI Guru Member


    I have no problem to Port FW with BitComet.
    Not but uPnP but set rules my self.....!

  10. tezzla

    tezzla LI Guru Member

    Well i'm still having the same problem, but i've ruled out Tomato - i rolled back to linksys 4.3 and its still doing it.

    It's just such a coincidence that it happened at the same time.

    I'm investigating now whats blocking the ports on my 2003 machine, i'll let you know what i find.
  11. tezzla

    tezzla LI Guru Member

    OK, weirdest thing yet:

    I just fixed the problem, although i couldnt tell you why it works - maybe someone out there can...

    I was reading through this forum post and came accross them talking about how having a DHCP connection between your modem and the linksys can screw things up.

    Now i'm still running linksys 4.3 at this point, i'll re test it with tomato later on, but i set up a static ip on the linksys ( - my modem uses a class A network) and it fricking works!

    For curiositys sake i set it up with a static ip of (what the modem had given it previously under DHCP) and it stopped working, also with

    I dont know what the DHCP range is on my modem because its a crappy old alcatel that has little to no configurability. But i would advise anyone who was having the same trouble as me to change the config to a static IP on the router thats outside of the modems DHCP range.

    Edit: Tomato works too.
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