uTorrent - port not forwarded but still downloading fast??

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by Jumbie, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Jumbie

    Jumbie LI Guru Member

    Hi guys. Decided to post after getting nowhere trying to forward my port in utorrent using a WRT54GL.

    I've spent a couple of hours searching/reading this forum as well as info on PortForward.com and am having no luck at all. I'm not a computer novice but this is the first time I'm using a router in my life as I've always been on a single-computer, wired internet connection and have had no need for a router.

    Relevant info:

    Win XP Pro SP2 (all updates installed)
    WRT54GL w/ Thibor Hyperwrt 15c
    utorrent (port I'm trying to map is 47575
    ADSL w/ dynamic IP address 1.5M/512k
    ADSL modem is Starbridge Pyxis 210

    I have my upload capped at 47k and my download set to unlimited. Max half-open connections are 50. Max connections are 500 and 200/torrent. I am uploading at my max and downloading at around 200k but still utorrent's speedguide is showing the red circle and when I do the port test it tells me that the port I have is not open.

    I've gone to portforward.com and followed the instructions to set up a static IP address and then forwarded the port I want. Yet, no matter what I do, it still shows my port as closed. unPNP is turned off in utorrent.

    One thing to note is that this is a laptop that I use for school and therefore I have a software firewall (Sygate Pro) on it. I've tried disabling it as well as creating a rule for uTorrent to allow ALL TCP and UDP traffic but still no luck. I've also tried disabling the firewall on the WRT54GL, but again, nothing...

    I honestly don't know what else to try. I half have a feeling that it's something to do with the Starbridge modem but I don't want to mess around with it.

    The thing is that, like I said in the post title, I can still download and upload fine. Do I even need to fix anything?

    Please help a noob to routers and forwarding and let me know if there is any info that is particularly relevant that I may have ommitted.

  2. loofa

    loofa Network Guru Member

    How to port forward

    Hi Jumbie.
    Open your web browser.Goto your router login page.
    Login to your router. Goto where it says Application & gaming. Select
    the tab Port Range Forward. In the name box put Utorrent.
    In the start box put port number. In the end box put port number again.
    Leave protocol box on both. In the ip address box put the ip address of
    your computer. Check the box enable and don't forget to scroll to the bottom
    of the page and press save.

  3. Jumbie

    Jumbie LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the advice Loofa. Didn't go into the details of that but I believe I've set up port forwarding correctly.

    I found the above instructions on PortForward.com and have followed them. Not sure I'm getting the IP address correct for my machine though.

    When I use utorrent's speedguide it tells me that my IP address is one number and when I do an ipconfig /all, it tells me another...

    I really don't know what to do.
  4. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    don't forget to open the port on your computer's firewall too otherwise you'll still get a red circle. the ip address given by ipconfig is your computer, the one via speedguide is your WAN(internet) address.
  5. Jumbie

    Jumbie LI Guru Member

    I've set up rules in Sygate for uTorrent to open the port but still no luck. *sigh*

    Ah okay. That makes it more clear now.


    Anyway, I'll try a bit more and see where I get. My Starbridge modem also has options for port forwarding, DHCP, etc. Do I need to change those as well?

    I'm thinking that maybe I do. But if so, do I have to forward the ports in both the modem and the router or does one take preference? Or, do I even need to disable one of them somehow?

    Arghh, I'm getting more confused instead of less.

    Thanks again guys.
  6. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    can't speak for your modem, but if it has an option to bridge, use it as it will avoid double NAT(which is bad).
  7. Jumbie

    Jumbie LI Guru Member

    Yes, the modem has an option to bridge. It also has an option to turn off the NAT. Should I do that rather than bridgeing??

    I just wanted to say thanks for the help and for the work you've done on the firmware.

    Actually, one last question since I don't understand bridgeing really. In the modem's config it has the following settings:

    Enable Bridge Filtering: (obvious that I should choose yes if I want to bridge).

    ID Source MAC* Destination MAC* TYPE**

    Source would be the router or the modem? The modem right?

    Block Forward I'm guessing that I'd want to forward.

    * MAC address should looks like 000002fa6fab

    ** TYPE is Ethernet type should looks like a5ff

    How to I get my Ethernet type?

    Thanks again.
  8. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    you don't want to forward mate. you don't want the modem itself to do anything at all other than connect to the internet. idealy you want the modem to either:
    pass the wan ip address directly to the wrt, or
    allow the wrt to do the dialing using PPPoE
    one or both of these options will be available, read your modem's manual for more information on how to correctly configure it.
  9. Jumbie

    Jumbie LI Guru Member

    Okay. Gotcha.

    I think I'm out of luck. I got this modem from someone else and don't have the manual. Google time...
  10. Jumbie

    Jumbie LI Guru Member

    One last try to get this working. I've tried bridgeing the modem and router but I just don't know the ethernet type thing it's asking for.

    The computer is a Dell E1505 and the lan card is a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller. I entered the MAC addresses in the modem's bridge settings and tried C04F for the ethernet type and the connection is working but still the ports are showing as closed.
  11. Jumbie

    Jumbie LI Guru Member

  12. Johnny Rebel

    Johnny Rebel Guest

    This Works

    Following the direction given on this entry...it WORKs!!! Thanxs alot!

    - John.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice