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I followed the directions on portforward for my router using the data from ipconfig. When I check the port condition in utorrent, it comes back with a different IP address--the ISP's.

Next, I disconnected my router and used the aparatus provided here at the rental. It promptly supplies a different set of IP's and DNS #'s. So now I have three different sets of information. All of the web programs seem to come back with the ISP. Why is this and what can I do about it?

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Thanks for the reply.

I agree. My confusion is that my understanding (after reading portforward) is that I have my internal IP and my router has its external IP. The router acts as a buffer between the two and the action of doing so is called NAT. In reality, what is occuring is that I have my two IP's in ipconfig,

ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name [my computer's name]

Primary DNS Suffix [blank]

Node Type unknown

IP Routing Enabled No

WINS Proxy Enabled No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix [blank]

Description VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter

Physical Address [my MAC address]

Dhcp enabled Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes

IP Address

Subnet Mask

Default Gateway

DHCP Server

DNC Servers

Lease Obtained [yadayada]

Lease Expires [yadayada]

but all web-based programs seem to think that my IP is actually the ISP's IP.


"Welcome to the µTorrent Port Checker.

A test will be performed on your computer to check if the specified port is opened.

Checking port 54212 on [iP address removed by moderator]...

Error! Port 54212 does not appear to be open.

Please see www.portforward.com for more information about how to map a port.

I assume that for this reason, utorrent informs me that my forwarded ports are not open (at the ISP's IP, not my routers external IP) and that many trackers seem confused even though I entered my IP in utorrent to alert trackers.

Another detail is that reverting to dynamic IP, an icon appears for ICS. I read that ICS is bad for utorrent or Static IP--don't recall which.

Since my connection comes with the rental, it appears that I am on some kind of a shared connection. If this is the case, is their some way to tunnel out of my solitary confinement? Do I need to dig around for open ports, if there are any? Up to my router, everything appear normal, but beyond that I am blind. If I get incoming calls from Skype, could I duplicate the port and use one or the other at any given time?

I am a little confused, at this point.

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You don't need to specify the IP in µTorrent because that IP address is only used for trackers that are on your LAN. Your internal IP address is the 192.x one, while your external one is the 138.x one that you posted. No, you do not have two IP's. Your 138.x IP that your ISP leased to you is shared among any computer connected to your 192.x network. The IP to which you should forward ports to is your 192.x one.

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beautiful. You are a saint!

Interesting thing. After posting the last, I got to thinking about the connection having reached up to 570kbs and asking myself--again--why the sudden change. On a whim, I went and checked the quarrantine vault in Ad-aware, but could find nothing to detail what had been quarrantined at any specific time. On a hunch, I released the last item on the list, and, lo-and-behold, my speed jumped to something in excess of 300kbs. In fact, what appears to be limiting me now is the fact that my D-link 624 disconnects itself periodically.

I saw that this can be a problem, but I am now curious. It was implied that the number of half-connections was killing the modem. What I notice is that there is no distinct correlation between speed and disconnections but, rather, a noticeable one between the number of nodes and the modem failing. What exactly are the nodes in terms of Utorrent?

Tomorrow (it is 3AM here) I will try to forward my ports using your advise. Pardon the length, but I thought that others might possibly encounter a similar problem with the removing "spyware." This is something which I have not seen mentioned in the myraid of posts and FAQs which I have pored over in the past few days.

Also, I am going to quarrantine that ad-aware item again and see if it really was an inhibiting factor or not.

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