Joonas Posted February 18, 2007 Report Share Posted February 18, 2007 HelloI would like to get help with configuring a static IP for uTorrent. I took Ultima's stickied topic and pretty much followed it by the letter. Here is everything I have tried to get adequate speeds out of uTorrent. Here we go...COMMON PROCEDURES- Make 100% sure you read the setup guide properly and in its entiretyI did. Following with a breakdown of the setup guide:1. Testing your connection speedI tested my upload/download speed at http://www.speedtest.net/. I live in Estonia, so I used the Limbazi server from Lativia, which is about 200 km from my location. I ran 10 tests and the average speed is: Download speed 313,25 KB/s = 2500 kbps Upload speed 14,09 KB/s = 112 kbps(I don't know how accurate that page is, because at local Estonian speed test pages I get download speeds ranging from 700-800 KB/s.)2. Setting uTorrent for your speedI'm confused about the second part of the uTorrent setup, where I had to select the listing closest to my upload speed result. Do I really select xx/128? As in 128 kbps? I know that actual speeds of downloads and uploads are always a bit slower than advertised by the ISP, however, they shouldn't be as much as 1000 times slower, since my ISP my ISP is 12 Mbit/s / 768 kbit/s., so this is ridiculous!3. Tweaking the upload speedAnyway, I set the connection type to xx/128 and edited the upload speed at "Global maximum upload speed rate" box to 12.4. Enabling Protocol EncryptionProtocol Encryption enabled, incoming legacy connections allowed.5. Authorizing µTorrent in your firewalluTorrent is in Windows Firewall exception list. Router's Firewall is disabled. I also use Norton AntiVirus, but since it's a trial version, it doesn't have a firewall.6. Trying it outTried downloading Open Office (had to increase the number of allowable downloads to 3 so my other 2 torrents could download to a degree). Perfect. Got up to 1 MB (800-900 KBytes average on final download stage) of download speed. Downloaded in a matter of minutes. However, my other two torrents dwindled on about 10 – 20 KB/s.7. Resolving a NAT problemColoured dot is yellow. As far as I can remember, it has never, ever been green. Occasionally red, yes, but never green.8. Using UPnPUPnP enabled both on router and uTorrent.9. Manually forwarding a portUnchecked "Randomize port each time µTorrent starts." Current port is 53477.10. Setting up a static IPAh, the point that's been giving me the hardest time. It seems no matter what I do, I can't get a static IP on my computer. My router model is the Thomson SpeedTouch 780 WL. The following is how I tried to set up a static IP:1. Looked up my DHCP address range from my router's address, under DHCP Pools. The range is 192.168.1.64 - 192.168.1.253. However, I am unable to reduce the range by one as suggested in the uTorrent Setup guide, since I can't edit that pool.2. So I go to portforward.com and follow the instructions on how to set up a static ip on my computer. From the cmd, I got the following info: Primary Dns Suffix: None Node Type: Hybrid IP Routing Enabled: No WINS Proxy Enabled: No DNS Suffix Search List: lan Connection-Specific DNS Suffix: lan Description: Intel Pro/100 VE Network Connection DHCP Enabled: Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled: Yes IP Address 192.168.1.64 Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway 192.168.1.254 DHCP Server 192.168.1.254 DNS Servers 192.168.1.2543. Next, I insert the default gateway and IP address in portforward.com to get a static ip. I copypaste the first result in my TCP/IP properties, along with the subnet mask and default gateway I got from ipconfig. I only insert one DNS server because ipconfig only showed one. Click OK, and VOILA – no internet access.4. So I reverted the changes and tried something else.5. I know this is something very basic and I should be able to tell the difference, but when I went to portforward.com, the front page displayed my IP as 213.35.x.x. Furthermore, my router's homepage shows two totally different DNS addresses as well as a new default gateway - 213.35.x.1. So I tried to set up a static IP using this IP address, default gateway and both DNS Servers from the router. Exactly the same result.6. What's weird is that although my TCP/IP properties are currently set on obtaining IP automatically (right now, I would have no Internet connection if it were otherwise), the SpeedTouch router's homepage displays the following information: TCP/IP Configuration Auto-IP: Disabled Use DHCP Server: Enabled IP Addresses IP Address/Mask Type 10.0.0.138/24 Static 192.168.1.254/24 Static7. I assumed this meant that I already had a static IP, so I proceeded to forward the port to uTorrent. Used the Thomson SpeedTouch 780v6 guide for it, although all SpeedTouch guides look pretty much the same. On the guide, why must I paste the static IP in that box? Nothing happens, it doesn't appear anywhere else, unlike the uTorrent port. Also, the trigger port is empty. Is that supposed to be empty? After adding it to the application sharing list, I get the following: Protocol Port Range Translate To ... Trigger Protocol Trigger Port Any 53477 – 53477 53477 – 53477 - -8. Obviously, uTorrent's port checker shows, that it is still closed. I am not using PeerGuardian2 or Protowall, so that can't be affecting it.- Set your firewall up properly, if applicableAs already mentioned, uTorrent is in the Windows Firewall exception list and the router's built-in firewall is disabled.- Select the correct upload speed in the Setup GuideSet on 12 KB/s.- If you already have a rule/exception created for µTorrent in your firewall, try removing and recreating itCan't say that changed anything...- Read the entire FAQNot much help there. All I did was allow "Destination Unreachable" on Windows Firewall to aid DHT. Again, no visible change.- Search the forums for similar problemsObviously, I did. Otherwise I wouldn't be writing this.- Use the newest version of µTorrentuTorrent 1.6.1. build 490SLOW/INTERRUPTED INTERNET CONNECTION/OFFLINE TRACKERS- Disable IP resolving in the Peers tabDid.- Try disabling DHTDoesn't make a visible difference, so currently it's enabled.- Try disabling UpnPDitto.- Try lowering maximum global number of connectionsCurrently at 80.- Lower net.max_halfopen to 4Did.- Patch TCPIP.sys and restart computer after patchingDid.- Connect your computer directly to the modem to make sure the problem is not caused by the router.Got no modem.- Restart your computer, modem, and router after performing any of the aboveRestarted.SLOW TRANSFER SPEEDS- Make sure you have a green network status light in the µTorrent status barHell no! That's the problem!- Try enabling Protocol EncryptionEnabled.- Made sure peer.lazy_bitfield is enabledEnabled.- Check to make sure your ISP isn't listed hereIt ain't.To cap it all up:- Color of the network status light in µTorrent's status barYellow. Still yellow.- What the port checker from the Speed Guide writesError! Port 53477 does not appear to be open.- What the Speed Guide shows your settings to beUpload Limit: 12 KB/sUpload Slots: 3Connections per Torrent: 55Global Connections: 80Max active Torrents: 3Max active Downloads: 3- Operating system installedWindows XP- Security software installedWindows Firewall, Norton AntiVirus 2006 Trial.- Exact router modelThomson SpeedTouch 780 WL- ISP (Internet Service Provider) being usedElion Enterprises Limited. Packet being used is „Kodulahendus" - 12 Mbit/s / 768 kbit/s- Connection type and speed resultsCableDownload speed 313,25 KB/s = 2500 kbpsUpload speed 14,09 KB/s = 112 kbpsAny help on how to get the port forwarded and how to get the download speeds up to level with my connection (which should be top-notch), is greatly appreciated.Joonas Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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