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Help with limited speeds!

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Ok, I am not sure if its my firewall that is in my modem/router. I basically get 50KB max and it won't go any higher. I have SBC and pay for a 3MB connection. Anywho here is everything you could want to know. :stretches fingers:....

---EVERYTHING you've tried so far, including ANYTHING listed below

Well what I have done so far is here at this post:


---Color of the network status light in µTorrent's status bar.

I am assuming its that middle symbol? I have a yellow triangle at first then it turns red.

---What the port checker from the Speed Guide writes.

Says the Port isn't open. I've tried so many random ports I give up! I followed the guide to a T. Its simple. Is there a way to find out what Ports are open?!?!?

---What the Speed Guide shows your settings to be?

Here you go:


---Security software installed:

NAV (06 or 07)

Spy Sweeper

Counter Spy

Ewido (not on)

Spybot (not on)

Windows Firewall (not on)

Modem/Router has a built in firewall thingy with software.

None of them I have ever told to block UTorrent. And yes I have even turned restart the pc with them off (except the SBC router) and tried.

---Exact router model(s), and exact modem model.

2Wire 2701HG-B


SBC (now AT&T?)

---Connection type.

DSL, this speed:


---Your list of running processes.

System Idle Process 0 94.03

Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts

DPCs n/a Deferred Procedure Calls

System 4

smss.exe 744 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation

csrss.exe 888 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation

winlogon.exe 928 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation

services.exe 976 2.99 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation

ati2evxx.exe 1136 ATI External Event Utility EXE Module ATI

svchost.exe 1148 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft

svchost.exe 1264 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft

svchost.exe 1328 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft

svchost.exe 1396 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft

svchost.exe 1532 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft

CCSETMGR.EXE 1784 Symantec Settings Manager Service Symantec

SNDSrvc.exe 1800 Network Driver Service Symantec Corporation

SPBBCSvc.exe 1824 SPBBC Service Symantec Corporation

CCEVTMGR.EXE 384 Symantec Event Manager Service Symantec

spoolsv.exe 688 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation

AluSchedulerSvc.exe 1324 Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler Service Symantec

CTsvcCDA.EXE 1488 Creative Service for CDROM Access Creative Technology Ltd

guard.exe 1384 ewido anti-spyware guard Anti-Malware Development a.s.

svchost.exe 1624 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services MS

NAVAPSVC.EXE 1772 Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service Symantec

PQV2iSvc.exe 1944 Service Module Symantec Corporation

NPFMNTOR.EXE 2096 Norton AntiVirus Firewall Install Monitor Symantec

SBCSSvc.exe 2264 Scan Service Sunbelt Software

StarWindService.exe 2512 StarWind iSCSI Target (Alcohol Edition) RDS

svchost.exe 2576 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services MS

WRSSSDK.exe 2632 Spy Sweeper SDK Webroot Software, Inc.

symlcsvc.exe 3056 Symantec Core Component Symantec Corporation

UAService7.exe 3104 SecuROM UAS (V7). Sony DADC Austria AG.

MsPMSPSv.exe 3188 WMDM PMSP Service Microsoft Corporation

wmpnetwk.exe 3252 Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service MS

WorldNewsService.exe 3336

alg.exe 2188 Application Layer Gateway Service MS

lsass.exe 988 LSA Shell (Export Version) Microsoft Corporation

ati2evxx.exe 1416 ATI External Event Utility EXE Module ATI

explorer.exe 1716 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation

2portalmon.exe 2076 1.49 HomePortal Monitor Application by 2Wire Engineering

SpySweeper.exe 2124 Spy Sweeper Client Executable

CCAPP.EXE 2156 Symantec User Session Symantec Corporation

SBCSTray.exe 2276 Tray Application Sunbelt Software

SetPoint.exe 2436 Logitech SetPoint Event Manager (UNICODE)

KHALMNPR.EXE 2840 Logitech KHAL Main Process Logitech Inc.

procexp.exe 12924 1.49 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals

MOM.exe 2940 Catalyst Control Center: Monitoring program ATI

CCC.exe 3028 Catalyst Control Centre: Host application ATI

firefox.exe 10716 Firefox Mozilla Corporation

---Basic computer hardware.

2.0 GHZ (Pentium 4)

X850 XT (Radeon)

1 Gig Ram (Samsung)

Win Xp (SP2)

80 & 250 Gig HD (WD)

Sound Blaster Audigy

450 Power Supply (Antec)

Plextor DVD/CD Writer

Sony DVD/CD Player


2.1 Speakers (yep, 2.1)

---I followed everything else in the "READ HERE" post. I am going to post this and do two things though I didn't do though.

"Patched TCPIP.sys and restarted computer after patching? (Assumes you are using Windows XP w/ SP2)"


So, I have to ask a few things/ say a few things.

1. How do you check for open ports? Thats the one thing that never worked right! No matter what "port" I did when it checked it, it came up that that port was never open! Well then why do it random if they are never open? How do I know what port is?!?!?

2. My last thought is its something with my router/modem thingy and its built in firewall or however it works.

I must say I am NOT....NOT a uber geek. So if you tell me something explain it. I get games, I get pcs. But when it comes to networking, Ips, ports....etc I am totally lost and get easily confused.

Thx for any help you can give!

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Well I changed the settings. It didn't really do anything besides obviously change a few items around. As for my IP I got it. Now what do I do with it? I wouldn't post it, I would think posting your IP is dangerous. At least thats what I would been told.

I contacted my ISP about my stupid firewall and limited downloads when using P2P programs( all legal of course) and they said it could be a firewall. DUH! I think its their stupid modem/router with its firewall crap I can't deactivate. Because I get fine speeds everywhere else. Although then I guess I would get bad speeds everywhere if it was the firewall? I don't know I should just shut up and let you guys figure it out, your smarter then me!

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My god, I somehow missed the section on "testing". I never tested downloading those other torrents to see what the speed was! I downloaded one partial and my speed got up to 250kb before I stopped it. It would have kept going but obviously it was working fine.

Most important..... I noticed at the end of that Setup Guide it says if you have the red circle it could be a NAT problem. Well obviously this is the problem with my downloads. And it says I have to do the Port Forwarding. BUT HOW?!?! I did what it said and and hit the random button and used that number in my routers config and what not but when I go to "Test" it thought the Speed Guide it says the number doesn't work!

So once again I am back to how do I figure out what port number to use?!?!? Am I missing something here?!?!?

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This is what PORTFORWARD.COM tells me to do:


I do it step by step, heck I know it by heart now! But no matter what "random" port number I get it doesn't make a difference! I still have a red circle. The question is since I get fast speeds on the "test" torrents but not on torrents I am downloading why am I getting that red circle at all then if my speed is fine obviously on some torrents?

If its still this NAT which leads back to Port Forwarding then how come it isn't working right? Why won't any number work for me?

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sorry, but you lost me with your repeated talking about random ports.

Just to clarify it: you DO NOT use random ports! you choose one portnumber in µT, you keep this port number and then you enter THIS port number into your router where you enter the port(s) you want to get forward to the computer(s) you have on your LAN. If it is only one computer, you look up what IP address it has, and then you take this IP address and the port number you choose before and fill out the fields.

you get the red circle because no one can initiate the connection to you because your NAT router does not know where he should send the packets that knock on the door for your µtorrent. On big large numbers torrents, being firewalled (Red circle) isn't such an issue because there are many users that are not firewalled, so YOU can connect to them and get good speeds.

if you have the typical "illegal" torrent, there are not so many seeders, and if for example there is only one seeder and he is firewalled too, you and he can never ever exchange data. thats why it is important to forward one SPECIFIC(!) port to µT.

If the office mailman doesn't know that you are reachable on the 23rd floor cubicle 42, you will never get any packet that reaches the office mailroom. yet you still can mail out if you bring the packets you want to send to the mailroom. Thats what happends on swarms like open office.

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