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New uTorrent user ... cant get port forwarding to work


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I know this is probably a common question, but I have done some searches in the forum and looked at the FAQ and am still stuck, so if anyone can point me to the right place I woudl be grateful:-

I recently installed uTorrent (this is my first foray into the world of torrents) and I can't get the port forwarding to work (the test in the speed guide fails). As a result (I assume) the download speeds are very slow (~5kB/s)

I have followed the instrucitons on portforward.com to ensure that the relevant port is forwarded on my router (Linksys WRT54G v5) but still no improvement.

Soem info:-

- Windows Vista

- Windows firewall on (but uTorrent is listed as an exception).

- My main PC is on a static IP address (that I have checked is outside the DHCP range for the router), but the rest of the network is DHCP.

- have UPnP and NAT-PMP disabled in utorrent.

- I have tried using three different ports so far. I

Where next?

PS Not sure whether I shoudl have posted in troubleshooting or speed problems, so I put it her for now. If that's wrong please let me know & I'll move it


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No modem - I have a wireless link that comes down from the aerial as ethernet and straight into the back of my Linksys WRT54G.

FWIW - The web address brings me to a status page for a "Motorola 5.7GHz - Subscriber Module - 0a-00-3e-f7-86-e5" - not sure if this is my own receiver (on the roof) or the local basestation

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An ethernet cable (with power) runs from the aeriel on my roof to the Linksys router.

However I think I have found the problem, I got the following email from my SP yesterday:

Hi Tom

Unfortunately BitTorrent is blocked on our network as it causes disruption to other users and this would fall under our fair usage policy .


Unfortunately, as I live in the back of beyond in Ireland, this is the only service available to me for the moment ... :(

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