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Windows XP spec 2

Windows firewall

D Link router WBR 1310

Utorrent 1.7.6

every time I check port warding it says I am having a firewall problem

Have unsuccessfully tried to open many ports (have no idea which port to choose)

Download speed does not present a problem

There is most times a red circle with an exclamation mark at the bottom

Just downloaded a 700 MB movie in less than an hour

Normally upload in single digits

Last night I uploaded to at 45 kB/s

I thought the red circle indicated I was not connectible, how can I upload to some at a good rate and others cannot see me

Totaly confused

Help please

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When you are not forwarded or able to receive incoming connections... you can ONLY connect to OTHER peers which ARE forwarded correctly.... being an incoming peer for THEM. Since you're using a Dlink I would first double check you have made a rule for uT on the correct PORT (Ctrl-G) to your IP (start->run->cmd /k ipconfig). I also use http://www.canyouseeme.org and http://www.utorrent.com/testport.php?port=YOURPORTNUMBER and https://www.grc.com/x/portprobe=YOURPORTNUMBER to test open ports.

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Ahhh, it's alright ;) I think TheShad0w explained how firewalling affects peer connections best. It's not that you CAN'T CONNECT to peers, it's that you can't connect to as many. From http://xrl.us/PFRouter -> http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Dlink/WBR-1310/Utorrent.htm are you sure it's not that easy? Now if the pictures don't show the current way your setup pages look then I understand,but portforward.com is great when it comes to pictures being worth a thousand words.

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jewelisheaven thank you for your help

When I try to use your guide I come to a section that tells "How to set up a static IP address" I know this is needed but when I click on next it takes me to a page to download "Registry Helper" with no way out.

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This link http://www.portforward.com/english/rout … orrent.htm

brings me to this page "Port Forwarding for the D-Link WBR-1310"

In this section "Utorrent's Port for incoming connections"

after filling in "enter port here"

On the next line there is an orange highlighted in this sentence

"Take a look at our Static IP Address guide to setup a static ip address."

and when you click on the orange highlighted section it brings you here.

How To setup a Static IP Address

Clicking on the "Next" brings me to an ad for "registry helper"

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Thank you

When I get to here there seems to be a problem

"Some router's act as a proxy between the actual name servers and your computer. You will know when this is the case, because the Default Gateway will list the same ip address as the Name Servers entry. We need to have the correct Name Server IP addresses."

The IP addy and the DNS are the same.

Contacted the provider as suggested. He said he didn't have that info and said to connect my cable modem directly to the computer and then redo start. run. ipconfig /all

Did that and all it provided was as follows:

Physical address 00-14-2A-A8-BB-xx

IP Address 169.254.xx.xx

Subnet mask

Is this IP address the one that I need (for the correct name server address)?

(Have connected the router back into the setup.

Thank you


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