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I'm having problems downloading [censored]. My average download rate is about 5~ kb per second, which is really slow as far as I know. uTorrent tells me there are no incoming connections and as a result my downloading is so slow. I went to my firewall settings and made sure uTorrent is an exception, and it is. What should I do to fix that?

Many thanks!

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Dunno, did you follow any steps for your modem / router @ http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm ?

Had you gone through http://utorrent.com/setup_guide.php already?

Reading through http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=15992 may help. Testing / comparing the download speed of http://distribution.openoffice.org/p2p/ will tell you if it's a general configuration problem or your connection.

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I read them all but the first link. It is very helpful, thank you! However, I'm stuck at one point. I'm now creating a new Application but I have no idea what data to fill in these fields:


Port (or Range): From: To:

Protocol Timeout (seconds):

Map to Host Port:

Application Type:

Thanks a lot!

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Protocol is TCP , or BOTH if you can. If you can't you make one TCP, one UDP.

Port needs to include the port in Ctrl-G.

Timeout... I don't know, 60 seconds?

Same port for HOST as in Ctrl-G :) You're saying ... take inbound on XXXX --> outbound XXXX to my computer. I don't see a place for a destination IP :( Are you on Virtual Server? Or Port Forwarding?

What are the optins for application type?

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Jewelisheaven thanks so much for your help, I do appreciate it! However I'm still having problems with undersand WHAT I should fill in and WHERE. I'm following the instructions in this page: http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/2wire/1800hg/Utorrent.htm

At one point it says "We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Utorrent requires you to forward the ports you entered above. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Edit Application menu and then click Add Definition."

However I'm not sure what they mean by "settings shown above" the only explanation I can see is" the port I was asked to copy (from utorrent), however if that's true, where should I put it?

EDIT: I think I got it, does this look right?

Protocol: TCP / UDP

Port (or Range): From: 24793 To: 24793

Protocol Timeout (seconds): 60

Map to Host Port: 24793

Thanks for your answers!

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If your port is 24793, and the port tester comes out ok (Ctrl+G, test port), then it looks fine for the most part. I'm not sure about the protocol timeout though, that number seems low to me :/. Test with openoffice, if the speed drops off occasionally, try raising the timeout (180).

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When doing the port test I got this:

"Welcome to the µTorrent Port Checker.

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

Checking port 24793 on

Error! Port 24793 does not appear to be open.

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

Please make absolutely sure that PeerGuardian2 or Protowall is allowing utorrent.com ( in either of those programs. Those of you using ipfilter.dat should make sure the list does not include the website's IP. After making sure of this, re-run this test by refreshing the page (F5). "

Hmmm... What should I do? Also now I get a red ! in the bottom of uTorrent saying: "Not connectable: a firewall/router is limiting your network traffic...."

Thanks a lot, you are great. :)

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According to the FAQ, that generally means something on your computer is causing problems. The two log files mentioned near the bottom of http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=15992#p258238 would help determine if that's the case. What are the most recent changes you have made to the computer and router? Have you tried a different port? And have you followed those port forward instructions completely for your router? Does your computer have a (short) name set?

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