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micenzo
2005-08-08, 07:25 AM
Its still yellow, though I have turned off the firewall (basic XP firewall<- didnt find anything more on it), I have turned off the virus protection and also the automatic updates are off.

I use Bit tornado and when I set it to force the icon to turn into green when firewalled it showed green :wtf:

Any help is appriciated

Chachi420
2005-08-08, 08:26 AM
you will need to forward the bittorrent ports (probably 6881-6889) that your bt client is using.

micenzo
2005-08-08, 08:31 AM
Ah thank you

micenzo
2005-08-08, 08:44 AM
Ah I did it 6881-6889 and nothing happened

TheMamba
2005-08-08, 09:57 AM
Sounds like you're on a router.

Go here:

http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm

Find your router model and follow the instructions.

What BT client are you using?

thisistoto
2005-08-08, 03:56 PM
the light might stay yellow and thats not a problem. Mine has been yellow for months and months now but everything works fine.

screwball
2005-08-08, 07:44 PM
I have been trying to overcome the same problem for some time now and can't find any success. Bit Tornado is the only client I could get to DL without having to jump thru impossible hoops. I'm not a techno geek and if anybody knows an easier way that would be greatly appreciated. PM me if you have a list and want to trade. I would like to say it's nice to know I'm not alone, but it isn't. good luck, Ron

thisistoto
2005-08-08, 08:53 PM
I have been trying to overcome the same problem for some time now and can't find any success. Bit Tornado is the only client I could get to DL without having to jump thru impossible hoops. I'm not a techno geek and if anybody knows an easier way that would be greatly appreciated. PM me if you have a list and want to trade. I would like to say it's nice to know I'm not alone, but it isn't. good luck, Ron


I use Bit Tornado as well, and its a great simple client to use. Like I said, i have had a yellow light for months now, and it has not affected my dl or upload speeds. I am able to seed just fine.

TheMamba
2005-08-08, 09:41 PM
Are either of you actually showing up as firewalled on this site?

i.e. when you look at the list of peers on the tracker here, does it show you in red paranthesis?

thisistoto
2005-08-08, 09:56 PM
Are either of you actually showing up as firewalled on this site?

i.e. when you look at the list of peers on the tracker here, does it show you in red paranthesis?



no. im behind a router and norton firewall, and both are forwarded. And i get great speeds. EVen without the router and my firewall turned off im showing up yellow.

screwball
2005-08-08, 10:04 PM
How does one look at the list of peers on the tracker to find out if I am in red paranthesis?

TheMamba
2005-08-09, 07:16 AM
Click on the "statistics" button in the first post of the thread while you're downloading or uploading.

screwball
2005-08-09, 09:44 PM
I don't see a statistics button on anything anywhere

thisistoto
2005-08-09, 10:09 PM
Just look at the first page of the torrent

feralicious
2005-08-09, 11:28 PM
Yeah, even if you're firewalled/yellow/NAT affected you can still get good connections. You can connect to non-firewalled people, you just can't connect to another person in the same condition.

I wouldn't leave yourself without firewall and virus protection though, that's pretty risky.

Don't know why you can't get to green. You can always go for a drive, plenty of green lights out there. ;)

micenzo
2005-08-10, 09:23 AM
^^ :wave:

U2Lynne
2005-08-10, 11:25 AM
Don't know why you can't get to green. You can always go for a drive, plenty of green lights out there. ;)
I don't know Nina, somedays I go driving and seem to always hit the yellow lights. :)

feralicious
2005-08-10, 11:48 AM
I don't know Nina, somedays I go driving and seem to always hit the yellow lights. :)Aha, proof that yellow really is okay since here in SoCal it means SPEED UP! :lol

screwball
2005-08-10, 07:47 PM
Is everybody speaking a different language than me. I don't see a stat button anywhere.

feralicious
2005-08-10, 08:24 PM
What BT client are you using?

screwball
2005-08-10, 09:15 PM
Is everybody speaking a different language than me. I don't see a stat button anywhere.

feralicious
2005-08-10, 09:38 PM
:confused:

U2Lynne
2005-08-11, 12:25 AM
Screwball, go to a torrent thread that you are currently active on that is on the New Tracker (since July 2). In the first post are a couple of tabs under the torrent. One says Statistics. Click it and it will show you everyone who is seeding/leeching that torrent. Find yourself. If you shows your port number in red parenthesis, then you are firewalled.