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irishcrazy2005
2004-12-07, 07:20 PM
Two questions:
1) Does anyone know how to do port forwarding on the built in Windows XP SP2 firewall? I can figure out how to allow programs, but it only lets you put in one port at a time (kind of hard to do if you need a whole slew of ports open for BT).

2) Does anyone have any idea on how I can get around some block that my school has on BT? I have no idea what they have done because it is so sporadic. Some days I can download at over 100kbps, and some days I can't get above 5kbps (that is independent of the amount of seeders/leechers). In addition, I can never upload much more than 5kbps. I have noticed that it will only allow me to upload 1 kpbs to each user I am connected to.

Thanks in advance for any help.

-Phil

RainDawg
2004-12-20, 10:45 AM
Two questions:
1) Does anyone know how to do port forwarding on the built in Windows XP SP2 firewall? I can figure out how to allow programs, but it only lets you put in one port at a time (kind of hard to do if you need a whole slew of ports open for BT).
You have to open them one port at a time with XP....that's how I did it.

2) Does anyone have any idea on how I can get around some block that my school has on BT? I have no idea what they have done because it is so sporadic. Some days I can download at over 100kbps, and some days I can't get above 5kbps (that is independent of the amount of seeders/leechers). In addition, I can never upload much more than 5kbps. I have noticed that it will only allow me to upload 1 kpbs to each user I am connected to.

There are ways to do this, but I've never needed to so can't offer experience of my own. It has something to do with port-forwarding, and using a different range than BT usually uses but spoofing it so that other peers know where to look for you.

Someone here has to know the answer to this.

Hottiemagnet
2005-03-16, 02:00 PM
And how should i call all these ports ?

U2Lynne
2005-03-16, 03:19 PM
What do you mean, Pieter? Are you needing help forward through the XP firewall?

Port Forwarding for Windows XP (http://www.portforward.com/help/personalfirewalls/windowssp2port.htm)

Hottiemagnet
2005-03-16, 03:30 PM
Thanks Lynne ! But i'm getting quite good speeds at the moment with the option to use another firewall instead of the Windows XP one...

dadgad
2005-03-16, 04:14 PM
maybe off topic talkin' 'bout firewalls but useful nevertheless:

How to Disable QoS Packet Scheduler Bandwidth Limiting in Windows XP (http://support.earthlink.net/mu/1/psc/img/walkthroughs/windows_XP/6800.psc.html)

Hottiemagnet
2005-03-16, 04:21 PM
Thanks GL, Run doesn't do that...Or do i have to restore my firewall again ??

Upload isn't that bad, but certainly not what it was last week...

uhclem
2005-03-16, 07:07 PM
Two questions:
1) Does anyone know how to do port forwarding on the built in Windows XP SP2 firewall? I can figure out how to allow programs, but it only lets you put in one port at a time (kind of hard to do if you need a whole slew of ports open for BT).
I thought that the SP2 firewall was an application-based firewall. I.e. you don't have to open particular ports but simply tell the firewall to allow a particular application to have access to the net and that's pretty much it.

Are you not getting green lights?

Hottiemagnet
2005-03-22, 01:32 PM
Still strange speeds in the beginning, only when there are more then 10-15 leechers my speeds rocket up :( Before i changed to XP i instantly got speeds about 40 kB/s uploading, even to one leecher..........