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brucewayne
2006-09-09, 08:33 PM
why is this the only site that shows me as firewalled.tried all the port forwarding stuff,doesn't work. the head computer guru where i work (major university) says it's just an urban myth.

U2Lynne
2006-09-10, 01:30 AM
the head computer guru where i work (major university) says it's just an urban myth.
Sorry, but this cracks me up. Has he seriously never heard of a firewall? So XPs 'firewall' is a myth (and the Mac one also)? And are router firewalls a myth also? And portforward.com is just some joke site someone put out also, right?

On a serious note, have you done a NAT check? http://btfaq.com/natcheck.pl What does it say about torrents from here? And then try it with a torrent from another site. Not all sites will tell you if you are firewalled (I don't think etree does). So, you might want to try that test for torrents from different sites and see if it really is different for different sites. If it is, then I think we may need to look into what ports you are using and how you have your bt client configured. If you have your ports properly forwarded for your bt client, you should be fine on any bt site.

Edit to add: I notice you are using port 6881. A lot of ISPs are blocking or limiting those ports. You may do better to try ports in the range of 50000-55000 (not that many, just a couple in that range).

gsmyth79
2006-09-10, 02:28 AM
your head computer guru is a total ass. sorry.

edit: if you're trying to BT from a university you're almost certainly going to be firewalled, and you won't be able to do anything about it.

brucewayne
2006-09-10, 11:19 AM
what does port forwarding do anyway? increase speed? had it configured at one time (before hard drive failure,new dsl modem and wirless router) and it didn't increase uploads or downloads. by increasing my upload speed in bitcomet the best I get is about 32Kbs.max download off here and etree has been around 80Kbs.can I expect anything better than that by portforwarding.how about that program PFConfig,is it any good. I tried NAT check and couldn't get it to work.im doing this from home computer.

U2Lynne
2006-09-10, 12:03 PM
Port fowarding makes sure you are not firewalled on that port. If you are firewalled, then you may not connect to any other firewalled people. If there are tons of users on a torrent, then that won't matter to you. However, if there are just a couple of people on the torrent and they are all firewalled, none of you will be able to get the show from one another. So, forwarding your ports on increases your speed in that it allows you to connect to more people and thus get the best download rate you can.

brucewayne
2006-09-10, 04:15 PM
but even if I get all the ports forwarded correctly and everone else is firewalled I won't get anything right? I will try 1 more time when I get home.thanks

U2Lynne
2006-09-10, 04:50 PM
but even if I get all the ports forwarded correctly and everone else is firewalled I won't get anything right? I will try 1 more time when I get home.thanks
No, if you correctly forward your ports so you aren't firewalled, you can connect to anyone, whether they are firewalled or not. However, if there is no seed (noone has 100%), then you won't complete the show no matter what.

If you are trying to use bt at a university, chances are you cannot forward your ports (especially if the computer 'guru' there doesn't believe that such a thing is possible) and you will be stuck being firewalled.

joaquincapitol
2006-09-10, 06:47 PM
Guys, i need help. I have a Linksys wireless router (an WRT54G, more preciselly), and after i reinstalled it on my pc, i now get that "firewalled" ad on my nick. Can anyone help me to unlock the firewall, please? I'll be the best for all of us, ha! :lol:

gsmyth79
2006-09-10, 07:27 PM
go to portforward.com, find your model of router, and follow the directions.

brucewayne
2006-09-10, 10:33 PM
did all the portforwarding. on the part where it says to enter your static ip addy the numbers are: 192.169.1[blank] but the numbers when I get to my router settings are: 192.168.2.102 and when I click on the staus button on the router page it lists this as ip:192.168.1.3

will this make a difference or should I just go with that?

U2Lynne
2006-09-10, 10:45 PM
What is shown as your static IP when you open the terminal and do and 'ipconfig'? That should tell you what your static IP is (did you tell your computer to use a static IP and not a dynamic one? That is one of the steps at portforward.com).

brucewayne
2006-09-10, 10:55 PM
192.168.2.102 could it be my isp has something on their end?

U2Lynne
2006-09-10, 11:12 PM
I don't suppose you have two routers? Sometimes the main one uses 192.168.1.xxx and then one that feeds into it uses 192.168.2.xxx . Otherwise, there is something you need to do to either tell your router to allow 192.168.2.xxx or tell your computer not to use 192.168.2.102 (that is an IP you should have set using the instructions on portforward.com, so did you goof in doing it?).

brucewayne
2006-09-10, 11:22 PM
i have the dsl modem and the router.

brucewayne
2006-09-11, 10:33 PM
fgg

U2Lynne
2006-09-12, 12:16 AM
fgg
:hmm:

brucewayne
2006-09-12, 08:41 PM
tried 30 times,still firewalled.f#&k it!! got better things to do,plus it works as is.if it aint broke don't fix it. maybe I will try again in a year or two.

p.s. did try one of things someone mentioned (can't remember which one) then I got no webpages at all.

phamilyguy
2006-09-12, 09:32 PM
I had a firewall issue for months. It turned out that my voip phone hook up was the problem. I had the modem going to the voip box and then to the router as instructed by my voip provider. Somehow the voip was telling the router a different ip address than the one my isp provided which made me unconnectable. When I rearranged things so the router was connected to the modem and the voip was connected to one of the routers ethernet ports, I became connectable. I also had to forward specific ports to get the voip working properly.

I don't know if this applies to your situation, but maybe it will help someone. I was banging my head for months trying to figure it out.