View Full Version : couldnt listen - unable to forward port via UPnP

2007-09-23, 05:08 PM
im not very good with this kinda stuff so if anyone could help me out.

i cannot download torrents because i get this error in torrent box

again thanx if you can help me out and sorry if its something simple to sort out, anyway it turns out thanx for your help...paul

2007-09-23, 05:18 PM
uPnP - is a service that attempts to auto-config.
In this situation, the torrent client is attempting to use uPnP to open a port on your router.

(Its kinda like plug&play for networks & doesnt really work/has issues.)

what torrent client are you using? What OS and router?

in a nutshell:
you need to manually give your torrent client a port number (to chat on)
then, via a browser, 'open/forward' that port number in the router.

2007-09-23, 05:44 PM
bit tornado....i use a bt homehub

whats an OS

2007-09-23, 05:51 PM
bit tornado....i use a bt homehub

whats an OSOS = Operating System - but here is everything you need/should try.

Follow directions & if you get stuck - post back here

2007-09-23, 06:01 PM
lol.....how do i find my port number?

2007-09-23, 06:16 PM
lol.....how do i find my port number?
:lol: you're going to make me work.. thats ok.

BitTorrent operates best when it has a TCP server port open, and defaults to open it at 6881 or higher (you can change this in Prefs).http://www.bittornado.com/faq.html

top file menu> select prefs
note the port number

so.. if it is using port 6881 ... then
go into your router
(using the www.portforward.com as your guide - every router is a little different in verbage used)
once inside your router, you open/forward port to your workstation

(yes you need to know what IP address your computer has - it may be something like or ..etc)

take it slow - smoke if you got 'em - it will all work out. :)

2007-09-23, 06:23 PM
simple.....lol.....many many thanx....i owes u a beer

2007-09-23, 06:32 PM
simple.....lol.....many many thanx....i owes u a beernice - we speak the same language then. :cheers:

it seems like a lot at first - its not.

1. get the port # from Bit tornado (might be 6881) - write it down.
2. get your IP Address from your computer
If you are on a windows system:
start>run>(type) cmd (hit enter) - this gets you a DOS Prompt
Type: ipconfig /all (hit enter) - lots of junk shows on the screen
Look for the line that says: ipaddress - write the number down.

3.Find your British Telecom router by model number at www.portforward.com
follow directions to enter the bit tornado PORT and your computers IP Address.

I will collect on that beer :cool: so thanks in advance.