View Full Version : Firewall/Port Forward Question

2007-12-24, 04:58 AM
Sorry if this has been answered before.

I think I'm firewalled. My connection is a wifi connection via some unknown wireless server/router. I've checked canyouseeme.org and it looks like I'm firewalled because it can't "see me". I'm using ABC [Yet Another Bittorrent Client] 3.1. I can't set up the router, because I don't have access to it.

Once a torrent file completes downloading, it stops seeding. I have ABC set up to upload infinitely, so that's not the problem. I've tried opening the port that ABC is currently using (under Preferences/Network). I've also tried going to Preferences/Network/Advanced and entering my IP Address under "Local IP". I've tried setting up my Windows Firewall to open the ABC port and/or allow ABC to bypass the Windows Firewall. I've even tried shutting off my Windows Firewall but to no avail.

Any suggestions? Is this a situation where there's nothing I can do about it?

Thanks in advance.

2007-12-24, 11:18 AM
If you don't have access to the router, then you will not be able to forward your ports to become 'unfirewalled'.

If you are getting abruptly cut-off as soon as you finish your download, one thing you can do is prolong the time that it takes to download the show - and thus give yourself more time to be uploading the show. Simply set a low speed allowed for downloading. If you normally get speeds of 300 down, then cap your speed around 50 down and then it will take 6 times longer to download BUT it will also upload for 6 times longer. And, besides, if you are downloading overnight, who cares if it takes 1 hour or 6 hours to download the show? It will still be waiting there for you in the morning.

2007-12-24, 12:34 PM
Thanks for the excellent answer. That's a great idea about limiting my download speed to prolong the upload. I hadn't thought of that option. Perhaps I could stop the DL side of my torrents around 99% too.

Anyone have any info on webseeding? That seems like it may be an option also.