View Full Version : another newb. firewall question

2008-02-09, 12:31 PM
hi-i have a few questions and i hope somebody can help:

up until a few days ago, i was downloading torrents w/ azureus (v3.0.1.2), but now i'm apparently firewalled and my share ratio has tanked.

first, i'm running OSX tiger on a G4 imac

my firewall is off and my TCP port # in my pref. panel is set the same as in Azureus (#49157) a NAT test timed out after 20 secs. "port is probably closed"
a visit to canyouseeme.org could not find service on this port or others i've tried.

my question: before i forward my ports etc., is there something else locally i 'm missing? someone responded to a similar question in this forum with the suggestion of re-booting the router. also, i've learned my ISP, COX, limits its' service for bandwidth hogs. could this be the problem?

incidentally, the situation is the same on my laptop, which runs the same config.

any helpful opinions would be welcome and let me know if there's more info you need-i hope i've provided enough. thanks for your time! :)

2008-02-09, 12:38 PM
It doesn't sound like you are missing anything else. The one thing you will have to do is setup a static LOCAL IP, this is the IP that the router assigns to your computer that usually looks like 192.168.1.xxx Many people have this set up to by dynamically assigned and that won't work if you need to forward your ports to a certain computer since your computer is identified by the local IP. So, make sure when you go to portforward.com that you do the step to setup a static IP (they won't say static local IP, but this is what is it).