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Old 2005-03-15, 11:02 AM
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Re: Azureus Help Needed

Yes, the NAT error will cause you to be unable to connect to as many peers, and thus may affect the total up/down speed. It took me a while to get this ironed out on XP, but what it came down to was that I didn't have the XP firewall opened properly. Double check that you indeed have the Windows firewall opened correctly for Azureus.

1. Open the Windows Control Panel
2. Select Windows Firewall
3. Make sure the firewall is turned "ON"
4. Make sure "Don't Allow Exceptions" is NOT checked
5. Click on the "exceptions" tab at the top
6. Click "Add Program"
7. Select the Azureus executable program file
8. Click "Add Port"
9. Name it BitTorrent and open port 6881.
10. You may optionally open all ports from 6881-6889, but Azureus should be able to work with only 6881 opened.
11. Click "OK"
12. Reboot

Now go into the Azureus setup (make sure there are no torrents in the queue first) and try again. This SHOULD take care of the NAT error, and allow you to get the most out of your connection. It is also possible that your ISP is limiting your upload or your access to certain ports, in which case you might be screwed completely. Try that, and let me know how it's what finally made Azureus/XP work for me, and I now get green lights on every torrent and easily max my rated upload speed of 45 KBps.
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Throught the lies,
We'll never see,
What's never been,
At the ending of life and the coming of death,
Pass not through its gates but into the dark.
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