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    Can I block p2p in sky router?

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      Can I block p2p in sky router?

      Hey guys, I'm gonna change company coz Virgin media in my AREA is SHI*...

      Then I'll go for SKY, I've checked it already and I like it, but the router that they'll give me... is a SAGEM I GUESS...


      Then in my actual Router, in the section of virtual servers (To open the ports)
      I got just like 19 boxes to open ports, so is perfect, I mean I got all of them full, like this when my friends trying to download something trough TORRENT the area of virtual ports is full and they're always limited, and the connexion is PERFECT I hope you understand what I mean...


      I heard that if your router has infinite boxes to open ports you'll never be able to block it because as soon as you block these ports others will be open...

      So what can I do??

      Any IDEA?? THANKSS guys...


      By the way, can I use others routers instead of your router or not?


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      Re: Can I block p2p in sky router?

      How come your 'friends' have access to your router?

      If they are blitzing your connection with their Torrents, then perhaps you should encourage them to get their own connections.

      I can understand your concerns over the legalities of torrents as well as bandwidth.

      If you can't block the torrents, perhaps consider another approach. Set up a cheap desktop with two hard drives. The first HD will be for the OS & general workings of the PC. The 2nd HD will be shared & able to store any torrents downloaded.

      As each download is completed, they can then copy off the completed files to their own PC.

      By setting the single computer to limit it's access to the bandwidth, and not having multiple PCs competing all the time, everyone is free to perform normal tasks on the Internet at the same time.

      If a particularly heavy task is required, you can quickly disconnect the single PC and everyone is free to do other tasks.

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      Re: Can I block p2p in sky router?

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      How come your 'friends' have access to your router?

      If they are blitzing your connection with their Torrents, then perhaps you should encourage them to get their own connections.

      I can understand your concerns over the legalities of torrents as well as bandwidth.

      If you can't block the torrents, perhaps consider another approach. Set up a cheap desktop with two hard drives. The first HD will be for the OS & general workings of the PC. The 2nd HD will be shared & able to store any torrents downloaded.

      As each download is completed, they can then copy off the completed files to their own PC.

      By setting the single computer to limit it's access to the bandwidth, and not having multiple PCs competing all the time, everyone is free to perform normal tasks on the Internet at the same time.

      If a particularly heavy task is required, you can quickly disconnect the single PC and everyone is free to do other tasks.

      jajaja I'd do this one like 15 years ago, not now...

      I'm gonna get my OWN conexion... and everyone happy...

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      Re: Can I block p2p in sky router?

      Routers for the work environment tend to has most ports closed, so that P2P traffic doesn't pass through them.

      The home environment tends to want ports opened before hand.

      The nature of P2P software means that you can easily change the ports used and even set them to change each time the program is restarted.

      This is why it isn't easy to block them in the home environment IMHO.

      Discipline is the way to control them, hence my suggestion.

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      Re: Can I block p2p in sky router?

      Also if you turn off UNnP which P2P uses when specific ports are not opened, that should help prevent downloading. It is far better to secure your router with strong passwords and use WPA2 which will deny access to anyone you do not want on your network.

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      Re: Can I block p2p in sky router?

      Disabling Upnp doesn't work with the newer bit torrent clients. The best way to block torrents without getting an expensive router is to find out what trackers your friends use and add them to the block list on your router.

      Trackers are the essence of torrenting. If you block access to them your friends won't be able to initiate a handshake and hence not be able to see or connect to any peers.

     

     

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