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    Router configuration for torrent downloads

    This is a discussion on Router configuration for torrent downloads within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Another option is to turn on uPnP (under Advanced settings) and see if that will open the required ports automatically. ...

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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      Another option is to turn on uPnP (under Advanced settings) and see if that will open the required ports automatically. Some people don't like using it because it can be hijacked by dubious websites, but for trying out settings it can be useful and it only opens ports when asked to from within your internal network.

      If you can get it to work using uPnP then you should be able to get it to work by manually opening the ports. I don't know the Sky DG934 router but on most Netgear routers (with a blue menu frame on the left) port forwarding settings are towards the end under Advanced.


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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      Have a look here - http://www.skyuser.co.uk/tools/SkyUs...rrentSagem.swf

      This is a Video tutorial for the Sagem Router, I believe the V2 Netgear has a similar menu system. Just substitute your client for uTorrent if you are not using it.

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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      Many thanks again IsitMe.

      The video was much clearer so hopefully relevant port is now open. Downloaded and checked with the Port checker and initially got a message that Windows Firewall was blocking incoming etc. Chose to unlock and confirmed that Port was open. I honestly thought that I'd disabled Windows Firewall as I have other protection on the PC.

      Did I do right in unblocking?

      Thanks again

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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      If you have another firewall running then you should disable the Windows one. Having 2 firewalls, although not as bad as having 2 AVs, will slow things down.
      If you are running Win 7, you have more flexibility as you can create rules to allow particular programs access. Many claim that you do not need a firewall when working behind a router and this is true up to a point. The router will block anything you have not requested, but if you pick up a trojan it will not stop it broadcasting from your PC as it will see it as legitimate traffic. A software firewall will detect this is not legitimate and advise you. This was the weakness of previous Windows firewalls which also saw everything going out from your PC as legitimate and only blocked incoming threats.

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      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      Many thanks again

      Use PC Tools Spyware Doctor which has firewall and anti virus, malaware etc etc.

     

     
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