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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; Hi Currenty on Sky unlimited with following stats: System Up Time: 00:27:29 Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx ...

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      Router configuration for torrent downloads

      Hi

      Currenty on Sky unlimited with following stats:

      System Up Time: 00:27:29

      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 118399 132845 0 46942 70331 00:25:52
      LAN 100M/Full 133379 137537 0 68204 53055 00:27:24
      WLAN 11M/54M 1934 565 0 396 94 00:27:11
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 4091 kbps 606 kbps
      Line Attenuation 52 db 28 db
      Noise Margin 6 db 20 db

      I'm not complaining about my speed as distance from exchange is a big factor as you can see (also using ADSL face plate etc etc). I've been downloading films for ages and never had a problem. However, I've recently started downloading Wii torrents (legit) but 4.37Gb iso files are taking days cos the download is ridiculously slow (10-30KB/s). I understand that I can "open ports" etc to correct this problem but don't know how.

      I have a Netgear Black Router and Use Vista 32 bit.

      Your advice would be much appreciated.

      Cheers

      Longshanks


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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      You need to open whichever port your torrent tool is using and point it to the 192.168.0.x address that the PC is sitting on.

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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      Many thanks

      Sorry to be thick but how do I do that. Also just out of interest is there any reason why this seems to only be a problem with Wii torrents when I had no such problems with films which were the same size.

      Longshanks

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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      Go here and select the torrent client you are using and just follow the instructions exactly.
      PortForward.com - Port Forwarding for the Netgear DG934G

      eg If you are using uTorrent do this-
      Port Forwarding Utorrent on the Netgear DG934G

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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      Many thanks IsitMe. The most helpful one this board by a country mile.

      Cheers

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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      Me again. Still have a few probs I'm afraid. Have created static IP address as suggsted. Only slight blip here was the black screen gave me 192.168.03 as the Router's IP address so I used 192.168.04 for my static IP address. However, when I went back to the Port forwarding tutorial and typed in 192.168.03 it came back with a "cannot communciate with..." When I used the default 192.168.0.1 I got my router. Hope this isn't a problem.

      Secondly for the life of me I can't find the Add New Port Forwarding Rule Menu in the Router to enter the ports. Can you direct me to this.

      Many thanks once again

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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      I can't tell you exactly as I don't have a DG934, but it will be in the Security, Firewall Rules Section. Adding Services will be under the same heading.

      Unless you change it, the address of a Netgear router is always 192.168.0.1, I think you may have used the address of your PC. The router address is shown against Gateway or DHCP Server.

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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      Hi again

      I know I'm being thick so apologies in advance. I have gone into Firewall, rules etc but there is nothing that looks remotely like an ADD NEW PORT FORWARDING RULE MENU.

      There are opportunities to add inbound and outbound services but these come later in the tutorial. I'm at the point on page 3 where it says Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Add New Port Forwarding rule menu and then click Apply.

      My first query is above but I'm also unsure about the settings referred to. Are they referring to the "settings" created when I established the static IP address or something else.

      Hope you can see where I'm confused.

      Thanks again

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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      i had same problem with Wii torrents being very slow, i think its just down to the fact that not as many people have them compared to the film torrents, i noticed i did not have no where near as many seeds and peers as i get when downloading film .avi's so i think this is why they are so slow. i have a netgear DG834g router and i set up new ports in the router config but it made no difference, but if i download a film file that has lots of seeds/peers i get it overnight so it must be the wii torrents that are the problem not your router/internet connection, hope this helps mate.

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      Re: Router configuration for torrent downloads

      Thanks

      You may well be right but I just want to set the ports up to see if it makes any difference and the tutorial provided is not clear as to how to so that.

      Longshanks

     

     
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