TECH Port Forwarding

REDandBLACKpack

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Nov 29, 2007
30,969
ATL
Who can educate me on port forwarding, how to do it and what the disadvantages of doing so are.

I use transmission and on the internet in my dorm I have yet to hit over 100 KB/s with my uploads turned off.

also will it help with my internet speed or just torrents? youtube and other similar videos seem to take forever to load. I have a mbp and i expected more than this.
 
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Raider007

om nom nom nom
Aug 26, 2002
17,721
Bay Area
dorm huh....
you might be fucked on that end... nothing you can do on your end, it's all server side which i'm going to guess is out of your control...

and to help out...
port forwarding is on the router/server end, you just tell your computer what to listen too...

which is why i'm saying you're probably not able to do anything...they're probably just throttling p2p stuff...

when i was in college they throttled napster and other p2p stuff, but mirc/ftps were a free for all...
 

garbagemanlb

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Sep 8, 2005
156,310
Oregon
I also need to know how to do this. I have a detailed guide for basically every program but Transmission (such as utorrent, etc.)

I know how to access my router and get to the right page to do the port forwarding, know my computer's ip and the listening port. I just don't know what to do once at the router webpage.
 

DouggieJ

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Nov 1, 2007
8,080
New York, NY USA
I also need to know how to do this. I have a detailed guide for basically every program but Transmission (such as utorrent, etc.)

I know how to access my router and get to the right page to do the port forwarding, know my computer's ip and the listening port. I just don't know what to do once at the router webpage.

Forward ports 6881-6889 to your computer's IP from the router.
 

Morpheus647

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Jan 17, 2006
1,546
You should be hitting over 1 MB on some of your stuff. I go to State, I loved being in the dorms and getting stuff so quickly
Use the site www.portforward.com to get exact directions on how to set up the port forwarding, they have most routers on there.
 

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