Opening ports for bittorent

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  1. Branislav

    Branislav orly?

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    i need to do this for my linksyis router and it looks XP firewall.......some help would be greatly appreciated.

    TIA.
     
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    And for the XP firewall, just add the program you use for downloading to the exclusion list and it will allow the ports used to pass through.

    Double check that those ports (6881-6889) are not blacklisted on the BT site you are downloading from. The main two sites I am on have those blocked, so I must use different ones.

    And FYI, Azureus only uses one port, not a range.
     
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    In Azureus, you can choose any port you want considering is isn't blacklisted by the site/tracker you are downloading from.

    As for 6881-6889, some of the sites I am on blacklist these ports...

    From one of the sites I am on...

    "does not allow clients to use ports commonly associated with p2p protocols. The reason for this is that it is a common practice for ISPs to throttle those ports which means that bandwidth is limited and the speed suffers.." This inclused those ports, but depends on the tracker.

    HTH.
     

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