Posted by: mylittlesnow | October 7, 2008

How to setup Port Forwarding?

I’ve been spending the past few days trying to configure port forwarding for my Torrent downloads and finally i managed to get the port forwarding up and running. Actually i don’t know why it didn’t work the first time i tried it, but anyway, here’s a simple guide on how to setup port forwarding.

The very first thing that you should do is to configure your PC to have static IP. Here’s a link (Setting up Static IP)on how to setup static IP for different OSes. This is a very good website for port forwarding info and you should bookmark it.

Once you’re done setting up the static IP, then proceed to setup virtual servers at your router. Just try to browse the menu inside the router and i’m pretty sure you’ll find an option to setup virtual server. Insert your static IP address that you just setup and then ensure that you choose it’s for both UDP+TCP. Then for the port range, try to put the range from 6881-6889 or alternatively, you can try numbers above 25000 as well.

After that, go to your BitTorrent download client and under the Options menu, usually you can find a section for you to enter the ‘Listen Port’. This is where you put in the port numbers based on what you have setup in your router earlier. Eg. if your port range in your router is 6881-6889, then you can choose 6882 or any numbers within that range as your listen port.

You should be able to use the listen port after that and hopefully your torrent downloads are gonna be faster.

Remember, if you have any issues, feel free to visit Portforward.com as you can find all the resource and guides on how to setup port forwarding there. Happy Port Forwarding!

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