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Hello all,

I am using µTorrent and I'm getting kinda slow download speeds (like 5-30 KB/s with like 6 seeds and no leechers), then I looked at the "Speed Guide" in the program, and I checked to see if my port was forwarded properly, and it is sensing that it is not.

I followed the instructions given for my router at portforward.com and used the proper IP and everything, but it still says that my port is not properly forwarded.

Can anyone help me out here? My friend sends me files through bittorrent quite often and big files are a pain to download.
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Make sure uTorrent hasn't set your port to "randomize".
By proper IP, you used the one obtained from 'Start > Run > CMD > IPconfig' correct?
To further decrease the possibility for errors, create a static IP for your computer so that the IP will be consistent everytime you restart the computer.

Also turn off Windows Firewall if you haven't already. Also make sure uTorrent is fully allowed by your software firewall.

If you have correctly forwarded the port, the connection should turn "green" on the uTorrent status bar.
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What kinda of router you have?.. I know that my router wouldn't properly open its ports because there was some bug. So i updated the firmware and now it works perfectly. OH, and make sure that the Ip address you set to forward is actually yours. Unless you set it , its gonna give you a different Ip everytime the comp turns on * I Think , Correct Me If Im Wrong *
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post #4 of 28
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Originally Posted by NEvolution View Post
Make sure uTorrent hasn't set your port to "randomize".
By proper IP, you used the one obtained from 'Start > Run > CMD > IPconfig' correct?
To further decrease the possibility for errors, create a static IP for your computer so that the IP will be consistent everytime you restart the computer.

Also turn off Windows Firewall if you haven't already. Also make sure uTorrent is fully allowed by your software firewall.

If you have correctly forwarded the port, the connection should turn "green" on the uTorrent status bar.
Ok, no it's not set on randomize.
Yes, I used IPconfig from command prompt.
Also, Windows Firewall is turned off.

Where is the uTorrent status bar?

Thanks for your help btw.


and Snip3rWarrior, I have a Linksys WRT54GS Wireless G Router. Also, you're right, my IP does change every time I start it, but I checked and changed the IP forwarded to my current one with IPconfig in cmd.

So, any ideas? =/

Maybe I'll try a firmware upgrade as you suggested...
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post #5 of 28
I would try setting the IP to static.

Start > Network Connections > Your connection > Properties > Internet Protocl (TCP/IP) > Properties
> General > Use the following IP Address > Fill in the information
> General > Use the following DNS server addresses > Fill in the information

And here is where the status bar is. The icon there should be green when all the ports are opened.
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Ok, I'll try using a static IP then, after this download finishes...

Also, I currently have a red exclamation point:
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post #7 of 28
Could you include a screenshot of your Logger tab?

Mouse-over the red exclamation mark and it'll give you a brief description of your problem.
post #8 of 28
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It says:
Not connectable
A firewall/router is limiting your network traffic. You need to open up a port so others can connect to you.


The logger tab just says (repeatedly):
UPnP: Port 43302 is already mapped. Not re-mapping.
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See if you get an improvement with a static IP.

I'll check back on this thread once I get home. *Currently on a school computer *
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See if you get an improvement with a static IP.

I'll check back on this thread once I get home. *Currently on a school computer *
Alrighty, I'll try it.

btw, if I pause the download and completely exit uTorrent and make my comp have a static IP, would I be able to resume the download from where I left off?

[EDIT] ROFL

I just decided to check uTorrent's help, and in bold letters it says something about my router, check it:
http://www.utorrent.com/faq.php#Spec..._GL_GS_routers

Think that could be it? Hehe. I'll try that, and I'll do the static-IP thing as well so I don't have to change the port # every time I turn my computer on every day.
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