Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › Unblock port for utorrent on university internet connection?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Unblock port for utorrent on university internet connection?  

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I am now living in my college dorm and I am having an issue with utorrent. The port it uses is blocked, even if it is randomized. Is there any way I can get it unblocked?
Fermi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 Asus Rampage II Gene BFG GTX280 OCX 12GB DDR3 1600 
OSPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Corsair VX550 
  hide details  
Fermi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 Asus Rampage II Gene BFG GTX280 OCX 12GB DDR3 1600 
OSPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Corsair VX550 
  hide details  
post #2 of 11
You'll have to take it up with your school's IT. You could also try different ports or scan for an open port that you can use with utorrent (unless your school blocks a range of ports, like mine does).
Karnak
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x2 550 @ 3.7Ghz Gigabyte MA-770T-UD3P Gigabyte 6850 1GB G.Skill 4GB DDR3 @ 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WDC 640GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer X223Wbd Antec 650W 
CaseMouse
Antec 300 Logitech MX Revolution 
  hide details  
Karnak
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x2 550 @ 3.7Ghz Gigabyte MA-770T-UD3P Gigabyte 6850 1GB G.Skill 4GB DDR3 @ 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WDC 640GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer X223Wbd Antec 650W 
CaseMouse
Antec 300 Logitech MX Revolution 
  hide details  
post #3 of 11
you connected straight to a modem or you using a router?
Nighthawk
(18 items)
 
For Sale: Gigabyte ga-ma770t-ud3p
$35 (USD)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-6100 970A-UD3 HIS 7850 2GB HIS 7850 2GB 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G. Skill Super Talent Super Talent Western Digital Black 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Toshiba LG DVD/RW LG DVD/RW Samsung DVD/RW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Coolermaster 212+ Windows 7 Dell P2311H Dell P2311H 
MonitorPower
Dell P2311H Corsair tx750 
  hide details  
Nighthawk
(18 items)
 
For Sale: Gigabyte ga-ma770t-ud3p
$35 (USD)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-6100 970A-UD3 HIS 7850 2GB HIS 7850 2GB 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G. Skill Super Talent Super Talent Western Digital Black 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Toshiba LG DVD/RW LG DVD/RW Samsung DVD/RW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Coolermaster 212+ Windows 7 Dell P2311H Dell P2311H 
MonitorPower
Dell P2311H Corsair tx750 
  hide details  
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
I'm connected to an ethernet port in the dorm which I assume is on a large router.
Fermi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 Asus Rampage II Gene BFG GTX280 OCX 12GB DDR3 1600 
OSPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Corsair VX550 
  hide details  
Fermi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 Asus Rampage II Gene BFG GTX280 OCX 12GB DDR3 1600 
OSPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Corsair VX550 
  hide details  
post #5 of 11
Can't you get kicked out of a university/college for using bitTorrent clients?

Or only if they catch you downloading something illegal?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2140 @ Stock 1.6 GHz Foxconn G33 Dell Mobo GMA 965 Piece of **** 2GB DDR2 667 mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 GB 7200 RPM DVD-R/CD-RW Windows XP Home 32-bit 17" Dell 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell OEM Dell 120W Inspiron 530S. Dell OEM 
Mouse Pad
Cheap Cloth with Rubber Base 
  hide details  
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2140 @ Stock 1.6 GHz Foxconn G33 Dell Mobo GMA 965 Piece of **** 2GB DDR2 667 mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 GB 7200 RPM DVD-R/CD-RW Windows XP Home 32-bit 17" Dell 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell OEM Dell 120W Inspiron 530S. Dell OEM 
Mouse Pad
Cheap Cloth with Rubber Base 
  hide details  
post #6 of 11
You could do a couple of things.

1) You could telnet/ssh/proxy/tunnel into a home computer and use that as your internet connection so that the port will be open. However, your internet speeds may possibly be very limited due to how this works.

2) You could try using a valid port that you know works, IE: SSH, FTP, SAMBA, etc. However this may cause massive issues within your schools campus so this is not recommended.

3) You could tell them that you need this port open for an application that you are using (something educational). However, they will 99% of the time monitor this port and the headers and what data is coming in and out. So, this is a faster chance, but, you are more likely to get caught.
Gaming
(23 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Crosshair IV Formula GTX 560 GTX 580 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI  G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Hard Drive Seagate Hard Drive Crucial M4 SSD Sony Optiarc 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H70 Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 906BW 19" Monitor Logitech G15 Corsair 1K PSU Lian-Li 70A 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Performance MX Razer Vespula HT Omega Pro+ 
  hide details  
Gaming
(23 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Crosshair IV Formula GTX 560 GTX 580 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI  G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Hard Drive Seagate Hard Drive Crucial M4 SSD Sony Optiarc 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H70 Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 906BW 19" Monitor Logitech G15 Corsair 1K PSU Lian-Li 70A 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Performance MX Razer Vespula HT Omega Pro+ 
  hide details  
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
How would I do a port scan? And utorrent uses a tcp port right?
Edited by 003 - 8/17/09 at 7:58am
Fermi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 Asus Rampage II Gene BFG GTX280 OCX 12GB DDR3 1600 
OSPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Corsair VX550 
  hide details  
Fermi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 Asus Rampage II Gene BFG GTX280 OCX 12GB DDR3 1600 
OSPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Corsair VX550 
  hide details  
post #8 of 11
I wouldn't recommend this.

Go camp out in a coffee shop or something if you need to download torrents. Your school blocks certain ports for a reason and they have tons of students who will try the exact same methods of bypassing the blocks... Most likely whatever you'll try will have been tried before.

Nothing like having the connection to your dorm room cut off for the rest of the year.

EDIT: Plus port-forwarding rules would need to be applied to the router which you do not have access to.
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 8/17/09 at 10:52am
At long last...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
920 D0 | 4104MHz@1.23V Big Bang XPower 5850 | 880/1050 6GB Sector 7 | 1728MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
F115 W7P64 245BW SPI Magna 1kW 
Case
cardboard (case/loop in prog) 
  hide details  
At long last...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
920 D0 | 4104MHz@1.23V Big Bang XPower 5850 | 880/1050 6GB Sector 7 | 1728MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
F115 W7P64 245BW SPI Magna 1kW 
Case
cardboard (case/loop in prog) 
  hide details  
post #9 of 11
Without trying to sound too rude, port forwarding it not just that. You might be able to get a port or 2 in a high range (which isn't a problem), but think about it, if everybody from Uni came and requested for a port forward, wouldn't it be quite problematic?

A blocked port is not the same as an unforwarded port. Chances are that your university uses a local router (very common) instead of giving out an internet address to each student.
Their router doesn't know what to do with the packets without getting a port forward set up first, so there's nothing you can do from here except for asking the tech admin to forward you a couple of ports which is both TCP and UDP (as BitTorrent now uses DP too) in whatever range he desires.

Chances are that you'll get a no because of what you're going to use the net for, but if you ask politely you might get it
#well
(17 items)
 
Lenovo L530
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H XFX Radeon HD 6950 Corsair CMX8GX3M2A2000C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 Generic DVD±RW Burner Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Dell U2711 Ducky DK9008G2 Overclock.net Edition, Cherry MX... Corsair TX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec Three Hundred Corsair Raptor M40 QPAD HeatoN XL E-MU Tracker|pre 
Audio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 250 Ohm 
CPUGraphicsRAMRAM
Intel Ivy Bridge 3210M Intel HD 4000 Graphics Soldered Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB DVD-+RW Windows 7 Professional 1600x900 
  hide details  
#well
(17 items)
 
Lenovo L530
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H XFX Radeon HD 6950 Corsair CMX8GX3M2A2000C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 Generic DVD±RW Burner Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Dell U2711 Ducky DK9008G2 Overclock.net Edition, Cherry MX... Corsair TX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec Three Hundred Corsair Raptor M40 QPAD HeatoN XL E-MU Tracker|pre 
Audio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 250 Ohm 
CPUGraphicsRAMRAM
Intel Ivy Bridge 3210M Intel HD 4000 Graphics Soldered Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB DVD-+RW Windows 7 Professional 1600x900 
  hide details  
post #10 of 11
Basically, stop trying to find ways to evade your Universities firewall/proxy and just deal with the ability to not torrent.
Gaming
(23 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Crosshair IV Formula GTX 560 GTX 580 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI  G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Hard Drive Seagate Hard Drive Crucial M4 SSD Sony Optiarc 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H70 Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 906BW 19" Monitor Logitech G15 Corsair 1K PSU Lian-Li 70A 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Performance MX Razer Vespula HT Omega Pro+ 
  hide details  
Gaming
(23 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Crosshair IV Formula GTX 560 GTX 580 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI  G. Skill F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Hard Drive Seagate Hard Drive Crucial M4 SSD Sony Optiarc 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H70 Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 906BW 19" Monitor Logitech G15 Corsair 1K PSU Lian-Li 70A 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Performance MX Razer Vespula HT Omega Pro+ 
  hide details  
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Networking & Security
This thread is locked  
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › Unblock port for utorrent on university internet connection?