Port forwarding for Azureus

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by grastafaram, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. grastafaram macrumors member

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    I want to port forward for Azureus so I can get some faster download speeds. I'm kind of new to this and I want to know if thats actually going to help me get faster speeds (or if only the number of seeders matters), and if it might screw up my internet connection in some unforseen way. I'd also like to know if anyone knows of any good sites that will run you through the process for macs, I went to portforward.com but it was all for PCs. I have OS X 10.6 and Aiport Extreme, any help is appreciated.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    That depends. It won't affect transfer speeds with individual peers, but it will affect the number of peers you're able to successfully connect to, and the speed with which those connections are initiated.

    Basically, since you have to initiate each connection, you won't make new connections until your BitTorrent client scrapes again, which normally happens every half-hour or so. If you're connectable, other peers will be able to connect to you after acquiring your IP address from the tracker, which happens constantly. You will never be able to connect to other similarly-limited peers.

    Anyway, by way of a solution to your problem, does this help? I've never used an AirPort base station, so I don't really know what else to tell you.
     
  3. Francois4256 macrumors newbie

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    You might want to try Utorrent. It will randomize the port for you and automatically map to the new port. It also has built in encryption..

    It may be just the thing you are looking for...

    Francois
     

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  4. fergwad macrumors newbie

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    I will second that. I dropped Azureus a long time ago and haven't looked back.

    If you are going to stick with Azureus and/or set up port forwarding, these are the basic steps:

    1. Pick a port #. Something high with 5 digits is usually good, because many standard ports or blocked/throttled by your ISP. This alone may lead to speed increases if you were previously using a throttled port.

    2. Tell the OS firewall to allow that port or the application in general.

    3. Tell your router to forward that port to your computer's IP. If you are using DHCP with your router, you may want to switch to static IP addresses from your router so that it never assigns a new IP address.

    4. Tell Azureus you are using that port for torrenting traffic.

    Do you have an airport extreme card, or an airport extreme card and airport extreme base station? You should be able to google instructions on how to setup port forwarding for many different routers, including airport base.
     
  5. Mister9 macrumors regular

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    How is this done?

    I have Snow Leopard and keep getting this message from Bittorrent: "Aborting, could not connect to Tracker while not Connected to any peers."

    [UPDATE]
    I just downloaded Transmission and it works fine! Weird, I tried Bittorrent and uTorrent with no success...
     

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