Speed - IP address Forwarding

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by arcobb, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. arcobb macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2005
    Ok... I've seen posts about this but have yet to find a simple solution for a mac. So I'm going to try to rephrase the question. If you have a mac and are using Airport (Extreme or Express) hooked up to a high speed modem (let's say Actiontec DSL. What should your settings be to get the fastest download possible? Many people report only getting 4k - 15k on their downloads (Bittorrent, Azureus).

    Understading there are different set ups... but this one is common among mac users...
    .... "x" indicates IP address

    Outside line coming in has ip address of "A" IP Address
    To the BroadBand Modem "B" IP Address (I'm not sure if it has one of its own)
    Airport "C" address (Airport is hooked via eithernet or wan port of the modem)
    Your Computer "D" address

    What should the settings be on the following ---

    A) BroadBand Modem should have ______ set for the IP address (thinking of port forwarding here - using the Modem's config interface for the set-up)

    B) Airport should have ______ set up in the Port mapping section
    - does it matter what incription set up? Wep on or off?

    C) You computer should have the following settings _______
    - What in the Sharing Pref?
    - What in the Network Pref?

    D) should anything be set on the client itself? (bittorrent, Azureus)

    Has any one figured this out and please share help fill in the blanks!
  2. wrc fan macrumors 65816

    wrc fan

    Jan 19, 2003
    In a world where LPs are made like pancakes
    Your IP address will not affect your download speed. What really matters is the number of people seeding whatever you're trying to download. I've had times when I'll get 400k down, and then other times when I'll only get 2k down.
  3. NaMo4184 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2005

    open ports 6881-6870 in your firewall. that should do the trick.
  4. DJY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2003
    Canberra AUST
    I also have had problems...
    I used to use Bit Torrent with no problems and fast speeds... but since I installed Tiger I had to try Azureus.

    Now I discover I have a NAT error problem.

    I have a 1.5GHz PB connected to Airport Express which is wired into a Netcomm 1300 + 4.

    I can't work it out. I have Port Forwarding done - but this NAT thing is doing my head in!
  5. dav macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2004
    I have a WRT54g and regularly get 60 kb/s (got 500 kb/s yesterday)...

    Anyway I put on some new firware so it automaticall assigns the same IP to my computer so DHCP is not a headache! I say don't use the default BitTorrent ports, some ISPs choke em.
  6. arcobb thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2005
    Open the ports where? On the actiontec modem? on the Airport or on my computer? All have places where this can be done? I'm just confused.

    As of right now I do not have my firewall turned on in my system prefs on my mac.

    Also some people say that it doesn't matter as long has firewall is turned off. However the actiontec's doesn't turn off. It's lowliest setting is "basic".

    I'm connected to 25 users and still very slow going. Most of the time its 5 - 20k (I just looked its at 1.5k woo hoo). Every once and a great while I'll get a spike to 100k or so. I always thought Bittorrent or Azureus was the way to go... but this file says it will be done in 15 days... at this rate I believe it... its been going all day.

    Still looking for help... or the correct settings. Thanks!

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