How to block torrent download in sonicwall tz190
BitTorrent is a torrent downloading client used to download
music, video and game files for free.
BitTorrent can really eat up bandwidth, which can be mighty
frustrating, especially if you're sharing a computer and an Internet connection
with someone who's using BitTorrent.
If he's not willing to stop using BitTorrent, there are a
few steps you can take to block this demanding program.
Switch your Internet service to an Internet service provider (ISP) that is
hostile to BitTorrent. RCN, for example, is known to block BitTorrent traffic.
Try blocking all ports from 6881 to 6999 on your system.
You must first add a port before you can block it. Click
"Control Panel" and then "Network and Internet
Click "Firewall Settings," and select the
Click the "Add Ports" button. Enter the port
number you want to block, and click "OK" to save your changes.
Navigate to the "General" tab in the "Windows
Firewall" section, and remove the check mark from the port you just
That port is now blocked and cannot be used by BitTorrent.
Unfortunately, performing this procedure 118 times is
somewhat time consuming, but it is one of the few ways known to block
If someone is using BitTorrent on your computer, don't
allow him access to it.
If he's using BitTorrent on his own computer, you may have
to buy your own machine to avoid conflict.
If the Internet is slow on your computer because
he's downloading via BitTorrent on his own machine, consider using a public
Wi-Fi point such as a library or coffeehouse.
Nov 11, 2013 |
SonicWALL TZ170 (01-ssc-5740) Firewall