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TCP port 6880 is blocked, how do i change for peer connectins

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  • jrcyree Nov 19, 2009

    Yes I use Norton. What do I need to do to allow peers to make downloading faster? Thanks!!

  • tbltoaster May 11, 2010

    Are you using a router? if so, what brand and model.

  • John McGrath May 11, 2010

    What operating system are you using? Also, are you using a firewall software (ZoneAlarm, McAfee, etc.)?



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Log onto your router.

Look for the NAT area, and then forward port 6880 to the IP of your computer on the same port. Torrents should get a proper connection after doing this.

Best to set the router to always give the same IP to your computer... which is referred to as a DHCP reservation. That will be somewhere on your router too, and all you'll need is the MAC address of your computers network card. (ipconfig /all in a DOS prompt will give you that information)


Posted on Nov 18, 2009

Testimonial: "Im sure this would work for most cases. I am on my computer at home. I dont believe I run through a router. I am connected to a modem for Internet. Tx"

  • Steve Rand
    Steve Rand Nov 19, 2009

    Ah well, thanks for the feedback!

    If you have AV/Firewall software, you'll need to go into it's "exceptions" area and add utorrent (or whatever) as a program, and allow it inbound and outbound access. I'd recommend all ports TCP/UDP as some trackers use weird port numbers for scraping.

  • Steve Rand
    Steve Rand Nov 19, 2009

    Actually... your "modem" is probably ADSL or something, right? In which case, my first solution could still be valid in your case.

    The modem probably gets the WAN IP (public) and your PC probably has a private IP, right? (192.x or 10.x probably)

    If so, it is doing NAT. And if you are using uTorrent, you can go into the options for port setups, and "test" your inbound port. uTorrent will then open a webpage and show whether you are connectable via the port you have specified.



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