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Port forwarding issues

2050 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 6, 2007 2:53 AM by Rick Van Vliet RSS
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Jul 5, 2007 5:28 AM
I'm trying to set up Azureus or transmission but I cannot open the ports successfully.
The setup is: ADSL router -> gigabit wired switch -> macbook pro
Upnp is enabled on the router. I spent a long time on IRC trying to solve the problem with some azureus support guys, but we couldn't figure it out. I have set up a manual port forward in the router to my mb. I set the correct port in azureus (/transmission), set an exception in the firewall, but a port test still doesn't work. If I disabled the firewall on the router or my mac, it doesn't work. It doesn't work as an administrator or restricted user. It isn't any settings in Azureus or transmission as I haven't changed the defaults. If I enable upnp in azureus, it works but is slower than it should be, and it should work without it. I'm pretty sure it isn't anything to do with the router as a windows PC set up in exactly the same way with a different IP and port works. I believe this is something on the mac that is blocking the connections, but as I've only had this mac 2 days and I've not installed much, I don't see what it can be.

EDIT: I could be mistaken, but web downloads seem very slow too. I should get around 400kb/s, I actually get about 20-50 on most downloads it seems.

I've pretty exhaustively tested this now and its getting quite frustrating. I can post Azureus's upnp logs if anyone wants to see them.

MBP 15" 2.4ghz Mac OS X (10.4.10)

  • Rick Van Vliet Level 5 Level 5 (6,385 points)
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    Jul 5, 2007 5:49 AM (in response to Nick Brook)
    Nick-
    First check DNS settings. You say that web DL's are slow...you may have old or inaccurate DNS servers in your router's settings or in the Mac's Network Prefs (AppleMenu>SystemPreferences>Network>Configuration)

    I am not an azureus-person. I won't understand the logs, though someone might.
    Port forwarding is fine, but this may be a two-way port problem (outbound port might be hosed).
    Try a different peer-sharing software.
    Reboot router.
    Restart mac.

    There are some ideas.
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 7x WinXP, 1x Vista, 3x Linux
  • Rick Van Vliet Level 5 Level 5 (6,385 points)
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    Jul 5, 2007 11:47 AM (in response to Nick Brook)
    So you've checked teh DNS setings on both the router and the Mac.
    And you're saying Limewire & transmission both work, or both fail?

    169.254.155.79 indicates a device attached to your Firewire
    (see the first line? fw0...)
    that IP address indicates that this device can't find a DHCP server.
    May or may not have anything to do with your azureus issue.
    Are you trying Internet Sharing?
    Can you disable the network over firewire?
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 7x WinXP, 1x Vista, 3x Linux
  • Rick Van Vliet Level 5 Level 5 (6,385 points)
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    Jul 6, 2007 2:53 AM (in response to Nick Brook)
    You didn't waste everyone's time.

    There is an acronym that has survived on the 'net for a few years. And take this with a good-natured wink.
    Read
    The
    Fine
    Manual
    (or RTFM)

    Have fun, thanks for your update.
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 7x WinXP, 1x Vista, 3x Linux

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