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Old 9th August 2009, 09:30   #1
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Default Help!! cant connect to limewire or bit torrent

Hi. can anyone here help me with this?
i am unable to use either limewire or m-toorent to download stuff.
both of the programs are unable to connect... the eror message basically says " unable to open a port" for connecting.

i'm running windows xp, have uninstalled and reinstalled the programs but no use.

i'm using Reliance broadband as my iSP... is anyone else using reliance and able to connect.

What is he possible solution??

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Old 9th August 2009, 09:31   #2
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Have you checked the firewalls? Try disabling them to use limewire.
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What is the router make and model. To open a port for a specific router for connecting applications like you have mentioned refer here

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Old 9th August 2009, 10:53   #4
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Hi In response

the firewalls are diables, sorry forgt to mention that.

The modem/route is an innomedia MTA6328
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....What is he possible solution??
I've got just the solution for you buddy

BTaccel.com
Download torrents from the web. Fast. Easy.

Its AWESOME - sign up now while its still in BETA and free.


Basically, its a free web-service where you just put in the link to the torrent you want to download, the site will acquire the torrent for you (could be instant [pre-cached] or take upto 48hrs) and will send you an email when the torrent is ready for your download over http.

I get great speeds from the site too. Usually max out my connection @ 210kbps!

Enjoy,
R

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Old 10th August 2009, 11:34   #6
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Whoever using Torrents, download Peer Guardian software. Its free. It filters the known suspicious IPs inclusing universities, govt etc.
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Any updates ?? Where you able to fix it ??
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I've got just the solution for you buddy

BTaccel.com
Download torrents from the web. Fast. Easy.

Its AWESOME - sign up now while its still in BETA and free.

R
How long do they take to send you an invite ?

can you give me one ?
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Even I am getting the following error message on U-torrent. "Not connectible. A firewall/network is limiting your network traffic. You need to open up a port so others can connect to you". And when I click on this it takes me to the port forwarding link. Download speeds were initially very high, around 60kB/s during day time and 120kB/s during nights, but now the speeds are half as fast.
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You will only get as much speed for download as much as you allow for upload. Check those settings.
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How long do they take to send you an invite ?

can you give me one ?
E_L,

There is no way for me to send you an invite -- but there is a button saying "request invite" on the signup screen itself.
(I have hit it once for you @ your gmail address. Sorry if its a duplicate!)

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You will only get as much speed for download as much as you allow for upload....
I dont think thats true.
When i used uTorrent i set upload to 15kb/s and download to 200kb/s and i was getting 200 !

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you can limit the upload speeds, as well as download speeds. there are settings in almost all bittorrent clients.

As far as the problem is concerned. you have to open the port that is being used by the client in your router/firewall.
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As far as the problem is concerned. you have to open the port that is being used by the client in your router/firewall.
How do I do that?
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How do I do that?
Its not always successful, depending on modem / router settings etc - but heres a site that should tell you how to do it for your specific device.

What you need to do is forward the port range that you are using for torrents :
PortForward.com - Free Help Setting up Your Router or Firewall

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could it be a possibility that the ISP is not permitting access for such downloads? I have seen some ISP's in some western countries in the past blocking access to softwares like Kazaa, limewire and other P2P clients and also probable lawsuits accusing them of abetting piracy etc
They used to do this to ease bandwidth bottleneck
I always used to check with ISP's to make sure, their policies did not block such softwares before subscribing to them

Ps. In your case, I would suggesting clearing WINSOCK and re-strating the system. Its a command you type on the command prompt. I cant rem it well enought but starts of like this NETSH WINSOCK <parameters> . May be some techie guys or the customer care will tell you how to reset winsock.

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