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Old September 9th, 2004
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Default How do I configure my router to allow uploads...

I've been using LW Pro for a few days now on my OS 9.2.2 system.

I'm having sucess downloading just fine, but want to make sure that folks can benefit from my shared folder as well.

I went into Options>Advanced>Firewalls and clicked on "Force IP". Is there anything else I need to do?

I know what my router's IP is... Do I need to enter this full IP address in the little window that says "port:" ?

Many thanks in advance!
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In the monitor pane, do you see any uploads? If yes, then just leave it as it is.
iMac G4 OSX 10.3.9
LW 4.10.5 Basic
ADSL anything from 3 to 8Mbps/around 1024kbps

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Not a single upload, which is what prompted my coming here for help.
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Salut, you know the search function would have given you answers, don't you This time I searched for you.

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Old September 10th, 2004
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I spent over an hour using the search functions to no avail.

Being new to ports, IP's, and P2P, I had no idea what to search for.

"Configure Router" and just "Router" turned up nothing helpful, so I greatly appreciate your pointing me in the right direction.

The links helped to guide me to my router configuration page, but please forgive me for my ignorance... I still seem to be missing a few pieces of the puzzle.

The PortForward guide says that I need a static IP to set up Port Forwarding. Unfortunately their Static IP Guide only has information for Windows systems.

I'm on an iMac running OS 9.2.2 using a LinkSys BEFSR41 V3 router. Is there anyone that can guide me on how to do this... or at least point me to a resource that gives directions?

Next, in the Port Forwarding Guide for my specific router it states:

If you are unsure of the port range/ranges check the Ports list page or the software manufacture's homepage.
The Ports list page doesn't have info for LimeWire and I can't seem to find the information anywhere on the LimeWire homepage.

What port range should I be entering here?

Lastly (I hope... lol) on this page it states:

In the IP Address box, enter the IP adress to forward the ports to.
Well, the IP address I get when I use online IP checkers isn't even close to what is available on my configuration screen. It's only letting me change the last set of numbers, but none of the first 3 sets seem to match.

Am I completely misunderstanding what needs to be done here?

I'm sorry if this is all completely basic, but I've got no one locally using a mac to help me out and I really do want to give back to the community by being able to make uploads available.

Many thanks once again.

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w00t! Got an upload going out as we speak!

Thanks to all that took the time to read this.

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You shouldn't have to make any changes to your router in order to allow uploads. Usually the problem is with a separate firewall application, if any. Checking the "force ip" box in options>advanced will normally solve the problem.

Another way to see what kind of traffic you are getting is to go to your library>complete and see if any of your downloads are getting hits. This helps in determining if your problems are more than just uploads.
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