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Sir Psycho Sexy April 28th, 2005 11:43 AM

I did all the instructions and it didn't work, do I try different proxies?

Xtrail May 22nd, 2005 01:54 AM

What if your ISP block port 6346. What port number is recomended as alternative. I am using port 80 as recom by LOTR. It works but wont this influence something else ? Ursula (forum member) recom using port numbers from 49152 to 65535 (Dynamic Ports). Bottomline should I or not force IP with 6346??

Lord of the Rings May 22nd, 2005 03:00 AM

Try 6346 & if it doesn't work then try other port no.'s. Use port 80 as a last resort only. Some people have had success using different ports such as 3500 or 20282 for example. (With the tests below you must have LW running at the same time!!!)

You can try testing the port no.'s with these tests: http://www.grc.com/
http://home.no.net/tgrumpy/ct/dex.php
http://koti.mbnet.fi/gfactory/ctest/
http://jlh.no-ip.org/connectiontest/

qbertprime July 27th, 2005 06:06 PM

Limewire Listen on Port and Manual Port Forward
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Lord of the Rings
Here's the new settings for Port Forwarding & forcing ip. If your router does not support Universal Plug 'n Play (UPnP), then you can manually set the force ip. (NOTE!: This Force IP is now refered to as Manual Port Forward & NOT Force IP so it's a much more appropriate name for the function!) (Windows equivalent image click here) See image below.
Hi Lord of the Rings!

I've just been getting confused about the two settings on the image you posted. Are the 'Listen on Port' and 'Manual Port Forward' always going to be the same? Why would they ever be different?

Also, Limewire up to this point has been working fine with uPnP, but I just discovered I never enabled it in the firmware of my Linksys BEFSX41 router! How can that be?

Finally, should I go ahead and enable uPnP in the router's firmware, and check it in Limewire, (and if so should I leave the 'Listen on Port' at my 5xxxx choice and keep it forwarded in the router's firmware?) And finally (I mean it this time), does Limewire need both TCP and UDP or just one (which one)?

Thanks so much for your time and I hope I'm not beating a dead horse here...

:)

Inflynx August 1st, 2005 02:05 PM

Hi!

I've got kinda strange question.

I have a Netgear dg834g roter, with hardware firewall.
The trick is that I need to block connection for any gnutella-operating software.

If blocking port 6346 it doesnt stop LW from connecting. What can i do?

ursula August 2nd, 2005 10:28 AM

LotR is the current chief resident dungeon dweller in charge of answering your question...

Harass him until he does so !!!

:p

ursula August 2nd, 2005 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Inflynx
Hi!

I've got kinda strange question.

The trick is that I need to block connection for any gnutella-operating software.

If blocking port 6346 it doesnt stop LW from connecting. What can i do?

Well, now...

One must assume from your comments above that you are in an administrative role... OR, gosh and golly, maybe even a real parent !!! ???

If you need to BLOCK access to so-called Gnutella clients, it is very easy... Far easier than for the millions of university students out there who WANT to enable Gnutella Network connects !

What exactly is it that you wish to do ?
The 'why' is not so important, but may help others in providing you with a one-time intelligent reply.

Lord of the Rings August 2nd, 2005 10:49 AM

qbertprime yes UPnP is much prefered. So set your Linksys for UPnP & do the same for LW. AFAIK The newer model Linksys have reliable UPnP. But there are times LW or the device doesn't handle UPnP by losing connection. Most Linksys devices 'should' be very safe for the UPnP setting. With UPnP set, port forwarding is not necessary! UPnP does the same job by opening the appropriate port at the request of the program.

TCP & UDP both should be enabled for access. It's your choice of which port to set up to use.

I'll await Inflynx's responses to Ursula's questions before I answer. Knowing the environment of use will help.

Inflynx August 2nd, 2005 04:16 PM

Thanks for replies ;)

Quote:

Originally posted by ursula
One must assume from your comments above that you are in an administrative role... OR, gosh and golly, maybe even a real parent !!! ???
God no, im not a parent :) At least not yet :)

Im actually having a small home network which i share with several other roommates. The only difference is that i have got all the passwords and the understanding of how that all works.

Thoses guys are using Limewire. I have to admit that LW is a vary good software so while it is been used all the internet goes terriblly slow. Not very good for me since i never use gnutella.

The case though is that im not farmilia how to configure Netgear DG834G router to block 6346 port. I mean i did configure built-in firewall for blocking in- & out- connections for any local IP addresses, but it doesnt stop LW from getting connected and working.

Lord of the Rings August 3rd, 2005 12:04 AM

It sounds to me negotiation about times of use would be the best answer so everybody is happy. Otherwise there's going to be some very cheesed off roommates.

Blocking the port via your Netgear might not necessarily totally block their use of LW however. There's filters that can be used on networks but these are commercial programs.


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