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ursula April 18th, 2004 04:07 AM

Firewall & Port Setting - Some Useful Links
 
Here is a link for further information and explanations about Firewall and Port configuration and selection...


> User Cant Connect - LimeWire

for the LimeWire Firewalls Support page.
Read all of it and be certain to scroll down to the very bottom...



And, do examine the information in the thread available by clicking on >
Alternate PORTS
in my 'sig' below

Check if you are able to use Port 6346 by clicking on >
Port :6346 - Test If It Is 'Blocked'
also in my 'sig'.

et voil April 18th, 2004 06:33 AM

Note: if you have a router you should update to LW 4.4 and up. With UPnP (universal plug and play), LW now does the port forwarding automatically for you when your router supports UPnP. --look into your manual or search google to see if your router is UPnP compliant--.

You have a router that doesn't support UPnP or you want to do port forwarding manually? This site has all of them and explains how to forward a port (In case of gnutella, it is 6346)
http://portforward.com/routers.htm
To get a static address (for stable port forwarding that you won't have to change in your config once in a while):
http://portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm

If your port 6346 is blocked, or you want variety, nothing stops you from using another port: once unfirewalled you will still get the same results as if you forced the port 6346.

If you are using LW, go to options > advanced > firewall (set to port 6346 if not already) and check the option to manually configure the port below the same preference window --select the same port as above, default is 6346--).

If you want to see if you are still firewalled in LW, then go to options > error reports > click on 'see an example':
If the following line says, "Received incoming this session: true", congrats!
You are now fully open to gnutella...
If it says no, something went wrong... Check again all the steps to get unfirewalled to the port 6346.

Bonne chance tous!

Edit was only to help with a few clarifications.
I didn't change anything, Doc ! Honest !

Lord of the Rings November 9th, 2004 06:28 PM

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For those of you who are forwarding a port, you will also need to forward a port within LW. You will need to use the same port no. in both the router device, any Firewall you use, LW's port setting & LW's Firewall setting. For Windows: Tools>Options>Advanced>Firewall
OSX: LW's Prefs>Advanced>Firewall
OS9: Tools>Options>Advanced>Firewall

But don't forget the setting in LW>... >Advanced>Port must also be the same port no. as the LW firewall setting. I have provided this sample image to make it easier for people to know what to do within LW. (sample below is for the "old" version of LW, for the version used "now" see sample 2 posts below this one!)

smitty_the_smith December 23rd, 2004 02:19 AM

Hubs do not exsit (sortof)
 
When port forwarding it's important to know hubs don't change anything. Sometimes hubs are no more than splced wires (crappy hubs). But port forwarding is not nessisary behind just a hub. So with your prob of switch > hub > comp think of it as switch > comp.

I hope this was helpful.

Lord of the Rings February 13th, 2005 10:00 PM

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LimeWire 5 location:
For Windows: Tools > Options > Advanced > Listening Port. ___ Mac OSX: ( + ,) LW's Prefs > Advanced > Listening Port.

Attachment 5186 (Click to see larger image view)

If your router does not support Universal Plug 'n Play (UPnP), then you can manually port forward. You'll also need to forward the same port on your modem/router. Find your model on this list PortForward.com - Free Help Setting up Your Router or Firewall. Listening Port & Manual Port Forward numbers should be the same!!!


Old LimeWire 5 location:
For Windows: Tools > Options > Advanced > SuperReallyAdvanced > Firewall


___ Mac OSX: ( + ,) LW's Prefs > Advanced > SuperReallyAdvanced > Firewall

Attachment 4673 (Click to see larger view)


LimeWire 4

Here's the LW 4 settings for Port Forwarding. If your router does not support Universal Plug 'n Play (UPnP), then you can manually port forward. You'll also need to forward a port on your modem/router. Find your model on this list PortForward.com - Free Help Setting up Your Router or Firewall (NOTE!: This is now refered to as Manual Port Forward & NOT Force IP. A more appropriate name for the function!) Listening Port & Manual Port Forward numbers should be the same!!! See image below. (Windows equivalent image click here)
For Windows: Tools>Options>Advanced>Firewall
___ Mac OSX: ( + ,) LW's Prefs>Advanced>Firewall ___ (Mac OS 9 = windows location)

http://www.gnutellaforums.com/attach...rt-forward.gif

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deafguy February 20th, 2005 03:10 PM

I use DWL-520 D-Link. Now in that website for D-Link, I just need to add 6346 for both start port and end port? What about IP? This is what it look like when entering Port Forward.

Local IP Adr /Start Port/ End Port/ Protocol/ Enabled


Okay tell me what to add in there for Local IP, Start Port and end Port. Then I just add 6346 in Limewire and force IP, that it?

Lord of the Rings February 20th, 2005 03:45 PM

Don't confuse the two ip's. For port forwarding the ip should be the private ip of your computer. The ports to & from would be both 6346. For Force ip above it would also be port 6346.

Go into the command prompt (windoze) and type "ipconfig" without the quotes of course. That's your private ip.

deafguy February 20th, 2005 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Lord of the Rings
Don't confuse the two ip's. For port forwarding the ip should be the private ip of your computer. The ports to & from would be both 6346. For Force ip above it would also be port 6346.

Go into the command prompt (windoze) and type "ipconfig" without the quotes of course. That's your private ip.


So in the D-Link website, I just add my priviate IP and add 6346 for both Start Port and End Port? Then click Force IP and add 6346 in Limewire? That's all I have to do?

Lord of the Rings February 20th, 2005 06:53 PM

That web page is how you can control your D-Link device. So yes I think you've got it now. Good luck! You did set up a static ip first didn't you as described at http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm You must have a static ip for this to work otherwise it won't work permanently b/c next time you log on you'd have a different ip (dynamic ip.) Good luck! ;)

deafguy February 20th, 2005 07:29 PM

I use DWL-520 and this device is not shown in that link you gave to me. So how do I know if I have already set up static ip?


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