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    Jan 17, 2009
    Port forwarding settings
    Hey everyone. I'm so sorry if I'm putting this thread in the wrong section. I'm not very sure where it should go.

    I had to make changes to the way my computer is connected to the internet. The modem I got from my ISP was something they called a modem-router. So I think I have a static local IP address. As a result, I was told that I need to do port forwarding to make bittorrent work.


    To what address should I forward - the IP address I put in for my computer, or the router's?

    I don't know if I'm making any sense here. Please do tell me otherwise.


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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Basically you have a router and what that device does is to route traffic to/from the Internet to the devices attached to it. Each one of your computers has a private IP, so you need to tell the router that any traffic coming in on the Bittorrent ports (typically TCP/UDP ports 6881-6889, or if you use Transmission, 51413) should go to the IP address of your computer. This is done by accessing the router's configuration web page, typically by typing in the address of the router into your web browser and signing into it with the username and password you set up when you initially configured it. Most often that address is or You can tell for sure by looking at one of the connected computers' "default gateway", which should be in the network settings. The default gateway is the router's IP address.
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