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skye 02-18-2007 12:27 PM

According to Azureus I am firewalled?
 
Let me start off by saying I am not torrenting anything illegal. I have this macbook now and it is the first time I have used a torrent program on it. I am pretty sure im not firewalled. How can I turn off any firewall settings in osx?

MacHeadCase 02-18-2007 12:32 PM

In the System Preferences ---> Sharing (in the Internet & Network section) ---> Firewall

skye 02-18-2007 01:00 PM

it is off but it says that im still walled

WasabiTaylor 02-18-2007 01:03 PM

My school has a firewall set up that I can't control. It makes it nearly impossible to download anything via torrent.

Mr Bobbins 02-18-2007 01:06 PM

It would be better to setup the firewall for torrent transfer rather than just turning off your firewall as you would be opening the computer up to hackers by doing that. Here is a link to how to do that:

http://www.azureuswiki.com/index.php...lling#Mac_OS_X

How are you connected to the internet ? if you are connected with a router then it's possible that it has a firewall built into it.

baggss 02-18-2007 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skye23412 (Post 330581)
Let me start off by saying I am not torrenting anything illegal. I have this macbook now and it is the first time I have used a torrent program on it. I am pretty sure im not firewalled. How can I turn off any firewall settings in osx?

What sort of network are you plugged into? Are you at home, school or work? Most schools and businesses have firewalls that prevent these sorts of things so you don't waste THEIR bandwidth. If you are at home, ask your iSP.

Mr Bobbins 02-18-2007 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WasabiTaylor (Post 330602)
My school has a firewall set up that I can't control. It makes it nearly impossible to download anything via torrent.

The network connection is in their name so i should think that the last thing they want is you downloading torrents as their is no easy way of telling if they are dodgy or not. :tusks:

todd51 02-18-2007 01:34 PM

I know Azureus has a build in test system to test if the port that it uses is open. If it fails you can always access your router settings, and forward the port so that it's always open. I have had to do this with certain applications, hope this helps!

IronMac 02-18-2007 02:58 PM

Does your router support UPnP. Makes port forwarding a breeze and more secure.

skye 02-18-2007 04:01 PM

im on my own router. wireless. its a 2wire. brand new from quest. 192.168.0.1 says there is a firewall on but i cant turn it off?

rule 02-18-2007 07:37 PM

I had the same problem, and I couldn't figure out what to do. the DHT would be green then yellow and then red. even tho I disabled the firewall from my mac and router it still said it was firewalled. I think it could be a bug.

skye 02-19-2007 04:10 AM

lame. i hope i can fix this. my d/l speeds seem to bottle neck around 230 kbs which is rather annoying when i know i can get .5mb a sec

cradom 02-19-2007 10:21 AM

If you're already doing this, disregard this post...

It's not so much a firewall problem as an IP problem. If you're connected to your router using DCHP, it wont forward the ports properly for Azureus. You need to set it to use a static IP. See the instructions for your router at http://www.portforward.com/
If Azureus cant see the port, it assumes a firewall is in use.

rule 02-19-2007 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skye23412 (Post 331166)
lame. i hope i can fix this. my d/l speeds seem to bottle neck around 230 kbs which is rather annoying when i know i can get .5mb a sec

your lucky I was getting 30 on my downloads.

skye 02-19-2007 07:08 PM

believe me, i pay for it


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