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MouseBits => Instructional Guides => Topic started by: DisneylandCM on November 08, 2009, 08:07:37 PM

Title: Please Help Me To Seed.
Post by: DisneylandCM on November 08, 2009, 08:07:37 PM
Hi all,

I am kind of new at all of this peer-to-peer magic and realized last night that I am NOT seeding! I thought I was:(

I looked into it and found that it looks like my router is not opening the port. So I have 2 questions:

#1 - Does anyone have simple instructions on how to get the port opened?

#2 - Does opening this port open my computers to any risks?

Thanks so much! Looking forward to adding to the fun!

DisneylandCM
Title: Re: Please Help Me To Seed.
Post by: eyore on November 09, 2009, 12:42:45 AM
Generally, it depends on the router, your client and your OS.
You could read this
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/223583 (http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/223583)
but that's for XP but may give you an idea.
Try different clients - some do it for you.
Title: Re: Please Help Me To Seed.
Post by: jobstran on March 06, 2010, 08:27:57 AM
I often have the problem too. You probably have it sorted by now. I use Simple Port Forwarding. It is a free and easy to use program.  http://www.simpleportforwarding.com/ (http://www.simpleportforwarding.com/)

You will have your port forwarding before Jiminy Cricket finishes Wish Upon A  Star.

As far as open ports go, always a risk. I use Peerblock   http://www.peerblock.com/ (http://www.peerblock.com/)


Cheers