help with azureus setup

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  1. ultratramp

    ultratramp Active Member

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    i cant seem to get it working. it isnt helping that i cant get what most of the things on it mean. please help, its a first time set up. thanks.
     
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    ultratramp,

    If you're behind a router, just make sure that all the necessary ports are forwarded.

    The procedure varies between routers.

    If you're behind a firewall, again make sure all the necessary ports are open.


    Also, bit torrents start off really really slow. The speed increases with the amount of data that you upload, so it takes a while before you get fast speeds.

    In my experience though, speeds rarely go over 80 kbps (APE, PLDT myDSL).
     
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    In addition to what Buddhaboy said, you should also check your mac's firewall. If it's turned on, you should create a rule that opens the necessary ports.

    We use globe DSL at home and lately, our torrent download speeds routinely reach 200 kbps! We originally signed up for the 384 kbps subscription for 1995 PHP per month. A couple of days ago, globe has upgraded the 1995 PHP service to 768 kbps. Maybe this has something to do with the speed increase?
     
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    believe it or not, this hasnt helped me much. so let me try to give you guys more info. im using a linksys wrt54gC and am on PLDTdsl. im not sure if im behind the mac firewall mostly because i dont know whre to find that kind of info.
     
  5. PatrickGaerlan

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    You can check your built-in Mac OS X firewall settings by going to System Preferences -> Sharing -> Firewall tab. I'd completely stop the firewall first, if it's running.

    Next, on your Linksys WRT54GC setup, look for a setting called "port-forwarding" or something like that (sorry, I don't have this exact model so I don't know the exact details). "Forward" or "open" external port 6881 to your Mac's internal port 6881, you'll have to provide your Mac's internal IP address (10.0.1.x, etc.).

    Now, with Azureus, all you have to do is open a torrent file and it will ask you where to save the incoming files. Are you already familiar with other bittorrent clients or is this the first time you use bittorrent?
     
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    thanks patrick, buddhaboy and lamski.

    @patrick
    done shutting down the firewall, don't know where to find the wifi setup nor my internal IP add.

    yes ive used bittorrent on pc platforms. this is the first time im trying it on a mac. in fact, with this working i can finally completely be free of windows.
     
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    Most routers have web-based administration apps that you can use to configure settings. Refer to your router's manual for the correct IP address and default user/password. You can use any browser and go to http://192.168.1.1 (or whatever IP address scheme your router uses) and the admin pages should come up.
     
  8. PatrickGaerlan

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    To find your current IP address, go to System Preferences -> Network -> TCP/IP tab. You can also enter the term "ip add" in the System Preferences' Spotlight search and hit enter, the first hit will take you straight to that page :)
     
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    Might as well set it to a static IP so that you'll always have the same IP address as the one you set in the port forwarding in the router set-up.

    select "using DHCP with manual address" instead of just "using DHCP." then input your preferred IP "192.168.1.100" for example.

    But if you're the only one using the network then it doesn't matter.
     
  10. PatrickGaerlan

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    Ok, I found the manual of the Linksys WRT54GC online and these are the steps you have to take:

    1. Using a web browser, go to address 192.168.1.1. A password request page will appear. Leave the User Name field blank. The first time you open the Web-based Utility, use the default password admin. (You can set a new password from the Administration tab’s Management screen.) Then click the OK button.

    Assign a static IP address to the Mac that will be using Azureus
    2. Get your Mac's AirPort ID by going to System Preferences -> Network -> Airport tab. You'll see something like AirPort ID: 00:11:24:24:5c:97.
    3. In the Linksys Utility, go to the Setup tab -> DHCP Server Settings -> Assign Static DHCP.
    4. Enter a name for your Mac in Client Name.
    5. Enter the address "192.168.1.110" in Assign this IP.
    6. Enter your Mac's AirPort ID in To this MAC.
    7. Click the Enabled checkbox.
    8. Save the settings.

    Forward the required ports to your Mac
    9. In the Linksys Utility, go now to the Applications and Gaming tab -> Port Range Forwarding.
    10. Enter "Azureus" in one of the empty Application Name fields.
    11. Enter "6881" in both the Start/End fields.
    EDIT: Choose one port (one only!) in the range 49152 to 65535 instead of port 6881
    12. Select both TCP and UDP in the Protocol field.
    13. Enter "192.168.1.110" in the To IP Address field.
    14. Click the Enabled checkbox.
    15. Save the settings.

    You should be done :D

    [Edited on 10-10-2005 by PatrickGaerlan]
     
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  11. PatrickGaerlan

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    Apparently, it's not a good idea to use port 6881 for Azureus. Use any one port from 49152 to 65535, just pick one. Same instructions apply, just forward the new port instead of 6881. Don't forget to update Azureus' preferences with the new port (Azureus -> Preferences -> Connection).
     
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    Hi Patrick, I was just wondering. will static IP anf port forwarding endanger ones computer, in terms of security, I mean?
     
  13. PatrickGaerlan

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    If you only open a single, random port for Azureus to use (within the range specified), I don't see any security problem with that. It doesn't matter if you have static or dynamic IP.
     
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    Thanks Patrick. I tried configuring my ibook w/ 10.4 OSX and my linksys router but I ended up having to reset my router since I lost my internet connection after typing in the new IP address:(
     
  15. PatrickGaerlan

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    Which Linksys model do you have and what's your Mac's IP address right now (just so I'll know which IP addressing scheme your router uses)? If you're hesitant to give this information out in the open, you can PM me (although there's really no security risk in giving out that info) :)
     
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    I'm using linksys WRT54G and the IP I assigned is 192.168.1.111. I don't know if it matters but a PC with windows XP is also attached to the router
     
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    hi, can someone help me with setting up azureus on my mac? we currently have a router at home, serving 3 PCs and 1 MAC. i'm having a hard time with the static IP address, port forwarding etc. router is also WRT54G. i can't find the DCHP server setup thing on the 192.168.1.1.. please help, im really confused! thanks! :D
     
  18. PatrickGaerlan

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    On the router, you're supposed to assign a static IP address to your Mac. Make sure you didn't change the configuration for your WAN/Internet connection (PPPoE if you're connected via DSL). You could have accidentally mis-configured your WAN connection to use static IP addressing, that would cause you to lose Internet access. Were you able to follow all the steps in the instructions in the previous post?
     
  19. PatrickGaerlan

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    What's your router's IP address? You need to find that out so you can login to it with your web browser and change it's configuration. You might have to do it from a wired computer (connected with an ethernet cable).
     
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    Thanks for the help Patrick. It's working fine now.
     

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