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Port forwarding worked on old laptop, but not on new one, help?


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#1 riemer46

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 11:44 AM

Port forwarding was set up in the router and working fine in my old computer.  Since getting a new computer I am no longer connectable.  Port forwarding has been set with simpleportforwarding, I've set exceptions in the firewall for my designated port. When I run setup guide by utorrent I get a green light.  Downloads work fine, but there is no uploading and the torrent websites that I belong to show my port as "not open". If I use an online portchecker, it tells me that the port is "filtered". If I check "what is my ip", I get a completely different public IP address.  I assume I should be using the ipv4 address to port forward??

 

What have I missed and how can I get my port-forwarding working again before my ratios sink so low that I'm kicked off my torrent sites??

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 04:59 PM

Filtered means something-firewall- is dropping the packets.

If your laptop is the only thing that has changed then I would start there. You try disabling Windows firewall altogether? Any AV running that may have a firewall?

 

 

I get a completely different public IP address

Your saying this is not your isp assigned public ip?


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 05:16 PM

Thanks for your reply. I tried disabling the windows firewall (do I need to restart for the changes to take effect?), and all port checkers still fail and show "filtered". I'm running Windows Defender, Superantispyware and Malwarebytes, none of which has its own firewall. I just meant that some of the online port checkers are automatically inputting my external IP, and that IP is not the internal IP that is necessary when forwarding a port.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 05:38 PM

Hey Shelf Life,

 

just wanted to let you know I figured out why port forwarding wasnt working....Windows had set up my private network as "public" when I initially setup my new laptop.  No matter how many times I used SPF to set Firewall exceptions, it only set them for private networks.  Now that I changed it from public to private, all my problems are solved.  Thanks for your fast reply.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:54 PM

Ok, good.


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