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    How to get connectable - Static IP/Port

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    How to get connectable - Static IP/Port

    Post  Peppies™ on 29th June 2010, 19:14

    It is very important to setup a static ip address, if you are going to use port forwarding. When you have port forwarding setup, your router forwards ports to the ip address you specify. This will probably work when you initially set it up. But after restarting your computer, it may have a different ip address. When this happens the ports are no longer forwarded to your ip address. So your port forwarding configuration will not work.

    Setting up a static ip for windows xp.

    Step 1:
    Open up the start menu, and click Run.

    Step 2:
    Type cmd in the Open: box, and click Okay. The will bring up a black command prompt window.

    Step 3:
    Type ipconfig /all in that window, and then press the enter key. This will display a lot of information. If it scrolls off the top you may need to enlarge the window.

    Step 4:
    I want you to write down some of the information in this window. Take down the IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and Name Servers. Name Server is just another name for DNS(domain name server) server. Make sure to note which is which. We are going to use this information a little bit later. If you did not see any Name Server, give your ISP a call. They should be able to tell you what they are. Type exit in this window, then press the enter key to close it.

    Step 5:
    Once again open the start menu. This time click Control Panel.

    Step 6:
    Double click Network Connections.

    Step 7:
    You may have several network connections in this window. I want you to right click on the one you use to connect to the internet. Then click properties.

    Step 8:
    Click the properties button to open up the properties window of this internet connection.

    Step 9:
    Click Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and then the Properties button.

    Step 10:
    Before you make any changes, write down the settings that you see on this page. If something goes wrong you can always change the settings back to what they were! You should see a dot in the Obtain an IP address automatically box. If you do not, your connection is already setup for a static ip. Just close all these windows and you are done.

    Click the Use the following IP Address. Then enter the ip address we previously found in the Ip Address box. Put the subnet mask we previously found in the subnet mask section. The default gateway should go into the Default gateway box. Enter the dns servers we prevoiusly found into the two DNS Server boxes. Click okay all the way out of this menu.

    If you find that you can not pull up webpages, the problem is most likely the dns numbers you entered. Give your ISP a call, and they will be able to tell you which dns servers to use. This is a question they answer all of the time. They will be able to tell you what you should use right away.

    That's it you should be done! If you can't connect to the internet go back and change your configuration back to what it originally was. Remember that all of the computers on your network need to be setup like this, and every one of them needs to have a different ip address!!!!

    Now that you have the static IP address of the computer you will be using for BitTorrent traffic, you are almost connectable, but not quite.

    Locate the Incoming Connection port(s) in your BT client. Then write down that port number and the model number of your router/modem.

    Head over to PortForward.com - Free Help Setting up Your Router or Firewall and find your router/modem in the list. Then you will choose your BT client from a list of programs. It will then take you to a step-by-step walkthrough of forwarding ports for your specific router/modem and BT client.



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