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using dc++ in active mode

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using dc++ in active mode

can anyone give me any info on how to set up my solwise router to allow udp and tcp(?)so that i can use dc++in active mode instead of just passive mode,as i dont want to go into the solwise router settings and change things a dont know anything about,cheers
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Couger
Grafter
Posts: 181
Registered: 31-07-2007

using dc++ in active mode

Hi there

Program name: DC++ Client

Question:
How do I configure my firewall/router to be able to run DC++ in Active mode behind it?

Answer:
Active mode. Why do I need active mode?
Only active users can connect to passive users, and active users can connect to active users. Passive users can not connect to passive users. That means, you can connect to a whole lot more users, and get a lot more search results.

How to set up active mode with a hardware firewall/router.
Active mode requires both UDP and TCP access on the same port.
First you need to set up the router to forward the connections to the computer with DC++. This is could be called Port mapping, port redirecting, port forwarding or something like that. Find out how to do this with your router, you need to forward one port (select a number between 1000 - 20000, they should mostly all be free. The default port is 1412, but it is wise to select a unique one) and make sure both UDP and TCP is forwarded. The IP that you are forwarding to should be the internal IP address of your DC++ computer. It usually begins with "192.168". When you have mapped a port, you need to open up DC++ and go to the settings. Where you select active mode, in the port field, enter the port number that you are forwarding on the router. In the IP field, you need to enter the -external- IP address of your router. This can easily be checked on several webpages (www.whatismyip.com for instance). Sometimes your IP address changes - if you have a dynamic IP - when you disconnect from your internet connection. Check your IP every now and then to make sure.

It should now be working.. If it is working for a while, but the next time you use DC++, you only get "Connection Timeout"s or no results when searching, your IP is likely to have changed - update again as described above.


Hope it helps
Any questions just ask

Regards Sven
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cheers for the quick reply,ive already got that info you provided i just need to know how to actually go about it in the solwise config settings as i havent any idea where the udp tcp options are,cheers again
Couger
Grafter
Posts: 181
Registered: 31-07-2007

using dc++ in active mode

Ok np i would help but im not familiar with that make and model of router

Cheers Sven :lol:
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cheers anyway,
Couger
Grafter
Posts: 181
Registered: 31-07-2007

using dc++ in active mode

you got pm from me Cheesy
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using dc++ in active mode

You need to find a section of the router called "Port Forwarding" or similar. Full details of how to do that kind of thing should be in the manual.
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using dc++ in active mode

the lovely peeps at plus net never sent a manual :? ,infact my first router didnt even work ,had to wait for a replacement ,even had to pay costs my self :shock:
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Hmm, well the manual should be online at the Solwise website here.
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An enthusiast/user has set up a web-site for the SAR110 with all
sorts of usefull info & tweaks. Port forwarding is under NAT Rules,
You can also download all the command lists there.
http://www.chrismarsh.co.uk/sar110/nat.asp
Set up manuals and command lists are also available on
the Solwise Web site.
http://www.solwise.co.uk/downloads/adsl.htm
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very helpful,thanx a lot,cheers