Why does this computer hate me?

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Nov 12, 2006
  1. Gaisuto
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    Okay, torrents and firewalls are complicated/serious business. Earlier this week, I got my Broadband back but now it's Satellite Broadband, 100% Wireless. I set up my Forwarding/Static IP as usual for torrents, I get the Green Okay light from uTorrent and proceed to download away.

    But now it seems the thing just randomly decides to give the green, or red light. Right now it's red. I haven't changed anything, I haven't touched anything. It just turned red. The port test is saying that the port is not open, but it very obviously is (I just checked.) What the hell is going on now? Why does nothing work with me?
     
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    Just face it man....you're your own computers biatch [​IMG]
     
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    That happened to me before when I set up a rule for the same ports more than once. If you have other rules with the same ports open, disable them.
     
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    This router set up just started, this is the ONLY forwarded port. It's just sitting there alone.
     
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    By "decides", do you mean when you first open uTorrent, or does it jump between lights while running?

    Also, forgive me if this sounds a little silly but if the computer is being turned off in the middle then have you checked that the router is actually assigning your machine the static IP you're expecting? (the one you're forwarding to). I'm just asking in case it assigns IP's based on who connects first, so sometimes other computers in your house get given the IP address you're expecting to have. That would explain why it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.
     

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