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    A Quick Guide to Setting up Ktorrent

    First let me say, this is not a comprehensive guide and was written for OpenSuse 11.1 using KDE4.2


    Start ktorrent and go to settings configure ktorrent Network
    You need to enter your Port(TCP) and UDP tracker port. You can use the default or select your own as in the image. Write them down.


    TORRENT CLIENTS


    Ktorrent Network settings
    http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3...ettingsne3.jpg


    Vuze/Azureus
    http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9...ettingsbp3.jpg


    SUSE SYSTEM


    Now open Yast - Security and Users and go to Firewall
    Yast Security and Users
    http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/5792/firewall1iy1.jpg

    http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/922/firewall2jb9.jpg


    Then to Allowed services
    Yast Firewall go to Allowed Services
    http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/5...rewall3mj9.jpg


    Then the Advanced button. Brings a box. Here add the port numbers you selected for use in ktorrent or Vuze and wrote down!
    Allowed Services Advanced
    http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/5...rewall4wq9.jpg


    ROUTER


    If you have a router, then the same ports need to be opened there too. The link here should help as it covers a wide range.
    Port Forwarding for Routers
    PortForward.com - Free Help Setting up Your Router or Firewall
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    Default Re: A Quick Bittorrent Guide (with screenshots)

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    If you have a router, then the same ports need to be opened there too. The link here should help as it covers a wide range.
    Port Forwarding for Routers
    PortForward.com - Free Help Setting up Your Router or Firewall
    Alternatively look in the configuration/options section of both Vuze and KTorrent for the 'uPnP' plugin. If your router supports uPnP and it's enabled all you have to do is enable the plugin.
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    Default Re: A Quick Bittorrent Guide (with screenshots)

    The supplied pics are so low resolution that they are almost impossible to read

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    If you enable the webui plugin, take the same steps for opening ports but now for port 8080 (TCP only) for kTorrent.

    For Vuze the port depends on the plugin you use as there is more than one web backend.
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    The torrent clients are so unfortunate that Vuze is heave like hell while ktorrent looks good only on KDE 4 DE. I propose to add Transmission for a Gnome DE. Greatest ever
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    so i did everything till i got to the router i see were i am suppose to set the ports but i guess i need to have a static ip adresse how do i do that...

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    First, run
    ifconfig (as root) in a console and leave the window opened while you go to:
    Yast - Control Center > Network settings

    On the first tab (Global options) set it to ifup, on the second tab edit the settings of the network card to reflect those that you find via ifconfig, once you're done hit ok and reboot.
    (Okay.. it's linux and I'm sure there is a command or some other steps to take where you don't have to reboot.. but I don't know 'em)

    Alternatively, look in your router to see if it has a setting to link your MAC address (unique address of your network card) to a set IP.
    Your mac address is listed with ifconfig as well, called "HWaddr" there instead.
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    Default Re: A Quick Bittorrent Guide (with screenshots)

    Quote Originally Posted by scraghty604 View Post
    so i did everything till i got to the router i see were i am suppose to set the ports but i guess i need to have a static ip adresse how do i do that...
    I think you are mixed up. When you say static IP - I'm sure what you are meaning is your LAN IP.

    Each device that connects to a router is assigned an IP on the LAN either by DHCP or by rules in the LAN IP setup according to the MAC address of each device.

    For bittorrent you are better not to use DHCP assigned LAN IP. But assign each device that connects an IP in a range.

    For netgear the router IP is: 192.168.0.1
    so the first device that connects will be 192.168.0.2
    and so on..

    In LAN IP setup in the router you can specify a range, so say you have 8 possible devices that may connect the range will be starting from 192.168.0.2 and end at 0.9

    You assign an IP in the range to the MAC of connecting devices, and for wireless you have to setup those in the access list in wireless settings.
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    You don't have to do it this way, DHCP is possible but I don't find it works as well. You still need to add the ports required by your torrent client in to the firewall rules and select allow all.
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    Default Re: A Quick Bittorrent Guide (with screenshots)

    I have added some better quality screenshots of firewall and torrent config:

    Client Settings Vuze
    http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9...ettingsbp3.jpg

    Ktorrent
    http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3...ettingsne3.jpg


    1. Yast Firewall
    http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/5792/firewall1iy1.jpg

    2. Firewall Opening Page
    http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/922/firewall2jb9.jpg

    3. Allowed Services (Advanced Button Lower right)
    http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/5...rewall3mj9.jpg

    4. Adding Ports in Advanced
    http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/5...rewall4wq9.jpg


    p.s. to oldcpu
    Lee, if you want to edit the original part with the new url's - please go ahead.
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    Default Re: A Quick Bittorrent Guide (with screenshots)

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