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3        <a name="PortForwarding" />
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5        <head>
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7                <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
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9                <link media="all" rel="stylesheet" href="../styles/TransBody.css" />
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11                <title>Port Forwarding FAQ</title>
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13        </head>
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15        <body>
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17                <div id="mainbox">
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19                        <a href="../index.html">Home</a>
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21                        <div id="pagetitle">
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23                                <h1>Why do I see a red dot and "Port is closed"?</h1>
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25                        </div>
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27                        <p>You haven't port forwarded correctly. Port forwarding opens a port in your firewall or router so that incoming connections from the outside world can be made with Transmission.
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29                        <p>
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31                        <div id="pagetitle">
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33                                <h1>Why do I need to Port Forward?</h1>
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35                        </div>
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37                        <p>Transmission uses a single port for all the torrents you are downloading. If the port has not been opened (ie forwarded) that means only you can make connections to others in the swarm.
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39                        If the port is forwarded, others can connect to you, thus increasing the potential number of people connected to you, and more importantly increasing the speed of your download.
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41                        <p>
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43                        <div id="pagetitle">
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45                                <h1>How do I Port Forward?</h1>
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47                        </div>
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49                        <ul>
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51                                <li>If you have an Apple Airport, or a UPnP compatible router, Transmission can map its port automatically. Most routers manufactured since 2001 have this feature.
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53                                <div summary="To do this" id="taskbox">
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55                                        <ol>
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57                                                <li>Open Transmission. </li>
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59                                                <li>Go to Preferences >> Network, and check 'Automatically map port'. </li>
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61                                                <li>You should see a success notification and green dots.</li>
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63                                                <p>If you get a red dot and the message 'Error mapping port', <a href="upnp.html">click here</a>.</li>
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65                                        </ol>                           
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67                                </div>
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71                                <li>If you don't have a compatible router, it is simple to forward Transmission's port manually. For instructions <a href="pfrouter.html">click here</a>.</li>
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75                                <li>If you don't use a router, that is, your modem is directly connected to your computer, you'll need to open Transmission's port in the Mac OS X firewall. For instructions <a href="pffirewall.html">click here</a>.<br>
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77                                NB: it is highly recommended you enable the Mac OS X firewall if you are not using a router.</li>
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79                        </ul>   
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83                        <p>
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85                        <div id="pagetitle">
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87                                <h1>How do I know if I've done it right?</h1>
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89                        </div>
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93                        <div summary="To do this" id="taskbox">
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95                                <ol>
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97                                        <li>Open Transmission. </li>
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99                                        <li>Go to Preferences >> Network. </li>
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101                                        <li>Check the notification next to 'Incoming TCP Port'. </li>
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103                                </ol>
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105                        </div>
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107                        <p>
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109                        <ul>
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111                                <li>If you get a green dot and 'Port is Open' then you have successfully port forwarded! </li>
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113                                <li>If you get a red dot and the message 'Port is Stealth' or 'Port is Closed' then you haven't forwarded correctly.<br>
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115                                 NB: If Transmission has successfully mapped the port automatically, but the notification still indicates 'Closed/Stealth' <a href="multiple.html">click here</a>.</li>
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119                        </ul>
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123                        </p>
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125                        <a href="../index.html">Home</a>
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127                </div>
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129        </body>
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