Changeset 1107


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Timestamp:
Nov 19, 2006, 3:39:26 PM (15 years ago)
Author:
livings124
Message:

update help a bit for the case of multiple routers

Location:
trunk/macosx/Transmission Help
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  • trunk/macosx/Transmission Help/html/portforward.html

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    23        <a name="PortForwarding" />
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    35        <head>
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    47                <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
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    59                <link media="all" rel="stylesheet" href="../styles/TransBody.css" />
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    611                <title>Port Forwarding FAQ</title>
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    713        </head>
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    815        <body>
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    917                <div id="mainbox">
     18
    1019                        <a href="../index.html">Home</a>
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    1121                        <div id="pagetitle">
     22
    1223                                <h1>Why do I see a red dot and "Port is closed"?</h1>
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    1325                        </div>
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    1427                        <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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    1529                        <p>
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    1631                        <div id="pagetitle">
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    1733                                <h1>Why do I need to Port Forward?</h1>
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    1835                        </div>
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    1937                        <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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    2039                        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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    2141                        <p>
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    2243                        <div id="pagetitle">
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    2345                                <h1>How do I Port Forward?</h1>
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    2447                        </div>
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    2549                        <ul>
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    2651                                <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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    2753                                <div summary="To do this" id="taskbox">
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    2855                                        <ol>
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    2957                                                <li>Open Transmission. </li>
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    3059                                                <li>Go to Preferences >> Network, and check 'Automatically map port'. </li>
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    3161                                                <li>You should see a success notification and green dots.</li>
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    3263                                                <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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    3365                                        </ol>                           
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    3467                                </div>
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    3569                               
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    3671                                <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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    3875                                <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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    3977                                NB: it is highly recommended you enable the Mac OS X firewall if you are not using a router.</li>
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    4079                        </ul>   
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    4181                               
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    4283                        <p>
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    4385                        <div id="pagetitle">
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    4487                                <h1>How do I know if I've done it right?</h1>
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    4589                        </div>
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    4691                       
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    4793                        <div summary="To do this" id="taskbox">
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    4895                                <ol>
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    4997                                        <li>Open Transmission. </li>
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    5099                                        <li>Go to Preferences >> Network. </li>
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    51101                                        <li>Check the notification next to 'Incoming TCP Port'. </li>
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    52103                                </ol>
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    53105                        </div>
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    54107                        <p>
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    55109                        <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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    56113                                <li>If you get a red dot and the message 'Port is Stealth' or 'Port is Closed' then you haven't forwarded correctly.<br>
    57                                  NB: If Transmission has successfully mapped the port automatically in this case, make sure the OS X firewall is either disabled, or you have <a href="pffirewall.html">allowed Transmission's port</a>.
    58                                   The firewall can cause the port to remain closed, even if it has been successfully mapped by the router.</li>
    59                                 <li>If you get a green dot and 'Port is Open' then you have successfully port forwarded! </li>
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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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    60119                        </ul>
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    62123                        </p>
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    63125                        <a href="../index.html">Home</a>
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    64127                </div>
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    65129        </body>
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    67133</html>
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