I have a home built PC, motherboard and collection of bits etc. IS there somewhere on my computer which will tell me what my router is? And once I find it how to access it?
Obviously I want to check my port is forwarded. all the user guides on this don't say how to find your router they just say "look on manufacturers website" Which manufacturer? The motherboard manufacturer? The cable modem manufacturer? The processor manufacturer? can I for example press esc at boot up and go into bios will it say in there?
In utorrent I usually have a green tick but today I have an '!' mark and I asked it to check the port and it says there is an error it automatically links to this website to run the check
The webpage says there is an error with the port today. my download is currently about 25Kb/s mostly poor speed connections and one ok at 13 Kb/s so it is working but if there is a port problem, I want to know about it.
The online guides to port forwarding are awfully complicated. Especially as I can't even begin to get started because I don't know my router.
some advice please.
incidentally on the link above you will see this message at the bottom
"Please make absolutely sure that PeerGuardian2 or Protowall is allowing utorrent.com (220.127.116.11) in either of those programs. Those of you using ipfilter.dat should make sure the list does not include the website's IP. After making sure of this, re-run this test by refreshing the page (F5). "
I don't even understand that I don't think I have any of those 3 programs running I have zonealarm (if that helps)
Edit: As it happens I just rebooted my computer and randomised the port for good measure, and now I have a green tick again (speed is the same as before) and the link is saying my port is ok, however I still would like to know how to do this.