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Thread: Port Forwarding won't kill the Yellow Triange!

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    sometimes, for no reason at all, it turns into the red circle.

    i'm on tinyxp rev09, so i don't have a firewall on - not even window's firewall (it doesn't exist). this version of xp is completely stripped down, and i think that may be the source of my problem.

    i've done this routine many times before. i created a static ip address for my wireless connection and forwarded the port used by utorrent in my linksys router... to no avail. i double- and triple-checked whether the ip addresses and the ports match; they do. i'm so lost.

    i think the problem is either that i don't have windows firewall or i'm not running a vital networking service. it isn't because i'm using v1.8, because v1.7 experiences the same problem.

    please help
    Last edited by $we; 06-12-2008 at 10:24 PM. Reason: tautology

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    you should check if the port is really open or not! sometimes I get the triangle but when I do the test it says its open!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gish View Post
    you should check if the port is really open or not! sometimes I get the triangle but when I do the test it says its open!
    no, the port's not open

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    Quote Originally Posted by $we View Post
    sometimes, for no reason at all, it turns into the red circle.
    This indicates there is a severe network problem on your local system.
    If you're just 'NATted' because of the router, it would never turn red.

    If you have the red circle again, you could try to hover it and read what it says.
    I'm not sure how else you could analyze this problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnentier View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by $we View Post
    sometimes, for no reason at all, it turns into the red circle.
    This indicates there is a severe network problem on your local system.
    If you're just 'NATted' because of the router, it would never turn red.
    well now it's yellow, and has been yellow the greater part of last night too.
    i just restarted it and yeah, it's red. it says:
    "A firewall/router is limiting your network traffic. You need to open up a port so others can connect to you"

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    Enable UPNP from ur router



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    Quote Originally Posted by 0110 View Post
    Enable UPNP from ur router
    it's been enabled. i enabled upnp in utorrent, while still having the port forwarded in linksys... and now the alert is a yellow triangle. progress has been made!

    nvmd it turned back to that indelible red circle.
    Last edited by $we; 06-14-2008 at 12:04 AM.

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    bump

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    maybe portforward.com can help you .

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    try putting yourself in a DMZ if your router has that option (it should), and as said above consult portforward.com

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