Opening a Router port

  thumbscrew 21:45 05 Mar 2012

According to U-Torrent, I need to open a router port as it's being slowed down. I'm wary about meddling too much, can anyone advise. It's a D-Link DSL 2680.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:15 05 Mar 2012


  thumbscrew 22:30 05 Mar 2012

Thankyou Fruit Bat, seems a tad too involved for little old me, especially with my ham fisted track record! Unless there's a simpler way, I think I'll tolerate the slow downloading speed.

  KRONOS the First 09:46 06 Mar 2012

Try this, I found it reasonably simple when I did it many years ago or buy the software.Port forward.

  thumbscrew 10:53 06 Mar 2012

Many thanks Chronos, unsure if it's a freebie or whether there's cash involved. Completely in the dark about the procedure or if there's potential for catastrophe if I persist. After download...what then??

  robin_x 11:11 06 Mar 2012

Scroll down and Select your router from the list.

An advert page appears, click Skip (top right).

Scroll down for the list of progs/apps you want to open a port for. When you click one, you will get free step by step instructions.

I remember finding it a bit confusing too.

By the way, when you connect to router admin pages (type in your browser bar), have a hunt around for an option to backup/save your router settings. If you ever mess anything up you will be able to restore it.

  thumbscrew 12:42 06 Mar 2012

Thanks Robin, clear if worryingly convoluted! I'm up to "Forwarding the port". When I do this, is there potential for router damage? I'm unclear what Forwarding refers to...Forwarding to who or where?

  robin_x 13:08 06 Mar 2012

You won't damage anything.

I won't explain Port Forwarding myself. See the first few links here.

  thumbscrew 13:25 06 Mar 2012

Thanks Robin.

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