Outstanding! I'll give it a try. The time spent illuminating the issue with such clarity is much appreciated.
Best wishes, JB ----- Original Message ----- From: "Luke771" <luke771.li...@gmail.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:39 AM Subject: Re: [freenet-support] connection assistance > Jonathan Bannister wrote: >> Thank you. I will think about it some more. >> >> Best wishes, >> >> JB >> >>> bqz69 пишет: >>> >>>> On Monday 28 September 2009 21.54.52 VolodyA! V Anarhist wrote: >>>> >>>>> Jonathan Bannister пишет: >>>>> >>>>>> Thank you for this sugestion. I have done this repeatedly, with no >>>>>> success. >>>>>> >>>>>> I note the following suggestion: "it would be a good idea to forward >>>>>> the >>>>>> ports 61616 and 27307 (UDP) on your router." How is this >>>>>> accomplished? >>>>>> >>>> I am using firestarter firewall, and that's where I forward my ports (I >>>> am >>>> using ubuntu linux) >>>> >>> The port may be blocked at any level *before* the firestarter even gets >>> a >>> chance >>> to see it. Think of the network connection as a water pipe, if you have >>> several >>> volves prior to the one at the tip of the hose closing any single one of >>> them >>> will block the flow of water. >>> >>> Router is the piece of hardware that takes the traffic it receives from >>> one >>> network and sends it to the different network. One of those "networks" >>> can >>> actually be seen as the cloud of "the Internet" (since it is connected >>> on >>> and on >>> with more and more networks). At some point there is a closed port >>> before >>> it >>> reaches the internet. >>> >>> ISPs sometimes close the ports, and if you have a router in your house, >>> it >>> may >>> have come preconfigured to close everything unless told to do otherwise. >>> I >>> honestly do not know enough at this point to help you any more... sorry. >>> >>> - Volodya >>> >>> "None of us are free until all of us are free." ~ Mihail Bakunin >>> _______________________________________________ >>> >>> > OK, here's how you forward your ports, nice and easy: > > > First, let's identify the router > The router is a piece of hardware that looks like a relatively small > box, it comes in various sizes but the kind used at home is generally > half the size of a laptop (a big laptop). > > The router has a number of ethernet ports, the cables used to connect to > such ports end in RJ45 connectors that look like a bigger telephone > jack. Routers often have one or two relatively short and thick antennas, > sometime they only have ethernet ports. The most common home routers > have 8 ports but there are much bigger ones. > > Your router is placed between your PC and the 'internet outlet' in the > wall, in the sense that the ethernet cable (internet wire) from the back > of your computer connects to the router, and the router connects to the > 'internet outlet'). > Find the router and note its brand and model. > If you use a wireless connection, the router will only have a cable to > the wall outlet and not to the PC, but it can be easily identified > anyway: it's the box that must stay turned on, or your internet dies :P > Physically locating your router is useful if you don't have a manual. > > > > The web interface > > If you happen to have a manual for your router, find out how to access > the web interface. If you don't have a manual go to the manufacturer's > web page (hint: www.brandname.com ), look for your model and find the > information. > Generally, the web interface is found at the router's IP address on port > 80, that means: if your router's IP is 10.0.0.1, you will probably find > the web interface pointing a web browser to http://10.0.0.1 > > In some cases the web interface is on a different port rather than the > default http port 80. If that's the case use :port# at the end of the IP > address, example http://10.0.0.1:8800 if the port is 8800. > > > > > Finding out your router's IP > > To figure out where to point your web browser, do the follwoing: > On Windows: open a cmd shell (start > run > (type) cmd [enter] ) and > type 'ipconfig /all' (no quotes) > On Linux, and other *nix (probably even Mac): open a terminal and type > 'ifconfig -a' > > That will give you your own IP address. Your router is probably in the > same range at -0 or -1, e.g. if your IP address is 10.0.0.137 your > router is probably (but not always) at 10.0.0.0 or 10.0.0.1 (if this > doesnt help, google probably will) > > > > > Forwarding ports > > Web interfaces don't look all exactly the same so I can't walk you > through the whole procedure, but with help of your manual or the > manufacturer's website (and Google) you should be able to figure out > what to do as long as you know exactly what you want to accomplpish, > which in our case is: > > * Forward port (number/s) FROM (the router's IP) => TO (the PC's IP) for > protocol UDP * > > ...which is pretty much all what this quick guide boils down to. > The 'protocol UDP' thing means that you only need to select UDP and not > TCP. > Hope this helps. > > _______________________________________________ > Support mailing list > Support@freenetproject.org > http://news.gmane.org/gmane.network.freenet.support > Unsubscribe at > http://emu.freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/support > Or mailto:support-requ...@freenetproject.org?subject=unsubscribe _______________________________________________ Support mailing list Support@freenetproject.org http://news.gmane.org/gmane.network.freenet.support Unsubscribe at http://emu.freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/support Or mailto:support-requ...@freenetproject.org?subject=unsubscribe