Opening Ports for Transmission

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Opening Ports for Transmission

Postby Andric on Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:28 am

Not sure if this is the right forum to post this. Forgive me if I'm in the wrong area.

I've been trying to download torrents with Transmission for nearly 2 days now but they're not even connecting to any peers. I've been searching a bit and the problem is the port, it's closed. It's using the default port 51413 and I've looked in the forums and it's been said to be solved by allowing Transmission with the ufw firewall. I've done that but the test keeps showing is closed and the torrents are still not doing anything.

The weird thing is, I've downloaded a lot of torrents in the past and I had no problem until now, and I'm pretty sure I haven't changed any setup in my network. My question is for a step-by-step guide on how to open the port. I'm really newbie and have no idea what I'm doing, please, I'm kinda getting desperate.
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Re: Opening Ports for Transmission

Postby oobetimer on Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:43 am

This is quite funny thing, because some torrents are working and some not .. :?
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Re: Opening Ports for Transmission

Postby mr.peeters on Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:18 pm

Have exactly the same problem here. Trying to up & download with transmission, port 51414 opened on my network but transmission insists the port is closed. Exact same settings worked fine in ubuntu. Did you find anything to solve this problem in the meantime? Could it be some issue with the firewall (which I have disabled)? Thanks a lot!
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Re: Opening Ports for Transmission

Postby Mister A on Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:41 pm

When you open the port(s) on your router, are you opening them for all IP addresses or just a single IP address? Are you opening it for the correct IP address for your machine running Transmission? Running ifconfig from the command line will tell you your specific IP address.
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Re: Opening Ports for Transmission

Postby mr.peeters on Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:50 pm

Hey Mister A,
Thanks for your reply - but yes I open ports on router for the right ip-address, I do take care to check that of course.
As I said, settings exactly the same as in ubuntu - and all worked fine.
I made several port forwarding rules for several ip-addresses because the address changes sometimes - 1, 2, 3.

However, just found out that when I connect to my router via a lan cable, torrent client says the port is open.
When I switch back to wireless connection (via the same router) it closes again...

Thanks for any help!
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Re: Opening Ports for Transmission

Postby Mister A on Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:03 am

I'm probably stating the obvious here but the IP address for the wireless connection will be different than the IP address for the cable connection so you'll need to open the port for BOTH.
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Re: Opening Ports for Transmission

Postby mr.peeters on Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:33 pm

Thanks for your reply, but yes indeed - I obviously made rules for different ip-addresses.
At the moment it's .101, and I did make a rule for that but my torrent client says port is closed...
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