Which port to forward ?

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by hsyq8xg, May 7, 2008.

  1. hsyq8xg

    hsyq8xg Guest

    I've been trying to download something from RapidShare but the
    download often fails.

    A typical download session starts well ... over 50KB / S.

    Then it precipitates. Going down gradually to 40KB/s, 30KB/s, 20KB/s,
    9KB/s, 3KB/s, 1KB/s and then it either hang, or stops.

    My PC links to the Net via a router, and my thinking is that perhaps,
    just perhaps, if I can forward the correct port to the router,
    downloading from RapidShare would be smoother.

    Now the question is, which port to forward?

    Regular downloading from website and from FTP doesn't seem to be a
    problem. Only when I try downloading via RapidShare or Megaupload that
    the precipitating effects take hold.

    Is there a special port that these file-sharing services use? If so,
    which port?

    Please help !!!

    Thank you very much !!!!
    hsyq8xg, May 7, 2008
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    Sebastian G. Guest

    OK, and why do you think that this specific miracle might be any more likely
    than any other pure miracle?

    Those are no file sharing services, but simple HTTP servers for the WWW.
    They don't use any specific port.

    And due to your obvious lack of networking knowledge, it won't be possible
    to diagnose the real cause of the problem (if it actually is one).
    Sebastian G., May 7, 2008
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    pg Guest

    So now it's the start of "Kill the Messenger" season?
    pg, May 7, 2008
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    N. Miller Guest

    Port forwarding is useless for downloading files from a web site. Normal
    HTTP and FTP downloads do not require port forwarding. One might guess, from
    your description of the symptoms, that your ISP is just throttling your
    connection after transferring a certain amount of data.
    N. Miller, May 7, 2008
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    pg Guest

    The guy did mention that downloading via http or ftp doesn't give him
    any problem, and my thinking is that if the ISP is doing the
    throttling, won't the ISP be throttling on all the other downloads as

    Or is it possible that the ISP has a special software setup to
    selectively scan for anyone downloading from particular sites such as
    the mentioned "rapidshare" / "megaupload" and when the bot finds out,
    it starts the throttling routine???

    I'm just very curious.
    pg, May 7, 2008
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    Sebastian G. Guest

    No, it's just the return of the "think, think again, google it up, and only
    ask if you didn't find an answer yet" season.
    Sebastian G., May 7, 2008
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    Cyrius Guest

    well, lets give a simple answer to the question

    Rapidshare limits the speed of free users, just use torrents or be
    happy with the speed cap
    Cyrius, May 7, 2008
  8. See "newusers" in the newsgroup title? A lot of new users don't know about
    Google and don't really know anything about computers.
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, May 10, 2008
  9. No, actually I don't see a "newusers" in "comp.security.firewalls".
    Besides, being a new user is no excuse for not doing your homework
    first. Like, understanding that crossposting your question to every
    newsgroup you can think of (and without setting a followup at that) is
    *not* the appropriate thing to do.

    Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers, May 10, 2008
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    Sebastian G. Guest

    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM wrote:

    No. It's comp.security.firewalls.
    Well, that's their fault, not mine.
    Sebastian G., May 10, 2008
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