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I connect through the internet through my brothers computer then he connects to the internet through the wireless router.
I need to open up the ports for my bittorrent client, however i am having huge difficulty.

My default gateway is
My local IP is
My brothers Local IP is
The router Local IP is

How do i open the port 6882 on my computer so i can use my bittorent client.
Mr Maybury
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Top Expert 2013

The problem is likely the firewall on the computer running ICS (Internet Connection  Service), your brother's. The firewall on that PC will need to be configured with an exception to allow port 6882, as will yours. However, with ICS running you may have limited abilities to make changes on that computer.
Firewall is located:
Control Panel | Windows Firewall | Exceptions | Add a port
If there are any other firewalls such as ZoneAlarm, Symantec, etc. they too will have to be configured.

If you are running bit-torrent apps in this fashion your brother's computer will take a big performance hit. I would recommend purchasing a wireless adapter for your computer and connecting directly, for both management and performance reasons.
Top Expert 2004

if you are using a static ip on your machine, try this ICS port forwarding utility
NOTE, you may have to forward the prot on the router to your borthers machine also
But here's a dumb question, why not just connect directly tho the router yourself? (you can connect through a wire to one of the LAN ports, if you dont have a wireless NIC)
Top Expert 2004

added note: of course you woule then have to forward the port(s) on the router to your machine


Thanks for your comments, by the looks of things it's not going to happen.
The reason for using the LAN to connect to the internet is that we do alot of file transfers (large ones) and there is a gigabit ethernet between us.

I have two wireless adapters i used with XP, however for some reason Vista does not have the same range. I could connect to the network relatively easily in XP but with Vista i have to move my PC (it's not viable, i would have to move my sofa and all sorts, i just moved it to see if it would help)
Top Expert 2013

I assume it is not possible to connect using cables directly to the router?
You could add a wireless bridge:
or a range extender, if you want to use the wireless card.
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Thankyou MikeAThon, it worked.
As far as wireless extenders go, i fail to see the point due to the fact it worked with XP, my guess is that when Vista goes live on the 30th then better and more efficient drivers will be available.
Cheers guys

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