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How do you configure programs like BitComet, BitTorrent, uTorrent, or Limewire, Ares to work on a very large network, such as a college campus?

Asked by Perchik (4925 points ) February 5th, 2007
Basically I'm trying to get BitComet to run on my computer. It has been working, but recently it has stopped. Now it just stops on "Connecting" but never makes the connection. I think the ports it used to use have been closed. I don't know anything about the router/firewalls system here. Any suggestions?
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gsiener's avatar
Unfortunately, there isn't a lot you can do if you don't control the ports. You can try setting your port to 80 or 443 (used for normal web browsing), but chances are this won't help.
gsiener's avatar
Also, you should be careful with your internet usage at college -- they can and do keep a close eye on stuff like this.
Perchik's avatar
yea I know.. I've resorted to remotely connecting to my home computer. heh
b's avatar
It sounds like the Network admin at your school closed the ports down to limit piracy activity on the college network.
FreddieMack's avatar

A lot of colleges don’t allow torrent or even limewire access. I have also heard of people ot being able to even have access to xbox live because it uses up a lot of bandwidth. Every college kid on the campus has a xbox360, ps3, or a wii. Not to mention laptops and dekstops. They sometimes block access to applications like torrents and limewire because they us a lot of bandwidth.

martijn86's avatar

Install utorrent at home and get the WebUI running. Run an FTP server at home and share your downloads folder. That way you can fully use bittorrent and download your files legally from your password protected FTP.

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