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How do I check if a certain port of my router is open?

Asked by MrMontpetit (1838points) October 5th, 2008

I’ve been having a little trouble download torrents. I recently switched from uTorrents to Azureus (or Vuze, the new version, which I LOVE). An error message recently popped up and said “You appear to something something firewall something router something check if port something is open something something.” Anyone know how I would go about doing this?

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MrMontpetit's avatar

If it makes a difference, I have Network Magic and a D-Link wireless router. (Model WBR-2310)

chromaBYTE's avatar

Hmm…. some people have suggested using the tool at, but I just quickly tested it and it didn’t work. Everytime I got a “connection timed out” error. Even when I tried port 80!

MrMontpetit's avatar

Update: My torrents are actually downloading now, and pretty fast too, but I would still like to know how to check if this port is open if it would improve download speed.

jrpowell's avatar

This might help.

MrMontpetit's avatar

I’m not 100% sure what this is exactly helping me do. I picked my router model, and now it brought me to a list of programs. If I’m supposed to do what I think I’m supposed to do, which is find “Vuze” and click it, it’s not there. Azureus is there, but that is most likely an older version, because it would be called Vuze it if was updated.

eambos's avatar

Vuze is an ugly memory hog. If I were you, I would use bitlord or utorrent.

chromaBYTE's avatar

the site that johnpowell linked you to is detailed instructions on how to forward a port on the router that you choose. Choosing different programs in the tutorial only changes which port you’re going to forward (which I assume would be the same between Azureus and Vuze, even if they’re different versions).

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