Low ID on Emule

December 2016

eMule is a file sharing application which runs on Windows OS. This is based on the principal of peer-to-peer file sharing which is free. Sometimes users may get an error saying low ID on eMule. This issue could be happening because of firewall settings or proxy servers or if the user is behind a router. These things may cause the port in use to be blocked. To get rid of the low ID problem one has to make sure correct routers are in use and the TCP points compatible with this application are chosen with the required settings.



It might happen that while using eMule you receive a Low ID error message. This means one of the ports used by eMule is blocked and cannot be reached. A few reasons for this might be because you are behind a router, because of your firewall settings or because of some proxy servers. You must also check that the correct routers are open for eMule.

eMule makes use of three distinct ports:
  • 4662 (TCP)
  • 4672 (UDP)
  • 4711 (TCP)

How to prevent getting Low ID?


You should first open additional TCP ports between 4661 and 4665 and reduce the number of connections in eMule. Also try to get an alternative TCP Clientport 4662.

For those using DI-5xx, DI-6xx, DI-704P (revC), DI-704UP, DI-754, DI-764, DI-774, DI-784, DI-804HV, DI-808HV, and DI-824VUP:

  • 1. In your web browser, go to your Internet Options. Where requested, enter the IP address of your router, type in 192.168.0.1 and the administrator's username. Leave the password field blank.
  • 2. Select your Advanced option and choose Virtual Server.
  • 3. Check the Enable option to create a new entry and type in emule1.
  • 4. Enter your IP number and choose TCP for the Protocol Type.
  • 5. In Private Port and Public Port , type in 4662 and select the Always option
  • 6. When done, click Apply
  • 7. Select your internet options again and this time in your Virtual Server, label it as emule2 and choose UDP as Protocol Type.
  • 8. In Private Port and Public Port, type in 4672 and select the Always option. Click Apply when done.
  • 9. Select your internet options again and this time in your Virtual Server, label it as emule3 and choose TCP as Protocol Type.
  • 10. In Private Port and Public Port, type in 4711 and select the Always option. Click Apply when done.

For those using DI-704P (rev.B) and DI-707P:

  • 1. In your web browser, go to your Internet Options. Where requested enter the IP address of your router: type in 192.168.0.1 and the administrator's username. Leave the password field blank.
  • 2. Select your Advanced option and choose Virtual Server.
  • 3. Check the box labeled Enable and type in 4661-4665 in the Service Ports field.
  • 4. In the Server IP field, type in your IP address and click Always.
  • 5. Apply the changes and restart your system to configure the settings.
  • 6. Again, go to your Virtual Server option and this time, type in 4672 for the service port.
  • 7. Apply the changes and restart your system to configure the settings.
  • 8. Again, go to your Virtual Server option and this time, type in 4711 for the service port.
  • 9. Apply the changes and restart your system to configure the settings.

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