Port 6881 being Blocked by my ISP

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Hello,

My ISP has Blocked this Port 6881 used in Utorrent ,now my download are not working i would like to know how can i make the Utorrent work on another port ? because am so curius to know how to set destination to another port, is there a way to change u torrent to use another port ?


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Aug 23, 2010 at 04:28 PM
Hello,

Try this 1.

First check your Firewall. May be its the firewall which is blocking it.

Click on "Options" ---> Preference ---> Network.

There you can find the option "Port used for incomming connections :"

Now enter the port number above 10000. Example: Enter port number as 45682

Good Luck.
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Aug 23, 2010 at 04:31 PM
Hello,

Just out of curiosity, why would an ISP block a port? Thank you.
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Aug 23, 2010 at 04:54 PM
Hello Ambucias,
Even I was curious to find the reason about why the ISP blocks some ports. Well finally I just found in one article saying that there are few residential ISP's who block ports in their router to combat viruses and spam and we can't tell which port is not being blocked.
But I think its the firewall which is blocking it.
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Aug 23, 2010 at 04:59 PM
Thanks Jack

In effect Torrents are a frequent transmitting source. A good ISP would use SSL.
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Aug 23, 2010 at 05:13 PM
Yes my friend, you are right. If they are good enough they should use SSL, but they are some
ISP who are sticking with the old ones. Don't know why they are not interested to provide
security to the users.
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