Port Forwarding for Soulseek

This video is a screen capture showing how to configure your ports for soulseek so that you can get better results and faster and more reliable file transfers.

First i am showing how to check if your ports are open or closed.

next i show how to find your IP adress: you will need to go to your start menu and type “cmd” and then at the command prompt, type “ipconfig /all”

you will then need to look at the ip address given on the “ip address” line.

then i show how to access your router. the default ip for this may be different for you, i suggest to google search the particular model of the router you use.

you will then need to find something similar to “virtual servers” and once in there put in the right ip address and the port you’ve specified from the soulseek preferences menu.

after that is saved, you will need to close soulseek and open it back up as the changes will not come into effect until you do.

then check your ports again. ta-da. if that doesnt work you most probably have a firewall that is blocking that port whether it be the windows firewall or the one that comes with your security software. you will need to go into your firewall and open that particular port for soulseek.


1 Response to “Port Forwarding for Soulseek”

  1. 1 webgirl
    September 1, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Hi there,

    The video above is “no longer available”, so it says.. sounds like it was so helpful tho, I wonder if you could re-upload?

    I’ve just installed the new SoulSeekNS client, & can’t for the life of me get it to say my ports are correct. Even the old client (156c) now also says ports are not right… so frustrating! Tried everything I can think of.

    If you do redo the vid, I wonder could you let me know?

    Thanks so much for any help,

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