BitComet chooses a random port to listen on when you install it. Before we can forward ports for BitComet, we need to find out what port BitComet is using. Go ahead and open BitComet.
In the menu at the top of your screen, click Options. Clicking Options will cause a menu to drop down. In this new menu click Preferences.
In the menu on the left the top option Connection should be selected. On the right hand side of this window you should see a Listen Port option. That is the port that you need to forward. You can change it if you like. Please enter the listen port below.
There is one more thing we need to do. We need to shut off the UPNP of BitComet.
In the menu on the left hand side under Advanced, click Connection. There should be an Enable UPnP Port Mapping(XP only) checkbox on the right hand side. Make sure it is unchecked.
Go ahead and open up Microsoft Windows XP Firewall.
There are a variety of ways that you can get into the Windows XP Firewall. The method that we are going to list should work for most people.Start by clicking on the Start button on the bottom left of your screen and then click on Run. You should see the Run dialog box. Type the word control into the Run dialog box and click the Ok button. This will take you to the Control Panel.
Click the Security Center link near the bottom left of the page.Your control panel may look different. If it does, then find the link called Windows Firewall. This will take you straight to the firewall settings page.
Click the Windows Firewall link near the bottom right of the page.
Remove the checkmark from the Don't allow exceptions checkbox.
Click the Exceptions tab.Look through the Programs and Services list for BitComet. If you find it, put a check in the box next to it to enable the rule. If you found BitComet in the list, then you are done. Simply click the Ok button.
To test if your port has been properly opened, you can use our Port Checker tool.
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