I thought I’d put these notes here for anyone else who gets confused setting up an Asus router. One of the IRC moderators helped me along with this guide to get everything working. I am using a DSL-N12E.

Setting up a Static IP:

You’ll want to set up a static IP so that your computer always gets the same IP assigned. I prefer to do this through the router.

  • the default ip for my router was 192.168.1.1 so I put this into my preffered browser. Your IP may be different, it is often on a sticker below your router, and sometimes on the box. You can also look it up using a search engine.
  • Anyway, once you have logged in using the username (usualy “admin”) and password (usually “admin” or “password”) select “Router Status” and then the “LAN” tab. This allows you to see all the devices connected to your router.
  • You’ll want to find the entry for the computer you will be seeding from and then copy the MAC address. Also take note of its assigned IP so you can give it something similar.
  • Next, go to Network -> LAN -> DHCP Static IP. You should see two fields, one for an IP address and one for a MAC address. Copy in the MAC address and IP address you located previously. You can change the last number of the IP address; for example if you where previously assigned 192.168.1.2, you could choose instead 192.168.1.9. Once you are happy click “add”, you should see it appear as an entry in the table below (Note: you might need to delete the columns in the MAC address).
  • You can now reboot the router. For me there is a reboot buton in the top right hand corner of the interface
  • Once your router has restarted and you are again connected, you should find your computer was assigned the new IP address. If you return to Router Status -> LAN should see you computer. Next to the MAC address it should say that the IP has no expiry and that it has been assigned manually.

Port Forwarding:

The next thing you need to do to become connectable is set up port forwarding…

  • First you’ll need to know which port you are using. Open your supported torrent client and navigate to Tools -> Options -> Connection (or similar). You should see a port number that will be used for incomming connections. I used the random button to select one. You’ll want to make sure it doesn’t select one randomly every time the aplication starts. Like our IP address it needs to be static.
  • Now, go back to the router web interface (192.168.1.1) and go to Advanced Settings -> NAT -> Virtual Server. Here we will add a new rule for our torrent client.
  • I set it up as follows:
    • User Defined Service Name: qBittorrent
    • Protocol: TCP
    • WAN Setting: Interface
    • WAN Interface: pppoe1
    • WAN Port:
    • LAN Open Port:
    • LAN IP Address:
  • Reboot your router and go to CanYouSeeMe.org to see if everything if the port has been opened (use the port you got from your torrent client and have set up port forwarding for)(Also note that you must have the torrent client open so that it can accept connections). If you’re still not having any luck, you might want to try another port first. The port forwarding guide suggests one in the “50000 – 65000 range”
  • If you get the success message from CanYouSeeMe.org, begin seeding a MyAnonamouse torrent. Now when you look at your user details, it should say you are connectable and you can even view/test your client.

Note: I found you need to have a torrent from this site seeding, otherwise you profile will say “Connectable: No”

Hopefully that helps someone else because it took me a while to work out the first time.

Note: Nov 29: In qBittorent, you have to make sure ‘anonymous mode’ is disabled!

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