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How Do I Configure my Router to Use MUTE?


Question: How Do I Configure my Router to Use MUTE?
(continued from How to Install MUTE
Special thanks to Internet technology specialist and guest author, Joanna Gil, for this explanation.
Answer: To configure your home router for MUTE, you should open port 4900 in port-forwarding section of your router. Although technically not necessary, this will improve your MUTE speed and performance dramatically.

Port 4900 is the default port, but MUTE can use others. Because some ISP’s block the file-sharing port 4900, you may need to adjust your router around this. If your ISP does block port 4900, simply pick a port in the 5000 range.

If you do select a port other than 4900, you will need to perform the extra step of editing your computer's “port.ini” file.

My firewall is blocking MUTE. What do I do?
Using Windows Explorer, search for and open the settings file called “behindFirewall.ini”. That file will have a single number, either 0 or 1. If you are firewalled and cannot open a port for MUTE, set this number to 1 then simply save and exit the behindFirewall.ini file. Then restart MUTE.

If you are uncomfortable editing files, search for the “behindFirewall.ini” and delete it altogether. The next time you start MUTE, you will be asked if you’re behind firewall. If you answer “yes”, the file will get re-created with a proper setting.

For detailed configuration and troubleshooting check MUTE FAQ here: http://www.planetpeer.de/wiki/index.php/TheMuteFaq

More on MUTE File Sharing:

FAQ: "What is 'MUTE' P2P Networking?"

FAQ: "How Does MUTE Work, Exactly?"

FAQ: "How Does MUTE Protect My Privacy?"

Download MUTE: Download the MUTE install here.

Get started here: Instructions on installing MUTE networking software

Configuring your router for MUTE: Instructions on how to make your router at home allow MUTE file sharing.

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