Jan 11, 2007
I use P2P file sharing alot and have a high-speed cable and cable modem.
Fine. Should be a piece of cake, with all library has to offer, right ??
Wrong !! The ISP, I now assume, is using private IP addresses when what we
really need is a static internal IP address that won't tell the modem to act like a
router. Some at the P2P Chat room techies have speculated that the ISP,
Adelphia - (soon to be ComCast), needs new firmware and a better cable
modem....that the pre-purchased (?) private IP addresses they use are a deterent to
the P2P exchange set-up, intentionally.
So I have been given the following advice:
1) Call the tech support at Adelphia/Comcast and claim to need some
ports open to play an internet game, such as "Aliens vs Predators" and specify the
TCP port is 8049, and the UDP port is 8900.
Someone thought that was a joke, and was quite dubious that the ISP would
consider doing a thing like that.
All I know is this: I keep getting low ID's....all the time, in fact. I also get
booted alot because of an Oxc0000005 (virtual memory) error. Finally, after all
our troubleshooting and discussions in the P2P Chat room I am convinced this
'cheap-o' IP address that Adelphia is selling is irrepairably causing the Motorola
SB5101 Cable Modem to act like an un-configured router, that gets me low ID's
and badly sustained connectivity.
It also sounds like Adelphia/Comcast may not do anything to help me around
I would greatfully appreciate any advice.....long live P2P ....