I still can't get any connections, not even with the new QT.
Should I try to activate port forwarding on port 19118?
If so, should I select TCP, UDP or both?
This is the only option I have left in order to get some connections...
I don't know why the ECC QT isn't connection with my default settings, where other wallets do?
Anyone has an idea?
I havent touched the way you connect to anything in quite some time. not sure why it is no longer working =/
Here is my guide to port forwarding.(Windows instructions)
if you dont have
in your config file. try that first. if that doesnt work. proceed to the guide below. step1
-open your computers firewall menu (press windows key then type "firewall" without the "" and it should search for it)
-go to inbound rules and look for eccoin-qt.exe (there should be several entries if you have been updating with every version i put out as every version will make a new entry). DELETE every entry.
-go to monitoring (should be an option in the same area inbound rules was. check to make sure that the active profile has these attributes. inbound connections that to not match a firewall rule are BLOCKED. outbound connections that do not match a firewall rule are ALLOWED. (if it does not say this PM me)
-restart the wallet, when it starts this time and the box pops up to ask you when to allow connection. make sure both are checked off and click ok. wait a few minutes for the wallet to start and once it is open give it... 5 minutes to find an initial connection.
if this does NOT work. proceed to step 2step2
it looks like the automatic rule that windows sets up for an EXE doesnt work. so lets add a manual port rule
- go back to your firewall > inbound rules
-new rule > port > TCP > spcificport of 19118 > apply it to all domains > give the rule a name so you know what it is > finish.
-open your config file for ECC. enter the following:
-restart wallet. wait a few minutes for the wallet to start and once it is open give it... 5 minutes to find an initial connection.
if this does NOT work. proceed to step 3Step3
-open command prompt.
--host ip address (your computers ip address)
--gateway ip address (should be similar to your host ip address except it ends with a 1 or a 254)
for your active connection and copy them into notepad for future use.
proceed to step 4step 4 WARNING: i cannot make these instructions as clear as the previous ones because all router interfaces are different. if you cant figure out how to do the following with your router PM me your routers model type and i can walk you through it. so like if you have a NETGEAR - Wireless-AC1750 then tell me thats what it is
-open a web browser.
- in the address bar at the top where you would normally type the name of a website you want to go to, enter the gateway ip address you found before.
-login to your router.
-there should be a section called NAT. (this might be under LAN) go there.
-take the ip address (the one your machine already has) and mac address and add a reserved address into the routers DHCP table of the router so that your host will always receive the same ip address when it connects to your router.
-There should be a section called port Forwarding. go there
-tell the router to forward all traffic for port 19118 to your ip address (the same one your machine already has) and set the destination port to 19118. this rule will mean that any traffic for port 19118 (ecc connection traffic) will be sent directly through the router to your computer on the ECC port that your wallet is running on.
-open the wallet. give it a few minutes to find some active connections.
if you need help with this guide PM me.