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ID #1018

Why don't I get any search results?

Assuming that you can connect to a hub and chat with users, this is usually caused by a firewall, router or connection sharing. There are several things you can try:

  1. Enter your external IP in the settings dialog and try again. Find out the IP from here.
  2. Check your firewall configuration. You need to make sure it's allowing or forwarding incoming connections on the port specified in the settings. You have to enable both TCP and UDP traffic. If you can download files but not search in active mode, this means that UDP packets are still blocked. Read the FAQ on how to set up active mode.
  3. Your school/work might be blocking DC traffic. Read the FAQ on what you might be able to do about it.
  4. If the above things don't work for you, you'll have to use passive mode (if the hub allows it).
  5. If you're using DC++ 0.4034 or 0.666, there is a bug that prevents passive mode users with international characters from being able to search. Upgrade to 0.667 or later.

Last update: 2006-06-02 20:50
Author: BSOD2600
Revision: 1.0

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