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Old 08-18-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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A problem downloading files with amule

I just started using amule and tried to download a music video. Everything looked right except the progress stayed on 0%. I went to and there was this port connection tool - I tested the port 4662 and got this message: Error: TCP port 4662 is unavailable. Make sure your firewall or router is allowing/forwarding this TCP service port and your ED2K client is running (i.e. aMule, eMule).

Detailed Error Message
TCP Error 110 Connection refused

The connection timed out, meaning the port is being blocked or incorrectly forwarded by a firewall or your computer is turned off

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-18-2009, 06:50 PM   #2
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Add these three lines to your firewall:

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 4662 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -p udp --dport 4665 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -p udp --dport 4672 -j ACCEPT
Old 08-18-2009, 07:10 PM   #3
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If you are connected to the internet through a router, you will need to forward port 4662 to your computer. This means changing the router settings (typically you would use a browser to access the router with an address like "" or ""; read your router manual for details).

If you are on a university or workplace network, they might have blocked this port.

You can use peer to peer programs such as mldonkey without forwarding ports (and many do), but it means that you can only connect to people who are port forwarding, which is only a fraction of those on the network.
Old 08-18-2009, 09:35 PM   #4
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also be warned there are about only 3 to 6 amule ( edonkey) servers still running .
so your server.met file should only have about 6 addresses in it .
also there are a BUNCH of " fake " servers ran by RIAA and the cops ( do NOT DL any file with pthc in it -- it is most likely on a police server )

about the only thing still working in amule is the kad network and for that ports will need to be opened .


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