Ports remain closed after setting up port forwarding

ducky124

Occasional Visitor
I have an ac86u running the latest Merlin. I just just tried to setup port forwarding to open the port for Qbittorrent. I set everything up but when I got to a port testing site, they tell me my port is closed. I turned off all firewalls and even tried DMZ. Everytime I check my port remains closed. I have tried "netsh firewall show state' from the commmand prompt and it does not list my port as being open. I am completely baffled. Looking for some suggestions. Oh yeah, The P2P software is working perfectly.
 

ducky124

Occasional Visitor
Look at the discussion with @bmn1 starting here.
I have tried everything from that thread. I still can not get an open port. As you can see from my qbittorrent log it is finding the port. But whenever I try to scan it from multiple sources it says port is closed. GRC ShieldsUP! says port status is Stealth.
here is the log from Qbittorrent:
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Detected external IP: 185.202.220.37
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Detected external IP: 185.202.220.37
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Successfully listening on IP: ::1, port: UTP/54651
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Successfully listening on IP: ::1, port: TCP/54651
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Successfully listening on IP: fe80::a1eb:e37e:6cc6:924c%13, port: UTP/54651
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Successfully listening on IP: fe80::a1eb:e37e:6cc6:924c%13, port: TCP/54651
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Successfully listening on IP: fe80::f0d6:cc96:46ee:b358%11, port: UTP/54651
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Successfully listening on IP: fe80::f0d6:cc96:46ee:b358%11, port: TCP/54651
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Successfully listening on IP: 127.0.0.1, port: UTP/54651
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Successfully listening on IP: 127.0.0.1, port: TCP/54651
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Successfully listening on IP: 192.168.50.230, port: UTP/54651
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Successfully listening on IP: 192.168.50.230, port: TCP/54651
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Successfully listening on IP: 10.5.0.2, port: UTP/54651
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Successfully listening on IP: 10.5.0.2, port: TCP/54651
5/6/2022 7:23 AM - Trying to listen on: 0.0.0.0:54651,[::]:54651
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Are you using a VPN?

Are you using the UPnP option in Qbittorrent?
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
yes to the VPN
That's likely why the test is failing.

I run qBittorrent behind a VPN but port forwarding is pointless in such a configuration and the test will fail. So don't waste you time trying to get port forwarding to work. qBittorrent doesn't need it and can work with the VPN anyway.
 

ducky124

Occasional Visitor
That's likely why the test is failing.

I run qBittorrent behind a VPN but port forwarding is pointless in such a configuration and the test will fail. So don't waste you time trying to get port forwarding to work. qBittorrent doesn't need it and can work with the VPN anyway.
i thought about it after I replied. the VPN is tunneling past the router.
My problem is the Torrent site I use keeps telling me I'm not connected
 

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