I am behind a router / firewall. Why don file transfers / DCC chat / fserves work?
You definitely need a new and good router that connects via 192.168.1.254 . The main thing is to keep up with the times and not surround yourself with old technology, as it does not carry the former benefits in the modern world. Everything is developing and it is important to choose high-quality things in the second world war for everyone. A router is now an indispensable thing in any home and you just need to pick up a really good device, it’s better to save a little money and spend it once for several years ahead
Hello! Ran into this issue myself recently. In order to get access to the router advanced setting you should type the default IP address of your router in the search bar of your browser. Almost all wi-fi routers have the same IP depending on the manufacturer like Tp-link and others. You can find the IP address on the back of your router. If it is not visible you can find it by accessing router-passwords.com and search for your specific model. This should be enough. Judging from my experience I found every router I needed there.
For direct client-to-client connections to work, at least one of the two users must be able to act as server. To do that in Colloquy follow these steps: • Passive DCC: Turn on “Send Files Passively” in Colloquys “File Transfer” preferences (this means, the other user needs to act as the server and it may also be your only option if you have no control over your firewall / router). Try this first. • Firewall: depending on how your firewall works (if you are using one at all) you need to • either “open” the ports specified in Colloquys “File Transfer” preferences (default is 1024 to 1048) for TCP and UDP (this applies to OS X’ built-in firewall) • or allow Colloquy to act as a server / accept connections from the internet • or both. • Router: You should try after each of these steps. • Turn on “Automatically open ports in router” in Colloquys “File Transfer” preferences (even if your router supports this, you may still need to enable either UPnP or NAT-PMP in your router settings as well