Settings - Internet Connection - Incoming TCP



Incoming TCP is where you can set up a port you would like for WinMX to use for most of it's communications. Once this is set up properly it is responsible for all WinMX communications except for Chat lists and Searches. Downloads, Uploads, Hosting, and Network Traffic all are on the TCP port.
The new WinMX Community Patch has the ability to forward these ports for you automatically using uPnP in the router, for more information about this feature visit here:
Information about UPnP and the WinMX Community Patch



The default port for WinMX to use for TCP is 6699. This number can be changed to anything between 1-65535 as long as it's been opened in any firewalls, antivirus, and router or modems that have multiple computer support (act as a router) and it's not in use by any other programs.
Note: If you don't have a port set here you will NOT be able to get a primary connection or host using WinMX. You will receive an error message if you try.
Having a number here will not make your primary work correctly, you'll still be required to set up ports in any firewalls/routers.


The second option on this Setting is the ability WinMX has to allow you to act as a Passive Secondary. What this means is that you are unable to open a port for communications at this time, for whatever reason. This setting allows you to still enjoy the use of WinMX, by depending on a primary for all your port related needs. If when you installed your WinMX the TCP port test it performs failed for any reason, this setting would automatically be used instead. Once you're able to open those ports either in the firewall or routers/modems you can simply manually set them without re-running the TCP test.

Any changes on this page require you to restart WinMX for them to take effect and also they go hand in hand with changes to the In/Out UDP settings so please see that page also before you restart.
Settings for In/Out UDP

Note: If you happen to have more then one computer on your home network using WinMX, you must use a different set of ports for TCP and UDP for the separate machines.


If you continue to have problems after trying the above please visit the forum and post your
information so we can look at the issues.
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