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I am unable to download any torrents. This just started with in the last 12 hours. I downloaded daily before this and I have never had an issue. I have tried a dozen different torrents from at least 4 different sites. Anyone have a clue? Could this be ISP issue?

 

[DHT] seems to hang on waiting

 

Thanks for any help.

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I use and have been using AVG for a long time. I also use Malwarebytes. Double checked the AVG's firewall as well as Windows firewall to be sure and exceptions were still in place. I also disabled AVG as well as my modems firewall and tried with the same results. It fails with in 1 to 2 seconds.

Tried several torrents from Slackerware and it's still a no go.

I have tried a second comp and a laptop over my wi-fi with the same results. I deleted µTorrent and reloaded current build as well as tried Vuse but again the same results.

I contacted my ISP twice and their response was they don't normally restrict peer to peer software. When I asked for clarification of "normally restrict" I was told that if they receive a complaint regarding issues with downloaded copyrighted material the customer is disconnected. Though I have never heard of anyone being disconnected without prior warning by letter and e-mail.

The various messages under Trackers tab "Status" have been "offline timed out", "not allowed", "No such host is known", "connection timed out", no connection could be made because target machine actively refused it. [DHT] says either "waiting for announce" or "not allowed".

A Glasnost test resulted in:

3 out of 3 BitTorrent transfers on port 6881 failed to upload any data. It seems like your ISP hinders you from uploading BitTorrent traffic on port 6881 to our test server.

3 out of 3 BitTorrent transfers on port 48419 failed to upload any data. It seems like your ISP hinders you from uploading BitTorrent traffic on port 48419 to our test server.

3 out of 3 BitTorrent transfers on port 6881 were interrupted while downloading using forged TCP RST packets. It seems like your ISP hinders you from downloading BitTorrent traffic on port 6881 to our test server.

3 out of 3 BitTorrent transfers on port 48419 were interrupted while downloading using forged TCP RST packets. It seems like your ISP hinders you from downloading BitTorrent traffic on port 48419 to our test server.

My only guess is whoever I talked to at the ISP is either at a pay grade where they don't know anything or this is some newly enacted policy. Because I can't see any other source for this problem but them.

Again Thanks for any help in advance.

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I use and have been using AVG for a long time. I also use Malwarebytes. Double checked the AVG's firewall as well as Windows firewall to be sure and exceptions were still in place. I also disabled AVG as well as my modems firewall and tried with the same results. It fails with in 1 to 2 seconds.

My only guess is whoever I talked to at the ISP is either at a pay grade where they don't know anything or this is some newly enacted policy. Because I can't see any other source for this problem but them.

Again Thanks for any help in advance.

Here's another problem to many firewalls blocking each other. What you need is the Windows default firewall and your router firewall. AVG AFAIK isn't a good program and known to cause more problems then it helps. ISP will throttle if they detect torrent usage unlike the days before torrent really took off.

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Same results with Openoffice. As for the firewall I use both the windows and router firewall in conjunction with AVG and have for sometime. Nothing has been changed with them in the last few years and I have been using utorrent with them almost daily with no problem. I did disable all of them in an attempt to narrow down the problem but it had no effect.

However I have found a solution to the problem. Although I did try several other torrent clients when this first started I encountered the same problem so I went on to other possibilities. In a last ditch effort I tried some clients that in the past have been shown to circumvent some ISP's attempts at throttling. QBittorent appears to work fine. Although I would still love to know the exact cause of this issue and would prefer utorrent I'm not going to pull my hair out over it.

Thanks DreadWingKnight and PiusX for you help. Your input was appreciated.

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