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louette

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:mad: please can you help me

My torrents seem to get stuck on "connecting to peers"

My torrents were working just fine, and now I am having issues. I have checked the forums for help but it seems I dont find my particular problem there

I attempted speed tests on all locations - yet they fail with error message 10053 or 10054 depending on which location

My d/l and u/p speed are set to unlimited

I am not quite sure what else I can do

Windows 7

uTorrent 3.3

Any assistance would be appreciated :)

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My torrents get stuck on "connecting to peers" exactly like louette

The problem started yesterday out of the blue after about 1 year of using utorrent without any problems.

My d/l and u/p speed are also set to unlimited

I too am using utorrent 3.3 with Windows 7

My ISP, 'telus', also doesn't block P2P traffic. I've used it for 2 years without affecting utorrent.

I too re installed utorrent with the firewall exception

I too have checked the forums for help to no avail - except to find out that some people revert to an earlier iteration of utorrent to solve a host of other problems. I am concerned that the earlier versions were superseded for some technical or security reason and not just for the sake of novelty. So using them might expose me to a worse scenario than I am now facing - things like viruses, lawsuits from MPAA ect... Is there anything I can do before I resort to that solution?

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Perhaps an actual example might make things easier.

My internet security is avast! Free Antivirus.

This is what the trackers tab looks like when I am trying to download this torrent:

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Name Status Update in Seeds Peers Downloaded

[DHT] announcing... 0 1 0

[Local Peer Discovery] working 0 1 0

[Peer exchange] working 0 0 0

upd://tracker.ccc,de:80 connection timed out 14m 10s 0 0 0

upd://tracker.istole.it:80/announce connection timed out xm xs 0 0 0

upd://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80 connection timed out xm xs 0 0 0

upd://tracker.publicbt.com:80 connection timed out xm xs 0 0 0

The number of minutes and seconds in the "Update in" column are constantly ticking down then resetting themselves to 30 or 40 minutes, so I wrote x as their value.

I will keep this torrent as is, in "connecting to peers" status in case you want me to try some tweaks.

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Sorry, error transcribing tracker info - I marked the corrected figures with an asterisk *

Name Status Update in Seeds Peers Downloaded

[DHT] announcing... 0 0* 0

[Local Peer Discovery] working 0 1* 0

[Peer exchange] working 0 1* 0

upd://tracker.ccc,de:80 connection timed out 14m 10s 0 0 0

upd://tracker.istole.it:80/announce connection timed out xm xs 0 0 0

upd://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80 connection timed out xm xs 0 0 0

upd://tracker.publicbt.com:80 connection timed out xm xs 0 0 0

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For those people reading this and trying to fix a similar problem:

The laconic Mr. DreadWingKnight has identified the problem: "Ok, so yeah, blocked."

The solution for telus ISP users (perhaps others as well) is to go to:

Preferences > Connection and then check the box next to Randomize port each start. This will prevent them from getting a fix on your port and blocking it. I have just finished downloading the torrent mentioned above in 18 minutes after applying this fix.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I have exactly the same problem, I was downloading perfectly fine for about a month, and then it suddenly stopped working. i have noticed that occasionally it does start working for a very short period and then stops again. my guess is that a popular application that alot of people have started messing with it after an update or something like that.

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  • 1 month later...

[DHT]-Working-0 seeds-200 peers-0 download

[Local peer discovery]-working- 32 seeds- 47 peers- 40 download

[Peer Exchange] -working- 0 seeds- 0 peers- 0 download

udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80- Working - 57 seeds- 33 peers- 10 download

udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80-working- 63 seeds- 35 peers- 10 download

udp://tracker.ccc.de:80 -connection timed out- 0 seeds- o peers- 0 download

udp://tracker.istole.it:80/announce- working- 90 seeds- 57 peers- 10 download

udp://open.demonii.com:1337-working- 32 seeds-47 peers- 40 download

Can't connect to peers wtf is the problem?! Help please!

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I also had this problem; suddenly I was unable to connect to peers.

It might have started when I reloaded Utorrent with the latest build [3.3].

After reading this thread, I tried changing the port number. That partially worked so I figured I was on the right track.

In my router configuration, I discovered that Upnp port mapping wasn't enabled; I think I set it that way long ago, and set a fixed port number to get through a firewall or two.

Anyway, after resetting Upnp to "enabled", all is now well.

Best of luck, everyone

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For those people reading this and trying to fix a similar problem:

The laconic Mr. DreadWingKnight has identified the problem: "Ok, so yeah, blocked."

The solution for telus ISP users (perhaps others as well) is to go to:

Preferences > Connection and then check the box next to Randomize port each start. This will prevent them from getting a fix on your port and blocking it. I have just finished downloading the torrent mentioned above in 18 minutes after applying this fix.

Ok, but I use BTGuard, if I turn this on, pretty sure my VPN becomes useless. Am I mistaken?

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For those people reading this and trying to fix a similar problem:

The laconic Mr. DreadWingKnight has identified the problem: "Ok, so yeah, blocked."

The solution for telus ISP users (perhaps others as well) is to go to:

Preferences > Connection and then check the box next to Randomize port each start. This will prevent them from getting a fix on your port and blocking it. I have just finished downloading the torrent mentioned above in 18 minutes after applying this fix.

THANK YOU! Seriously, a huge f***ing truckload of thanks for this. I had the same "stuck at connecting with peers" problem and this simple fix solved it.

I will be singing your praises in seeder heaven (or leecher hell?). ;)

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