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I have been having this problem now ever since I moved over to the college I'm now attending. uTorrent suddenly won't work anymore and is perpetually stuck on "connecting to peers" whenever I try to download a torrent. I've searched the internet and tried a bunch of things, one of which finally seemed to work for one torrent, but now it's straight back to being stuck at "connecting to peers". 

I went to preferences and clicked on Randomize each port, I added Proxy Server type Socks5 (even though I don't really know what all it does) and checked "Use proxy for hostname lookups" and clicked on "enabled" under "Protocol Encryption/outgoing:"

^^^ all this seemed to make it work for this one torrent that I downloaded, but the next day when I went to try it out again, it was back to the same old "connecting to peers". I'm really starting to wonder if it's somehow being blocked by a firewall, though I have "add windows firewall exception" checked. When I moved to this college it had me download Cisco NAC agent and I'm thinking the problem lies there...however, I have no idea how I would go about fixing it or overriding Cisco NAC agent. Please help?  

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I added Proxy Server type Socks5 (even though I don't really know what all it does) and checked "Use proxy for hostname lookups" and clicked on "enabled" under "Protocol Encryption/outgoing:"

And if you don't really know what it does, why did you ad it?

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I was looking up other possible solutions to the problem online - and one of them said to do those things, so I figured why not try it and see if it works? and it did...for the one torrent at least >.>

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here, its says: 

[DHT] --- disabled

[Local Peer Discovery] -- inactive

[Peer Exchange] --- inactive

 

 

What does that mean in terms of my situation?? I can honestly admit that I know pretty much nothing about what I'm doing or what's going on. Please help?? 

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scheduler is set to allow downloads at whatever hour you're checking things

Transfer cap is high enough to get your downloads for the month

and bandwidth settings are not set to stop transfers on user interaction

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