sugardaddy Posted June 29, 2014 Report Share Posted June 29, 2014 I had uTorrent set up nicely with a port forwarded and all was well. But then I had to move residences and don't have access to the router like I used to... to forward a port again. When I add in a torrent, sometimes it will download some of it, but it will almost always stop and change to "Connecting to Peers" and then that's pretty much the end of that. Sometimes I can get it going again by multiple restarts of uTorrent, but it doesn't always work. I've seen many posts about the Connecting to Peers issue, but the help offered is always to forward a port. But what are the best settings to have if I can't forward a port? I can tolerate slower speeds than if I had a port forwarded. I just want something! I took the same magnet link that was balking in uTorrent, and put it into a torrent program on my android (while on the same wireless network) and it downloaded very quickly, so I know my ISP is allowing torrents. Would appreciate any help! uTorrent Version: 3.4.1Windows XPConnected via lan cable to routerSpeedtest.net Results for my cable modem: Download: 35 Mbps, Upload: 4MbpsWindows Firewall: On Utorrent Settings And PreferencesConnection[on] Enable UPnP port mapping[off] Enable NAT-PMP port mapping[off] Randomize port each start[on] Add Windows Firewall exceptionBandwidth Max upload rate[off] Alternate upload rate Max download rate Global max number of connections Max number of connected peers per torrent Number of upload slots per torrent[off] Use additional slots if upload speed < 90%BitTorrent[off] Enable DHT Network[on] Enable DHT for new torrents[on] Enable Local Peer Discovery[gray] Enable bandwidth management [uTP][on] Enable UDP tracker support[on] Ask tracker for scrape info[on] Enable Peer Exchange[off] Limit local peer bandwidth[ ] IP/Hostname to report to tracker[Disabled] Protocol Encryption - Outgoing[on] Allow incoming legacy connections I don't know if it's obvious or not, but I showed my settings so that folks more knowledgeable than myself could recommend changes. Note: I have had problems with BT clogging up my home network. Even with the bandwidth/connections set this low, I often have pages failing to load in my browser, and for other devices on the network. I'd love to get that tuned as well. I'd also love to know what to do once you make a change in the preferences to make it take effect. Do I need to close down UT and start it back up again? Or is stopping and restarting a torrent enough? I don't know if the uTorrent forums will always allow me to edit my original post. So I'm creating this page to link to so that viewers can see the end result of any help I receive from other users all in one place (instead of having to read every post in the thread).https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dcmeJTRfrLfvTEIb3Eqeis1zIVqrFyFNrsklbYLrOJY/edit?usp=sharing Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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