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#1 sashadb

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:50 PM

I have used BitTorrent for a long time, but just recently (within the last two weeks) have been unable to download anything. When I try to download, i get the 'status' of "connecting to peers", but it never starts to download. Any ideas? Thanks so much!!

#2 Harold Feit

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:31 PM

Internet security software?
Tracker error?

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 02:29 PM

I have the same problem.
I download stuff from piratebay and i always check to see if there are seeders, but the status is always connecting to peers...

#4 Harold Feit

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:09 PM

Same questions to you.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:34 PM

DHT status is "waiting for announce...", both Local Peer Discovery and Peer exchange is working. Other 5 trackers say connection has timed out.
what about the internet security software? It has never raised problems with torrent before which is what i find weird :s

#6 Harold Feit

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:12 PM

Well now it likely is interfering.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:19 PM

how can i solve that? i really don't know how to work these things properly..

#8 sashadb

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:23 PM

My 'trackers' tab has DHT status 'waiting for announce'; everything else is 'working' as the status... I have not had any change in internet security software or anything else.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:27 PM

It seems that there is a LOT of this happening, as several Forum questions are dealing with this same issue. Could it be something in the program maybe? I have no idea, just wondering, since it seems to be not an isolated problem. Thanks for helping, as I'm SO missing my torrents!!! :)

#10 Harold Feit

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:58 PM

sashadb, your answer doesn't tell me WHAT internet security software you have installed.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 06:29 PM

the antivirus that i have is kingsoft antivirus..

#12 Harold Feit

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 06:35 PM

Have you tried with it temporarily uninstalled?

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:33 PM

yes, still doesn't work

#14 Harold Feit

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:43 PM

What setup guide did you use to configure bittorrent?

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:53 PM

the normal one? i don't know, while installing it the only thing i said i didn't want was the search bar, the rest i let it be

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:50 PM

I have McAfee

#17 Harold Feit

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:37 PM

Sasha, have you tried with McAfee temporarily uninstalled yet?

#18 sashadb

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:41 PM

I did. I was able to finish one download; but left it running for 2 days before it finally finished. It had 133 seeders, and was only one song... I wondered if I messed something up trying to 'check for updates', because I've never had a problem until recently, and haven't changed anything on the computer at all. I really appreciate you working with us to figure it out. Thanks so much!

#19 Harold Feit

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:44 PM

The steps in uTorrent's slow speed guide are compatible with BitTorrent. You might consider trying them.

#20 sashadb

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:03 PM

I've checked all of those things, and everything seems to be in order... The 'Status' on the Trackers tab shows nothing for about 5-10 seconds, then reads 'connection timed out'. Any other ideas? Thanks


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