I am also having the same problem, my utorrent has had the error DHT:waiting to log in and the torrents showing Connecting to peers or downloading metadata. I have tried the help steps, but it hasn't worked. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled both bittorrent and utorrent and the same messages appear. I have Norton firewall but the settings have always been the same and always worked, however I have tried changing these and changing back. I must also say that I am not very tech savvy and a finding this a bit confusing with all the conflicting advice on the forums.