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#1
Hey all,
Just upgraded my net to Telstra ultimate cable and got a Docsis3 modem (Netgrear CG3100D) with it. Needless to say I'm very happy with speeds but I'm having an issue with my torrent clients. Attempted to download and try out a few linux distros with Vuze and they wont download! Seeders/Leechers and all data is displayed but it extremely rarely connects to seeders or peers and so downloading is impossible :(
Not sure what is going on. Can someone give me some insight as to what the problem might be?
Thanks'
Ona
 

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#2
did you have issues before this aka with different hardware- because many ISPs are blocking torrent downloads now.
 

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telstra doesnt block anything.. its the software. Im too lazy to help you troubleshoot it so ill just say to try another torrent client. :D
 
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will try another client and disable firewall brb lol
 
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changing to Bittorent fixed it, but that still dosent explain the router considering Vuze worked before and both routers have been on factory settings?
 
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Will do. I went from uTorrent to Vuze recently because uTorrent randomly stopped launching and won't let me uninstall in windows :/
 
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install DDWRT
 

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vuze is terrible, use uTorrent and set a manual port forward. odds are your uPNP isnt working right.
 
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^ +1
 

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Will do. I went from uTorrent to Vuze recently because uTorrent randomly stopped launching and won't let me uninstall in windows :/
uTorrent is the best client out there, so I'd go back to that. I've never had a problem with it not running etc, so perhaps there's something interfering with it? It might just be your internet security, perhaps? Set it to allow uTorrent unrestricted access to everything.

So, why don't the torrents work? That's the antipiracy technology at work, cuz everyone knows torrents only have illegal uses!

(Hey, I'm kidding/being sarcastic, before we get a flame war, lol)
 
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#15
C:\Users\Yourusernamehere\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent > Delete everything in here to reset Utorrent
then it should start
^Worked thanks! :)

vuze is terrible, use uTorrent and set a manual port forward. odds are your uPNP isnt working right.
Probably going to take the routing off my router and set it to bridged mode. I'll so my routing on my untangled server so I have a bit more control :)

So, why don't the torrents work? That's the antipiracy technology at work, cuz everyone knows torrents only have illegal uses!

(Hey, I'm kidding/being sarcastic, before we get a flame war, lol)
:laugh: Made me lol^

I'll admit using torrents may be a bit insecure considering the distance I've gone to secure my home network and computers but I know majority of the time exactly what I'm downloading and there's always a hash I can reference if I need to somewhere (most sites that support torrented downloads do this anyway).
 

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are you running more than one router? if so, thats why. you need to DMZ (dont waste time bridging) the first router to the second, and then port forward the second router to your torrenting machine.
 
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make sure to disable DHCP on at least one router and set that one to get its DHCP/dns leases from the primary router by pointing the dns servers to the lan ip of the Primary router
 

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make sure to disable DHCP on at least one router and set that one to get its DHCP/dns leases from the primary router by pointing the dns servers to the lan ip of the Primary router
not neccesary if he port forwards/DMZ's. i run three routers with their own DHCP on my network, and it all works just peachy. (so a device on router 1 can communicate over LAN with a device on router 3, port forwards work, uPNP, etc)
 

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are you running more than one router? if so, thats why. you need to DMZ (dont waste time bridging) the first router to the second, and then port forward the second router to your torrenting machine.
I think you mis-understand what he means when he says put his router in bridge mode. Putting a router/modem in bridge mode is always better than just using the DMZ, as butting the router/modem in bridge mode will give the second router the public IP address, which using the DMZ usually still puts the second router behind a NAT and just forwards all the ports. Though some router/modems use the DMZ setting as the bridge mode setting...it gets confusing...