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Old 12th May 2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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Torrents are no longer working.

Having a problem with some torrents. Started last night. It was working when I went to sleep, now all my torrents will not accept incoming peer connections. I can see the torrents have peers, but am unable to pull data from them.

The little triangle is displaying "no incoming connections" errors.

I have a feeling my ISP, Telstra Clear has mucked with my connection but can't prove it. I've checked my ports, disabled most of my firewalls and tried different torrents.

Might be worth noting that I am on a TC beta plan which isn't released to the public.

What tests can I do to check my incoming data and to see why its no longer incoming?
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Old 12th May 2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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maybe try opening a different port on your firewall/router, and setting utorrent to use that instead?

alternatively if you can find a free proxy, you could try setting utorrent to run through that proxy? then traffic will come as http (port 80) not a utorrent random port i think? may help
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Old 12th May 2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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I'm using UPnP and believe I have it set to use a random port. Right now, the "no incoming connections thing" has turned into a green tick but still am still only getting 23kb/s which is retarded, the other torrents are still nonactive.
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Old 12th May 2012, 08:16 PM   #4
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Can you surf the web/download over HTTP fine?
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Old 12th May 2012, 08:19 PM   #5
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Can you surf the web/download over HTTP fine?
Yup Totally. I've already tried using port 80. No dice. Right now, utorrent is telling me I'm not "connectable". Its set to automatically port map so I'm not sure how or what is causing the problems. Its just really weird that it went from working fine to barely working at all in the course of a night.

The error light is going on and off, its really confusing.
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Old 12th May 2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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Directly connect your machine to your modem. If it's still the same it's not in your router and must be ISP. Sounds like throttling. I'm with TCL at the moment and they keep dropping our connection for no fkn reason. Noone who lives here torrents (they don't know how and I won't teach them). UDP connections are fine, TCP shits itself. Reboot modem - All is well.

Not sure of the cause.
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Old 12th May 2012, 08:38 PM   #7
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Yup Totally. I've already tried using port 80. No dice. Right now, utorrent is telling me I'm not "connectable". Its set to automatically port map so I'm not sure how or what is causing the problems. Its just really weird that it went from working fine to barely working at all in the course of a night.

The error light is going on and off, its really confusing.
This happened to me on Slingshot so it could very well be throttling.
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Old 12th May 2012, 10:28 PM   #8
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Torrents seem back to normal now. I have no idea whats going on with TC, I wish they would warn me about shit like this.
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Old 12th May 2012, 10:38 PM   #9
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Yes, an ISP is going to warn you that your piracy speeds will be lower for a few hours
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Old 12th May 2012, 10:42 PM   #10
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Old 13th May 2012, 02:39 PM   #11
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Yes, an ISP is going to warn you that your piracy speeds will be lower for a few hours
Its the P2P thats slowed, this effects much more then just torrent downloads. P2P isn't illegal.
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Old 13th May 2012, 04:34 PM   #12
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No but they usually say in their T&C that they reserve the right to throttle the fuck out of you.

Can't wait til we have Net Neutrality laws (HAH!)
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Old 14th May 2012, 09:19 AM   #13
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http://torrentfreak.com/microsoft-fu...medium=twitter

Idk if this is just revealing my absolute lack of knowledge about computers, internet, or torrents, but could it be this?
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Old 15th May 2012, 08:14 PM   #14
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18056727

edit: yeah that ^^

edit2: could it be?
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Old 15th May 2012, 10:36 PM   #15
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Not in widespread use yet, but potentially, yes. Can't see it being the cause though looking at the articles. Also wouldn't expect it to be used long term.
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Old 19th May 2012, 02:33 PM   #16
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It probably isn't that, judging by those articles, that peice of software is paid for by copyright holders to block specific torrents. It probably doesn't have capacity to do much more than that tbh. And as the articles said, it will be ineffective in the long term.

That guy was spot on when he said "you don't solve social issues with technical fixes". Fucking oath.
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Old 20th May 2012, 12:31 AM   #17
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The above quote is worthless and retarded at best. The reason why this technology is so effective is because of its technical prowess, though it has one weakness. A technical fix in the right setting will destroy all social issues and in fact they can easily crush P2P if the governments of the world were given enough control. While P2P is a boss protocol it has to sit on top of the standard C-S protocol and thus it is subject to the limitations.

At the end of the day if the government or companies are granted enough rein the internet will be fucked up.
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Old 20th May 2012, 04:22 AM   #18
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At the end of the day if the government or companies are granted enough rein the internet will be fucked up.
Did you actually have a point to your post?

Or were you just trying to make yourself sound smart...again? Because fuck me, it didn't work. What a pile of rubbish.
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Old 20th May 2012, 03:58 PM   #19
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Don't think he's serious man. Sounds more like he's pointing out how little the majority understand about how the internet works an the impact it has on our culture.
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Old 20th May 2012, 04:17 PM   #20
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Don't think he's serious man. Sounds more like he's pointing out how little the majority understand about how the internet works an the impact it has on our culture.
yeee, that is pretty much it. Wasn't to sober for that post so scope creep and the odd bold statement are always good fun.
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Old 20th May 2012, 09:01 PM   #21
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I think I've fixed it. I'm randomizing my ports really often and it seems to slow down whoever is blocking my p2p connections with protocol encryption set to enabled.
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Old 20th May 2012, 09:30 PM   #22
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Set to Forced encryption and allow legacy connections. Should help avoid throttling/traffic shaping.
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Don't think he's serious man. Sounds more like he's pointing out how little the majority understand about how the internet works an the impact it has on our culture.
Rofl, and that will teach me. My irony meter is pretty fucked up that late at night.
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Set to Forced encryption and allow legacy connections. Should help avoid throttling/traffic shaping.
I'm actually getting better speeds when I set encryption to enabled.
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Old 22nd May 2012, 02:27 AM   #25
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Set to Forced encryption and allow legacy connections. Should help avoid throttling/traffic shaping.
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I'm actually getting better speeds when I set encryption to enabled.
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Old 22nd May 2012, 09:21 AM   #26
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Why do I still bother?
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Old 22nd May 2012, 05:48 PM   #27
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Why do I still bother?
Because then I couldn't explain.

Enabled is better then forced in NZ. Why? Because when you select enabled you have extra speed when your not being shaped. It allows me to get extra speed when I'm not being throttled while still enabling PE when I am. Utorrent can tell and it gives me a noticeable speed increase. If something is going wrong with PE, I still have that fallback.

Since I've got allow incoming legacy connections ticked, I can receive and output non PE connections if PE gets blocked somehow. I'm really getting the best out of both worlds. They don't seem to be shaping me all the time so having that flexibility works for me.

Other people still can't connect to me when I have my PE down or up, I've got another piece of software running when I am using torrents that blocks people who will try hit me with copyright infringements. The I.S.P's don't file the copyright infringements, the company's do then ask the ISP to follow up.

TlR : Enabled allows me to keep downloading when something goes wrong with P.E torrent traffic during some times of the day when I get shutoff. More information here. http://www.utorrent.com/help/faq/features
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