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    rowinalynne is offline Senior Member Frequent Poster
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    This is sooo weird! The tracker says that there is 6 seeds and 6 peers but I can never seem to get connected to any of them. Everytime the tracker updates, I will be connected to a peer/seed for a few minutes then it disconnects again. Its sooo odd. My smiley is red all the time! Never happend to me before. I am downloading another thing with only one seed but its easier for me to get connected. Somebody help! Im using azureus by the way...

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    could be any number of problems. Did you change your network setup recently (add a router or anything like that)?

    If you don't have a static IP address, first thing I'd try is
    Start
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    type 'cmd' and press enter
    type 'ipconfig /release' and press enter
    type 'ipconfig /renew' and press enter

    This will kill your internet and network connections momentarily, but sometimes your connection just needs a reset. It's done wonders for me before.

    Another possibility is that your ISP decied to block the ports for BT. You can try to change the port numbers in the options screen. Make them something like 56000 or so.
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    whoa...it worked! Its almost like a miracle. hehe. If you dnt mind...can you explain what exactly does doing all that do? Its so interesting. Im so iliterate when it comes to configuring stuff. Thanks sooo much! Oh btw, am I supposed to do this often? Or only once?

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    umm... the commands?

    ipconfig is a network tool. The /release switch tells the network DHCP host that your connected to that you are no longer connected to the network, and your resources on the network server are free to be used. The /renew switch basicly tells the DHCP server to give you new resources or your old one's back. It's basicly like shutting your computer down, unplugging the cable, and waiting for the server to time your connection out, only you never actually break your connection to the server.
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    Oh... I see. So, do I have to repeat it regularly or do I only have to do it once? Sorry bout the barrage of questions. Hehe.. first time learner.

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    im working behind a router and cant download torrents.
    i am illiterate when it comes to networking and i do not feel comfortable fiddling with settings.
    by enabling what ever it is that would let me download, would this be decreasing my security settings?

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    If you're router's on a public domain, chances are that there's a firewall that the the torrent tracker won't work with. If you're on a college compy, then you're just plain raped.

    Ya... take down your firewalls or whatever... that's what I'd do. Then again, I'm not as tech savvy as Jyuu or Volvogga, so ask them first.
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    this is a home network. one router supplys 3 laptops and a desktop. do the firewalls need to be taken down on my computer or on the main/router?

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    if your sure its your router which causes the problem then open ports on router which are used by the torrent..... if not then open ports through firewall or turn off ur firewall

    my previous problems came from both a firewall/router
    "Don't judge it!!!!"

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    how do i do all that?

 

 
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