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    hey im running xp pro with service pack 2 and im on aol wireless 1mb broadband. i try to download a torrent and it oepnes in the program u torrent or bitcomet but it just sits there trying to connect and never do. and ive just got joost and that comes up with error cannot connect.

    however ive tried turning my firewall off....and im able to connect to other things..msn etc...

    anyway shed any light?

    thanks

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    Have your ports been forwarded? [url]www.portforward.com[/url]
    Thats for your uTorrent/BitComet.

    As for Joost....pass!

    Original Poster

    omg how long? i cant understand it lmao...my head hurts...is there no easier way? lol

    Original Poster

    this is doin my head in like..ive followed all the steps on there i think and still nothing like...

    So you've turned the software firewall off and it doesn't make a difference.

    The only thing i could think off is your ISP throttling your connection, So can't connect at all or very slowy (like 1kb/s!)

    Have you tried a different port in utorrent?

    AOL think talk talk. purchased last year by them definite throttling

    Original Poster

    ive tried all sorts....im sure ive been able to download from torrents b4 tho..i mean i have no problem downloading in general, just not on ftp's torrent programs etc.....

    tazandsaz

    ive tried all sorts....im sure ive been able to download from torrents b4 … ive tried all sorts....im sure ive been able to download from torrents b4 tho..i mean i have no problem downloading in general, just not on ftp's torrent programs etc.....



    Yep, Sounds like throttling then!, Your normal internet use won't be affected.

    There are normally ports you can go through but these can be blocked at anytime.

    Also some torrent sites use a private tracker. It may be that you need to register with that site or the download won't connect. If throttling is in place, you can still generally download although at a very slow speed.

    Original Poster

    but im sure ive downloaded thru torrent b4....could it have anything to do with service pack 2? as i dunno if i had that b4 when i was able to download...

    Do you have a router?

    Original Poster

    yeah netgear one came free with aol

    tazandsaz

    but im sure ive downloaded thru torrent b4....could it have anything to … but im sure ive downloaded thru torrent b4....could it have anything to do with service pack 2? as i dunno if i had that b4 when i was able to download...



    The only thing that Service Pack 2 will influence is the amount of active connections you can have (10 if i remember) so it shouldn't be that. Is it all torrents and which sites are they from?

    tazandsaz

    yeah netgear one came free with aol


    Can you login into your router and define your computer as DMZ (you MUST have software firewall installed on your PC before you do this!)? If after DMZ (this stands for DeMilitarizedZone - but do not worry, you're not going to be deployed in Iraq :)) - you still can't get Bittorrent running, then your probably provider is blocking BT protocol. However, if it works, then you need to set up your firewall in router properly.

    Original Poster

    i can log in to my router but how do i define my computer as dmz? ive had a look thru and no mention of it

    What is the model of your Netgear?

    EDIT: Never mind, it got to be Netgear DG834GT. How is my mind reading? ;-)

    If you read Netgear User Guide, then take a look on page 7-2. It says:

    How to Configure a Default DMZ Server

    To assign a computer or server to be a Default DMZ server, follow these steps:

    1. Log in to the router at its default LAN address of 192.168.0.1 with its default User Name
    of admin, default password of password, or using whatever Password and LAN address you
    have chosen for the router.

    2. From the Main Menu, under Advanced, click the WAN Setup link to view the page shown in
    Figure 7-1.

    3. Select the Default DMZ Server check box.

    4. Type the IP address for that server.

    5. Click Apply to save your changes.

    Now, the IP address is your PC's IP. The easiest way to find out what your IP is to do the following:
    1. Start->Run
    2. Type 'cmd' (without quotes) and press Enter.
    3. In new window type 'ipconfig' (again, no quotes). Take a look at 'IP Address' line. This is what you should put as DMZ server address.

    Hope all the above is clear.

    Original Poster

    netgear adsl firewall router DG834G

    thats what it says on the login page for my router

    Original Poster

    ive also tried adding them to my firewall rules...to alow the ports etc...

    Read the post above Sorry, I've got nasty habit of editing and re-editing my posts.

    Original Poster

    lol tried that then i fked up my router by presseing something so i just thankfully found the error and im back online....however nothing ive tried is working...so im giving up before i have no internet lol...

    i really appreciate all the help guys....

    Original Poster

    tried on my laptop....i use the netgear wireless adapter...same router as my pc..and utorrent is downloading now.....so it is my pc....its even more confusing...i think ill format it..maybe a wierd virus?

    Do you have software firewalls on both desktop and laptop PCs? What Bittorrent client are you using? Try to increase number of open connection by using patch. Try to set it to 100.
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