Cant download any torrents

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  1. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

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    Im having problems downloading torrents.. I tried limewire, bittorrent, and tomato torrent and they all give me an error. I get an error with a lot of different torrents.. none of them seems to work
     
  2. justind.clark macrumors member

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    I've never had a problem with Transmission. Have you just recently had problems?
     
  3. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well im new at downloading torrents.. but transmittion didnt work either...
     
  4. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    well i dont know if its your lack of knowledge for torrents or your computer and torrent cilents are being douches
     
  5. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    it is your router
    you need to forward your port
     
  6. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    And get a better client like Vuze or utorrent.
     
  7. iParis macrumors 68040

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    I'd recommend the newly released uTorrent for Mac.
    Everybody says it works way better than other Torrent programs they have tried.
     
  8. chrisandersen macrumors 6502

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    can't find that. site says coming soon.
     
  9. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    THe beta is available here.

    Bear in mind it is a beta..so is likely to be buggy.

    Transmission is an awesome app if you can get it working.
     
  10. HadItWithWindow macrumors regular

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    Step by Step Help for Port Forwarding

    can you give me a step by step instruction. I tried. I'm using Transmission or should say I'm trying but cannot get it to dl because the port is not forwarded.

    I'm new to Mac and stupid so go slow :) Thanks
     
  11. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    thats not the link to transmission, that's the link to learn how to port forward.

    google 'transmission mac' and you'll find the program. then click the link you were given to find your specific router so you can learn how to port forward.
     
  14. HadItWithWindow macrumors regular

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    I clicked on the link in the post above mine. It asks you to id your router - Linksys WRTGS v.5 (It didn't have it so I used v.4. The next window is to select the program. Transmission is not listed.
     
  15. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^ obviously portforward.com is targeted more at Windows and so no Mac torrent apps are listed.

    click your router and then uTorrent and then only follow the steps to open the port number of your choice in your router. then go into your Torrent app's preferences and plug in the port number.
     

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