I am having a lot of trouble with the following matters dealing with BitTorrent: 1) Setting up a Static IP 2) Port Forwarding I feel as if I have done these correctly, following the instructions of portforward.com that many forum users have recommended, but when I try to download a torrent I receive the message "Message parsing failed." Ahhh I just want BitTorrent to work. I have tried everything to establish a static IP, and when I do my internet connection through my router usually fails. Going through my NetGear router, I have set up port forwarding per my IP address but I still cannot download torrents. Any help would be appreciated... this is extremely frustrating and I know many, many forum users are very experienced with Torrents and these kinds of issues. Thanks everyone.