Torrents not working in Leopard

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  1. thenetstud macrumors member

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    I am having issues using torrent applications in Leopard. I use a MacBook connected wirelessly to my Airport Extreme Base Station.

    Prior to purchasing this computer I used Windows Vista on a PC with utorrent, never had any issues always had good speeds when I should.

    Just got the MacBook with Leopard. I have tried three torrent programs, BitRocket, Transmission and Azureus. I have enabled port forwarding on the base station and in each client.

    I have had the most luck with Transmission, I will be able to download sometimes but my speeds with fluctuate from top speed to 0kb/s within a minute and this happens during the entire download process.

    BitRocket and Azureus won't even start downloading at all for me.

    Last night I installed Windows Vista using BootCamp and put utorrent on as well. Started a download and I had no problems just like when I was using my old PC.

    Any ideas of what I could be doing wrong?
     
  2. thejedipunk macrumors regular

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    Maybe Apple is trying to prevent its customers from using torrents? lol jk

    Seriously though, I can't help you. I rarely, if ever, use torrents. :/
     
  3. sirjec macrumors newbie

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    I had the same issues with azerus and bits on wheels. Currenly Transmission works fine - will have to wait for updates on the other clients.
     
  4. bluefiberoptics macrumors regular

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    Have you forwarded the necessary ports? (Don't get mad at me for asking this question, just need to confirm)
     
  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    The latest Tomato Torrent version is Leopard compatible. You'll be able to download it from VersionTracker etc.
     
  6. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

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    yes this is true. I had Tomato, and it would not work. Upgraded to the new one, and it works great.
     
  7. blahbrah macrumors 6502

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    azureus has been working fine for me for some reason.

    Is it telling you you are firewalled or is it all NAT OK?
     
  8. sarbob macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same problem here!!! i was using Tomato, with no problems at all. Everytime I tried to open a torrent it would not start...I have upgraded Tomato and even tried Transmission but to no avail.

    it almost as if I am blocked from opening torrents?!
     
  9. Queso macrumors G4

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    You may be behind a router that blocks P2P behaviour. They are quite common in places with shared Internet connections.
     
  10. sarbob macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for my ignorance here but how do i check if i am behind a P2P?!
     
  11. stridemat Moderator

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  12. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    You could try to use utorrent. (cause there's also a mac version. I always use it. Works fine for me).
     
  13. sarbob macrumors newbie

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    i have downloaded from piratebay but also tried from different sites and still no joy!
     
  14. stridemat Moderator

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    I just know that the piratebay tracker is kaput so unless the torrent creator uses different trackers then you will have problems downloading at a decent speed for the piratebay.
     
  15. fswmacguy macrumors 6502

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    You're likely behind a "firewall" of sorts that's blocking your access to P2P networks. P2P means "Person [to] Person", and is used when talking about programs such as Limewire, and of course torrents.

    Check with your ISP to see if they're limiting P2P action. I know, for instance, that my ISP cuts my upload speed down to a matter of single-digit kb/s, even though my download speed is up in the 3mb/s range.
     
  16. tongteh macrumors 6502

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    have exactly the same problem here.. i always have to go back my windows desktop if i want to download something via torrent.. :( would be great if some one provides an answer to this..

    all torrent client on a mac seems to fluctuate download speed very frequently.. :(
     
  17. miknos Suspended

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    I use Transmission and downloads are at 100% all the time.

    Open Transmission and go to Preferences/Network tab and see if the light is green (port open).
    [​IMG]


    In case it's not, try changing (ie. 51410) and use Airport utility. Go to Advanced/ Port Mapping. The IP might be different; Just change both numbers (51413 to 51413):
    [​IMG]
     

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