Torrents not working in Leopard

thenetstud

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Oct 15, 2007
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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?
 

thejedipunk

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Oct 12, 2005
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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. :/
 

sirjec

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Oct 28, 2007
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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.
 

bluefiberoptics

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Jul 23, 2005
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Have you forwarded the necessary ports? (Don't get mad at me for asking this question, just need to confirm)
 

Queso

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

blahbrah

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Nov 9, 2006
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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?
 

sarbob

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Jun 25, 2009
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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?!
 

Queso

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

sarbob

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Jun 25, 2009
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i have downloaded from piratebay but also tried from different sites and still no joy!
 

stridemat

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

fswmacguy

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Aug 12, 2009
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Sorry for my ignorance here but how do i check if i am behind a P2P?!
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.
 

tongteh

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Aug 16, 2008
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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.. :(
 

miknos

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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).



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):
 
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