Transmission no longer seeking Peers

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by GizmoDVD, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. GizmoDVD macrumors 65816

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    Anyone have this issue? Transmission 2.82 is no longer seeking peers. Tried it on another computer (ML) and the same torrent starts up right away.
     
  2. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    it happened to me..but i restarted my computer..and it went fine.
     
  3. GizmoDVD thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'll try that again. Rebooted my router and everything with no luck.
     
  4. negativzero macrumors 6502

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    Try an older version like 2.80 or 2.81.
    Or compile transmission yourself with xCode. Its easy :) Fixed all my problems this way.
     
  5. 2Turbo macrumors 6502

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    Contact the developer I'm sure he'll fix it. Thanks for letting me know. I simply cannot upgrade to Mavericks unless this app works.
     
  6. PeterHolbrook macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I can see, there's nothing it fix. It just works.
     
  7. GizmoDVD thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It started working after rebooting it a few times.
     
  8. drew627 macrumors regular

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    Been using Transmission since GM here and never ran into any problems. So...
     
  9. GizmoDVD thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nope.

    Turned off my Firewall. Still having issues with not connecting to peers at all unless I restart Transmission. Using 2.8.0 now and still having issues. Very slow to download anything.
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Update to 2.8.2. There was a bug in previous version that was limiting speed until you went in the speed limit options and unchecked then checked the limits.

    Are you getting the green light that your port is open in the network tab of Transmission prefs?
     
  11. GizmoDVD thread starter macrumors 65816

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    2.8.2 is useless. It still won't download anything unless I close out of it several times.
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I am using 2.8.2 on OS X 10.8.5 with no issues, so you have something else going on. Maybe it just won't work with Mavericks. Have you checked the Transmission support forums regarding Mavericks?

    Did you check your port like I suggested in my previous post?
     
  13. GizmoDVD thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've looked at the Transmission forums and it doesn't appear anyone else is having issues.

    Yes, my port is open and green.

    Overnight nothing downloaded. Red. As soon as I closed and opened Transmission it worked.
     
  14. LucasLand macrumors 6502a

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    i had the same problem and discovered the solution and the fix was real easy. In my case I use a VPN. In my VPN settings I had to make sure that "port forwarding" was selected, direct VPN to a canada server and then restart mac. I then hovered mouse over the VPN icon at top of desktop where it showed me the port number. I then inputed port number into transmission and BAM the light turned green.

    I didn't have to touch any other settings in transmission or router settings
     
  15. chuks macrumors newbie

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    yes i am. and am now regretting why i upgraded.
    Mine was working till i upgraded to mavericks, now even the port is showing closed with the red dot. i don't know what to do.
    pls help...
     
  16. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Transmission 2.82 working fine here with OS X 10.9.5 and through a VPN (privateinternetaccess VPN to be specific)
     
  17. chuks macrumors newbie

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    Ok, i was going to try that. I got this VPN from App Store, "VPN unlimited" it refused to instal completely. but the transmission is still not working.
    Which VPN are you using and which server too?
    Does that mean its not working because of some settings of my Service provider?
    How about the port, its still red..
     
  18. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I'm using the paid VPN service from https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/

    They create a Mac download that is customized for your account that makes setup painless. Once you install it, you double-click it and setup - for me - was automatic. I then use the auto feature to let it pick a server to connect to.

    Really simple and I haven't noticed any slowdown with Transmission.
     

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