uTorrent not downloading anything

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Adam2692, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Adam2692 macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2013

    Right I'm not a very technical person but i've recently just got this mac however the problem occuured only a week or so back when I had a windows pc.

    I've got a Virgin Medium Router

    on utorrent it says [DHT] waiting to announce etc nothing starts downloading or anything, theres plenty of seenders however reading round it seems to be more technical

    I hear people talking about the Forwarding Ports etc would love somebody to explain haha

  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Try "Transmission" instead...

    Any difference?
  3. Adam2692 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2013
    Where it 'transmission' on preferences?

    My connection status is - unavailable then sometimes amber but thats still no connection

    I honestly think its something to do with the forwarding ports things but i wouldn't have a clue where to start
  4. mike5411 macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    Transmission is a different application for torrents.
  5. Adam2692 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2013
  6. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Others were referring to the torrent app Transmission at this link.

    Look in uTorrent settings and manually pick a port you want to use. Then try a Google search for how to port forward with your particular router. It varies by router. I think this would do it for you?


    That looks fine... now forward that port in your router.
  7. chriscl macrumors 6502


    Jan 4, 2008
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Your uTorrent app isn't receiving connections from the outside world - that's why it says "unavailable".

    You need to log into the Virgin Media Superhub, go to "Advanced Settings", then scroll down and select "Port Forwarding" under the "Security" heading.

    You need to add a port-forwarding rule to forward UDP and TCP traffic on port 50575 (that is for the port in uTorrent) and set the IP Address to be 192.168.0.x (where 'x' is the IP address of your Mac).

    (If you're using the standard settings for the VM hub, your Mac will have an IP address starting 192.168.0.)

    Once you've set port forwarding up, then your torrents should start to work.
  8. ibikari macrumors newbie


    Jan 19, 2017
    --- Post Merged, Jan 19, 2017 ---
    where's virgin media superhub pls? where do I get its advanced settings??
  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Don't forget to give your Mac a DHCP reserved address in the router's settings, also. If you port forward to a specific IP and the IP of your Mac changes you'll be forwarding to the wrong place.
  10. mastermamo macrumors member


    Jan 14, 2017
    Cape Town South Africa
    Or...just randomize your ports at startup from within uTorrent lol

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