Torrent trouble

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  1. Shakraka
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    Shakraka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Just yesterday, I realized that there was something wrong with my internet. I can go on the web fine as well as connect to my instant messaging services, but I cannot connect to any other peers/seeders on any of my torrents. It says that there are seeds, but I'm not connected to any one of them. I know this isn't a problem with a single torrent, because all my torrents cannot connect to any other peers or seeds. I've turned off my firewall, and I've even went so far as to taking the ethernet cable out and plugging it back in, but it still doesn't work.

    Oh, and I also can't connect to any IRC servers either.

    Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. dark42

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    Maybe your ISP started filtering torrents. Who's your ISP?
    My ISP blocks almost all P2P, and I have about the same symptoms.
    Possible fix for this is to not use the standard Bittorrent port and to turn on encryption. This can bypass some blockers.
     
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    I believe that my ISP is Cablevision., but I've never had a problem with them before... And I'll give encryption a shot.

    Nope, encryption (both forced and enabled) yields no results, and I've changed ports about 20 different times now. Thanks anyways.
     
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    Do you have a router? It might be a misconfigured router, or maybe you need to port forward on it.
    Also, Cablevision is known to block seeding, sometimes turning on "use lazy bitfield" option in your client helps. You should still be able to leech, so it's probably not the block causing your problems.
    I've never heard of anyone blocking IRC, it's probably a problem on your end.
    Try plugging your computer directly into your modem, not through your router. If that fixes your problems it's the router's fault, and you need to change its internal settings.
     
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    Yeah, I think it's my router's fault as well; I'll see if I can get my brother to change some settings around (he basically owns the router).
     
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    Well, I got my brother to fix the settings for the router, and it worked. However, I'm still not out of this mess yet; I can't seed anything on my torrents! My downloads are going fine, but I cannot seed, which is a pretty big deal since I'm registered to several private trackers. Encryption doesn't work, and I have lazy bitfield set on true, but it yields no results.

    Well, at least I can connect to Steam now. Thanks.
     
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    Possibly fixed ingoing connections but not outgoing? Just make sure it is allowing outgoing connections on your router as well.
     
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    Like I said, Cablevision is known to block seeding, maybe they have just not rolled out their blocker to your area until recently so you may not have noticed. Can you seed when you connect directly to your modem? If you can then fix your router some more.