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Bit torrent Question.. I need someone to walk me through like I am 5

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scubagal, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    about a year ago, uTorrent made Broadcastthenet crash. They posted instructions on how to roll back utorrent to a version that works and to stop auto-upgrade.

    Does anyone know if this problem has been resolved and I can upgrade uTorrent again?
     
  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I still use a uTorrent version in the 2.2.x range (not at home to check right now). I've had no complaints with it, so haven't had any reason to look into upgrading to something else.
     
  3. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, for some reason, a lot of places don't use the latest version of uTorrent.

    In fact, a few trackers ban any version later than 2.2.x.
     
  4. Hcour

    Hcour Well-Known Member

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    Woe is me! FreshonTV is shutting down. Man, I'm really really really really really gonna miss that site.

    If anyone has an invitation to a comparable site it would be very very very very very much appreciated.

    This is especially aggravating because they just had a donation request and I donated quite generously. Then a week later they shut down! Crimeny.
     
  5. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    ExtraTorrent Shuts Down For Good - TorrentFreak
     
  6. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    Both MTV and NBL (Nebulance) are giving out invitations to anyone who can prove they had a freshon account. MTV is probably the better tracker, but might as well grab both.
     
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    tlrowley

    tlrowley Quilt Geek

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    Is anyone else having trouble with tvchaosuk? I'm getting errors about too many redirects. I don't see anything on twitter/reddit/facebook, so it is probably just me, but I'm not sure what to check - I've been a member there for years without problems.
     
  8. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

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    Just a general question here.

    We've been having problems with our internet that seems to have only started in the last 6 months or so. Every couple of hours the ping for gaming will shoot up into the 300's for 5 minutes then back down, then up again 10 minutes later. We've tried everything to figure it out but this weekend i started thinking about the fact that I have two torrent apps running. Mostly they are not active, limited downloads but I do continue to share and leave them running. I turned them off yesterday for a test and the problem has not occurred so far.

    Is it possible the torrent apps are causing this, perhaps by some incoming connections? If so any suggested settings changes to mitigate this?
     
  9. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    It is possible. Have you monitored your outgoing bandwidth? Is it maxing out when the pings go up?

    If so, you should try setting a bandwidth limit in your torrent client. Set a limit for upload bandwidth of about 80% of your available upload bandwidth.
     
  10. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

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    Ping spikes are to short and random to catch but I think I do have bandwidth limited but with two clients going perhaps it's doubling up.
     
  11. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Why do you run 2 clients? (Not a criticism. Just curious)
     
  12. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

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    One private site required a very specific setup, others a different config.
     
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  13. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

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    Seems a good guess. The clients most likely aren't aware of each other (or any other users of your upload bandwidth). If you turn both back on maybe try limiting each to no more that 35% of your upload bandwidth. That way even if they peak together you should still have 30% left for gaming.
     
  14. Anubys

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    uTorrent is driving me crazy with all the notifications that it blocked things...I followed all the instructions to make it go away but nothing works...I was running a very old build that is stable with BTN but uTorrent forced me to upgrade to the current version and it's been nothing but trouble ever since!
     
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I'm still running an old build of uTorrent with BTN. What did you see that made you think you had to upgrade to the current version?
     
  16. Anubys

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    Nothing. I didn't update it. I kept saying no to the update notice then it just updated by itself!

    I said don't update and it just updated anyway. I'm pissed.
     
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Can't you just uninstall it and reinstall the old version?
     
  18. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    Yeah, I guess I'll have to do that...
     
  19. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    my renewal for torguard is up and its only 24 to renew.

    anyone think of a better/cheaper service?
     
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    BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Wow, I haven't opened up uTorrent in awhile, and apparently it updated to some monstrosity! Ads are embedded in the main screen, some full screen overlays popped up twice that wouldn't close without closing the entire application, and I can't resize the various panels of the mains green nearly as much as the older version.

    I went ahead and got rid of it - found an open source program named qbittorrent that looks to be much closer to the uTorrent of yesteryear.
     
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