Always "connecting to peers," never downloading. Why?

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I have downloaded a torrent (with a lot of seeders) from Mininova that won't start, it just says "connecting to peers." I have restarted both Miro and my computer (MacBook, 2007) a couple times with no success. I am downloading heavily seeded files and I have tried downloading in numerous locations so I don't think the internet connection is the problem. Also my version of Miro is up to date (Version 1.2.3 (r6787)). If anyone can help me I would be in your debt. Should I consider re-downloading Miro?
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Does this happen for all torrents from various torrent sites? The tracker might just be temporarily down. Also, did you forward your ports correctly? That will greatly improve your download speeds once the torrent starts.
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The forwarding ports part obviously only applies to those with a router.
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Eric Tipton

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Utorrent is not a well written program is why this happens. Close the program and then try restarting it. It has nothing to do with your computer, no need to restart it, just the torrent program because it is poorly written.
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I had this problem, started forwarding my ports, restarted and now it seems okay. I'm running XP with U.S. Robotics wireless modem with a cable connection. The section on port forwarding on http://www.dessent.net/btfaq/ will get you started,allow your own settings may be slightly different (depending on your modem).
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the problem is : I have no router
im just using a dsl 6000 modem
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My best guess would be the first listed tracker is simply still down.

Anyhow, does the very same torrent work with a standalone app like Transmission with DHT off (and on)? Also, bit of a stretch: do you happen to have a software firewall running (eg Leopard's built-in one, Little Snitch) or something similar?
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My problem is nothing to do with trackers..

I bought a condo with shared a WI FI, router.

The hotel I stayed at had no problem downloading from kat.ph ETC to u torrent, vuse and bit torrent although slow, now all I get is "Connecting to peers" Although I have no problem downloading Youtube video's.!!

Any suggestion's
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Hi did you get this sorted? I'm just starting out and am not very computer literate so the above answers bewildered me! Please help.
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hey m8 get utorrent its da best kk
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Ouenza Abdelaziz

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You may have a Secure VPN !
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Jeevan Prakash

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same ting fr me t nvr downloads i cnnt download ny torrent
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Josh Cook

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the way you write is embarassing
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Golry Tabernacle

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lol
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Jonty Edmondson

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haha
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Annmarie Jin

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Were your hands shaking too much...?
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Arrochavielhart John

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just update the tracker.... right click then "update tracker"
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Zain Sheikh

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thankzz man this updating trick worked :D good for me..
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Liam Edwards

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i just closed bittorent deleted %appdata%\bittorrent\settings.dat and settings.dat.old and restarted it and it worked!!
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Frederick Serra Chin

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what do u mea by %appdata%???
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Liam Edwards

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literally type (or copy & paste) that into the windows search bar %appdata%\bittorrent\ and you can access bittorrent program files and then follow the instructions above NOTE: this only works for windows for a mac you would navigate to bittorent files (not sure how to get to them) and settings.dat and settings.dat.old and it restart it and hopefully works but only tested on windows :P
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Joshua LaBello

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Could someone tell me how to fix this in Mac language please?
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after many failed attempts of getting utorrent back on track, i simply switched to BitTorrent.

worked like a charm
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Diogo Correia

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I have the same problem and change to BitTorrent like you but some time after happened the same thing!!!!
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Simon Naegeli

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so yeah none of this is working for me... i have both BitTorrent and uTorrent and ive been switching between them and updating the trackers and nothing seems to work...
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This worked for me, go to Utorrent Settings>Bittorrent>Protocol Encrytion - Outgoing> Set to enabled or use forced.

Good luck, its very annoying'. Youtube helped me. I tried every trick on there.
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My Bittorrent was working fine until yesterday. Now all it says is "Connecting To Peers". I have spent the last hour on Google and various pages as well as trying EVERY suggestion in this thread. Nothing is working.

At home I have to use my mobile phone as a wifi hotspot since my cable company can't get broadband to work in my apartment. Plus I have tried in another location so its not my connection.

I have also made sure my firewall settings were correct. I have uninstalled and reinstalled 2x and deleted the two settings files in the app data folder. Still a nogo.
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Same for me. Dx
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Has anyone found the solution? I am having the same problem with my Toshiba Satelite, very frustrating, tried all solutions, none worked... Anyone else have any ideas on what to do in this scenario?...
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i just do "update the tracker" then i deleted the one who was on "connection timed out" and made new trackers after searchin them on google.

Google.com >> Search trackers utorrent for "what you want to downloal" then just add the tracker like this

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Here's my prob.
I using an HP 2000 laptop. To acces Internet, I'm using my Samsung Galaxy SIII mini as a modem (wi-fi hotspot). When I'm trying to download directly something on my laptop, using the wi-fi hotspot of my GSIII mini, everything goes well.
BUT
When I'm trying to download something, on my laptop, via torrent (my torrent downloaders are Utorrent, Vuze), using the wi-fi hotspot of my GSIII mini, something went wrong. The downloading stuck at "Connecting to peers" with Utorrent or "downloading" with VUze.

I did some test on my programs. I'm sure now they are funtionning well. Because, when I tried to use antoher laptop, using the same phone (mine) as a modem (wifi-hotspot), the same problems occured. The worse thing is, when I'm using another phone as a modem, or when I'm using a cable, or normal wi-fi, everything is fine (the torrent started downloading). I even reinstalled Utorrent and Vuze on my laptop, nothing changed...

So It made me thinnk the prob is with my phone. I can't download anything on my laptop (HP 2000) via a torrent, when I'm using my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 mini) as a modem (wi-fi hotspot feature). (ps: I don't have Hotspot Shield.)

This THING IS DRIVING ME MAD...
PLEASE, NEED A HELP...
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This is quite a big problem going around for the past couple of years. The sad reality is, there is NO FIX. This is all about other people seeding. If there is a greater amount of leachers than seeders then this problem will occur. You can only wait it out.