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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 10 months ago rockytt

Feeling like an idiot, but can't get an open port.
Home DSL, so I should only have to configure my NetGear router. Followed steps (I think!) to open port 49388 (which I set on the Vuze program), as well as the router:
1) Add Custom Service
2) Firewall Rules > Add
-but still get that dreaded "timeout" when checking.
Any tips/hints/tricks??
Thanks!

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 10 months ago patlepiraat

Keeps on having the same problem, Vuze is blocked now. I have the same msg:

Testing port TCP 49185 ...
NAT Error - Connect attempt to XXX.XXX.XXX.227:49185 (your computer) timed out after 20 seconds. This means your port is probably closed.

I followed the instuctions, have a list of Port numbers, how should I choose? These are the various types of output. Thx for any hint, I tried the combinations but gives same result.

TCP XXX.0.0.0:49155 Pat-PC:0 LISTENING
TCP XX.XXX.177.55:52227 baymsgr2011203:https ESTABLISHED
TCP XXX.0.0.1:24901 Pat-PC:0 LISTENING
TCP XXX.0.0.1:52265 Pat-PC:52266 ESTABLISHED
UDP 0.0.0.0:57861 *:*
UDP [::ffff:10.XXX.XXX.55]:54967 *:*

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 10 months ago mr6n8 What is important is whether exceptions have been made in the firewalls on your system for the port number chosen. Have you set exceptions for Vuze, or its port, in the software and hardware (router), firewalls on your system? Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 10 months ago mr6n8 Sorry I was on the road when this was posted and unable to respond. If you are still having issues (and get this reply), what is the model number of your Netgear? Have you set exception in your software firewall? It is also possible that the DSL hardware has a firewall built in. What is the make and model of this hardware? Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 10 months ago mr6n8 I am sorry for not getting back to this sooner. I have been on the road without internet access most of the time. If you are still having the issue, the first thing that comes to mind when a router is involved and the connection was open and then closed, is that a Static IP was not set. If a static IP is not set, then the rule will become useless if the IP changes. Did you set a static IP? Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 10 months ago Rajam

Honestly I don't remember what I did, but I solved the issue somehow and I have a working Vuze now; thanks anyways :)

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 10 months ago mr6n8 That is good to hear (no matter how it got done). Enjoy Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 10 months ago rockytt

No worries Steve - appreciate the follow up!

Got a Netgear DGN-2200 and (AFAIK) set the exception properly for the firewall.

This piece is both Router and DSL modem, so I don't think that there's a second firewall hiding anywhere - yes?

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 10 months ago mr6n8 Looking at this guide at PortForward, it looks like you need to go to the Port Forwarding / Port Triggering link and select Port Forwarding. http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Netgear/DGN2200/A... The guide forwards port 6881, but you should use one of the ports within the range mentioned in this guide. Also, be sure to set a static IP first. Did you set exception in your software firewall (if any)? Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 9 months ago rockytt

Steve,
I thought I managed to figure it out - although my router/modem didn't have the same options as shown at portforward.com. (Supposed to click on "Port Forwarding / Port Triggering" - which wasn't even there!)
Went through "Services>Inbound Services>Add" and was able to enter the Static IP there. Applied the changes and now Vuze is downloading at 275 kB instead of around 60kB - which is a vast improvement.
However, an hour or so later I'm back down to 80 kB again -
When I run the NAT/Firewall test from Vuze I get a 'fail' and am told 'Connect attempt to 172.12.22.xx:xxxxx (your computer) timed out after 20 seconds. This means your port is probably closed" - The IP address shown isn't even in the same realm as the static one I setup.

I probably need to call NetGear and find out how THEY recommend someone do port forwarding since "Port Forwarding / Port Triggering" doesn't appear on my CP at all...

Thanks for your help Steve - much appreciated though!

-Zeke

ps - logs show "[DoS attack: TCP SYN Flood] multi-source syn flood attack in last 20 sec , Monday, Jul 01,2013 10:27:16" repeatedly does this make any sense?

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 9 months ago mr6n8 Was this provided by your internet provider? If so, it may have a different interface. Who is your ISP? Does your screen match the one on page 21 of the user manual here? http://support.netgear.com/product/DGN2200v1 Not sure where that log is from, but it most likely is just a result of the test attempting to get through (if the times match). Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 9 months ago rockytt

It does match the one on the user manual - which is missing the "Port Forwarding / Port Triggering" link/option as described on portforward.com. http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Netgear/DGN2200/A...

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 9 months ago mr6n8 They have changed over at PortForward recently and I am not a big fan of the new look and it appears that their screens are outdated (or just wrong) in your case. Anyhow, we can work through the manual now. From what I see, you first have to create a service and then set an inbound and outbound rule allowing the service. To set a "Service" for Vuze, see page 48. You can name the service "vuze" and allow TCP and UDP. The start and finish port should be the same port number you have chosen for Vuze. Then go to page 44 to set up an outbound and then an inbound rule for "vuze". Basically the same info will go into both rules, enable = yes, service = vuze, action = allow always, LAN and WAN options = any, logging = never. Also, I forgot to mention that the IP Vuze will return is your public IP that is shown on the internet. The Static IP is just between the router and your computer. Hopefully, this will get you going. (fingers crossed). If not, then you can try UPnP (page 85) enabling on the router and in Vuze (see above). Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 9 months ago rockytt

Thanks again for your help Steve - I think we've got it working as well as it can now with my (less-than-steller) ISP. Hitting speeds up to 200kBs, which is probably the best I can hope for these days.

Cheers,
-Zeke

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 9 months ago mr6n8 Well I hope it sticks this time. Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 9 months ago patlepiraat

Thank you very much Steve and sorry for my late reply.

I have never done that an exception and I noted that "Windows Firewall cannot be started". It is probably my Bitdefender AV but never had issues before. I have set exceptions with the .exe files.

Will check again and revert

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 9 months ago mr6n8 Well if you need help, then post back. But I think if you set the rules (exceptions), you will be OK Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago VBR

Hello
I have a windows Xp computer
i followed all the steps, but i have an external modem
do i still need to get a static IP address?
thankyou

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago mr6n8 What is your result on the Nat/Firewall test? Have you set exceptions for Vuze in your software firewall? Most modems do not have a firewall, but some do. If the hardwware has a firewall, then a Static IP would make it so you do not have to redo the rule in that firewall. The static IP is not necessary for a software firewall. Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago VBR

hi steve,

i really have no idea whether my modem has a firewall or not, but i have created exceptions for vuze in windows firewall.

i decided to re install vuze and do everything all over again.

my results on the NAT test for TCP and UDP after changing the port as stated were OK!

But even after creating an exception for port 49001 (UDP),and testing, the NAT test failed
It said that transport was unavailable.

Please help me solve my problems

Thanks in advance

VBR

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago mr6n8 I have a feeling you are OK as is. The 49001 is for the Mainline DHT. This is a plugin that is not included in the basic Vuze, you have to add it in. I have an article here on adding it in as I think it does help speeds (it is referenced at the end of this article): http://www.techsupportalert.com/Vuze-help-optimizing-speed-installing-ma... Even if you have added the Mainline DHT plugin, there is no real way to test the connection. You just have to see if you get the kind of numbers connecting on the DHT network as set forth in that guide. Since the other ports tested OK, there is no issue with the modem and no static IP is needed. Did you set an exception for the program Vuze in the Windows firewall? or for the specific ports? For a torrent to test down speed, you can try the main installer torrent for the free office suite LibreOffice. You should get up to your max within a couple of minutes: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/ Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago VBR

Hi again steve

Thanks for the reply. I have encountered another problem.
I installed Vuze and followed the steps, after that, my download speed was about 20kb/s, which was previously 3.5-5kb/s.

every time i restsrt the computer, i test the listening ports again, but the TCP fails so i have to keep changing the listening ports each time. what should i do about this?

Also i could not get a static ip address because i dont have the numbers for the DNS servers.

Thanks
VBR

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago mr6n8 The port issue is a strange one. That is usually due to a hardware firewall and a dynamic IP (which is why an internal static IP is used for hardware firewalls). As I understand it, you did not make any rule in the hardware (modem) and only in the Windows firewall. How did you set the rule in Windows firewall - for the program Vuze or for the port Vuze uses? Not sure what is going on here though. Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago VBR

Hello Steve,

My apologies for my delayed reply.
Thanks very much Steve, I managed to overcome these problems thanks to your help.
I finally managed to download a movie from VUZE, but it is a large movie and still needs to seed, but i am in urgent need to watch that movie. so i want to move it into my external hard disc, but it says that another program is using the file.

How can i stop the file from seeding in Vuze's user interface?

Thanks,
VBR

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago itwontworkgrrr

Hello, I'm using Vuze 5.0.0.0 on XP, with Sky broadband (in England).
Vuze has worked with Sky on the same settings for over a year, but only in the mornings during the week. After about 5pm weekday or at weekends download speeds dropped from morning max of 650kB to almost nothing (flick up to maybe 1 or 2kB, then stop again).
Recently it's like that the whole time, almost no speed. I have torrents with many seeds and green smily face (sometimes, though it's always worked fine - if the face is green, yellow or blue). The NAT test is timing out on both TCP and UDP (port around 33500). I've sat and watched the peers, it keeps connecting to the same people over and over, but cuts off without ever reaching any speed.
Glasnost test says ports 6881 and 44350 are blocked, but I'm not using them.
Azureus/Vuze is set as an exception in Windows firewall.
Transport encryption is on, RC4. Turning it off doesn't make any difference.
Another piece of strangeness is that with Vuze running on my laptop, Firefox doesn't work. It takes minutes just to bring up Google search page, and most sites time out without opening. I have to close Vuze, and restart the laptop to get the internet to work again.
Also, for several months I can't access the Vuze.com or wiki.vuze.com websites. It just times out without reaching the site.
Has Sky just completely locked out Vuze? I accepted that P2P was throttled in peak times (evenings and weekends) before and just used it in the mornings, but I'm getting nothing now!
Any ideas? I've used Vuze for years and had very few problems, and always been able to fix any that did come up. But this has me stumped. I'm going mad here, coz I'm weeks behind on my favourite anime!!

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago mr6n8 There are 3 options: 1) If you want to keep seeding, then you can just copy the movie over. 2) If your external HD is going to remain connected to the computer with Vuze, then you can move the content and continue seeding - right-click on the torrent in Vuze and select Advanced>Files>Move Data Files and browse to where you want to move. 3) To stop the torrent and move the movie, you can highlight the torrent in Vuze and press the "Stop/Start" button above the torrent library listings. On the latest version it is two arrows in a circle (next to the red X). If you move the content out, then it will show as an error when you restart the torrent. You would have to move (or add) the content back in to continue seeding. view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago mr6n8 I did some searching on this as I have not seen any Sky users complaining and I did not find any other users complaining (other that the fair usage/network management you reference). That does not mean they are not doing anything, but it is not likely that they would be interfering as with you and no complaints at the Vuze fora or elsewhere. Have you changed any hardware (modem or router) lately? security software? You could try qBittorrent just to see if the issue is related solely to Vuze. http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-bittorrent-client.htm The page loading issue usually results from either too many open connections or too much upload being used by Vuze. Since your Vuze is not using bandwidth it might be connections. Anyhow, try with qBittorrent and see if you still have the issue. At least that way, we can try to narrow the possible reasons. Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago itwontworkgrrr

Thanks for the advice.
I haven't changed anything for security, I have AVG free 2013 and Spybot 1.6.2.0. Hardware has been the same since I've been on Sky, a Sagemcom F@ST2504n router.
With Vuze, I never bothered with the static IP and port forwarding, because it has always worked fine without.
But I just installed qBittorrent, following the optimising for speed guide here, with static ip and manual port forwarding in the router software. It's still just the same, it connects to seeds, but never gets any speed and they cut off after a short while. Firefox is the same with qBit running, not working.
When I run the canyouseeme port check, I get a connection timed out message for any port I try, including my qBit forwarded one. (It was the same before changing any settings).
Dunno if it's normal, but the IP address the port checker website gives me is the one listed as 'broadband port' on the router, instead of my static one (that's listed in ipconfig now). Only the broadband port page had the DNS listed to put in for the static IP settings. Putting the broadband port IP into the router firewall rules instead of my static IP changes the port check error message to Connection Refused instead of timeout. Sorry if that's a stupid thing to try, this IP stuff is a bit over my head :o)

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago mr6n8 On the router, just to make sure - does this guide have images that match yours? http://www.skyuser.co.uk/tutorials/port_forward_on_a_sky_sagem_f_st2504n... It appears that you have to create a "Custom Service" first for the port Vuze uses and then establish Inbound and Outbound rules (may also be necessary to establish separate services for TCP and UDP and forward both of those). If that does not match your router, then is there a place I can see the procedure online? As to the IP, the Static IP is referred to as an "internal" IP. It is set up only for communication between your router and computer. The 'broadband port' on the router is your "external" IP and that should be the one you see atcanyouseeme. The Static IP is the one that should go in the rules. As to Sky blocking, I have taken another round around the web after this post I am responding to and still see nothing about blocking ports or Vuze) being reported. A lot of talk on blocked torrent search sites, which is all UK ISPs. Have you tried the port test with the AVG and Spybot disabled? You do have Vuze open when testing? Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago itwontworkgrrr

That's the same guide I used to do the port forwarding, so it's exactly how I did it. My custom service was for both TCP and UDP.
Ahh, I understand the IP thing now :)
I tried disabling both Spybot and AVG to do the port test, same thing with Timeout error. I disabled Windows Firewall too, and that changed the error to Connection Refused.
I didn't have Vuze or qBit running for the port test. Because of my internet browser problem with torrent programs running, the port test doesn't complete, even after more than 20 minutes! I tried the NAT/firewall test in Vuze, and that was giving timeout error for both TCP and UDP on any port I tried.
Weird, huh? It was working fine before and then just stopped. I'm wondering if it could be some sort of freaky software conflict, and I may have to re-install Windows and start again?

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago mr6n8 It does sound like a software conflict, but hopefully a full restore is not necessary. Have you checked your Java to make sure it is up to date? http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp Maybe trying with another browser like Chrome? I also use Firefox and while I have not had issue with Vuze, it has been quirky lately. http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-web-browser.htm I can not find anything (yet) to explain your situation. view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago battway

I was having trouble with the TCP & UDP protocols. I was failing the NAT/Firewall Test. I followed the info in this article and everything is now working great. A world of Thanks to you. I was about to lose my mind. LOL Thanks Again.

PS You may want to add in the article that sometimes you need to forward the port from your modem to so it can see the router. I don't know if I needed to do that but I did and everything works. It's also a good idea to give your computer a static IP Address. You can find out how to do all that with either Google or YouTube.

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 8 months ago mr6n8 Some modems will require that, most will not. But that is an issue that does come up once in a while. I will take a look at the language in the guide and see if I can change to make clearer. There is already info on setting a static IP in the guide and, yes, it is important. Thanks and glad things are running good now. Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 7 months ago itwontworkgrrr

Hi Steve,
Thanks again for trying on this one.
In the end I did a full Windows wipe and started again.
I installed Tixati and it's working perfectly. No bothering with Java, static IPs, port forwarding or any of that. It just works - yippee!! Back to normal Sky service again - it downloads at 600-700kB in the morning weekdays, then stops dead at about 4.30pm.
I'm really happy with Tixati instead of Vuze. It doesn't have any of that extra stuff that I never used, and as my laptop isn't very powerful a slimmed down program suits me better. Will miss the cute little blue frog, but I'll get over it :o)

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 6 months ago mr6n8 I have been away from my computer for a while and did not get a chance to respond before now on this. I agree on Tixati vs Vuze for most users. Not sure why qBittorrent gave you issues before, but no point in going back over that as Tixati is an excellent client (top pick here). Anyhow, glad to see all is working again. Steve view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 5 months ago Newbie90

Hi Steve,

First of all thank you for your super detailed report. It makes even a clueless person like me have some sort of understanding. However it didn't really help fix ma problem. I do not actually know what the problem is with my Vuze and it is really frustrating not to be able to fix it.
When I search for what I want to download I find good torrents, with good connections and peers. Then I hit download and when I go into my downloading section is says "downloading" but I get the infinity sign in the ETA column and then nothing.
I have run the NAT/Firewall test and both come back as OK! (Which I am assuming is success). Also when I try to instal the Mainline DHT everything is ok until I hit Install and then nothing happens. It just doesn't download.

Please help. I am desperate to fix this and I think you're the only person who can.

Thank you again for all your help!

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 5 months ago mr6n8 What operating system are you using? view
Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 5 months ago Newbie90

Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63)

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 year 5 months ago mr6n8 I am not a Mac user, so I am not sure, but I am not finding anything on the basic security software that would cause the issue. I assume you did not add any security software on your own. I know you do not have one, but it was the Airport router that had the basic firewall issue I referred to before. BTW, did you set an exception for the Vuze port in your router? Sometimes UPnP can be buggy (though I found nothing on your router). Might be worth a try if you did not (I posted a guide on BitComet and your router before). Any help from the Sky forum? Steve view
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Optimizing the Transmission Bittorrent Client for Speed 2 years 2 months ago exodous

Are there any updated guides? I'm running 2.74 and most of these options are not there anymore. Did Transmission simplify things?

Also, if one site I get torrents from pretty much maxes out my speed with a lot fewer peers and then another site is painfully slow that has peers in the thousands will optimizing help? Like the torrents that are slow there are like 30 peers that have 100% and I can't get anything from them. On the site that has a few peers everyone uploads to me. Does this mean that the site just doesn't have any good seeders?

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Optimizing the Transmission Bittorrent Client for Speed 2 years 2 months ago mr6n8 Are you running on Mac, Linux or Windows? It is quite possible this is out of date. I do not have Linux or Mac and only put up the guide for someone who requested it (using screenshots they provided). This is based upon screen shots from version 1.33. If you could take screen shots of your preferences screens and get them to me, I could redo the guide. As to the other question, I am not quite sure what you mean. Could you put up number of seeds/number of peers for each that you are talking about? I realize it is just an example, so they do not need to be exact. But, I can not tell from your post what the seed to peer ratio is and that is the best determinant of speed. Are these public or private sites? Are you using any kind of blocklist like Peerblock or an IP filter? view
Optimizing the Transmission Bittorrent Client for Speed 2 years 2 months ago exodous

I use Linux, what kind of screen shots do you need? Just one for each of the preference screens?

Can I meantion torrent site names here or will I get in trouble?

Both sites are private, I used to get great speeds from deamonoid but they went away. . . Site 1 is where I get horrible speeds but Site 2 gives me great speeds. Also Linux torrents give me great speeds. I'm guessing Site 1 just sucks? I connect to 60 peers on them, 30+ are seeding and I still get horrible speeds, like 50 kB/s where Site 2 has hardly any peers I get 500 kB/s, same with Linux torrents (each distro makes their one torrent so they aren't really from a site per se. I do use an IP filter, but it has never affected me before.

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Optimizing the Transmission Bittorrent Client for Speed 2 years 2 months ago mr6n8 Not really a need to mention site names, but if you want to you can send me the names through contact form here. The most common IP Filter lists used will block almost all seedboxes and there are a lot of seedboxes at private sites. When running at the private sites, try with the filter disabled. IP Filters block ranges, so even if a small percentage of IPs are bad, a whole range is blocked. Not much to worry about at at a private site. I have yet to see a private site without good speed, except for when I tested an IP Filter at a smaller site and got no speed as the only active were seedboxes. As soon as I disabled the IP Filter, I got max speed for my connection (2MB/s). The difference may be on Linux, I believe these are from a Mac. Yes screen shots of the preferences pages (sorry I can not be sure which ones would be needed). Also, the main page and some info on accessing the preferences (not for you, but for others). That would be great. Let me know when you have them and I will contact you through the site with my email. Steve view
Optimizing the Transmission Bittorrent Client for Speed 2 years 2 months ago exodous

So even if I can see seeds through Transmission they might not be able to share with me because of my ip blocklist? Is it just better going through a VPN? I really don't want to drop my ip filter otherwise.

I'll try to get those screen captures to you soon, I'm not that good at edditing photos, I'll try to find a program that only takes a picture of a single window rather than a whole screen.

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Optimizing the Transmission Bittorrent Client for Speed 2 years 2 months ago mr6n8 On the screens, check out the article here on best free screen capture utility. I am sure they have an option to capture the active window. http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-screen-capture-utility.htm As to the seedboxes and IP Filters, yes you could see them in the count of seeds and be blocked by the IP Filter. The IP filter only kicks in when a communication is made and that is a separate function from the tracker scrape. Check the rules of the site on VPNs. Some allow and some do not. Steve view
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Continuous Ink System (CIS) 9 months 2 weeks ago victoriaskaren

I see most of the posts are old on this subject but like all things, the CIS system seems to have started being popular again, or it may just be me. However I have a question and would really appreciate a moment of help. I have an Epson R2000, I also have a CIS ink system. I did not get the reset devise when I purchased my cis and now I am lost as to what to do. My machine is working great, love the pictures I print, however something I had no idea about was that the cartridges would begin to show that they are empty even though they are full. Short of buying a new cartridge to replace the one that says it is almost empty I am out of ideas here. I have read almost everything on the net, but no one will tell you exactly what to do to solve the issue with one exception. That exception is an automatic switch devise that costs $300.00 I don't print enough to spend that on a switch when the printer was $500.00 to start with! Is there no other alternative? I see reset devises on Ebay (liitel plastic things......but have read they don't really work either. Any help will be appreciated!I guess in the long run if I were to have to purchase that type of devise I have to question the savings that I am top get with the cis.
Many thanks

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 2 years 3 months ago freestuffrocks

Great job as usual mr6n8. However, if I'm looking for a specific torrent, rather than go to just one host site, say, kat, first, I prefer to use Torrentz to search ALL host sites to see which have the torrent I'm looking for. Even if kat does have the torrent I want, there may be other sites that also has the torrent but with more seeders, better quality etc.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 2 years 3 months ago mr6n8 You bring up some good points. Another reason to use Torrentz is that you can check comments from a variety of sites for the same torrent to ensure the quality. Even if a torrent is verified as clean and real, you can still check to see which has the best quality. As far as finding healthier torrents, that is somewhat true, though I find that most of the torrents tend to be at each of the public sites. I also like the active tracker list at Torrentz to add to a torrent with a small swarm. usually DHT and PEX will find additional seeds and peers and the extra trackers are not necessary, but on occasion the extra trackers do help. Torrentz was not listed as top pick because the ratings and comments at its site are not that well used. You have to visit the other sites to get more detail. Since this list was made with newer users in mind, this is important. KAT has well used comments, rating and also quality ratings. I also like how they show the various versions of a video available. Thanks for the input. Steve view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 2 years 3 months ago freestuffrocks

If you use Torrentz you will of course have to go to another site anyway because it isn't a host. It's quite likely that you'll get just what you want at KAT (THE best host site in my view too) without looking any further, but there are occasions (not that many, it must be said) when I've found better torrents not shown at KAT. There are also occasions (again, not that many) when the same torrent has more seeders elsewhere, and these tend to be at 1337x, Torlock or h33t, but in most respects KAT is normally better. I also think the KAT versions search feature is very good. Makes it so much easier if you're only interested in, say, 720P rips.

In short you're absolutely right. More often than not you'll get what you want at KAT, but Torrentz is a very convenient way to quickly check elsewhere.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 2 years 3 months ago mr6n8 I keep meaning to take a look at Torlock as that could be a good choice for new users as it supposedly only carries verified torrents. Thanks for the reminder. I'll take a look for the next update here. Steve view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 2 years 2 months ago George.J I've a question. What's the ideal seeders:peers ratio for fastest downloads? Is this true? For instance if a new torrent has 2000 peers and 1000 seeders the torrent will be fast enough, but if it's an old torrent, it'll download only slower? view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 2 years 2 months ago mr6n8 The age of the torrent has nothing to do with speed. To the people active on the torrent it is always fresh as they are still transferring the content. According to Bram Cohen, who created bittorrent, the odds for your down speed being high is about the seed to peer ratio. So a torrent with 30 seeds and 70 peers (30% seeds) would most likely be faster than a torrent with 500 seeds and 2000 peers (20% seeds). That is assuming both swarms have average users. http://torrentfreak.com/how-to-pick-the-fastest-torrents-090707/ Download speed on torrents can vary greatly since your download speed depends on the upload speed of other users. So, if 1 of the uploaders has a great up speed you can get terrific speeds even if the torrent swarm (all active users - seeds and peers) is small. In general, when choosing a torrent, look for the one with the highest percentage of seeds and that most likely will give the best speeds. Steve view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 2 years 3 weeks ago Juxxize I like KAT it has a very friendly and active community too. view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 7 months ago Hackman

I don't know who exactly is in charge of "Demonoid" anymore, but the new site d2.vu accepts my old Demon login, and seems to have all of the same great stuff.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 6 months ago mr6n8 I have been away from my computer for a while and did not get a chance to respond to this earlier. I received an email from the "new" Demonoid a while ago and yes it does work with the info from the old Demonoid. This site is not run by the same people. They are apparently using a backup of the real Demonoid from July,2012. There is no tracker for the new site - relying on open trackers and magnet links (I do not know if they have put up there own tracker since I last looked). More info at TorrentFreak on this: http://torrentfreak.com/demonoid-resurrected-an-interview-with-the-admin... If I have a chance I will look it over as it really seems to be a public site (in terms of trackers, magnets etc) and if they allow downloads by non-registered users, I might add in here. Thanks for the post Steve view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 6 months ago mr6n8 For those that use h33t, enter the following in your hosts file: 204.16.200.51 h33t.com 204.16.200.51 h33t.eu 204.16.200.51 www.h33t.com 204.16.200.51 www.h33t.eu and then close browser and when you reopen your browser and go to h33t.eu or h33t.com the site will be there. Steve view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 6 months ago mr6n8 isoHunt has consented to a Judgment in the lawsuit by the MPAA for "inducing" copyright infringement and the site is now closed http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/10/isohunt-shutters/ http://torrentfreak.com/isohunt-shuts-down-early-to-block-backup-plan-13... Podtropolis, was owned by the same group and is also closed. Both have been removed from our listing here. view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 5 months ago mr6n8 Removed h33t and BitZone as they have been dead for some time. I will continue to check their status and if they come back, I will post back up. I have also added some IP addresses for sites (where working) as this will help some users where their ISP is blocking. Steve view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 5 months ago ChaosReigns

Something not mentioned about ExtraTorrent is the extremely abundant use of images. Very helpful with things like movies (ie: screenshots) when trying to judge quality.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 5 months ago ChaosReigns

Take.fm & Coda.fm both give 502 Bad Gateway errors.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 5 months ago mr6n8 Yes they do give a good amount of information and screens. Right now extratorrent is not loading (along with the take and coda bad gateway), so I will wait until tomorrow to update as I may have to put notes on those 3 if they do not comeback. Thanks Steve view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 5 months ago mr6n8 As of November 21, 2013, take.fm and coda.fm are back online. Thanks for your info as it helps to keep the page current. Steve view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 5 months ago mr6n8 Thanks. I have added the additional info in for extratorrent. Steve view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 5 months ago Spy

torrentz.eu

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 4 months ago swan_pr

Kickass Torrents (kickass.to) picked up some speed after Demonoid went down and when H33t fell I just started using it regularly. They have a great community, comment system, ratings, bookmarks, etc. Lots of wellknown releases (ETTV, YIFY, etc) too. Great list however, thank you!

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 4 months ago mr6n8 Yes that is the top pick here (referred to as KAT) for the reasons you put forth. H33t is back up, though I still prefer KAT. I use some of the other meta-search sites when I can not find what I want on KAT. EZTV always excellent for TV and Torlock is good for new users as it only carries verified content. ThePirateBay does have an excellent search function. Any of the sites in the top section has its own loyal users, so it is a matter of personal preference. Steve view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 4 months ago swan_pr

Oh my, I'm sorry (*blush*), I didn't see KAT, I just jumped right over it!

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 2 months ago gzmhanu

What do you think about http://torrentproject.com and http://metasearch.torrentproject.com ?

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 1 month ago mr6n8 I like them and will add in when I have some spare time. Thanks Steve view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 3 weeks ago drago

Additionally http://torrentbox.sx/ should be mentioned - it's torrent site with verified torrents and without ads. Nice site!

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 3 weeks ago NeonHeartt

Hi Steve
all the vuze search templates you have posted on this websitehttps://sites.google.com/site/vuzetemplates/home/templates-download

are not working properly in UK because many of the websites changed their webaddreses so meta search on vi=uze does not pick up any torrents.
please can you amend the vuze search template for UK users

plz I would really appreciate that because I dont know computer programing at all so I can do any thing otherwise I would have made my self and also give to you to post on you website

thanks
neo from UK

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 3 weeks ago drago

Also like them, nice live search.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 1 week ago drago

Another one rather popular torrent search engine with clean WOT reputation is http://torrentus.eu/ that works similar to Torrentz.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 year 1 week ago SamRanger

You have a very good list of torrent search engines but my favorite site is not listed there and even the famous isohunt new domain after they were shutdown, is not also listed.

I just give a plus one to this torrent search engine that I found on the net http://veoble.com/torrent/. It uses google search to index and get all torrent files so I assume that it's clean. It is just like an all in search from different torrent sites like piratebay, isohunt, extratorrent, kickass and others. That's why I love it!!! It doesn't have popup ads that annoys the users and sometimes popup ads contains malware.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 7 months 3 weeks ago movieking

If you like a free torrent search engine that is movie oriented, try out movieking.me
There are a lot of movies and many filters that you can try out.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 6 months 1 week ago codename47

http://joker.org you just paste .torrent file and stream!!

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 5 months 2 weeks ago breznakm

I tried going to the coda.fm and take.fm websites and I keep getting a gateway error message. Is there something wrong with the sites?

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 5 months 2 weeks ago garth Same for me on both sites, 502 gateway error. view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 5 months 8 hours ago torrentengine

TorrentEngine.Net is great! It indexes all other torrent search engines and sorts the results by quality of the torrent.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 4 months 5 days ago Geert

If this article is updated then why is the comment

"I tried going to the coda.fm and take.fm websites and I keep getting a gateway error message"

still neglected?

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 4 months 5 days ago arieshifman

Very clear and useful.

Thanks.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 4 months 5 days ago MidnightCowboy This was a system update as the former editor is no longer able to maintain the page. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 4 months 5 days ago Geert

What does a system update exactly mean? And what is the benefit of it?

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 4 months 5 days ago MidnightCowboy It sometimes becomes necessary for our data to be updated for internal admin purposes. Unfortunately this then shows the articles as being updated when in fact the content might be exactly the same. This is a characteristic of Drupal and something over which we have no control. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 4 months 5 days ago Geert

>> This is a characteristic of Drupal and something over which we have no control.
I see. It's extra unfortunate as it also triggers a new RSS feed. (which I'm subscribed at)
Thanks for (taking the time to post) this info.
Great and well deserved Christmas holidays for everyone @ Gizmo's!

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 4 months 5 days ago KetchupKid

Nice list - Thanks.

FYI:

KAT is blocked by Malwarebytes Antimalware

EZTV is unavailable

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 4 months 5 days ago jmjsquared

BitSnoop, your third listed site, is extremely suspect. When I went to their FAQ to learn how to integrate them into my bitorrent client of choice, I got a pop-up that says:

[QUOTE]
Message from webpage

WARNING: [My ISP]Customer - Your Internet Explorer Browser and computer may be compromised by security threats. Call 844-776-8630 now for IMMEDIATE assistance.
[[QUOTE]]

If that is what their own webpages expose me to, how thoroughly do they vet their torrents?

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 4 months 5 days ago HisSon

Re: AdBlockPlus

I didn't see a reference to using AdBlockPlus with Internet Explorer. I have been using it for some months now and it really speeded up logging into web sites and other areas. I couldn't believe how much faster things load.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 4 months 5 days ago godel

Oops, the Pirate Bay is down. Timing is everything. :-)

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 4 months 5 days ago ChronicChaos

Yes, but only since December 4th.......

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 month 6 days ago Jerry Rhino

How about Bit Che from Convivea? Searches and gives download sites for your search.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 month 6 days ago SoftwareBabe

FOR PROTECTION, you may want to add PeerBlock 1.2 (free - lists updated WEEKLY) to your list of security software.

"PeerBlock lets you control who your computer "talks to" on the Internet. By selecting appropriate lists of "known bad" computers, you can block communication with advertising or spyware oriented servers (such as TORRENTS), computers monitoring your p2p activities, computers which have been "hacked", even entire countries! They can´t get in to your computer, and your computer won´t try to send them anything either."

http://www.peerblock.com/

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 month 6 days ago Gabethebabe

99% of torrents are used for illegal purposes: copyright and software piracy.

Gizmo promoting this, makes me sad. I thought you were a pretty legit site, but you are moving downwards, I see.

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30 Sites For Legal (and Free) Torrents 1 year 4 months ago mr6n8 December 9 2013, 11 new sites added and 3 dead sites removed. There are now 30 sites listed here offering free and legal torrent downloads. Steve view
30 Sites For Legal (and Free) Torrents 3 months 2 weeks ago frank987

People wants to download movies through torrent links We have latest and high quality links fro free download
http://multimediatorrentlinks.blogspot.com/

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Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software 2 years 2 months ago PeterRezende

The features in Legacy are about average for what you'd expect of a family tree program but there're many more user friendly programs on the market. I use Legacg, FTM, FTB, PAF and CGR depending on what I want to do and which reports I want to run.

But would you trust your family tree data, data that has been collected after years of painstaking research, to a program that does not correctly export to a Gedcom?

Legacy is more concerned with developing new features rather than fixing the bugs in their current version. Below is correspondence with their "support" department when I discovered a bug in the system..a bug they claim to have known about and fixed in Oct 2012 but the fix has not been released as at 6 Feb 2013..

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Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software 2 years 2 months ago Anupam Have edited out the long conversation posted, which was quite long for the comments section. Please post it in the freeware forum, with a link to the thread here in the comments section. Also, please make sure not to post the emails, as this is a public forum, and it's not safe posting emails publicly. view
Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software 1 year 11 months ago Phylis Sophical

Have just migrated from a paid program to Gramps v.3.4.3-1. I am impressed beyond believe. Took a few days to find my way around the wiki help files but well worth the time.
Almost every screen has a Help button that takes you to the appropriate page in the online wiki (Prepare to Bookmark!)
Lots of pop up tips as well to help you through the mire.

Someone mentioned that you can't change the date format. In my version, it can be easily changed via Edit > preferences > Display tab > 'Date Format'.

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