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Old 21. Feb 2010, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, right now I'm having trouble with my Utorrent. The downloading speed of my torrent is REALLY slow, it's just about 0,5 to 15 kbps. I wonder why? My bandwidth from the ISP is 1 mbps.

Then I try to configure the settings with the guide from this site, it was really helpful. But when I tried to test my port, it was an ERROR. It said " I could not see your service on ***.**.**.***on port (57792). Reason: Connection refused". So, what's wrong? No difference before and after I take action.

FYI, my downloading speed was 108,4 kbps, and uploading speed was 15,1 kbps.

I do hope someone could help me with this.
Really appreciate any Ideas from you guys.
Thanks a lot.

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Old 21. Feb 2010, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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"connection refused" usually comes from not having uTorrent open while testing as there is no program making a request to open the port.
I assume 57792 is the port you are using for uTorrent.

Did you have uTorrent open while testing the port?

Do you have a router? If yes, make and model?
What is the make and version of your software firewall?

Also, if you can still edit your post, you should remove your IP address.
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Old 22. Feb 2010, 07:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well, that's the strange part.
I was opening the uTorrent, but it says connection refused. Then I even tried to download a torrent (whew, the speed was just about 0,2 kbps) and test again, but it's still the same. Did I forgot to turn on something?

And, I'm sorry, I don't know about this "router" you mentioned before. Is it a modem? I'm totally newbie to these kind of things, so I hope you would explain it to me.

oh yeah, that's so stupid of me, thanks for kendall to edit my thread for me. By the way, what is an IP address could do? I mean, if someone knows my IP address, so what can he do with it?
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Old 22. Feb 2010, 11:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Revealing your IP address will leave you vulnerable to hacking attacks. This is a "light" version explanation

http://www.faqs.org/qa/qa-1990.html

Knowledge of which software firewall you are running is important because, depending on the make, you should have received an alert to allow or block u-Torrent the first time it was run. The rules then set for u-Torrent by this action will be showing in the firewall configuration settings, and any problems as blocked connections in it's log.
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Old 22. Feb 2010, 01:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If uTorrent was open while testing your port at canyouseeme and you got connection refused, then it most likely is an issue with a firewall.

A router is a piece of hardware that would be in between your computer and your internet connection. A router has firewall capability.
A modem is different, but may have firewall capability.

A firewall will block communications, as it should, unless an exception is made.

Did you set an exception in your software firewall for uTorrent?
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Old 23. Feb 2010, 01:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Revealing your IP address will leave you vulnerable to hacking attacks. This is a "light" version explanation

http://www.faqs.org/qa/qa-1990.html

Knowledge of which software firewall you are running is important because, depending on the make, you should have received an alert to allow or block u-Torrent the first time it was run. The rules then set for u-Torrent by this action will be showing in the firewall configuration settings, and any problems as blocked connections in it's log.
WHEW
It's scary what people would do with an IP address! And just see the forum on your link. Even amateurs who don't know anything about hacking would love to learn it.

Gee, thanks Chief! I owe you one.
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Old 23. Feb 2010, 01:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If uTorrent was open while testing your port at canyouseeme and you got connection refused, then it most likely is an issue with a firewall.

A router is a piece of hardware that would be in between your computer and your internet connection. A router has firewall capability.
A modem is different, but may have firewall capability.

A firewall will block communications, as it should, unless an exception is made.

Did you set an exception in your software firewall for uTorrent?
Umm, yeah, I've configured the settings about my firewall. I've added uTorrent to be allowed through the firewall.

Hey, maybe It's because the lack of seeders? When I was downloading the torrent, it was just about 3 seeders and 2 leechers. But, you know, the 0,3 kbps speed is just ridiculous, isn't it?

And about the router, I hope this is the one you've mentioned before. What is written on the box is "ADSL MODEM, SmartAX MT882a". It's Huawei. Well I guess mine is a modem, isn't it? And I see on the box, it has a build in firewall to prevent hackers and bla bla bla. But I don't know how to configure the setting in this modem.
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What is written on the box is "ADSL MODEM, SmartAX MT882a". It's Huawei.
There are 3 versions of that modem listed in the guides at portforward.com. Not sure which will match yours.

This is a link to the page with guides for uTorrent and modems/routers. Do a Ctrl+F for Smart and you will see the listings. Check them out, one by one, and see if one matches your set up. When you click on one it will open up to a guide for uTorrent and that modem (with an ad page in between):
http://www.portforward.com/english/a.../Utorindex.htm

Screen shots are out of date on many of those guides, the guide here will have up to date shots and you can re-test your port when through.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...rent-speed.htm

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Hey, maybe It's because the lack of seeders? When I was downloading the torrent, it was just about 3 seeders and 2 leechers. But, you know, the 0,3 kbps speed is just ridiculous, isn't it?
Yes. Even with that small of a swarm you should be getting better speed. Being firewalled will make it so others can not connect to you. If the others are also firewalled, then you are not going to get through to them and there will be no speed.
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Old 01. Mar 2010, 08:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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What OS are you running? Windows? If so, opening the port in your windows firewall is recommended. As keroffs said, www.portforward.com is always a great place to start if you're having problems with your ports
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