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    Hey Guys,

    I've been downloading bittorrents using BitTorrent, but I'm not happy with the results. For some reason most of the torrents never leave 0% or download VERY slowly. Anyone know a good program instead of BitTorrent for the mac, or a way to fix my problem?

    Thanks

    -chontos

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    It sounds like you haven't forwarded the ports on your router. Find the port forwarding setup in your router and open ports 6881-6889 (default, unless you changed it) to allow Bittorrent traffic to pass through.

    Bittorrents. Serious Business.

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    That was Greek to me... oh wait, I am greek -.-

    Haha but I don't understand what to do... I'm new to this whole mac and torrents thing... Mind giving detailed instructions? That would be awesome

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    I tried to get azureus but I think it may have been sold to a different company because it's completely different than what my friend has had for the past few months... go to the site and see for yourself if you want.

    any way you can send me the setup file of the original?

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    Hey again,

    So I've been experiencing VERY slow transfers - most won't even finish - on MSN when sending or receiving files from my friends... I tried sending to another mac user and there isn't much difference...

    I also have VERY terrible BitTorrent rates which is my main worry right now...

    can anyone help?

    Thanks.

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    You should try using Transmission. It's what I use and it has never given me any problems..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chontos View Post
    I tried to get azureus but I think it may have been sold to a different company because it's completely different than what my friend has had for the past few months... go to the site and see for yourself if you want.

    any way you can send me the setup file of the original?
    The design of Azureus has changed in the last few months. Looks like they went to a flash version of it.

    As for the problem, do you have a NAT indicator? If it's not at least yellow its more than likely that the ports on your router are not forwarded properly (if you have one).

    If you do have a router, go to www.portforward.com and find your router in the listing, then find the torrent program within the program list. It will show you the instructions on how to forward ports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couriant View Post
    you do have a router, go to www.portforward.com and find your router in the listing, then find the torrent program within the program list. It will show you the instructions on how to forward ports.
    I tried doing this but I have no idea what my default gateway is and I don't feel like calling my ISP to find out DNS numbers. I wish it wasn't so complicated to download a stupid cd.

    Transmission works like a charm, however!

    Thanks for all your helps guys, appreciate it.

    -chontos

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    Yeah I just started paying attention to that... never occured to me that maybe there weren't other owners connected -.-

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    You need seeders to download anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chontos View Post
    I tried doing this but I have no idea what my default gateway is and I don't feel like calling my ISP to find out DNS numbers. I wish it wasn't so complicated to download a stupid cd.

    Transmission works like a charm, however!

    Thanks for all your helps guys, appreciate it.

    -chontos
    If you have a router, your router is the default gateway. (usually 192.168.0.1)

    Which internet service are you using?
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