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    Default Airtel Blocking Torrent downloads?

    Since yesterday i have had this issue where the torrent download would start, pick up speeds of upto 25 KBPS and then it would come down within 2 minutes and the down load would stop. The pirate bay wesite shows that the torrent has over 150 seeders. still i am unable to download.

    I use utorrent client with a Netgear wireless router connected to a betel DSL modem on a Airtel 256 kbps unlimited connection in Delhi.
    Port forwarding is configured for the wireless netgear modem but not for Betel (it has no options for port forwarding).

    Anyone else facing similar problems ..? Or
    Anyone with a Solution
    Thanks

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    may be a torrent issue , try some good private trackers with high speed like speed.cd

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    I don't think that ISP's in india were having any rights to block any sites unless and until specified by government of india on some cases. I guess airtel would not have been blocked it, just check whether everything is fine on your side!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xwhyz View Post
    I don't think that ISP's in india were having any rights to block any sites unless and until specified by government of india on some cases. I guess airtel would not have been blocked it, just check whether everything is fine on your side!
    They don't do as they don't care, but they can block sites on their own as well! There is nothing we can do in India or anywhere, its part of standard ISP terms and condition!

    I was using a VoIP device with BSNL connection couple of years back and the port was blocked by BSNL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dr1ver View Post
    Since yesterday i have had this issue where the torrent download would start, pick up speeds of upto 25 KBPS and then it would come down within 2 minutes and the down load would stop. The pirate bay wesite shows that the torrent has over 150 seeders. still i am unable to download.

    I use utorrent client with a Netgear wireless router connected to a betel DSL modem on a Airtel 256 kbps unlimited connection in Delhi.
    Port forwarding is configured for the wireless netgear modem but not for Betel (it has no options for port forwarding).

    Anyone else facing similar problems ..? Or
    Anyone with a Solution
    Thanks
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    try 100megs download..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dr1ver View Post
    Since yesterday i have had this issue where the torrent download would start, pick up speeds of upto 25 KBPS and then it would come down within 2 minutes and the down load would stop. The pirate bay wesite shows that the torrent has over 150 seeders. still i am unable to download.

    I use utorrent client with a Netgear wireless router connected to a betel DSL modem on a Airtel 256 kbps unlimited connection in Delhi.
    Port forwarding is configured for the wireless netgear modem but not for Betel (it has no options for port forwarding).

    Anyone else facing similar problems ..? Or
    Anyone with a Solution
    Thanks



    Hey, Try changing the port in Utorret to a different one(Random) . (eg. 24367) and configure your port with that. test and check if that is working. If the test fails it means you're unable to connect to any remote peers.
    If test fails, try it again by activating 'DMZ' for a while and see if that works... if that works it is an issue with the portforwarding.

    If it does not, try 2 things,
    1. download another client like azureus and see if that works fine.
    2. download a different torrent (any one) with an extremenly high number of peers and see if thats working.


    If, option one works, then the issue is with utorrent,
    if option 2 works then the issue is with the torrent you're trying to download.

    I hope it helps.

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    uTorrent will select random ports only if you set it that way. You can set a fixed port by unchecking 'Randomize Port at Startup' option.

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    Airtel is not blocking torrents as of now.

    Airtel Beetel modem has Port Forwarding. Go to advanced options page and then in NAT got Virtual Servers. Add the port selected in Utorrent and Static IP created while port forwardingand save.

    Dont forget to change settings in Utorrent
    Preferences -> Advanced Tab -> Change value of net.bind_ip to the static Ip you have chosen for port forwarding.

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    I'm having the same problem.

    I'm on the 384k connection with average download speeds of roughly 44-45kbps at any given time. But torrents refuse to download at an average rate that goes beyond 10-12kbps.

    It isn't a question of enough seeds, and it isn't a problem with the torrent-client.

    And unfortunately, the Beetel 220bxi does NOT allow port forwarding options.
    As I searched this forum for info about this, everyone kept pointing out the way to open ports in the setup for the 220 bx modem series, but nothing for the 220 bxi!

    I feel as if I ought to simply ask Airtel to replace my modem with the 220 bx or I shall have to change to a different provider.

    Unless someone here can suggest a better solution...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacen110091 View Post
    I'm having the same problem.

    I'm on the 384k connection with average download speeds of roughly 44-45kbps at any given time. But torrents refuse to download at an average rate that goes beyond 10-12kbps.

    It isn't a question of enough seeds, and it isn't a problem with the torrent-client.

    And unfortunately, the Beetel 220bxi does NOT allow port forwarding options.
    As I searched this forum for info about this, everyone kept pointing out the way to open ports in the setup for the 220 bx modem series, but nothing for the 220 bxi!

    I feel as if I ought to simply ask Airtel to replace my modem with the 220 bx or I shall have to change to a different provider.

    Unless someone here can suggest a better solution...
    Cakm down dude!

    Check this link:
    Open ports for your Airtel connection (Port-mapping) Synapse ?

    Enjoy

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