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Sudden problem in downloading through Utorrent

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    Default Sudden problem in downloading through Utorrent

    I have been using Tata indicom broadband (256Kbps unlimited ) since last two months in mumbai (chembur). Though the connection has been working with an average download speed. Since last 4-5 days the download through Utorrent has been restricted. The download speeds sucks and I am not able to download those files from utorrent and bittorrent also.

    It seems Tata indicom has enabled some firewall wherein U torrent is not able to get incoming connections.

    Is there anyone who has got similar problem and how did u get it resolved. The Tata Indicom call center says they are not aware of any problems wherein there repair technicians has agreed there is some problem caused at their end.

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    Some standard questions:

    a) Are you getting enough seeds - over 10 at least?
    b) Is your port open? Do you get the green tick arrow in uTorrent?
    c) What are the upload speeds?

    Finally, tracker web sites keep a track on upload and download ratio. You must seed quite a lot and then you get amazing download speeds. For example, when I was downloading six months ago, I used to get 8-10 KB/s as download speeds with all of the above. When my seed ratio reached about .7, I started getting good speeds.

    Tracker web sites keep track of seeding by MAC id and not by ip-address.
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    Unhappy HeLp !

    Hi .. Me also FacinG same Problem ..
    I called up TaTa indicom .. They senT an engineeR nxt DaY ...
    Saw The Problem ...
    But Couldn't Help ... he Said TheRe aRe no porTs blocKed Frm OuR sIde ...
    I asKed HiM For a SoLuTioN ... He SaiD tHat Give Him 3-4 daYs .. WhicH could exTend upTo a weeK *

    Plz Help Me ... I can'T download AnYthing uSing uTorrEnT/BiTTorrenT/BiTcoMeT ...

    AnsweR to Your QuesTioNs ...

    A] No, I'M nt GeTTinG moRe ThaN 5 seeds .. and Sumtimes even moRe Less
    [A ToRRenT FiLe wHicH is HavinG abT +1000 seeDs]
    B] No My PorT is BlockeD, I geT Yellow ColourEd tri-anGuLaR IcoN .. Which
    NeVer Turns GreeN
    C] wELL I canT uPloaD.. I meaN i caN .. buT iTz VeRy RaRe ...

    --> I'm HavinG a RaTio Of 3.2 * SumThinG oN mY uTorrenT ...


    [I waS preViousLy UsinG PaceNeT BroaDbanD 128 kbps]

    [I HaD No ProBleMs WaT - So - EvEr ... I Could EveN upLoaD @ 700 kbps hmy: ... AnD My PorT Didn't GoT BlockEd ... The icOn UseD to TurN GreeN ... aNd i UsEd to geT 14 - 18 kbps sPeeDs ... wHicH is 1/8 RaTio..]

    Plz HeLp Me !!

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    @BlacK_rozE,

    First things first. Please learn to write properly. You may find it cool to mix CAPS and Small case letters in any way that your mind fancies. But believe me, it is very irritating to read and comprehend. However, I shall let that pass this time.

    To answer your queries to my questions, one by one:

    a) If you do not enough seeds, then you will not get good speeds. It is essential that you get large number of seeds to your torrent. It is possible that some old stuff will have less number of seeds. You cannot do anything about it - you just have to hope. As a rule of the thumb new/popular downloads will have plenty of seeds.

    b) You must do port forwarding in your modem. Please know your model number and refer this excellent site on how-to do this: PortForward.com - Free Help Setting up Your Router or Firewall

    c) Upload and download is controlled by port-forwarding. If your port is not open, you cannot connect to others to get the stuff that they have (you download); neither can others cannot connect to your machine to get stuff (you upload to them).

    Tata Indicom or any other ISP does not block ports. These ports are ports (gates) on your machine. No one can block them or open them. You alone have to do it. Please refer to the "Broadband How To" section on an article that I wrote on this.
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    AlrigHt BuDDy .. iTz nT Lyk M doiN This OnLy wiTh YoU ... M DoiN ThiS Frm 3-4 YeaRs .. BuT if You WanT Me Too WriTe In .. WaTeVa .. I'll Do So. . Coz U'r Trying To HelP Me ...

    Here we go ..

    1st of all .. I'm not using any modem/router...

    B] I've a D-LINK lan card on my pc ... which is connected to a rj -45 connector..
    and the cable frm this connector is connected to a "waT they call is a SWITCH" on the top of my building ...

    A] Hmm .. and abt seeds .. well m downloading a file which has plenty of seeds ... lyk aXXo files .. i'm nt new to utorrent ...

    And as i said in my previous post .. that i could download files if i connected to other ISP .. i.e pacenet ...


    C] ..And Abt port .. i.e the main problem .. it is blocked ... and the tata indicom guyz said they haven't as i said in my previous post ..

    plz help me !!

    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post

    Tata Indicom or any other ISP does not block ports. These ports are ports (gates) on your machine. No one can block them or open them. You alone have to do it. Please refer to the "Broadband How To" section on an article that I wrote on this.
    BuDdy .. can u paste the link of ur article .. coz i tried finding it ... didn't find it ..

    Alright i found it .. m goin through it ...

    cuL guide's ... but i don't have a router !
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    Hi Black_Roze,

    Thank you for writing in a proper manner. You must get out of your (obnoxious) habbit quickly. Also stop writing in SMS like language - another nasty habbit that will lead to problems later on in life. Believe me these habits are not cool - whatever others may tell you. These are extremely irritating habits. When writing a message on cell phone sometimes it is OK but not when you are writing in forums. This is not a chat session.

    OK. Enough said. Back to your problem ...

    It appears that what you get is a shared connection. The modem and switch are controlled by your ISP. If you do not have a modem at home, there is nothing you can do. If there is an option for you, please switch to Airtel or BSNL. Then only you will be able to do port forwarding and get good speeds for downloading.

    Please note that port forwarding is only required for torrents and online games. It is not required for standard downloading for which you will get whatever speeds that are promised to you. You can also hunt for software and movies on rapidshare. You can open a premium account with them after paying something like $5 and then you have no download restrictions. Please ask others about Rapidshare - I am not an expert here as I never used Premium service from RS.
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    ok ... so .. There's no way ??

    BuT my ISP said that he haven't block any ports ..

    and he also said that they cant block udp ports .. which are used by utorrent .. he called sum person in front of me ... my friends are also using the same connection they get good speeds .. why dont i ?

    Also .. itz been less than a week i applied for tata indicom ... airtel/bsnl are not avilable in my area ...

    ok listen this ... i'm connected to internet through my laptop ...

    I downloaded sum antivirus updates .. sum 4 - 5 mb .. @ 85-90 kbps

    Which is really good during the day time .. is it coz sumthing in the antivirus is blocking it ??

    i've the same anti-virus in my Desktop machine ...

    Itz strange ... really wierd ...

    the name of anti-virus is "avira antivirus - premium edition"

    [Its Really Good with d viruses]

    [QUOTE=just4kix;33519]Hi Black_Roze,

    Thank you for writing in a proper manner. You must get out of your (obnoxious) habbit quickly. Also stop writing in SMS like language - another nasty habbit that will lead to problems later on in life. Believe me these habits are not cool - whatever others may tell you. These are extremely irritating habits. When writing a message on cell phone sometimes it is OK but not when you are writing in forums. This is not a chat session.
    [QUOTE]

    Sry .. I forgot .. I'll improve in my future posts ...
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    They are not blocking the ports. But they are not opening it up. See, by default, all ports are closed. Some ports need to be opened for torrent and online games. Which port is being used by utorrent by you?

    Are your friends residing in the same building and using the same switch?

    I am also not able to comprehend the exact physical connection at your home. I know of three connection types:

    1. Via telephone: BB is provided thru fixed landline telephone cable, e.g., BSNL, Airtel, Reliance Broadnet, etc. You get an ADSL modem to connect to BB. Incidently Tata Indicom also provides BB service in this fashion.

    2. Via Cable: BB is provided by a TV like cable, e.g., Hathway, Sify, etc. You get a Cable BB modem for this purpose.

    3. WiMax or EDVO: Signal is wireless from a public wi-fi tower in the vicinity, e.g. Reliance Wireless, Tata Wimax, etc.

    The way you have explained, is totally unknown to me or you have not exactly explained it properly.

    For example, how is your connection setup? Can you login to the router (whereever it is) via http://192.168.1.1

    Also, please run the command 'ipconfig /all' in cmd window and paste the results here.
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    1] Port No. 43276 = Port used by utorrent ..

    2] No, my friends are not from same building ... they are frm another area ..
    [I stay at thane, mumbai]

    3] I think itz the connection is via cable ... but lan card [ethernet controller]is used ..

    4] No, i cant login to router [where-ever it is] by putting the default gateway
    in the intenet explorer .... [i.e 10.6.134.1]

    5] Results for ipconfig /all ..

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : neo
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter LaN:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link DFE-520TX PCI Fast Ethernet A
    dapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-11-0C-CA-C5
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.6.135.147
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.6.134.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 203.197.12.30
    203.197.12.42
    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 172.31.6.5
    Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . : 172.31.6.125


    Thank - you for the helping me ..

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    Default same problem here

    hey.. am facing the same problem...

    first of all tata indicom s**ks.. anyways
    i have that tat wimax connection .

    Am not getting any torrent downloads. I cant say any.. cause am getting it sometimes... wen i checked my port is forwarded or not it came as port is ot open. I tried diff ports , all are giving the same error. But cme downloads are working , trackers with 80 and 2710 , didnt not function at all.

    Am new into this , so what can i do ?
    and tell me someone , how can i access my antenna properties ? i want to check if the signal is strong or not ? my gateway is 10.196.73.1

    its just been 2 days and today on my 2nd day itself. connection has become a little slow

    please, help me in this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pureleo View Post
    I have been using Tata indicom broadband (256Kbps unlimited ) since last two months in mumbai (chembur). Though the connection has been working with an average download speed. Since last 4-5 days the download through Utorrent has been restricted. The download speeds sucks and I am not able to download those files from utorrent and bittorrent also.

    It seems Tata indicom has enabled some firewall wherein U torrent is not able to get incoming connections.

    Is there anyone who has got similar problem and how did u get it resolved. The Tata Indicom call center says they are not aware of any problems wherein there repair technicians has agreed there is some problem caused at their end.

    lol... tata doesnt enable firewalls to restrict utorrent dl ... check out the sources of ur torrents ... are they having enough seeds? ... are they very new torrents ...like 1-2 users seeding and thousands downloading??... these might be the cases

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    @saurav_kataruka, there is no need to bump dead threads. Bump them only if you too are facing a similar issue.
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    You torrents are always slow.......
    Dont blame to isp providers.
    I think using torrentleecher is right

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    Nope. The ISP has to be blamed for it.

    It's so friggin obvious. TATA WiMAX behaves like a female having PMS, very moody. If it feels like it, gives me good speed on utorrent but most of the times the torrents don't work man.

    Even though the file may have tons of seeds, utorrent is not able to connect to it. I've never ever seen the green tick while on WiMAX. I'm starting to miss my BSNL connection so bad, it was so reliable. But of course, you can't get a new connection without setting up the phone first, that's why fukkin Indicom:double ****: came into the picture.

    They don't provide a modem, so port-forwarding is impossible.

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