20th September 2014
It is becoming increasing obvious that many of you are using torrent clients that are either out of date or incorrectly set up, which can be the cause of not being able to, or restricting your ability to, download. This blog now operates in a way that requires the latest version of the more popular torrent clients, i’m afraid no guarantee can be given if old or poorly programed programs are used.
I’ve included some areas that should be set to correct operation. This will be continually updated.
1, Encryption. As of the 9th December 2013, clients that DO NOT have encryption enabled, will NOT be able to download from me.
2, Port. The default port for the BitTorrent protocol is any between port numbers 6881-6999. ISPs throttle traffic on these ports as BitTorrent sharing involves high bandwidth usage. It’s easy to configure a different port in your torrent client. Use some number above 10000.
3, DHT. It is essential that DHT is enabled.
Here are the settings for the most popular Windows torrent clients:
uTorrent & BitTorrent:
(Protocol Encryption ) Outgoing: Enabled.
Allow Incoming Legacy Connections: Ticked.
Enable DHT Network: Ticked
Outgoing Peer Connection Encryption: Encrypted Preferred
Incoming Peer Connection Encryption: Accept Either
Startup DHT Mode: On
As well as the above settings, due to the program it is necessary to install a plug-in to overcome the programs use of an incompatible version of DHT from other programs. It is available here: