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by Zoloft
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: using a VPN for the first time. . .
Replies: 0
Views: 82

using a VPN for the first time. . .

PIA VPN, I've forwarded the port. Is there anything else I need to do to optimize the connection? Noob question, I'm sorry, first time in decades of torrenting that I've used a VPN.
by Zoloft
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Downloading Torrents Wont appear in torrent
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Downloading Torrents Wont appear in torrent

Providing a lot more information would be helpful, as is learning how torrents work BEFORE you start downloading things. But, with the very limited amount of information you've given, try right clicking on the torrent in qbt and selecting "open destination folder" that's where your files s...
by Zoloft
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Busted by ISP
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Busted by ISP

If you are not willing to seed, don't use torrents. As cmatt said, if you are concerned about this happening in the future, use a VPN.
by Zoloft
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: New to QBittorrent
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: New to QBittorrent

Jerseyguy57 wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:58 am I tried one in the 53000 range and it came back as port not seen or closed.
Well, there is your answer. Your ports are not forwarded properly.
by Zoloft
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Difference between Seeds and Peers
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Difference between Seeds and Peers

A seed is someone who has 100% of the file. A peer is someone who does not (yet) have 100% of the file. If you see something like 4(8) that means you are connected to 4 of the available 8 computers, either as a seed or a peer. If there are 0(0) seeds, it's very doubtful you'll be able to get 100% of...
by Zoloft
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Share Ratio
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Share Ratio

Torrents work because people are giving back what the have taken. If people just grabbed what they wanted, and then stop the torrent, that torrent would die, and not be available for the next person. Your ratio is what percentage you have given back to others of what you have taken. For example, if ...
by Zoloft
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: my ip and others are revealed? is it bad?
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: my ip and others are revealed? is it bad?

Yes. BitTorrent works (all clients) by creating a direct connection between your IP address to someone else's IP address. Is this bad? Well, that's up to you. If it's a concern, use a seedbox.
by Zoloft
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: What is qbittorrent "enhanced edition?
Replies: 2
Views: 2145

Re: What is qbittorrent "enhanced edition?

Thanks Peter, I'll stay right here!
by Zoloft
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: What is qbittorrent "enhanced edition?
Replies: 2
Views: 2145

What is qbittorrent "enhanced edition?

topic says it all. . .
by Zoloft
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: torrents show as activity, when there hasn't been.
Replies: 0
Views: 353

torrents show as activity, when there hasn't been.

I've noticed some torrents show "last activity" when there hasn't been any activity. I'm just curious, what is happening that makes the client thing the torrent has been active, when there clearly hasn't been, such as I am the only seed, but no new peers have come along. Thanks for reading...
by Zoloft
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: "Last Activity" resets on client restart
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: "Last Activity" resets on client restart

Thank you for the reply. I am at least glad to know it's a bug, not an an option I'm simply missing!
by Zoloft
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Problems copying download files to an external disk
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: Problems copying download files to an external disk

What are the errors? It's exceptionally unlikely that the program is at fault in this case, more likely something with the disc you are attempting to move to.
by Zoloft
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: "Last Activity" resets on client restart
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

"Last Activity" resets on client restart

Hello yet again! Sorry for all the questions, I used utorrent for more than a decade, and I have gotten picky about how things are set up! I noticed some posts on this subject from back in 2018, but nothing in the last two years, so, maybe this is intentional, or so inconsequential to most that it's...
by Zoloft
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: show speeds in taskbar
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: show speeds in taskbar

Thank you for the reply, I found it soon after I posted this, but, since I was still in moderation, was not able to close/delete it before leaving for work! This is why I shouldn't do things at 3am!