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Can't Download

Post by shot07 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:13 am

Spent a few hours looking and couldn't find a solution. Tracker status is "not working" on all torrents i test. Multiple torrent clients have the same problem. I haven't need to forward ports in years, but if closed ports were the issue I'd at least be able to download. All tested torrent clients were listed in windows firewall. I'm using windows 10. I don't have any other firewall or antivirus software. I also tried resetting router, modem, and computer. I don't have another computer I could test with. I'm using a NordVPN proxy. I tried several of their servers with socks5 and http. My brain is tired and frustrated, please help.

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Re: Can't Download

Post by Swhit1 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:45 pm

I have the same issue. I could download no probs on Monday 8/2.


CHanged my sock5 info via Private Internet Access and restarted the program, still received the error
8/7/2020 1:29 PM - SOCKS5 proxy error. Message: SOCKS5 error. op: connect ec: timed out ep: 46.166.137.211:1080

I turned off the Firewall
I restarted the app a few times

Still got:
8/7/2020 2:23 PM - SOCKS5 proxy error. Message: SOCKS5 error. op: sock_read ec: The semaphore timeout period has expired ep: 109.201.152.11:1080
8/7/2020 2:23 PM - SOCKS5 proxy error. Message: SOCKS5 error. op: sock_read ec: The semaphore timeout period has expired ep: 109.201.152.11:1080

Turned off proxy and viola...download time.

Except I want to use a prixy.

What gives? Anybody got an idea?

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Re: Can't Download

Post by shot07 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:24 pm

Last time I downloaded a torrent was a month ago. Haven't knowingly changed anything. I tried downloading without the proxy and it did the same thing. Looks like my issue is different from yours.

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Re: Can't Download

Post by Peter » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:08 pm

Except I want to use a prixy.
Do you have Peerblock by any chance? Or a security software? Something is actively blocking the IP.

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Re: Can't Download

Post by arcsum68 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:57 pm

I have the same issue and actually reached out to NordVPN today to get some help. They asked me to install utorrent, which I hate, and unfortunately it worked perfectly with no issues. I can only download torrents using qbit if I have no proxy and/or use VPN. I also uninstalled and reinstalled the program to no avail.

Very frustrating to say the least. I was able to get a few torrents going by changing the enabled protocol to TCP, but other downloads just wouldn't finish.

I recently reimaged my computer and have had issues with qbit since then. I suspect maybe there is an issue with this version or something, not really sure, but I would really like to stop using utorrent if I can. Having my VPN on all the time is not really an option for me, too many things are blocked or require captchas to log in.

Let me know if I can help in any way.

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Re: Can't Download

Post by shot07 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:06 pm

I got it working on utorrent but not qbittorrent. Something is blocking socks5. When I use HTTP protocol it works. I think I forgot to switch from port 1080 to 80 when I tested http earlier. Be sure you try it out on a well seeded torrent like this https://ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads.

Strange, after more testing I can't get anything other than the linux torrent to work now with utorrent and http proxy.
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Re: Can't Download

Post by Ifoundaworkaround » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:17 am

Hello I think I found a work around that may help you guys, after acciedently locking my self out of the GUI I found that qBittorrent keeps the encrypted GUI password in a file called qBittorrent.ini located at %APPDATA%\qBittorrent (or C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\qBittorrent) a fun fact is just to delete the [Locking] section to remove your password. This is where all the user data is of course stored. All the settings and proxy info is placed here.

Anyways the fix that worked for me is:
1. Close qBittorrent, make sure it is really terminated and you didn't just closed the GUI.
2. Deleting the two files and the folder found in %APPDATA%\qBittorrent (it should be rss, qBittorrent.ini, and qBittorrent-data.ini)
3. Restart qBittorrent.

That's really it! But please be careful, this removes all the changes you have made to the qBittorrent client, THIS INCLUDES PROXY SETTINGS!
All the torrent and trackers should all still be there. Hope this helps! (i created an account to let you guys know because i was so happy i found a fix... :) )

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Re: Can't Download

Post by arcsum68 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:12 pm

Thanks! I will definitely give this a shot!

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Re: Can't Download

Post by arcsum68 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:43 pm

Well, that did not work for me. I guess I stop using uTorrent, at least until there is a fix or an update.

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