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Why do I keep having to refresh Bittorent?

Asked by elchoopanebre (3074points) July 2nd, 2008

Let me prerequisite this by saying I am tech stupid.

With that said:
I’ve be
en downloading some rather large media files on BitTorent (for OS X). The downloading’s going well but the annoying part is as follows:

Every time I check on the files (I have 4 going at once) I need to refresh them because they’re going at 0.00 Kib/S. Then when I refresh them everything’s fine. Another hour or so later I need to do the same thing.

The other night, however, I left them alone all night and they were still going when I woke up.

Also, it’s not peer related. Sometimes I’ll have 2,3 or even 4 peers and still be getting 0.00 KiB/S.

Anyone have any advice?

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9 Answers

AlexChoi's avatar

sounds like your ISP might be throttling you

elchoopanebre's avatar

Mine was not on the list. (I have COX) of ISP’s who limit torrenting.

Any other ideas?

El_Cadejo's avatar

Which torrent client are you using? Have you tried using others?

elchoopanebre's avatar

Haha you changed your avatar to Aku!

Guess what?- that’s exactly what I’m torrenting. Samurai Jack.

To answer your question: bittorent for OS X

El_Cadejo's avatar

I figured as much ^_^ it took me a good 5–6 days to download, but its soooooooo worth it im halfway through season 3 already. Anyway, what torrent client are you using? Because ive had similar problems with certain ones, so id try downloading the torrent with a different client.

Edit: damn you editing after i posted this. I have no experience with that one, but it wouldnt hurt to try some different ones. Heres a list of mac bittorrent clients, i dont know how macs version is, but i use Transmission for Ubuntu and i havent had any problems. I’ve heard good things about Azureus as well, but its supposed to be a bit slow on Mac :( .

osullivanbr's avatar

Torrentfreak discuss just this quite a bit.
They linked to a test that determines whether or not your ISP is at fault. You should try it.

I assume you have your ports forwarded and all that jazz?

iwamoto's avatar

exactly, did you open the port ?, did you use transmission, THE torrent app for mac ?

El_Cadejo's avatar

@iwa so Transmission is good for Mac as well. Its pretty awesome for ubuntu, only problem i seem to have is it uses up my ram even after ive closed out the app, so i just restart the OS.

iwamoto's avatar

i think they plugged that memory leak, not sure though really, i’d have to check it out, but yeah, it’s an awesome app :D

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