When I tested it in the u Torrent port test thing, it indicated that the port was successfully opened.
I also made sure to add u Torrent to the exceptions list in Windows Firewall. I am using a laptop with a wireless connection from a Linksys router.
I basically know nothing about wireless, networks, or ports and am completely new to torrent use, so if anyone is able to help me I'd really appreciate it, and I'll apologize in advance if I don't understand something.
Hello, I've downloaded u Torrent but seem to be unable to login to DHT (whatever this is).
The bottom of the interface indicates either "DHT: waiting to log in" or "0 nodes".
I have googled the problem and saw a lot about "opening ports".
I followed the instructions on one site which had me create a static IP address and forward the u Torrent port within the Linksys router site.
Since you are passing the u Torrent port test, it sounds like you did the exceptions in the Linksys and your firewall properly, at least for TCP. I'm guessing that's normal, but in case it's not, that is what happened. The 0.0k Bs is your current upload rate and 134B is the total uploaded this session (obviously you saw that just after re-opening). Highlight each of the active torrents and check the Tracker tab at the bottom and see what it says about DHT.
There should also be a "D" with the same type of display for download speed and session total. What other type of security software do you use besides the Windows firewall?
Thank you for your explanations and continued assistance. I believe the firewall is the only security software running.
DHT stands for Distributed Hash Table and it helps you to find seeds and peers on a torrent without the use of a tracker.
I assume the site you went to was and that is the site to go to for forwarding issues.
Some of the guides there are out of date though, so that may be the issue. S/Ok, I shut down u Torrent, went to the file and deleted dht (DAT file) and old. In case this means anything significant, on the bottom right it says this: "U: 0.0 k B/s T: 134 B".
When you forwarded the port through the Linksys, did you set a rule for both TCP and UDP? Before DHT, which is relatively new, only TCP had to be forwarded for u Torrent to work properly and some of the guides only have you forward TCP. Also, I noticed that when I started u Torrent the dht file reappeared and when I closed it again the old file reappeared.