Saturday, November 24, 2007

uTorrent DHT Troubleshooting.

There are some people having trouble getting uTorrent's DHT working. There are several things that need to be checked for you to get it working:
  1. UDP Traffic needs to be allowed in firewalls for DHT to function.
  2. PeerGuardian needs a smarter blocklist selected. Several of the blocklists generated by Bluetack block the DHT bootstrap nodes used by uTorrent.
  3. IF DHT has worked in the past, try torrents from OpenOffice or Depthstrike Entertainment's Open Source and Freeware tracker
  4. Shut down uTorrent, remove the dht.dat and dht.dat.old files from %appdata%\utorrent and restart uT, then retry.
Some configurations outright block DHT traffic due to the nature of the connection. There's nothing that can be done in these cases.

If you're going to post on the uTorrent forums for further help, post useful information, like a list of the internet security software you have installed, HOW it's not working, and what you've done to troubleshoot.

I don't handle troubleshooting of uT issues here.

17 comments:

Moayyad said...

Reading your article regarding the utorrent issue please note that i use Kaspersky Lab as an antivirus software and i connect to the internet using a D-Link router DSL-2540T.
i never had any issues with utorrent but since last week utorrent does not work
one error only DHT 0 nodes (waiting to log in)

radiohead32 said...

I'm having the same issue. It started a few days ago and I cannot download anything. I've used utorrent for over 3 years and never had an issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

DreadWingKnight said...

"I don't handle troubleshooting of uT issues here."

What part of this did you people miss?

Hassan said...

hi sir i am new user of utorrent i am using LAN internet when i am trying to downloading error is DHT 0 Node i dont know about nodes and peers and when i am trying to test network configure ap cancel sign appers there in bandwith column please resolve my issue my email ID is owny_punjabins@yahoo.com

fildanurina said...

this happened to me, i've been using utorrent for years, and this never happened to me before. to be honest, i tried to do what u've told but i still couldnt't fix it. i need your help.

VideoGenie said...

Had the same DHT problem - now cured by deleting router firewall port and then reconfiguring the router and reassigning the same port back to it again - works great

stuckonuT said...

hey everyone! i started using uT a while back, and i'm not much familiar with the terms either. all i know is that it used to work all good a week before and now it stopped, showing "DHT: waiting to log in". i tried almost every thing the site advised. tried searching for the issue as well, nothing helped. plz can any body share a generally valid solution to this problem? desperate here!

SluggoBuggo said...

Did anyone get a simple answer to solving the torrent "DHT: Waiting to log in" issue?

glendhul said...

VideoGenie said...

Had the same DHT problem - now cured by deleting router firewall port and then reconfiguring the router and reassigning the same port back to it again - works

Thank you sir. That worked for me.

Chris said...

I had this problem after utorrent working perfectly for a few weeks. Just subscribed to BTguard and used the settings in the preferences for the proxy and DHT wouldn't login. Removed the proxy and it immediately started up again.

raymond said...

I just went to my router and disabled the firewall, til I can get it fixed. What a bummer.

Olaf Brix said...

Here's the solution for people whom are not familiar with firewall settings/routers/LAN/DSL/PDU/Nodes and all that other computer geek stuff:

Just uninstall uTorrent. Download it again and reinstall it (takes less than 10 minutes) and presto. Problem solved.

My pleasure

Olaf Brix said...

Oh yes I forgot to mention that my DHT worked perfectly before. Not sure if this also works if you've been having this problem from the start

carson boyd said...

I resolved the issue by uninstalling uTorrent and then reinstalling with the selection "let uTorrent resolve Windows firewall issues.

SMArshad Ali said...

I resolved the issue with the solution proposed, i mean by deleting both files and after that utorrent started and start working fine after few minutes.

Thanks

Charlie Glenn said...
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bsb said...

For some reason utorrent has DHT issues as of 2 days ago and they have banned the use of the word "DHT" on the utorrent forums.

Its not an OS issue or security issue as other users are reporting the same problem with different OS.

Seems to be directly related to "utorrent"