Finally got connectable in last ditch attempt :), page 1

boatnikstarlightning ~airdrawndagger on April 6th, 2017 / post 70700
I really love and appreciate the site so it was frustrating to no end that I couldn't contribute some upload. Maybe someone else will come across this post in a search and it will help :-). My normal torrent setup is qBittorrent running with a SOCKS5 proxy from privateinternetaccess. After trying to no end to become connectable with this setup and the how to get connectable guide, I gave up and decided to download a separate client just to use from Tribal Mixes torrents. Lo and behold and not surprisingly this fixed everything and I became connectable again. Seems like an obvious and stupid "fix", but if you don't need to run Tribal Mixes torrents through a VPN/proxy it might be the simplest/least pain in the ass solution to try. It was a real, head smacking, why-didn't-I-try-this-before moment for me :-D .

Love what all you TM staff/volunteers/contributors do, cheers!
rav3n evil toddler on April 6th, 2017 / post 70703
Hey, I'm glad it worked for you! I have a similar issue as I am using qBitTorrent as well... But the problem is that currently I have about 700 torrents on qBitTorrent active or on download....


I would really appreciate if would you please recommend what client to use for TribalMixes for me, thanks!
The only person I'm really scared of
is myself..
That bitch is crazy.
boatnikstarlightning ~airdrawndagger on April 6th, 2017 / post 70706
I decided to use Deluge as my dedicated TM client. I'm not really an expert in bittorrent clients, but I have heard good or at least not controversial things about Deluge  :-P. I'm using the default connection settings (random port, upnp/nat, etc), only increasing the maximum active torrents, upload speed etc. I think the kicker is really just not being behind a proxy anymore to become connectable in my case. If you have all your TM torrents in a separate folder you can set Deluge to auto add torrents from that folder and it should just pick everything up(700 all at once might be scary). Good luck!
daxigualightning big watermelon on April 17th, 2017 / post 70736
I posted some stuff about Deluge here:

https://www.tribalmixes.com/forums.php?action=viewtopic&topicid=9721

good luck, and yes it works just fine thus I vote Deluge uP!
thesmileyonelightning Power User on July 16th, 2017 / post 71098
boatnik wrote:
I decided to use Deluge as my dedicated TM client. I'm not really an expert in bittorrent clients, but I have heard good or at least not controversial things about Deluge  :-P. I'm using the default connection settings (random port, upnp/nat, etc), only increasing the maximum active torrents, upload speed etc. I think the kicker is really just not being behind a proxy anymore to become connectable in my case. If you have all your TM torrents in a separate folder you can set Deluge to auto add torrents from that folder and it should just pick everything up(700 all at once might be scary). Good luck!


Bear in mind Deluge slows down rapidly after around 100 torrents. rTorrent with ruTorrent gui is far better for seeding a lot at once.
tT forever
sucksterstarlightning pAArty! on February 25th, 2019 / post 73145
Wow! Thank you. Deluge works for me too! I could not figure out why nothing was working! #blessyou
daajrex user on October 8th, 2019 / post 74032
I really want to contribute to the community, and I used to be good using łtorrent,  but since a few months I am unable to upload.  Do i just need to switch to a different client (Deluge ?)  and this will be resolved ?
daxigualightning big watermelon on October 9th, 2019 / post 74035
Deluge works for me, it should be useful for testing out your issue. Deluge is fairly simple but not everyones favourite, so you may want to try others too.
daajrex user on October 10th, 2019 / post 74039
daxigua wrote:
Deluge works for me, it should be useful for testing out your issue. Deluge is fairly simple but not everyones favourite, so you may want to try others too.


With pain in my heart i uninstalled łtorrent, i had really liked it for many many years. Deluge installed and worked immediately, i am connectable again.
daajrex user on October 14th, 2019 / post 74067
daajrex wrote:
daxigua wrote:
Deluge works for me, it should be useful for testing out your issue. Deluge is fairly simple but not everyones favourite, so you may want to try others too.


With pain in my heart i uninstalled łtorrent, i had really liked it for many many years. Deluge installed and worked immediately, i am connectable again.


Well, I am "connectable" and seeding, but have not seen a single MB being uploaded for 4 days.  Still a loose bolt ?
daxigualightning big watermelon on October 21st, 2019 / post 74104
the loose bolt would likely be port forwarding on your router.
I suggest you do some careful checking of the Deluge port number and on the router to make sure they match.
A good test would be to download a new torrent where there are plenty of downloaders. a video might be better.

good luck!
bellymanlightning bellyman69 on February 6th, 2022 / post 75728
Funny - out of no where I discovered that 1000+ torrents on this site are no longer seeding and I am not connectable. I mostly use qBittorrent and also for some legacy, uTorrent. I just added about 10 downloads to uTorrent from here too and they are not seeding either.

What is strange is that I belong to a number of other torrent sites and not one has a problem seeding. The only similarity in not seeding is Tribalmixes. I will have to clock time and check the router etc again. Very very strange.

Re: Deluge - I tried that maybe 5 years ago - had transferred 100+ torrents to that app (it is painful since you have to add the torrent in pause state; copy over the data; force check then enable). Out of no where one day, after a reboot all the torrents IN DELUGE had disappeared (meaning I would have had to re-add them again). I cannot recall if others had complained or not but chose to ditch it.

Re: QB - on another site like TM, I had a scenario were it downloaded a 200MB file repeatedly - destroying my ratio.  It would download completely, then do the normal recheck - but instead of marked COMPLETED, it would for some reason reset to 0 bytes and download again, rinse, repeat. So bad that they shut my downloads down so that they could communicate with me.
RichTeestar ReSiDeNtAdViSoR on February 11th, 2022 / post 75734
It's a funny old thing is torrent-ing.
There are so many potential points for something to go wrong.... your ISP... your router... your PC/OS... your client software etc. etc. etc.
Since the very early 00's I had used torrents and had no issues for almost a decade.
Then after changing ISP in 2011... nothing but trouble! Got it fixed eventually... but certain issues returned (especially with this site).
Then after not bothering with torrents for many years due to the problems, I noticed that since I changed ISP from Bouyges to Orange... torrents (including this site) work perfectly again.
So I'm back sharing since a few months and I also dug up some stuff from this site a few days ago and am now seeding about 40 torrents.
How long will this run of luck last? Maybe a few days, maybe a few years!
I'm using qBitorrent now. Seems to work fine so far...
You could always try renting a seedbox (remote torrent hosting on a server) if nothing else works.
bellymanlightning bellyman69 on February 15th, 2022 / post 75743
FINALLY! (it it has happened to me, right in front of my face and I just cannot hide it !!!)

I randomly stumbled into a forum on another torrent site and read something about ExpressVPN and port forwarding; when you use a VPN the open ports on our router do not apply. By luck I saw that feature within my VPN site - they provide up to 5 port forwards. I then thought about it a bit then gave it a whirl. I created 2 ports on the VPN site - one ultimately for qBittorrent and one for uTorrent; changed their ports to these on the PC and immediately after a restart of 6 torrents from this site, they were connectable. I then paused the remaining (I have a handful in utorrent but most are QB), and then restarted - and all but a handful (~21) were connectable. A few hours later - all 1376 are connectable.

Not using SOCKS5; but am using wireguard with Mullvad. It all makes perfect sense now; I checked other sites and all my 2K torrents are seeding.  :-D

This FAQ ~~ How to become connectable ...
https://www.tribalmixes.com/forums.php?action=viewtopic&topicid=8315

... said it right
:!:  99% of the time the solution is to Open Ports for your torrent client to be able to listen to the "outside world", or rather to accept incoming connection requests from other torrent clients

... but for me didn't spell out the "you need a way to port forward WITH YOUR VPN PROVIDER (if you are using one)".

Funny, I was using this VPN for well over a year and it wasn't until a few weeks ago did I get a notice that my ratio was low on this site (under 2 when it was a very high number with all the buying of credits; and I knew that didn't make sense. The more I think of it though - all probably became unconnectable at the start. Mystery solved.

Hopefully this nugget will help others.
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