|What is BitTornado?
- BitTornado is a BitTorrent client.
|...What is BitTorrent?
BitTorrent crashes my PC!
- Update your network card drivers.
- If that doesn't work, go to Prefs, Advanced,
and reduce "Max peer connections"
60 or below
|BitTorrent is slow!
- You may be flooding your connection.
Reduce your upload to 90% of your total upstream bandwidth.
- You may be behind a firewall. If your
status light is always YELLOW,
this is very likely. You will need
to modify firewall software or cable/DSL router settings to allow
BitTorrent to accept incoming connections. Prefs allows you to
specify the port range BitTorrent uses for incoming connections.
See btfaq.com for more information.
- Some service providers, notably some colleges
and providers outside the United States, use a non-transparent proxy
incoming connections. If under the Advanced menu you always only
see one "R" connection, under Prefs, uncheck "Don't allow multiple
connections from the same IP".
|Why am I yellow? I
don't have a firewall!
- Your operating system may have built-in
needs to be modified or disabled, or your ISP may be firewalling your
connection. All the yellow light means is the client isn't seeing
any incoming connections.
do I go through my
- Please don't ask me that. I probably
don't know how to configure your router or your security
software. BitTorrent operates best when it has a TCP server port
open, and defaults to open it at 6881 or higher (you can change this in
|I stopped the download and
tried a file, but it was scrambled.
- BitTorrent downloads data in random order,
although it fills the file space linearly in order not to cause
hard-drive fragmentation. The "Details" view will show you what
files in a multi-file torrent are complete. Note that a file is
not complete until it says "done"; "100%" is not good enough.
got an error
"problem getting response info"
listing some directory in Windows.
- This is a bug with Internet Explorer's cache
handling. Clearing your cache will help... Alternatively,
right-click the torrent link, select "Save Target as" and then
double-click the .torrent file you download.
got an error
"Unable to forward port via UPnP".
- Try enabling UPnP for your computer and/or
- If this error suddenly appeared after
successfully running BitTornado for a while, try clearing your router's
- Barring the above, click "Prefs", and set UPnP
forwarding to Disabled.
do I always get bug displays with AssertionErrors? Why does the
client always stop saying "download corrupted"?
These errors are due
to one of two conditions:
- Bad RAM in your computer. BitTorrent is
especially sensitive to bad memory. Please go to memtest.org and check your
system's RAM. A bad IDE connection may also cause similar
- A bad or non-standard DLL in your operating
system which I haven't been able to identify. Unfortunately I
cannot help you fix your computer; any input on what DLLs might be
causing the problem would be appreciated.
If you have the
problem, odds are about even which problem it is. Try checking
your RAM first.
|What does "Manual Announce" mean?
"External Announce" ?
"Finish Allocation" ?
- "Manual Announce" forces the client to
reconnect to the tracker. This is useful if your connection dies.
- "External Announce" lets you connect to
tracker hosting the same torrent set, bridging the two trackers and
allowing you to share data with both sets of peers.
- "Finish Allocation": As mentioned
BitTorrent downloads randomly though it fills disk space
linearly. The Finish Allocation function fills the disk space in
the background until all necessary disk space has been acquired.
This is useful for various reasons, including re-ordering the data
inside a torrent so the contents of a complete file are in the correct
place and the file is usable.