How to fix BitTorrent Stuck on Connecting to Peers

Torrenting has been going through plenty of hard times for a couple of years. Still, interested people are finding a new way to download unlimited torrent files using the uTorrent or BitTorrent client. Needless to say, that uTorrent is one of the most popular BitTorrent clients across the world. But some of the users also find it very difficult to download their useful file due to the BitTorrent Stuck on Connecting to Peers issue. So, if you’re also getting the same issue then check this article.

uTorrent users should also know that when there is no seed on a torrent file or quite low seed count that means the file is old or a very few people are uploading it. Whereas using VPNs, antivirus software, Windows Firewall program, or even a slower internet speed can cause the particular stuck on connecting to peers issue.

How to fix BitTorrent Stuck on Connecting to Peers

Whenever the BitTorrent client is unable to fetch the selected file to download the content, this issue appears. Make sure that the internet speed is fast enough and the connection is stable as well. Also, ensure not to use the VPN service temporarily to check for the issue.

How to fix BitTorrent Stuck on Connecting to Peers

1. Adjust uTorrent Settings

  • Launch uTorrent client.
  • Click on Options > Preferences > Click on BitTorrent.
  • Under the Protocol Encryption, select Forced > Click on Apply and OK.

2. Allow uTorrent through Firewall

  • Open Windows Firewall program.
  • Go to Allow an app through firewall.
  • Click on Change settings.
  • Select or Add the uTorrent/BitTorrent app from the list.
  • Click on checkmark both the Public and Private domain options.
  • Save changes and restart your computer.

3. Enable Port Forwarding on uTorrent

  • Launch uTorrent client.
  • Click on Options > Preferences > Connection.
  • Checkmark ‘Enable UPnP port mapping’, ‘Enable NAT-PMP port mapping’, and ‘Add Windows Firewall exception’ to activate.
  • Click on Apply and OK.

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