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Good afternoon Everyone!!

I'm using the latest version of BitComet I can find 1.47 (64Bit) on a Windows 7 Pro (64 Bit) with a with an external drive that is plugged into my Linksys EA6400... Everything has been working fine for ages and then I decided to add a VPN tunnel called SecureLine VPN from Avast... This addition seemed to work beautifully for about 2 weeks. I was getting the "yellow lite" on the Port Blocked section for ages before I added the SecureLine VPN and if I turn off my Windows Firewall it becomes green... I have tried many different things to make the "yellow lite" go away, but that isn't the issue that I am writing about.

Yesterday, I had a problem with a specific movie is was trying to download from several different torrent providers, where I would get 99.9% complete and it would stay there... I checked a bunch of "TV shows" and they worked yesterday. Today... nothing will download! I tried several different torrent providers, more than one "Torrent Download" piece of software and still nothing. 

I have been up and down all of your forums, your support pages and checked out the Wiki profile as well... I don't know if it's our internet provider has become smarter with their restrictions, or what???

I have the same problem if I turn off the firewall on the computer and on the router...

Any further ideas would be greatly appreciated,

JLMitchell63

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What I had to do at one stage was to give the computer a fixed LAN IP number and set up port forwarding in the router to match the fixed IP number and then set BC to use that port (it's best to make it one that's never used - mine is in the 5 figure area - ie, higher than 10,000)

99.9% however tends to suggest that the download isn't completing rather than not working. I do know that happens if the A/V catches a keygen or patch file that it's suspicious of (it wipes that particular file). It shouldn't happen in movie files though

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On 9/10/2017 at 9:02 PM, JLMitchell63 said:

Yesterday, I had a problem with a specific movie is was trying to download from several different torrent providers, where I would get 99.9% complete and it would stay there... I checked a bunch of "TV shows" and they worked yesterday. Today... nothing will download! I tried several different torrent providers, more than one "Torrent Download" piece of software and still nothing. 

Sometimes, if a small file is included (for example, the typical "Read me"  or "Snapshots" file) in the task, but is unchecked by you, BitComet (as well as any other client) will not consider the task complete and, thus will not show 100%. This may also happen if the task contains an archive of TV episodes, where you have opted to de-select some of them (for whatever reason). Since torent pieces will NOT download sequentially, you may have, say, most of Episode 2 except the very end pieces, which may be grouped together in the beginning cluster of bits, belonging to Episode 3. Since you originally opted not to download Episode 3, you will not be able to finish the download of Episode 2 completely. This is the reason why it is not recommended to de-select any files that are comprised in the original task. In your case, however, the file, however, may still be able to be viewed...something you could check out anyway.

 

On 9/10/2017 at 9:02 PM, JLMitchell63 said:

I have tried many different things to make the "yellow lite" go away, but that isn't the issue that I am writing about.

As Rhubarb mentioned, when you forward your port, you should make sure that you establish a static IP address. This will enable other distant peers (not "Local", or those that you initiated contact with) to locate your specific connection at a static/stable location. Think of it as telephone call, where your IP is your phone number. You can make/initiate calls to others, but if your number changes (IPs often do, in most home/dynamic connections, without you even noticing), others will not be able to initiate calls to you, for the simple reason that your phone number is no longer where you originally said it was. When you choose a port number (the same one for UDP and DTP, not a complete range), as previously stated, choose one that is superior to, say 65,000, that hardly anyone else commonly opts to choose.

Oh and, by the way, turn your firewall(s) all back ON - they're there for a reason - it's not a good idea to disable them. Turning them OFF is like taking your front door off the hinges, just because you're having problems with the lock... (this phrase is not originally mine...it's original poster used to be one of our best Tech. Support members)... so, don't be surprised if you spot undesired "beasties" running around your PC's insides, afterwards.

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As you have mentioned above about your green light, I can provide you a solution as per your situation ... you said that the when you turnoff the Windows Firewall you see green light comes up then the port forwarding is properly set on your router, The thing is that you need to open a Inbound rule for the specific port you are using on bit comet, after this you will see the green light come back.. Now 99.9% downloading can be cause by various things, Some of them have already mentioned above by other users.

My guess is that you are not getting the last chunk of files from your seeders.. you can use Seedr.com to download files up to 8GB into the cluod storage and download then back into your pc using IDM or any download client.. Its free service but you need to do some of the task like sharing in Facebook page to obtain 8GB of storage free forever, Im using this scene 2 years.. if you want my id for some time i am ready to share with you.. Message me.. 

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