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Computer 1:

  • ThinkPad
  • Windows 7
  • Latest version of uTorrent
  • Contains the one and only copy of a big file

Computer 2:

  • Desktop computer
  • Windows 7
  • Latest version of uTorrent

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Make a new torrent on the ThinkPad with the big file.
  2. Copy and paste the magnet URL into the desktop.

Expected Result:

A speedy download.

Actual Result:


Local Peer Discovery is enabled on both computers.

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Are you're firewalls in the way? Does uTorrent work as expected otherwise (ie: can download torrent found on a tracker) on both computers? Can they communicate otherwise (ping, etc.)? How long did you wait before giving up on the transfer to start? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jul 12 '12 at 1:09
You expect the transfer from one computer to the other to be faster via bottorrent rather than a direct file transfer? Are both clients using the same port? – Bon Gart Jul 12 '12 at 3:02
I don't expect it to be faster but I expect it to work. – Zian Choy Jul 21 '12 at 1:24
As for ports, I'm not sure what you mean. uTorrent automatically handles that with UPnP. – Zian Choy Jul 21 '12 at 1:24
uTorrent works as expected otherwise. The two computers can see each other as I'm able to Remote Desktop into the desktop from the ThinkPad. – Zian Choy Jul 21 '12 at 1:25

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