Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a Laptop and a Netbook.

The Netbook is an Asus, the Laptop is a Sony VPCEH2A4E.

Both of these have been setup by myself (clean install of Windows 7, all drivers properly installed, same configuration etc etc)

Both are on the same LAN, but Torrent files will not download on the Laptop. What is really strange is that I had the Windows 8 release preview on my laptop previously and torrents would not download, and then I wiped the hard drive and put Windows 7 on there and torrents still will not download.


My netbook downloads torrent files without a problem.

Everything else network related works fine.

I am absolutely stumped. I have run the standard test inside uTorrent, and it has told me that everything is normal. I have ran the Glastnost test to check that my ISP is not throttling and this test has told me that they are not. And my Netbook which has the same version of Windows, and is on the same LAN has no issues.

I am connecting both wirelessly. Why, when two computers are on the same LAN with the same configuration, would Torrent downloads work on one and not on another?


share|improve this question
Are you not able to download the .torrent file, or are you having trouble connecting to peers and receiving data? – Tanner Faulkner Aug 2 '12 at 17:01
Connecting to peers and receiving data – JMK Aug 2 '12 at 17:01
I know uTorrent says the tests are fine, but have you poked around in your router to look for anything that might be interfering? Is there any port-forwarding going on? Firewall rules? A computer that's set to DMZ? – Tanner Faulkner Aug 2 '12 at 17:04
Yes I have, uPNP is on, no portforwarding is happening, no firewall rules, nothing in a DMZ – JMK Aug 2 '12 at 17:06
I have added a screenshot of what torrenting looks like! – JMK Aug 2 '12 at 17:08
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Push play. ;)

Your netbook probably has auto-start in preferences and you've simply never reformatted that one.

share|improve this answer
I think I'm going to quit my job and go work at KFC, thankyou! – JMK Aug 2 '12 at 17:16
Haha, it happens to everyone. Sometimes it's hard to go back to the VERY basics. – Tanner Faulkner Aug 2 '12 at 17:19

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .