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Hi there,  as the title mentions im having some issues with proxy service,   all torrents are stuck at Downloading Metadata but never get past that.     Im using the proxy.torguard.org for sock5 hostname,  and Sock5 ports 1080/1085/1090.   In past changing the ports often fixed this issue.  However today i tried changing that and nothing helped.  Tried resetting modems/routers.  I use Qbittorent,   i also tried on utorrent and having exact same issue.  Any ideas on what else i can try?  or is there a issue with a proxy service today?   

 

P.S.  If i disable proxy the torrents load perfectly fine.  So its only when i have proxy enabled.

   
   
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On 9/6/2019 at 6:14 AM, DMckillin said:

Hi there,  as the title mentions im having some issues with proxy service,   all torrents are stuck at Downloading Metadata but never get past that.     Im using the proxy.torguard.org for sock5 hostname,  and Sock5 ports 1080/1085/1090.   In past changing the ports often fixed this issue.  However today i tried changing that and nothing helped.  Tried resetting modems/routers.  I use Qbittorent,   i also tried on utorrent and having exact same issue.  Any ideas on what else i can try?  or is there a issue with a proxy service today?   

 

P.S.  If i disable proxy the torrents load perfectly fine.  So its only when i have proxy enabled.

   
   
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Please also bear in mind the SOCKS5 protocol does not support port forwarding, so if you use trackerless torrents, you might need to have DHT enabled.

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I also noticed it only started a few days ago,  approx when my account subscription was supposed to run out.   Though i paid for renewal is it possible that it says Active but its not actually active on my account?   My torrents worked fine a few days ago then all the suddent it stopped working with proxy settings on.

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Got this fixed now by the way!  not sure what the issue was exactly.   Ended up changing my TCP port to lower number,   i was using like 40,000 something.   And changed the proxy host to one from canada instead of using the proxy.torguard one.   and somehow it magically works now.   As well as looking into different login credentials with the help of support.   Random issue resolved though so yay!!  Can mark closed now.   thanks again!

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This was working for me before the weekend, but now it is not.
Disabling Socks5 gets everything working, but leaves me unprotected.

This only fails to work when I enable Socks5. I have tried 1080, 1085, and 1090, as well as proxy.torguard.org and at least 5 different IPs from different locations.

 

The only change is that uTorrent autoupdated to 3.5.5 build 45341

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When you get the 'could not resolve hostname' error, it means that the DNS server you are using (probably your ISP's) is not converting the hostname, i.e. proxy.torguard.io to an IP address. 

To get around this, you could either use one of the IP addresses instead from the SOCKS5 network page https://torguard.net/network/socks5/

Or change the IPv4 properties in the network adapter settings on your local Wifi or Ethernet connection to use Google's DNS servers.  Primary is 8.8.8.8 and secondary is 8.8.4.4

I changed my DNS settings on my computer to use Google's DNS server and then the hostname proxy.torguard.io resolved and I could use the proxy again.

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