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Bit Torrent?

By Jenni3587
Feb 5, 2006
  1. Hello!

    I live on a university campus that does not allow P2P downloading, and friends told me about bit torrent. I really just want to download a couple of episodes that i missed from a show that i watch, but for some reason, whenever i click on the link to download the torrent ona website like torrentspy.com, my download manager from firefox comes on and so it doesn't download.

    The way i heard it, is that bit torrent downloader is supposed to pop up, but it doesn't.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    your downloading a .torrent file? download that and save it somewhere on your pc then open with your chosen torrent client
     
  3. mattw

    mattw TS Rookie Posts: 117

    ^^Like BitTornado/Azureus
     
  4. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 216

    you also have to look at how the universities network is setup. If they have a firewall that blocks p2p then it is probably locked down pretty tight. Also when you use a torrent client you have to do port fowarding in the main router which you might not have permission to do so check it out.
     
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    otherwise there's always the "friend that has adsl to put into a cd for you" option.. :D
     
  6. Supra

    Supra TS Enthusiast Posts: 236

    After firefox downloads it, open it. Your torrent client should open the file automatically and begin to download it.
     
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