Frequently Asked Questions


My firewall is reporting connections being made by µTorrent on a port besides the one I selected.

Only incoming connections use the port you selected in µTorrent, for both TCP and UDP. Outgoing connections use a random local port; this is simply the way Windows functions. It's not a bug.

If you have a firewall, you must allow all outgoing traffic on TCP and UDP.

Why are my torrents going so slow?

It is very likely that µTorrent is not configured correctly for your connection. Please read the Connection Setup Guide and follow the instructions.

How do I forward ports?

Usually, your port is forwarded automatically with the UPnP feature built into µTorrent. If you need to do it manually, should have the information you require. Both TCP and UDP should be forwarded in your router. You can test if your port is forwarded by opening the Setup Guide in Options -> Setup Guide.

What ports should I use for µTorrent?

It is generally recommended to not use any port in the range 6881-6889 or ports under 1025. Any other port except for 25 or 110 is acceptable.

Does µTorrent support proxies?

Yes. Open the preferences and go to Connection. It supports SOCKS4, SOCKS5, HTTP Connect, and HTTP proxies. Peer communication proxying is not supported with standard HTTP proxies, and UDP proxying is only supported with SOCKS5. HTTP Connect proxies are HTTP proxies that support arbitrary TCP connections.

Does µTorrent have a scheduler to control what hours it should run at?

Yes, in the preferences. It allows you to set an upload/download speed, and set it to Limit, go full speed, seed only, or stop torrents altogether by the hour/day. You can also make it turn off DHT during hours you set to "Turn off."