When using uTorrent, you get the following notice in the status bar:
DHT: Waiting to log in
In the Tracker Status, you will see:
[DHT] waiting for announce
Proxy connect error: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.
As well as the status changing from “Ok” to “No incoming connections” – back and forth.
This problem is due to an improper proxy connection setting. For me it was because at one point I had set up Tor as a proxy for my torrents (the internet will tell you why this is a bad idea – http://lmgtfy.com/?q=tor+as+torrent+proxy), but had never reset uTorrent.
The (A?) simple solution is:
- Options -> Preferences -> Connection
- Set Proxy Server to Type: None
- Right click (or select all – CTRL-A) your torrents and choose “Update Tracker”
Things should be back on track in no time.