uTorrent

This guide will cover how to set up TorrentToise with uTorrent. It’s a step-by-step guide, so it should be easy to follow.

Lets get started.

1. Download and install uTorrent
First off we need to get uTorrent installed. You can download it from their website at http://www.utorrent.com/.
This will give you an installer, that will guide you through the setup.

Once you went through their process, and uTorrent is installed, it’s time to move on to the next step.

2. Enable the Web UI
Now it’s time to start up uTorrent, so click one of the shortcuts it created during the install process.
Once uTorrent is loaded, you click Options in the top menu, and then Preferences.

This should show you a whole lot of preferences, but we only need one. So press the little + next to Advanced, and select “Web UI”.
Your screen should now look like this:

First thing to do here is check ‘Enable Web UI’. Secondly, we need to select a username and a password for access to the client. So type in your username and password in the respective boxes, marked [1] and [2] in the following picture.

By default the Web UI will use the port selected in the client (this will be covered later), but you can also choose to select a seperate one. This is done by checking “Alternative listening port”, and changing the number in the box.

Before we move on, we’re going to check if everything is set up correctly in the client. To do this, we need to get the port used to connect to the Web UI. If you set up an alternative listening port, then this is the one we need. If not, select Connections in the menu, and note down the port in the box next to “Port used for incoming connections”. This is shown in the following picture:

You can now close down Preferences, by pressing OK.
To test if the Web UI works, open up your webbrowser. The URL we want to visit is localhost:/gui – the port needs to be entered without < and >.
If everything went well, you should see a login box, like in the following picture:

Type in the username and password you chose earlier, and press OK. If it proceeds to log in and shows a list of your torrents, as seen in the following picture, the Web UI is successfully set up. If not, go back to uTorrent settings and make sure you chose the right username/password, and double check the port number.

The next step is divided into two parts. The reason for this is that you can set up uTorrent so TorrentToise can only connect to it from your local network, or connect to it from everywhere. Connecting from everywhere requires you to forward ports to your computer, which in some cases is not possible

3a. Preparation for connecting from your local network
Since we from the last section already have the port number, here we only need to find out what your local ip-address is.

For Windows XP, you click Start then Run. Here you type in cmd and press enter.
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 you click the Windows logo, typically in the lower left corner, and in the box with the text “Search programs and files” you type cmd and press enter.

This should start a command window. Here you type “ipconfig” and press enter. This should give you information, as seen in the following picture. The information we need is marked with a [1].
Note down this ip-address.

3b. Preparation for connecting from everywhere
We already have the port number used to connect to uTorrent, so in this step we first need to get your public ip-address.

This is quite easy, all you have to do is go to a site like http://www.myip.dk and note down the numbers next to “IP Address”.

Secondly, you might need to forward the port number to your computer. In some cases your router will automatically forward the port when uTorrent is started and it is not necessary. But if not, you will need to consult your router manual on how to forward the port to your computers ip-address. You will find out in the next step if this is necessary.

4. Setting up TorrentToise
Finally, we are ready to set up TorrentToise, so go start the app. Make sure uTorrent is running at this point.

If you are on a phone, press your phones Menu button, and select Preferences.
If you are on a tablet, press the overflow menu button in the top right corner, and select Preferences.

Here you need to select “Add new server”, and the following screen will appear. All the options are marked with a letter, so we’ll go through the one by one.

a) Name
Select a name for the server. This could be something as simple as “uTorrent”.

b) Torrent client
Press this preference, and select uTorrent. Each client use their own library, so this is necessary.

c) URL
Type in the ip-address we found in step 3.

d) Port
Type in the port number found in step 2.

e) RPC path
By default you do not need to change this.

f) Authentication
Check this box.

g) Auth username
Type in the username we set in step 2.

h) Auth password
Type in the password we set in step 2.

TorrentToise is now set up. Press your phones back-button twice, and it should show you a list of all your torrents, as seen in the following picture.

Now you are ready to use TorrentToise for all your torrenting needs!

Troubleshooting
1) TorrentToise tells me it is unable to execute the request, and no torrents are shown
First thing to do is double-check all the information you entered on the settings page. Go back and follow the steps again to make sure it’s set up as recommended.

If this doesn’t solve the issue, two things could be wrong.
a) If you set up TorrentToise with the local ip-address, make sure your phone/tablet is connected to the same network as your computer. Also, double check the ip-address as it could change when the computer is rebooted.

b) If you set up TorrentToise with your public ip-address, you might need to forward ports to your computer, as mentioned earlier. To check if this is the issue, try and connect to the Web UI from a computer NOT on the same network as where uTorrent is running.
Unfortunately I can’t help with port-forwarding, you’ll have to consult your routers manual.

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