View Full Version : uTorrent from PC to boxee = Error.

June 14th, 2011, 11:36 AM
Hi, first post here!

I am running uTorrent on my PC and try do download a torrent to a external drive connected to my Boxee Box. Between them is a modem/router - Netgear CG3100, all connections are wired.

So, when I start a new torrent it works fine for about 2-3 minutes and then abruptly stops working, showing: "Error: Specified network name no longer available."

When I try to Start the torrent again, uTorrent stops responding and forcing me to shut it down from Task Manager.

Any ideas, folks?

June 14th, 2011, 12:03 PM
You are having connectivity issues it seems. Reset your router for 30 seconds and try again... maybe a wire would help stop disconnectivity.


June 14th, 2011, 02:39 PM
If that doesn't work, you may also try mounting your drive connected to Boxee as a network drive with a drive letter in Windows, then pointing uTorrent to that.

My Computer -> Map Network Drive -> \\boxee\(name of share)

June 15th, 2011, 05:52 AM
Thank you for your answers!

I have reset the router, unfortunately it didn't help. All connections are wired, so the error can't be caused by some WLAN-settings.

I forgot to mention, but the drive is in fact mounted with a drive letter in Windows.

Any ideas for troubleshooting?

June 15th, 2011, 11:39 AM
Did you try as Prospero stated... to point uTorrent to the lettered drive on Windows?

Are you downloading the movie, then streaming it or are you trying to do something on the fly (playback while downloading)... it seems like some critical details are missing cause this stuff should be working for the most part.


June 15th, 2011, 03:14 PM
Yes, that was my original set-up. I am not doing anything on the fly either.

It's so weier, because I can still access the drive from my PC, even when uTorrent says that the specified network name is no longer available.

I also tried to copy a large folder from my PC to the drive connected to Boxee, and it worked flawless. This is driving me nuts!

June 15th, 2011, 04:08 PM
I had connectivity issues with the Boxee Box when other clients are connected and using a relatively large amount of bandwidth (ie torrents or multiple video streams). Wonder if the same thing is occurring...

Changing the QOS settings in my Asus router eliminated the disconnects with no negative effects on the other clients.

June 16th, 2011, 08:37 AM
The best tip I can give is hardwire it and plug them all into a separate switch. Because they are all on the same subnet the router will not even be used. You could even unplug the router and still have full playback. Thats of course assuming your PC is hardwired too.