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Static IP only fix for NAT error, but now can't torrent through VPN
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Hello, this is my first time posting in this forum, so please let me know if I'm doing anything wrong here.

First off, I have been torrenting for at least 10 years and have never had any issues. I consider myself tech savvy and understand the general concepts in work here. For the last couple of years I have been using Express VPN to secure my traffic, including torrenting. I have also never had an issue with the VPN... until now.

This started last week when I switched ISP to Time Warner Cable. I don't torrent very often lately, but I tried to download something yesterday and couldn't find any peers. That's funny... the site said there were plenty of seeders. I use the Vuze NAT Port Test and it failed both TCP and UDP. Shoot. After digging around for a while, trying different ports, turning off firewall, turning off VPN,  and changing all of my Vuze settings, I finally found a solution: static IP.

Great! It works! But... uh oh... turning my VPN back on again brings back the NAT error. I assume this is because my IP is now in some faraway land.

Does anybody here know something else that I can try to allow my VPN to function along with Vuze? I toggled all of the Express VPN options and nothing helped. Maybe my Static IP solution isn't the only solution and something else might be a better fix?

Thank you,
James

tl;dr: Switched to TWC > NAT error > Static IP > Fixed NAT error > Turn VPN on > NAT error returns


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