Fix: Address Incompatible with the Requested Protocol (10047 Error)

Wondering how to fix uTorrent bandwidth error 10047 (Address incompatible with the requested protocol) on your PC?

The uTorrent service is owned and operated by Rainberry, Inc. It is operated as a proprietary BitTorrent Client with over 150 million users. You can access this service on Android, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and MacOS.

Recently, several users reported experiencing ‘uTorrent bandwidth error 10047’ errors during a bandwidth test within uTorrent. We had a look into this issue and discovered that it can be caused by a number of reasons including:

  • Third-party conflicts
  • Network inconsistency
  • Firewall blocking bandwidth test
  • Inconsistency with the IPv6 on the active Network Adapter

In this guide, we will walk you through different relevant troubleshooting methods in detail. All the methods are easy to execute, and should not take much of your time!

Let’s get started!

1. Perform a Winsock Reset.

A common cause of this problem is some kind of network inconsistency pertaining to either TCP or IP data that ends up affecting your Internet connection. According to some users, this kind of error was finally resolved when they performed a Winsock reset procedure in order to avoid the error and complete the bandwidth test.

Here is how you can do that:

  1. Type cmd in the search bar and click on Run as administrator to launch elevated Command Prompt.
  2. Inside the Command Prompt window, type the commands mentioned below one by one and hit Enter after each to execute them.
nbtstat -R
nbtstat -RR
netsh int reset all
netsh int ip reset
netsh winsock reset
  1. Once all the commands are executed, restart your PC. 

You should now be able to perform the desired action without any issues.

2. Whitelist the Executable + Port used for Incoming Connections.

You need to consider that your security suite might be actively blocking incoming connections through your Windows 10 computer if a Winsock Reset didn’t work for you.

The issue can now be prevented from recurring by accessing your AV settings and whitelisting the executable + the port of your current installation. Below, we have listed how to do that with both Microsoft Defender Antivirus and a third-party security site. Follow the method that suits your scenario the best.

Whitelisting uTorrent Executable + Incoming Connection Port on 3rd party security suite

To whitelist uTorrect executable from your third-party site, you must go through the official documentation provided by the developer. But before you do that, determine where you previously installed your uTorrent suite. Typically, it is found in C:\Users\madro\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent.

Afterwards, find out what port the peer-to-peer client currently uses for incoming connections by following the instructions mentioned below: 

  1. Launch uTorrent and select Options from the ribbon menu.
  1. Select Preferences from the list of options available and then click on Connection from the left panel.
  2. Now note down the Listening Port number on your screen.
  1. Once you know the location of uTorrent and the incoming connection port, go to the Advanced settings of your antivirus programs and whitelist the components that might be causing the error at hand.

Whitelisting uTorrent Executable + Incoming Connection Port on Windows Defender / Windows Firewall

If you are using Windows Defender/Firewall, here is what you need to do:

  1. Press Windows + R keys simultaneously on your keyboard to open a Run dialogue box.
  2. Inside the text field of the dialogue box, type control. firewall.cpl and hit Enter to launch Windows Defender Firewall.
  3. Now click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall from the left panel.
  1. In the next window, click on the Change settings button and hit Yes in the User Account Control prompt.
  1. Next, click on Allow another app and then select Browser.
  2. Navigate to the location where you installed uTorrent on your computer and whitelist the main utorrent.exe executable. In case you did not select a custom location while installing uTorrent, navigate to the location mentioned below.

Once you whitelist the executable, hopefully, the error will resolve.

3. Uninstall the Problematic Third-Party Application.

There are a few Antivirus suites that block peer-to-peer connections unless you explicitly instruct them not to. This issue is most common with AVG, but it also occurs with others. The only viable fix at this point is to remove the problematic 3rd party suite and allow Windows Defender to handle the problem.

To uninstall the third-party antivirus suite from the Programs and Files menu, follow the instructions below:

  1. Press Windows + R keys simultaneously on your keyboard to open a Run dialogue box.
  2. In the text field of the dialogue box, type appwiz.cpl and hit Enter.
  3. Inside the Programs and Files window, locate and right-click on the third-party antivirus program.
  4. Click on Uninstall to remove it from your system. 

Once the uninstallation process is complete, restart your PC.

4. Try Using CleanMyPC.

Was the last time you cleaned out your computer and deleted junk files that were occupying space on it? There is a high likelihood that you are experiencing the error under consideration due to these corrupt junk files if it has not happened recently. 

The simplest way to remove these junk files is by using an efficient PC cleaner. If you’re looking for a recommendation, we recommend CleanMyPC

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A simple yet effective cleaner, CleanMyPC will scan your operating system and fix any issues on its own. It comes with a wide range of system maintenance tools like a Multi-Uninstaller, Registry Cleaner, and Speed Booster that can take care of all your PC-related issues in no time. 

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5. Disable IPv6 on Network Adapter.

Some Windows 10 users reported that they managed to resolve the issue by disabling IPv6 on the network adapter. When they made some changes to the IP Version, they were able to run the bandwidth test inside uTorrent successfully.

It may be worth it to temporarily disable IPV6 so you can complete the bandwidth test if you are not reliant on it. Here is how you can do that:

  1. Open a Run dialogue box by pressing Windows + R keys together on your keyboard.
  2. In the text field of the dialogue box, type ncpa.cpl and hit Enter to open Network Connections menu.
  3. From the Network Connections menu, right-click on the network adapter you are currently using and select Properties from the context menu.
  4. Inside the Properties screen of your Network adapter, head over to the Networking tab.
  5. Locate and uncheck the box associated with Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP / IPv6).
  1. Hit OK to save the changes.

This should fix the issue in no time.

This brings us to the end of our guide on ways to fix uTorrent bandwidth error 10047 (Address incompatible with the requested protocol) on your PC. We tried walking you through all the steps in detail and hope that one of the methods mentioned in this post did the trick for you. In case you still have any confusion about the steps, please let us know in the comment section below!

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  • Zainab Falak

    Zainab Falak is a staff writer for Saint and an expert in Microsoft Windows, having authored more than 200 posts. She has a Bachelors in Actuarial Sciences and her passion for computers extends to exploring various aspects, from UI customization to the Windows registry and exploring error codes. Twitter LinkedIn

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