Thanks Phil. I do run DHCP and have set a range of ip addresses. I made no changes to Bit Tornado but I did set port forwarding on my router. Since then I have been able to d/l stuff. After a break from using it I recently found that d/ls would fail with the above error. I have read recently that a change in Bit Tornado's s/w requires users to run the latest version. I have given up with it now having found delight with using Azureus.
Any suggestions for 80's British tv series d/ls?