sometimes, for no reason at all, it turns into the red circle.
i'm on tinyxp rev09, so i don't have a firewall on - not even window's firewall (it doesn't exist). this version of xp is completely stripped down, and i think that may be the source of my problem.
i've done this routine many times before. i created a static ip address for my wireless connection and forwarded the port used by utorrent in my linksys router... to no avail. i double- and triple-checked whether the ip addresses and the ports match; they do. i'm so lost.
i think the problem is either that i don't have windows firewall or i'm not running a vital networking service. it isn't because i'm using v1.8, because v1.7 experiences the same problem.