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SOLVED - uTorrent making internet stop working

Markr5485 118 18 January 27, 2009 at 10:13 PM
Ok, a little background:

This was the thread I've made about it before. I kind of gave up on it then, and I figure now that I'm determined to fix it, a new more organized thread would be helpful.

Here's what I'm using.
  • Vista Ultimate
  • uTorrent (the newest version)
  • Linksys WRT45G Router (UPnP enabled)
  • Cable Internet

A list of what I've already tried.
  • Capping speed (upload and download) to about 1/10 of my connection
  • Forwarding Ports (UPnP takes care of that, and I'm sure of it because the sites I'm on let me know when I'm connectable [ports forwarded properly] or not.)
  • I also tried this [torrentfreak.com] which has to do with TCP connections. (Around that time my computer very messed up and it was a HUGE headache to fix it, I would rather not mess with the registry again, but I will if that's the only way.)

The problem. Whenever I open uTorrent (I have about 20 torrents open at a time), my internet stops working for anything other then uTorrent. uTorrent continues to function completely normal. About 10 minutes after I completely close uTorrent (just stopping all the torrents does NOT work), the internet comes back to normal.

I've tried everything I can think of, and nothing seems to work. To follow up a few of the questions posed in my previous thread:
  • This router worked PERFECTLY before when I had an older computer and XP. I have changed nothing. I know there are known problems with this kind of router, but since it worked perfectly before I see no reason for it to change when I change my OS.
  • I probably had over 100 torrents open at the same time when it was working well with XP. I don't think having too many torrents open is the problem (and if it is, I need to find a way to fix it.)
  • This is, from what I can tell, NOT ISP throttling. First, I've never heard of anyone getting throttled using roadrunner. Secondly, it stops the rest of my internet, but uTorrent still functions at 100% of my connection speed. Throttling like that would make no sense at all.

Is there anything I can besides trying that max TCP connections tutorial again?

Side note:
In my last thread, someone was adamantly trying to say I wasn't capping the speed at about 1/10th my connection. Here's the speed graphs built into uTorrent showing them that I am in fact capping it correctly. Smilie
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Thanks so much for the help everyone, I tried to make it as easy as possible to understand
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I haven't used uTorrent in ages, but is there option to limit the number of connections?
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I haven't used uTorrent in ages, but is there option to limit the number of connections?
Not that I know of.

And it's horrible troubleshooting, because when I open uTorrent I have to wait 10 minutes or so to use the internet again. I'll definitely check that out next time I download something though.
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Quote from Markr5485 View Post :
Not that I know of.

And it's horrible troubleshooting, because when I open uTorrent I have to wait 10 minutes or so to use the internet again. I'll definitely check that out next time I download something though.
Hmm..you wouldn't have relocated to China recently have you? laugh out loud
..stupid question..have you tried maybe another torrent client yet? Like Azureus maybe?
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Try Here [letmegooglethatforyou.com]

Try manually forwarding your ports, and use port 50000 or something in that range.
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Hmm..you wouldn't have relocated to China recently have you? laugh out loud
..stupid question..have you tried maybe another torrent client yet? Like Azureus maybe?
Actually, not stupid at all. I don't know why I hadn't though of that earlier. I'll give Azureus a shot soon, I hear it's pretty good.
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Quote from hiiambang View Post :
Try Here [letmegooglethatforyou.com]

Try manually forwarding your ports, and use port 50000 or something in that range.
laugh out loud I feel so stupid. I guess the phrasing of a thread title and a little bit of previous troubleshooting goes a long way.

Chrs, what you were saying did the trick. Going through that (oh so obnoxious) letmegoogle that for you link prompted me to go to the right spot to find it.

Now I'll just play around with that number (right now I put it at 40 and it's working, so I'll slowly bring it up) until I find a good fit.

Thanks for all the help! everyone is repped
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