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Dagdamus

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In an effort to improve my horrid speeds on uTorrent. I followed the steps on the following page:

http://www.bootstrike.com/Articles/BitTorrentGuide/index.html

I have not done any of the "Further things.."

Now everytime I use uTorrent there is a brief period of better speeds but then the error "A network cable is unplugged" appears at the bottom of the screen and my internet ceases to function until I exit uTorrent and wait a moment.

Im using a netgear router with wireless. Time Warner Cable. 6 Megs. Norton. Windows XP.

Im a complete n00b when it comes to this stuff but could it be that Im overloading my connection or something? It doesnt happen right away which makes me believe it may be something that happens as a result of me acquiring so many connections and then "overheating". But what do I know?

Any ideas?

***Edit:

I figured the only thing that could cause a hardware failure like that was me editing both the tcpip.sys and the net.max_halfopen value so I reversed the changes and the the issue seems to go away buy my speeds are only a fraction of what they were in that "brief period of better speeds"

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http://www.utorrent.com/setup_guide.php

NOT that guide that you linked to. As TheBear said, any guide that tells you to patch TCPIP.sys in the initial setup should NOT be used, as the author has no clue what he's talking about if he thinks it will automatically provide for better speeds.

Regarding the disconnecting issue, if you've followed the setup guide, and it still occurs, check the link in my signature.

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This guide has problems:

http://www.bootstrike.com/Articles/BitTorrentGuide/index.html

Firstly, they suggest you set µTorrent's half-open connection limit just as high as you patched TCPIP.SYS to.

Secondly, they suggest you set µTorrent's half-open connection limit to 100...which is too high for most connections and more than many networking software+hardware can handle.

They don't make a precise connection on WHY their download speed drops even when raising their upload speed from almost nothing to 45% of max. (That's almost certainly due to other overloads they haven't taken into account or a half-duplex connection which is semi-common for DSL lines but unheard-of for cable.)

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