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Okay a little backstory. I was having the issue with the torrents killing the connection speed on the whole network. I set up everything per the guides on this site, still had that issue. Finally resolved it by turning on the scheduler and limiting the upload speed, which for whatever reason increased the download speed and stopped the network issue. I let it return back to normal as to not be leeching.

Now the problem I'm encountering is when I download the torrent files from the torrent search engines to add to Utorrent, after so many, the links on the websites begin to break. It will take a ton of clicks on a link for it to go through, some sites will display awkwardly, and some just wont display at all. If I let it sit for a few hours, it'll work again until I reach whatever magic number of torrents and then rinse and repeat.

Tech specs:

utorrent 1.7.7

global max: 375

max per torrent: 100

upload slots: 4

max number of active: 4

active dls: 3

max upload: 60 (limited to 10 during the day to solve network speed issue)

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What browser are you using? Limiting the upload below "normal" is likely keeping you from hitting the cap from your ISP ;)

What's your speedtest upload rated speed? Have you tested the download with OpenOffice?? Remember the more active torrents and the more active peers the more overhead. On a low bandwidth connection it will make more difference. It shouldn't be over 3 or 4 KiBps even at peak times with those settings... You can check current usage with Task Manager. If you set it to 60 I'd bet you see consistent upload > 65000 bytes per second?

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If uT says there's no network activity going on, there isn't. And the How-To doesn't say turn the Scheduler off, it says turn off DHT because that creates connections. I'm thinking you have some other Incompatible Software or your router holds onto connections too long. What kind of router do you have?

Also could you make a Process Explorer DLL list for uT and copy-paste it below? Go to sysinternals.com, download it, then run procexp.exe, Ctrl-L, Ctrl-D, click utorrent.exe, Ctrl-A

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First off I just wanted to say I appreciate all your help so far.

I went through the incompatible program list and didn't see anything that I had.

I'm running a Netgear WGT624 Router.

Here is the process explorer logfile for utorrent.exe:

Process PID CPU Description Company Name

System Idle Process 0 86.15

Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts

DPCs n/a Deferred Procedure Calls

System 4

smss.exe 664 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation

csrss.exe 724 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation

winlogon.exe 756 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation

services.exe 800 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation

ati2evxx.exe 972 ATI External Event Utility EXE Module ATI Technologies Inc.

svchost.exe 984 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

WINWORD.EXE 3420 Microsoft Office Word Microsoft Corporation

agentsvr.exe 3872 Microsoft Agent Server Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1080 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1176 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1224 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

aawservice.exe 1404 Ad-Aware 2007 Service Lavasoft AB

spoolsv.exe 1668 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation

a2service.exe 260 a-squared Service Emsi Software GmbH

svchost.exe 304 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

avgamsvr.exe 368 AVG Alert Manager GRISOFT, s.r.o.

avgupsvc.exe 408 AVG Update Service GRISOFT, s.r.o.

CTSVCCDA.EXE 444 Creative Service for CDROM Access Creative Technology Ltd

LVComSer.exe 476 Logitech Video COM Service Logitech Inc.

StarWindService.exe 632 StarWind iSCSI Target (Alcohol Edition) Rocket Division Software

svchost.exe 700 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

MsPMSPSv.exe 944 WMDM PMSP Service Microsoft Corporation

ZuneBusEnum.exe 1132 Zune Bus Enumerator Service Microsoft Corporation

alg.exe 936 Application Layer Gateway Service Microsoft Corporation

lsass.exe 812 LSA Shell (Export Version) Microsoft Corporation

ati2evxx.exe 1428 ATI External Event Utility EXE Module ATI Technologies Inc.

explorer.exe 612 1.54 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation

qttask.exe 1068 QuickTime Task Apple Inc.

SOUNDMAN.EXE 1168 Realtek Sound Manager Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

CTSysVol.exe 2012 CTSysVol.exe Creative Technology Ltd

CTHELPER.EXE 276 CtHelper Application Creative Technology Ltd

UnlockerAssistant.exe 2016

avgcc.exe 316 AVG Control Center GRISOFT, s.r.o.

ctfmon.exe 964 CTF Loader Microsoft Corporation

firefox.exe 4108 Firefox Mozilla Corporation

WinRAR.exe 4636

procexp.exe 4220 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals

OUTLOOK.EXE 716 Microsoft Office Outlook Microsoft Corporation

Zune.exe 3992 12.31 Microsoft Zune Microsoft Corporation

notepad.exe 5496 Notepad Microsoft Corporation

utorrent.exe 1560

realsched.exe 2100 RealNetworks Scheduler RealNetworks, Inc.

Process: utorrent.exe Pid: 1560

Name Description Company Name Version

ACTIVEDS.dll ADs Router Layer DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

adsldpc.dll ADs LDAP Provider C DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

ADVAPI32.dll Advanced Windows 32 Base API Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

ATL.DLL ATL Module for Windows XP (Unicode) Microsoft Corporation 3.05.2284.0000

CLBCATQ.DLL Microsoft Corporation 2001.12.4414.0310

COMCTL32.dll User Experience Controls Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.2900.2982

comdlg32.dll Common Dialogs DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.2900.2180

COMRes.dll Microsoft Corporation 2001.12.4414.0258

ctagent.dll ctagent Creative Technology Ltd 1.00.0000.0008


DNSAPI.dll DNS Client API DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2938

GDI32.dll GDI Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.3159

hnetcfg.dll Home Networking Configuration Manager Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

IMM32.DLL Windows XP IMM32 API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

Iphlpapi.dll IP Helper API Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2912

kernel32.dll Windows NT BASE API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.3119


MPRAPI.dll Windows NT MP Router Administration DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

MSCTF.dll MSCTF Server DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2575

msctfime.ime Microsoft Text Frame Work Service IME Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

msvcrt.dll Windows NT CRT DLL Microsoft Corporation 7.00.2600.2180

mswsock.dll Microsoft Windows Sockets 2.0 Service Provider Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

NETAPI32.dll Net Win32 API DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2976

ntdll.dll NT Layer DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

ole32.dll Microsoft OLE for Windows Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2846

oleaut32.dll Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.3266

rasadhlp.dll Remote Access AutoDial Helper Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2938

RPCRT4.dll Remote Procedure Call Runtime Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.3173

rtutils.dll Routing Utilities Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

SAMLIB.dll SAM Library DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

SETUPAPI.dll Windows Setup API Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

SHELL32.dll Windows Shell Common Dll Microsoft Corporation 6.00.2900.3241

SHLWAPI.dll Shell Light-weight Utility Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.2900.3199





USER32.dll Windows XP USER API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.3099


uxtheme.dll Microsoft UxTheme Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.2900.2845

VERSION.dll Version Checking and File Installation Libraries Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

winrnr.dll LDAP RnR Provider DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

WLDAP32.dll Win32 LDAP API DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

WS2_32.dll Windows Socket 2.0 32-Bit DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

WS2HELP.dll Windows Socket 2.0 Helper for Windows NT Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

wshtcpip.dll Windows Sockets Helper DLL Microsoft Corporation 5.01.2600.2180

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Awkward display can happen if the webpage doesn't finish downloading, and the browser redraws the page with whatever data it currently has. The webpage not downloading properly can happen because of bad settings.

Check the first link in my signature regarding interrupted connections. I'm not too confident that you followed the suggestions in the link, considering the fact that you had entirely improper settings to begin with.

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I went through all those settings one more time and made sure there was no incompatible software, no firewalls. I did everything for the section under slow connection/offline trackers. Now the trackers go offline intermittently and the dls have completely been stopped.

*EDIT* Okay so after about 20 minutes the trackers came back up and the DLs began at normal speeds. Not noticing any slowdown yet, so far so good.

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