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My setup is as follows:

Motorola Canopy 2400SM Receiver Antenna (incoming signal)--> Microsoft MN-500 Wireless Router (being used as non-wireless hub for multiple hard-lined connections) --> Toshiba Satellite A105-S4084 Notebook.

Landlord just screwed this metal bar+receiving antenna into the windowsill yesterday which picks up a "high speed" signal with an unknown ISP.

-Windows XP Media Center SP2 (turned off windows updates because they were constantly causing problems)

-uTorrent 1.8

-Default halfopen connections (10)

-Max upload speed set to 256k

-Symantec Anti-Virus (University distribution)

-Prevx 2.0 (current)

-PeerGuardian2 (lists updated as of 9-30-08)

-Glasnost simple test came up clean with one exception:

:begin quote:

Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* Your ISP possibly rate limits all downloads at port 6881. In our test, a TCP download on a BitTorrent port achieved at least 209 Kbps while a TCP download on a non-BitTorrent port achieved at least 838 Kbps. You can find details here.

:end quote:

This may help explain why virtually all media I've tried direct downloading (google video, submedia.tv) will begin in Firefox's download window with good speeds and then finish after 20-30 seconds leaving a busted or incomplete file. Not all downloads are inhibited. I just downloaded Firefox 3.0.3 without issue and a movie trailer. Torrent speed is frustratingly intermittent. If I leave uTorrent running with a handful of torrents dl-ing and seeding and come back in an hour, 9 out of 10 times there's no more activity.

HijackThis log below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1

Scan saved at 4:48:33 PM, on 9/30/2008

Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:







C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe

C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe


C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe




C:\Program Files\Prevx2\PXAgent.exe

C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe

C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe


C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe




C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe


C:\Program Files\Prevx2\PXConsole.exe


C:\Program Files\FeedReader3.0\feedreader.exe




C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exe

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe



C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe


R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.toshiba.com/search

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.tiscali.co.uk/broadband

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart

O1 - Hosts: serial.alcohol-soft.com

O1 - Hosts: www.alcohol-soft.com

O1 - Hosts: images.alcohol-soft.com

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: Malicious Scripts Scanner - {55EA1964-F5E4-4D6A-B9B2-125B37655FCB} - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Prevx\pxbho.dll

O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLASHX_W.DLL

O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPSMain] TPSMain.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PrevxOne] "C:\Program Files\Prevx2\PXConsole.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [feedreader.exe] "C:\Program Files\FeedReader3.0\feedreader.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PeerGuardian] C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exe

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll

O9 - Extra button: Run WinHTTrack - {36ECAF82-3300-8F84-092E-AFF36D6C7040} - C:\Program Files\WinHTTrack\WinHTTrackIEBar.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Launch WinHTTrack - {36ECAF82-3300-8F84-092E-AFF36D6C7040} - C:\Program Files\WinHTTrack\WinHTTrackIEBar.dll

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)

O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\bonjour\mdnsnsp.dll

O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload.adobe.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL

O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxdev.dll

O20 - Winlogon Notify: NavLogon - C:\WINDOWS\system32\NavLogon.dll

O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\

O23 - Service: ##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762## (Bonjour Service) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher (DefWatch) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe

O23 - Service: DVD-RAM_Service - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe

O23 - Service: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Event Log (EvtEng) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe

O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe

O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe

O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe

O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe

O23 - Service: PREVXAgent - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Prevx2\PXAgent.exe" -f (file missing)

O23 - Service: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Registry Service (RegSrvc) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe

O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - Unknown owner - %ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe" -d -f "%ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.ini (file missing)

O23 - Service: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Service (S24EventMonitor) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe

O23 - Service: SAVRoam (SavRoam) - symantec - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe

O23 - Service: Swupdtmr - Unknown owner - c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe

Any and all help is appreciated

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Heh, being on wifi "broadband" I suggest you check http://www.clearwire.com/store/service_areas.php to see if that sounds like you.

As far as speeds... change your queue to 1 simultaneous torrent, with max upload of 10 KiBps (less than xx/96 in Ctrl-G dialog)... It's relatively hit or miss. And be aware it is HIGHLY likely the ISP doesn't want you to hog bandwidth so use the scheduler and limit it to ONLY several hours at a time... TWICE a day. :/ Sucks but you don't want to lose the internet for you(best case) or the building(worst case).

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