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Except for uTorrent itself that is.

I'm sorry but I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in Troubleshooting.

The problem is that if I'm browsing a website and decided to turn on uTorrent and let it do it's thing, my browser stops working.

I'll be in the middle of a surfing session, put uTorrent on, and my browser just won't be able to connect to any websites - be it www.google.com or www.bbc.co.uk or any site. This goes for Opera and Mozilla Firefox. And it continues even after I've turned uTorrent off, I have to completely restart my computer before my browsers start working again. MSN will continue you working if I turn uTorrent on while signed in, but if I try to sign in after I've turned uTorrent on it won't work.

I've been using uTorrent for well over a year now and I've never experienced this before, and I must say it's really very weird. uTorrent itself still works fine but it downloads the slowests it's ever been and it doesn't upload properly either (I hope I'm not breeching anything by saying this).

A couple of weeks ago my HDD was fried and I got a new 320GB hdd put in but everything was lost so I had to re-install everything when I got it back, so I don't know if it has anything to do with that or if it's just a weird coincidence.

Also, I have no idea about any of that business with Ports and whatnot so that may be the issue.


TL;DR = uTorrent is killing off Firefox and Opera mid-session and after I've turned uTorrent off. uTorrent still works, but is downloading really slowly. I've never had this problem before, help :(

Thank you kindly.

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If you haven't, get uTorrent v1.8.1 -- it fixes some very serious bugs found in uTorrent v1.8!

You may have your settings too high for your line.

Check the suggested settings in the 2nd link of my signature. Note: they're based on your max UPLOAD!

Ctrl-P > Advanced > net.max_halfopen <- this should be set to 8 or less, and is the most common 'internet killer' in uTorrent.

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