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When I first setup uTorrent, I was having extreme browsing slowdown and an especially had time watching any online video, when I was downloading a torrent I have a cable connection and get about 1.45 Mbps download and .24 Mbps upload.

When I first started having this problem, I contacted you guys and the adjustments to the program that you recommended for me worked great. From then on I was able to surf just fine, with no noticeable slowdown.

Now, for some reason, and without me changing a thing, when I'm downloading a torrent, my browsing is once again slow and I can't figure out why. It also has affected my viewing of flash videos

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2nd link in my signature...try the 256 kilobit/sec upload settings (or lower).

You can allow 2 downloading torrents at once if you want.

1st link in my signature, slow speed section and see if you can disabled/reduce whatever it is in uTorrent causing problems. Do note uTorrent may be the final trigger of the problem, but the condition may be another program or bad networking.

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Thing is, I'm already at 5 kBps for Upload. Everything else is minimal also.Max Connections: 50, Number of connected peers: 25, number of upload slots: 2. Have also made al kind of recommended changes to the Advanced section.

I am running ipfilter.dat and update it regularly. Would that affect anything?

Also, I have no maximum download rate. Should I, and if so what do you suggest?

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First of all, I just want to add, I believe I have solved the problem. But first, getting back to your question, here are all the advanced settings that were recommended in one of your posts and the ones I implemented:

Try lowering net.max_halfopen to 4 or lower (Can be found in Preferences > Advanced)

Try lowering bt.connect_speed to 10 or lower (Can be found in Preferences > Advanced)

Try disabling IP resolving in the Peers tab's context menu (this one I have never found)

Try disabling DHT (Can be found in Preferences > BitTorrent)

Try disabling UPnP and NAT-PMP (Can be found in Preferences > Connection)

Try disabling peer.resolve_country if it isn't already set to false (Can be found in Preferences > Advanced)

Try lowering maximum global number of connections to 200? 100? 50? Lower? (Can be found in Preferences > Bandwidth)

Try disabling uTP (set Preferences > Advanced > bt.transp_disposition to 5)

Maximum upload rate: 10

Number of upload slots per torrent: 3

Maximum number of connected peers per torrent: 35

Global maximum number of connections: 60

Now on to the good news!...I think I had mentioned that I had a concern about if ipfilter.dat may have been slowing things down. Well I tried a little experiment. In Vista I went in to Users/Name/AppData/Roaming and totally cleaned out the uTorrent folder.

There were some files in there that were not not related to ipfilter.dat and were probably key uTorrent files, but I had no problem reconfiguring everything with a quick update/reinstall. So I don't know if clearing out any ipfilter.dat info did the trick or just a reinstall to clear out other old files, but it worked and my surfing speed is just about back to normal and I'm able to watch flash video while downloading.

I don't know if this will come up again or if I should even mess with ipfilter.dat for the time being. I just hope this information helps others who might also be troubleshooting their speed concerns


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