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I've had this problem for about a month or two now and can't seem to find anything I could do. Utorrent was working perfectly fine before I had this problem. Ive always had download and upload set to unlimited and worked perfect, and now, both set to unlimited, I lose connection to the network about every 10 sec., speeds drop to 0, can't use internet, and in about 5 sec. I get my network back and utorrent starts working, and in another 10 sec. it does the same thing again.

I've disconnected my router and connected the ethernet straight to the modem and everything works fine with no speed drops ( I had to force the protocol encryption because of throttling ). I have a feeling it's some setting in utorrent thats causing the router to loose the connection, but I don't understand because I have never changed a setting and it has worked fine before.

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I know that the port is open because I check it often. The status light on utorrent is green. I am using windows 7 with the windows firewall and microsoft security essentials. I have road runner lite and my router is a belkin F5D7230-4 (I have seen that these are problematic but I've had this router for at least 2 years and have always worked up until a month ago). My internet speed isn't that fast, but my speed guide settings are 81 kbit/s upload speed, upload slots=2, connections per torrent=50, Max Connections=75, and max active torrents is set to 1.

I hope someone can help.

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In general torrents will flood your PC with too many pings and corrupted packets throught your TCP/IP stack/ connection . So I found the solution to the problem was to use a software packet shaper. This is called Cfos it is very cheap at $15 i think it now and lasts for lifetime. It slows your torrents down by 30% if the packets are corrupted or going to stuff your internet browsing , However if the torrent packets are clean it will improve the speed by 30% or keep it the same. I can have full about 30 torrents going at one time while browsing is fine with Cfos running . Cfos allows a trial of 30 days here.......

http://www.cfos.de/speed/cfosspeed_e.htm detailed newbee explanation of packet shapping at thier website.

The new version 5 works with all versions of Windows incl W7 32 & 64 bit versions . Hope this helps.

The other program to consider which is free is Peerblocker . This blocks the so called bad guys who are monitoring your network / torrent traffic . They also set up systems to slow network traffic via fake torrents with bad data somehow . Using peerblocker will help to reduce bogus network trafic thus helping speed things up and also keep them from monitoring you maybe. Peerblocker seems to speed things up by as much as 20% , that is what I have noticed. The "P2P" list it blocks is a collection of media companies, who regularly scan people on file sharing networks to find out who is pirating movies and music.It does stuff which techie propeller heads could do easy but why waste time when you can get that here free and effortless. it is small takes not CPU cycles


Also be aware that from time to time, concider changing port number for utorrent (I use random port option )as your ISP monitors your traffic through this port and then throttles it somehow. Some ISPs do , some don't but I noticed when I changed port each week the torrents would double in speed for a while then fall back 50% after a few days.I use a FREE program called Simple Portforward found below that does it in 3 clicks.

here http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/Simple-Port-Forwarding/simpleportfw.html

Also since routers store Network Adress Translation information ,some eventually get full or overflow so a reset is sometimes needed on some models . Though CFOS usually fixes this.

Well thats my bit . Hope this helps


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If you know someone with a skeet shoot and shotgun then it might be far more effective and therapeutic too. PULL !!!! :-) I think all electronic equipment should come with a skeek shoot voucher so you can blast it into silicone heaven when it had it. Linksys are very good.So are D-link. I guess you tried a firmware upgrade. That usually fixes a whole swaith of issues like this.

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I've tried everything I can but it does not work:( I still don't understand why. I didn't change any setting in Utorrent. I only downloaded the newest version of it. Everytime I open Utorrent and start downloading, my internet goes down:( Then, I close Utorrent and the Internet works well again:(

Can somebody help me plz?

My upload speed now is only 30kb/s (used to be over 100kb/s) and my download is 20kb/s (was over 200kb/s last month) :(

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I've tried everything I could in your 1st signature but I can't solve it:( everytime utorrent opens, my internet goes down:( It's never happened before since the last 2 weeks:(

Here is what I got from the 2 softwares:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)

Scan saved at 12:40:23 AM, on 3/23/2010

Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:




C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe

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

C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe

C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProTray.exe





C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\traybar.exe

C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe

C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe

C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe

C:\Program Files\UniKey\UniKey.exe

C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe

C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe

C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\CEC_MAIN.exe

C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe

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

C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe



C:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =

O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost

O2 - BHO: IDM Helper - {0055C089-8582-441B-A0BF-17B458C2A3A8} - C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMIECC.dll

O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll

O2 - BHO: SingleInstance Class - {FDAD4DA1-61A2-4FD8-9C17-86F7AC245081} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\YTSingleInstance.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iAAnotif] "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norton Ghost 14.0] "C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProTray.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Camera Assistant Software] "C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\traybar.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sysTrayApp] %ProgramFiles%\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [iDMan] C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe /onboot

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uniKey] C:\Program Files\UniKey\UniKey.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Messenger (Yahoo!)] "C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YAHOOM~1.EXE" -quiet

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uTorrent] "C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe"

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')

O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all links with IDM - C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEGetAll.htm

O8 - Extra context menu item: Download FLV video content with IDM - C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEGetVL.htm

O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with IDM - C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEExt.htm

O13 - Gopher Prefix:

O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOEC62~1.DLL

O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\Windows\system32\browseui.dll

O23 - Service: Google Desktop Manager 5.9.911.3589 (GoogleDesktopManager-110309-193829) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe

O23 - Service: Intel® Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe

O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE

O23 - Service: Norton Ghost - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe

O23 - Service: Audio Service (STacSV) - IDT, Inc. - C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\stwrt.inf_ccfaa5a9\STacSV.exe

O23 - Service: SymSnapService - Symantec - C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Shared\Drivers\SymSnapService.exe

O23 - Service: XAudioService - Conexant Systems, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe

O23 - Service: Yahoo! Updater (YahooAUService) - Yahoo! Inc. - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe


End of file - 5669 bytes

Process Explorer:

Process PID CPU Description Company Name

System Idle Process 0 89.01

Interrupts n/a 0.75 Hardware Interrupts

DPCs n/a 0.75 Deferred Procedure Calls

System 4 2.26

smss.exe 492

csrss.exe 560

wininit.exe 600

services.exe 648

svchost.exe 860

igfxsrvc.exe 1432 igfxsrvc Module Intel Corporation

WmiPrvSE.exe 3808

dllhost.exe 3700 COM Surrogate Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 928

svchost.exe 976

svchost.exe 1080

audiodg.exe 1284

svchost.exe 1116

dwm.exe 1832 4.53 Desktop Window Manager Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1144

taskeng.exe 1952 Task Scheduler Engine Microsoft Corporation

taskeng.exe 872

stacsv.exe 1220

SLsvc.exe 1400

svchost.exe 1440

svchost.exe 1632

spoolsv.exe 1940

svchost.exe 1992

IAANTmon.exe 1156

VProSvc.exe 2152

svchost.exe 2284

svchost.exe 2304

dllhost.exe 2316

svchost.exe 2592

SearchIndexer.exe 2620

XAudio.exe 2672

YahooAUService.exe 2708

msdtc.exe 3140

SymSnapService.exe 3380

VSSVC.exe 2068

svchost.exe 3452

msiexec.exe 3176

lsass.exe 660

lsm.exe 668

csrss.exe 612

winlogon.exe 796

explorer.exe 1880 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation

MSASCui.exe 412 Windows Defender User Interface Microsoft Corporation

SynTPEnh.exe 808 Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements Synaptics, Inc.

IAAnotif.exe 912 Event Monitor User Notification Tool Intel Corporation

VProTray.exe 1124 Tray Application Symantec Corporation

igfxtray.exe 1048 igfxTray Module Intel Corporation

hkcmd.exe 1756 hkcmd Module Intel Corporation

igfxpers.exe 552 persistence Module Intel Corporation

traybar.exe 1452 traybar Chicony

CEC_MAIN.exe 2128

sttray.exe 1800 IDT PC Audio IDT, Inc.

GoogleDesktop.exe 1500 Google Desktop Google

GoogleDesktop.exe 1184 Google Desktop Google

IDMan.exe 1420 Internet Download Manager (IDM) Tonec Inc.

IEMonitor.exe 3560 Internet Download Manager agent for click monitoring in IE-based browsers Tonec Inc.

UniKey.exe 1376

YahooMessenger.exe 1328 Yahoo! Messenger Yahoo! Inc.

firefox.exe 2376 Firefox Mozilla Corporation

uTorrent.exe 280 µTorrent BitTorrent, Inc.

procexp.exe 3980 2.26 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Process: uTorrent.exe Pid: 280

Name Description Company Name Version

ADVAPI32.dll Advanced Windows 32 Base API Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

CLBCatQ.DLL COM+ Configuration Catalog Microsoft Corporation 2001.12.6931.18000

COMCTL32.dll User Experience Controls Library Microsoft Corporation 6.10.6001.18000

comdlg32.dll Common Dialogs DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

credssp.dll TS Single Sign On Security Package Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

CRYPT32.dll Crypto API32 Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

dhcpcsvc.DLL DHCP Client Service Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

dhcpcsvc6.DLL DHCPv6 Client Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

DnsApi.dll DNS Client API DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

FirewallAPI.dll Windows Firewall API Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

GDI32.dll GDI Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

idmmkb.dll Internet Download Manager module Tonec Inc.

iertutil.dll Run time utility for Internet Explorer Microsoft Corporation 7.0.6001.18000

IMM32.DLL Multi-User Windows IMM32 API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000




Iphlpapi.dll IP Helper API Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

kernel32.dll Windows NT BASE API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000



LPK.DLL Language Pack Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

MSASN1.dll ASN.1 Runtime APIs Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18326

MSCTF.dll MSCTF Server DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

msctf.dll.mui MSCTF Server DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

msvcrt.dll Windows NT CRT DLL Microsoft Corporation 7.0.6001.18000

mswsock.dll Microsoft Windows Sockets 2.0 Service Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

napinsp.dll E-mail Naming Shim Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

NETAPI32.dll Net Win32 API DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

NLAapi.dll Network Location Awareness 2 Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

Normaliz.dll Unicode Normalization DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

npmproxy.dll Network List Manager Proxy Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

NSI.dll NSI User-mode interface DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

ntdll.dll NT Layer DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

ole32.dll Microsoft OLE for Windows Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

OLEACC.dll Active Accessibility Core Component Microsoft Corporation 4.2.5406.0

oleaccrc.dll Active Accessibility Resource DLL Microsoft Corporation 4.2.5406.0

oleaut32.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

pnrpnsp.dll PNRP Name Space Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

PSAPI.DLL Process Status Helper Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386


rasadhlp.dll Remote Access AutoDial Helper Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

RASAPI32.dll Remote Access API Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

rasman.dll Remote Access Connection Manager Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

RPCRT4.dll Remote Procedure Call Runtime Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18247

rsaenh.dll Microsoft Enhanced Cryptographic Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

rtutils.dll Routing Utilities Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

schannel.dll TLS / SSL Security Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

Secur32.dll Security Support Provider Interface Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

sensapi.dll SENS Connectivity API DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

SHELL32.dll Windows Shell Common Dll Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

shfolder.dll Shell Folder Service Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

SHLWAPI.dll Shell Light-weight Utility Library Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

TAPI32.dll Microsoft® Windows Telephony API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386


urlmon.dll OLE32 Extensions for Win32 Microsoft Corporation 7.0.6001.18000

USER32.dll Multi-User Windows USER API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

USERENV.dll Userenv Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

USP10.dll Uniscribe Unicode script processor Microsoft Corporation 1.626.6001.18000

uTorrent.exe µTorrent BitTorrent, Inc.

uxtheme.dll Microsoft UxTheme Library Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

VERSION.dll Version Checking and File Installation Libraries Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

wininet.dll Internet Extensions for Win32 Microsoft Corporation 7.0.6001.18000

WINMM.dll MCI API DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

WINNSI.DLL Network Store Information RPC interface Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

winrnr.dll LDAP RnR Provider DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6000.16386

WLDAP32.dll Win32 LDAP API DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

WS2_32.dll Windows Socket 2.0 32-Bit DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

wship6.dll Winsock2 Helper DLL (TL/IPv6) Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

wshtcpip.dll Winsock2 Helper DLL (TL/IPv4) Microsoft Corporation 6.0.6001.18000

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