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      Bit torrent blocks internet

      Hi, I hope somebody out there can help?!

      Just had sky broadband mid installed last week.

      have tried to download music and films through utorrent and am having problems.

      Utorrent will connect and download, however, when I try to access the internet while utorrent is open an error message comes up saying cannot connect and I cant use the internet at all.

      I have downloaded the latest version of utorrent to see if this would change anything but it has not.

      Any suggestions? it worked fine before at my old flat using talk talk

      Im at my wits end!


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      Re: Bit torrent blocks internet

      to be honest this can be down to many things.. i recommend you try this on another computer within your house to get an idea of whether it is your pc or utorrent/sky/router..

      you could try and lower you max connections in your utorrent settings and see if this helps.. do you have a firewall on the pc?

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      Re: Bit torrent blocks internet

      it used to work fine before, i have installed the norton that came free with the broadband and this has a firewall, i have deactivated the win firewall as dont need two.

      Would downloading the azureus help?

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      Re: Bit torrent blocks internet

      i had read on another forum that norton had caused this problem which is why i was checking to see which firewall you had.. i would disable norton/remove it.. downloading another torrent client may help, i wouldnt user azureus though personally =P

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      Re: Bit torrent blocks internet

      i have installed the norton that came free with the broadband
      Are Sky supplying Norton now instead of McAfee?

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      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Bit torrent blocks internet

      you could always buy the music/films and not download them??...

      then your internet would be fine
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      Re: Bit torrent blocks internet

      bitlord works fine for me, find it easier than azureus and faster than utorrent

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      Re: Bit torrent blocks internet

      when I try to access the internet while utorrent is open an error message comes up saying cannot connect and I cant use the internet at all.
      Torrents are probably maxing out your connection. What is your download speed and stats?

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      Re: Bit torrent blocks internet

      Got it sorted!

      Removed the free norton sky gave me, activated win firewall, downloaded avg so got protection and works a treat! so the norton was blocking the internet.

      Thanks for the help, much appreciated

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      Re: Bit torrent blocks internet

      You'll problem need to 'choke' your torrent client a bit - allowing it full upload speed will effectively block internet access from other applications - cap it to something like 12-16kbps - leaving yourself at least 6-8...

      in uTorrent that's Options->Preferences->Bandwidth and it's the top number on there.

      You generally don't need to cap incoming because it's rare you'll be maxxing that out unless you have 20 torrents going - but if you like the idea of being raided by the RIAA and still being able to email for help - cap that too

     

     

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