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Old 12-12-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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I have Utorrent on my computer, and whenever i use it it takes down my entire network. I have two computers hooked up to a Belkin Router. Whenever i use Utorrent, i'll wake up in the morning, and the network is down. To get it back up i have to reset the router, restart the computers, and restart the cable modem, and sometimes that doesn't even work, like today i spent a good 3 hours trying to get the network back up.
The router works fine, it has status lights saying it sees the modem but can't get the internet from the modem.
I have charter cable internet so i call them, and they tell me they don't support routers, so i'd have to call the router company. The router company says its the ISP'* fault.

But it only happens when i use Utorrent. Anybody had this problem? Or know what may be making Utorrent do this?
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Have you changed your port setting? If not change it to something like 50000 or something and make SURE you have the green checkmark at the bottom of the application (not the caution sign or red x)
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i have the port set at 16392
and i've got the green checkmark... should i change it from 16392 to something higher?
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I have NFC. Try updating the firmware for you router
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Hmm, could be your ISP is trying to prevent file sharing. Some have been known to do that. I would try a different program to see it the issue changes any.

If you get the same outcome, it'* your ISP. If all goes well, then it may be a settings issue.
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yeah, try maybe borrowing a friends to try it out. if you still crash its your ISP blocking torrents. they do that, it sucks... you may want to look into encrypting the torrent stuff. there is a check box somewhere in utorrent that allows you to encrypt transmitions so the ISP has a harder time knowing what they are and they might not block it. worth a shot.
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idk, if it'* his router failing, it won't be his ISP IMO. Try hooking up directly to the modem if possible. I'd like to see what happens. Oh, and ISPs can't block torrents, they can only block ports, and if he'* getting a green check mark, that means his ISP is ok.
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tis true about that one

i know charter cable where i used to live was a PITA about it... Grr....

deffinetly try cutting the router out or try a different one first though, fo sho!
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i really hope its not the router, my mom just spent like 60 bucks on this one just a few months ago. I'll see if i can borrow someones and see if it does it.
Thnx for the help.
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I had a simular problem a ways back and I diagnosed it to the router overheating. If your router is in a confined location try moving it or pointing a fan at it.

I dislike Belkin products to begin with. I've yet to have one work right out of the box. My last try was a bluetooth usb dongle that didn't work; took out my wired network. I called Tech Support and all they said was 'take it back'; they didn't even try troubleshooting it. LOL
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