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Belkin Wireless Adapter Dying Using Torrent

by JBoget / April 27, 2011 2:47 AM PDT

So, any time I try to do anytime torrent-wise on my desktop computer here, within 2 minutes or so, the wireless indicator in the bottom right of my screen near my clock shows that orange sun thing indicating my internet has effectivly died.

I can stream HD Netflix for hours at a time no problem, Hulu and Youtube work great as well. I can do very large file downloads direct http download no problem and still no issues, but any time I start a torrent as of late, be it legal files or not, within a minute or two it's disconnecting, and no amount of windows help wizard can troubleshoot it. I have to physically pull the adapter out and reconnect it before it start working again. Download Allods from gPotatoe to check it out last night, and when I try to update it, it kicks in with its torrent update scheme just like World of Warcraft, but it's failing like a basic torrent, and all the disco/reco is getting terriably tireing.

I called Belkin first, they said all the drivers were up to date, then I called Comcast, and the tech swore they weren't sending out any kill signals when they detect torrenting happening, but I'm getting very leary of believing what Comcast says thease days.

So, with the knowledge that EVERYTHING else works, no matter what it is via the internet with my current setup cept torrenting files/updates, anyone have any suggestions?

Windows 7 Ultimate
AMD Athalon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ (2gHz)
2.00 GB Ram
Plenty of free HD space
Belkin Wireless Play Adapter (Model: F7D4101 v1)
Netgear Wireless N Dual Band Router (Model: WNDR3400)

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Did you try wired?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 29, 2011 5:02 AM PDT

Many find their wifi fails under torrents. As that is well discussed my only comment is to ask if you tried it wired.

Keep in mind that I'll not duplicate all that has been discussed on this topic but missed where you tried it wired.

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Connections Limit
by sunwatcher / May 8, 2011 3:32 AM PDT

Your torrent client is likely exceeding the number of connections that your Belkin adapter is able to handle. Adjust the torrent client settings to limit the number of connections.

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