Same issue here.
My Verizon-provided D-Link 2700B DSL router sucks (drops DSL often and WiFi sporadic at best).
Replaced it w/ Westell 327W (sadly, also stamped "Verizon")
But it's a NOS and the WiFi is many times better.
No torrents will download through the Westell.
I reinstalled BitComet and -young ones shield your eyes- even tried Bitlord w/same result.
Finally got to the Modem/Router and my old one works fine.
I'm Cometing along just fine now but want the Westell.
Tried resetting Westell no help.
Do I need a fixed IP address?