Idonteven Posted January 6, 2013 Share Posted January 6, 2013 Hello everyone; I'm new here and I have registered because I have two major problems that happen every time I use a torrent client. I was wondering if anyone could tell me why this is happening, and help me figure out how to make it stop. I'll try to give as much information as I can. First, I will point out that this only started happening after I moved, back in October, and had to change my internet company. I am now using a wireless wi-fi device to connect to the internet (photo of the device:) So, as I said, two problems. The first, ( also the least serious out of the two): whenever I use a torrent client, (I tried many), my internet browser stops functioning. As a result, I can not download torrents and surf the internet at the same time, because if anything is downloading, all I can get from my browser are “not found” error pages. This is not a problem with the connection; the torrents are downloading normally and at a decent speed . But whether it's Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or any other browser, it will simply act as if I wasn't connected to the internet. The only way to make it work again is to restart the computer. Very annoying! Note that, on occasion, it continues to work as normal. I have no idea why it usually stops working but not always. And, for some reason, Internet Explorer doesn't seem to fail as much as the others. If that was the only problem, I could live with it. Problem number 2, however, is more serious. Whenever I use a torrent client, after a while, the computer will freeze completely. The screen becomes completely frozen, and even the mouse cursor will not move. This happens no matter what I'm doing, whether I'm watching a video, playing a game, etc. If there's any sound playing at the moment when it freezes, the sound will also get stuck; for example, “Luke, I am your fatheEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE”. The only way for it to get un-stuck is for me to manually switch off the computer and restart it. Also note: this happens even if I quit using the torrent client before the freeze happens. So, for example, I'll use bitcomet, download something for a while, switch off bitcomet, and still, the computer gets stuck after a while (unless I restart before it happens). At first, I thought maybe something was wrong with Bitcomet (latest version), but then I tried Tixati and Deluge, and they both had the same problem. Another piece of info: I usually turn on Peer Block when I'm downloading stuff, but the problems happen regardless of whether I use Peer Block or not. I've also tried to use PB by itself without downloading any torrents, and none of the problems occured. So I definitely know PB isn't to blame. As protection, I use Avira and Comodo, but I think this is completely irrelevant, because I've been using them for a long time, but the problems only started after changing my internet company. As a result of those issues, I can't leave something to download while I'm out of the house, because the computer will be frozen for sure when I get back, usually before the download has had the time to make any real progress. So basically that's it. Any ideas? Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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