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    Browser stops working after starting uTorrent client


    Two days back, my browser suddenly stopped working. I usually use Firefox. I thought may be there is some problem with Firefox browser. I then tried to open a website in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. But, i got same result. No site was opening.

    I noticed one strange thing, uTorrent BitTorrent client was downloading and uploading stuff. But, at the same time i was unable to open any website in the browser. It means the internet was working.

    I then closed uTorrent, waited for 10 sec and tried opening the website. I was surprised, the websites were opening. I again opened uTorrent and tried opening the website in the browser and it again stopped working.

    At this point, I got to know that there is some problem related to uTorrent which is blocking the browser. Here is one of solution to unblock the browser when using uTorrent Client.

    µTorrent Client blocked Browser or Browser stops working after starting uTorrent Client


    Most of the users who use Torrents know that there is a Windows tweak called Change Half Open TCP Connection Limit In Windows XP SP3 to increase the download speed drastically. I used a TCP IP Patcher tool to change the Half Open TCP Connection Limit on my Windows XP SP3 laptop to set to 256 connections.

    The default Half Open TCP Conneciton Limit in windows is 10. Accidentally, due to a Windows Security patch that was installed on my PC had reset the Half Open TCP Connection Limit to 10. I thought this might be the cause of Browser stopping when using BitTorrent Client.

    If you have same problem, Try doing above. If you fail, then there may be some other cause.

    Hope this helps!!

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    25 Comments

    1. Atniz says:

      I’m using bitcomet client to download torrent files. Whenever the program is open, browser will be slow or non moving at all. So, I’ve stop using bitcomment whenever i’m working and only run it when I’m not at the computer.

    2. Steve Yu says:

      No wonder. I used Google Chrome for quite some time since my firefox browser stop working or often crashed when I use my utorrent. Thanks for sharing the tips.

    3. moserw says:

      uTorrent does hog all the bandwidth. I used to limit the d/l limit so I could browse without a hindrance. Now I am using Vista and it does manage it a lot better than XP so not really an issue.

    4. Read 2 Know says:

      50 MBPS connection? That’s too much! Not sure when India will reach to that stage. I’m still on a 512 KBPS and we call it here a Broadband πŸ™‚

    5. Thanks for the tips, this was really starting to frustrate me – especially when I was trying to download on my work computer quickly!

    6. Wade Briggs says:

      I use Zune for downloading torrents and don’t seem to have any of the above problems. Of course, I’m not very experienced with torrents so I may not realize the problem. Have you ever tried Zune?

    7. James says:

      Well,that worked for the browser issues, however now I have a bigger problem.
      Since applying that patch, The dreaded red exclamation mark has appeared on Utorrent, saying the ports are not forwarded properly anymore. This is a rather large problem as this is a block of flats with wifi access and I have no idea where the router is, I was getting speeds of 500kb a sec before I applied this thing, now its not getting past 10kbs, any ideas that could get me out of this predicament would be most gratefully recieved.

    8. Nihar says:

      @James, i doubt that speeds has gone down after applying the patch. It may be true. Why not do run system file checker which will restore original tcpip.sys file. If that works, then the culprit is this patcher. If not then your ISP or router has removed the port that you are using.

      I normally add the port number that i use for torrent in port forwarding section of router.

    9. Patrick T says:

      I have a dual boot system but while using xp for uttorent I also get lack of web service on my browser’s. In order to fix this problem it has to do with DHT and Local peer discovery and peer exchange. When you disable these 3 unnecessary features your browser will begin to work again. These features are only helpful if the tracker is down so if you are using a torrent portal website then who cares XD

    10. chris says:

      hey guys, i seem to be having the same problem after downloading utorrent but i uninstalled utorrent and deleted any files that wer to do with it or downloaded by it and i still cant get any browsers to open up. any help would be majorly appreciated i’ve been trying to get it working all day! Cheers, chris

      • Nihar says:

        @chris, My problem was browser stops working when i used uTorrent. As soon as i close , it was working. I am not sure why for you even after closing it isn’t working. Do you have system restore enabled. Try doing restore. and let me know what happens

    11. eda says:

      hey there. i was wondering if you knew a windows 7 version for the pcpip patcher? couldn’t find on my own. thanks!

    12. sunny says:

      hi,
      it did not work for me…. i changed to 256TCP IP, but same problem is still there….

      Utorrents and browser are not working simultaneously.

    13. Melefon says:

      Patrick T says:
      March 12, 2009 at 7:28 am

      > I have a dual boot system but while using xp for uttorent I also get lack of web service on my browser’s. In order to fix this problem it has to do with DHT and Local peer discovery and peer exchange. When you disable these 3 unnecessary features your browser will begin to work again. These features are only helpful if the tracker is down so if you are using a torrent portal website then who cares XD

      I did the above and now my browsers are working with BitTorrent (same as uTorrent).

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