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Random internet disconnects with p2p software

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I can't figure out whats going, so I figured that I would ask and take any suggestions. I use Qwest DSL btw, 7mb download 896kb upload (yes, I know my upload sucks, but thats the highest they have here )

I usually leave Azureus up 24/7, or however often my computer is on and cap the upload speed when I'm using the computer so as to not cripple my internet.

However, recently, if I leave the p2p software running, my internet completely dies. If I go to open firefox it says there is no connection. The funny thing is my p2p software, googletalk & other chat clients, as well as mmo's still work.

This doesn't make any sense to me. The only way to restore the internet is for me to unplug/replug-in my dsl modem.

I use a qwest dsl modem -> Dlink Dir-655 router. Everything on the dsl modem is turned off, it is set to allow all traffic to pass-through to the router.

The router has the ports opened for Azureus, but I don't think its a router issue. It makes me think I'm hitting some sort of unpublished bandwidth cap, but it doesn't make any sense to me that they someone disrupt my connection to webpages but let the p2p traffic through.
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P2P clients are riskware, they can easily be replaced by "underground" versions that contain malware without you knowing it. P2P also requires that you disable your firewall which is totally against any computer security measures. Since you said that you have turned off everything in the router for all traffic to pass through it, that means ANYONE can easily get into your system without your consent.

If you must run P2P then try this:
Go here to download PeerGuardian software Firewall http://phrosty.phoenixlabs.org/pg2-070309.exe This can allow P2P pass-throughs ONLY between your shared-folder. Everywhere else is offlimits to other peers. However, keep in mind that this is merely a software firewall written in codes, so it can be hacked easily by an experienced coder.

I 0.2 is for you to stay off P2P to be 100% secured. That is, if, you don't tread in anything else that can get you infected with malware.
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