Things were working well until yesterday afternoon - my download speed started dropping and it was not a problem with my internet connection as far as I could tell, though I am guessing that it was the program that interfering with my ability to browse and stream music on the internet. ( I then restarted BitTorrent and things got even worse, as speeds never picked back up and I wasn't actively downloading anything. I also upgraded to the latest version. I am only see "Connecting to Peers" for the files I am trying to download but no downloads. I tried playing around with the preferences: number of connections, etc., with the advice I've seen online but that hasn't helped. Also, the program does prevent me from accessing my modem - I get a 500 error message on the modem page - too many connections? However, this used to happen only after BitTorrent has been running some time, but now it happens immediately, right after I start up BitTorrent. Sorry if this is a relatively easy problem, I'm not tech-saavy.