Just checked on another laptop which still has bittorrent 7.6 and everything is downloading perfectly so its not my internet connection. So what has 7.8 done to my laptop? Its not windows firewall as i have allowed bittorrent there, when i have tried to run a bandwith test in Bittorrent it says 'Connection failed error. A request to send or receive data was disallowed because the socket is not connected and(when sending on a datagram socket using a sendto call)no address was'......and thats it, no more text so i dont know what 'no address was.....'! Any ideas anyone???