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When I use utorrent, im unable to surf the web on any computer on my home network. When I stop the download in utorrent my internet connection still will not work. I have to unplug the modem then the routher for my internet connection to be restored?

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Try exiting the Torrent application and waiting a few minutes to see if the other PCs in the home can browse the web. If not try disabling or unplugging the network adapter on the PC that was using utorrent for a few minutes and see if the other PCs still cannot browse.
If the situation persist it may be a result of an upstream issue. One such possible one may be that the torrent uses up some amount of resources that result in your service being trottled back or otherwise denied. Power cycling the modem will likely force you to acquire a new public IP address from the service provider and reset connections to the previously leased IP address.

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That seems to be a normal result (Lack of intenet access) if you are pulling down torrents if your router is configured as DHCP. UTorrent recommends static IP addressing to optimise the application.

You can restore your connectivity by closing the uTorrent application by right-clicking the icon in the taskbar and exiting the program completely.

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