So I've been staying at the same hotel every week for a few months. Using Vuze 22.214.171.124. My NAT stays white (sometimes firewalled), my torrents are usually blue or yellow, though sometimes green. U/L speeds are nowhere near as fast as D/L speeds, but it gets the job done. (On my home network, it's green-green-green). Last week, though, I got throttled. I called the (central, 800-number) Help Desk, and they asked if I was using P2P, Netflix, etc. They said when there's too much congestion in one router at a hotel, they lock down the MAC addresses hogging the bandwidth. OK, so I put on my smartpants and figured, well, I'm in no hurry to get stuff D/Led, I'll just set the U/L and D/L speeds at 28K each. Worked fine for a week, and I got throttled again tonight. TONIGHT what the Help desk told me was if there are "too many ports" open, they cut off that MAC address. Now, I thought Vuze only used a handful of "ports" per se, but I thought he might be referring to the number of open connections. So here's what I did: - Kept the 28K/28L speed limit - Set the GLOBAL Max Connections (Tools=>Transfer) to "12" - Selected TOR network - Set (Connection=>Transport Encryption) to require RC4 encrypted transport Will any (or all, in concert) of these options help me stay connected? Does anyone know what (if any) is a "typical" max connections that will log me out? (In other words, can I raise the 12 to a 20, or a 50, and still stay under the radar)? I'll take any and all advice, because I will be in this hotel for a few more months. Thanks.