Okay, I have realized I am totally addicted to the internet with this ordeal. I have been torrenting nonstop for like 2 months using Utorrent 1.7.5 and PeerGuardian2. So everything was fine until about Saturday morning (Friday night I dropped the modem a bit hard on one side on a speaker by accident, but the internet was good for another 10 hours). I also realized that PG2 had malfunctioned or something and wasn't blocking anyone while I torrented for those 10+ hours >.< I left the modem on for 4 hours and it couldn't connect. Later in the day it connected for about two hours before it went off again. So again it died and I waited 2 hours before it connected again for another 4 hours. I called Verizon and they told me that: 1. The phone line cable should never be over 8 FT (mine is like 15) 2. You shouldn't plug the modem into a surge protector (which it is) 3. Modems never die But my internet has worked fine except for my slow torrent speeds (50KB is like my max dl speed and yes I did all the tweak guides like port forwarding and setting the max upload speed). MY TORRENT SPEED HAS SLOWED DOWN IMMENSELY HERE! I'm not sure what the problem is, but I can have the internet for long periods of time, but it takes at least an 1 hour (or more) to reconnect or connect at all (even if I repair the connection or reboot the modem + comp). This is obviously killing me because I have final projects to do and am trying to work on my Xbox to make XBMC work. Do you guys think I should call and have Verizon send a technician over here? Or is it something I can take care of. EDIT I did dl a test torrent for openoffice that works 100%, I don't see any problems with it, but all my other torrents have problems. Yea things are very bad. I'm downloading a heavily seeded torrent with my port forwarding and tweaks on and my best speed is 3KB while I upload 7KB. I start a torrent with about 30KB DL (good speeds) and it will drop to 0-1KB DL in like 5 mins with the same peers and seeds, what is wrong?! I'm turning into an all time uploader instead of a downloader (which would be ok with me if the file was 100%) My friends say I might be getting throttled or capped (I don't know what that means though).