i run a fully patched WinXP Professional with SP2 on an AthlonXP 1800+ with a ms-6367 motherboard.i connect to the internet with a external D-link DFM-560ES modem through a Dishnet account. I dwnld a lot of stuff using bittorrents through Shareaza 188.8.131.52. my problem is that after i leave shareaza running for sometime (usually hours but sometimes a few minutes) my internet connection just freezes. there is a connected icon in the taskbar but nothing goes out or comes in. Neither the modem nor the firewall (ZoneAlarm) show any kind of activity.sometimes the modem shows that it is not connected but not always. i cannot browse the internet also.if i try to disconnect it takes a comparitively long time to do so. In the event viewer one of the two following alerts shows up. 1)Warning Alert . 2)Information Alert i have checked all options for modems and connections in the control panel, and have checked all options that i can understand are, for an uninterrupted connection (as far as possible to do with a mouse). i know its not the firewall because it happens even if there isnt one. reinstalling the OS doesnt help either. how can i overide the default security limit? or is the problem related to bittorrent handling in Shareaza? please give me some help to remove this very irritating problem. its really starting to bug me having to frequently restart my connection every hour.