Whenever i download something via bit torrent my internet cuts out and reconnects over and over throughout the course of the download. My computer is connected directly to my router with a lan cable so i know its not a wireless issue.
The router is a few years old so maybe it just cant handle the heavy traffic anymore. It's a Linksys WRT54G V8 with everything at the factory default settings. I once tried to update the firmware on it but it wouldn't update. I didn't want to ruin the router so i gave up on trying that.
Oh and sometimes it doesn't completely cut out but reaches the point where no websites respond. My Blizzard downloader will be downloading at like 1.7mb/s then slowly go down to 0 (where my internet either cuts out or slows down to a stop). After that it will start to climb back up to speed. This just repeats over and over until the download is complete.
One of the above should work when you type it into your Web Browser, otherwise on your Windows PC, press the Windows Key and R at the same time, the run box should come up, and type "cmd" without the quotes.
Command Prompt should come up, now type "ipconfig" without the quotes and look for your Default Gateway, and then type it into your Web Browser.
Then you may be prompted for a Username and Password:
Try the following:
Once your in, find the following information for me.
Your encapsulation: PPPoA or PPPoE
Your MTU size
Your VCI and VPI settings, should all be on the Modem/Routers configuration page.
Where you typed in your accout information for your ISP i never typed in any ISP account info and never have before
When you restored to factory, you had to put some credentials in so you could connect to your ISP, it should be on that page, otherwise it'll be on the router status page. i never have to put in any credentials or anything to connect to my ISP. I can just go out and buy any router, hook it up to my modem, and the internet just works. It's cable internet if that means anything...
Also are you only running one modem/router? one router and one modem
You could have stated earlier that you have a modem and a router.
Ok, ring you ISP, as this is to difficult to handle over simple text.
I tried my best, I have some ideas, but it's just gonna be too hard to fix without me actually being at your house.
Unfortunately, no offense, but it just may a little to difficult for you to fix this yourself given your limited knowledge with Networking(I say this in the nicest way possible), try getting a call-out technician to come to your house.