I get this error when using a popular bit torrent client and using the native Vista firewall. "An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions" Others have expreienced this with and without 3rd party firewalls and other bit torrents clients. When this error occures my internet connection dies. I'm not totally disconnected but there's no internet radio and the internet gadgets stop working, i.e. Vista's Weather Gadget, also Internet Explorer stops bring up pages/sites like it's not connected. My internet connection with the ethernet card and DSL is still connected but i'm basically cut off from there. My DSL modem is directly connected to the ethernet card on the computer. No router. Only a restart can cures this until any where from a couple hours to a day when it happens again. This is odd and also frustrating.... The things I have done so far: Turned off UAC. Ran said program as Administrator. Turn on and off firewall. Ran said program in Compatibility mode. (WindowsXP SP2) Gave said program all permissions to access internet. (Using wf.msc) Switched out ethernet cards. Turned off and then on IPv6. Kicked the garbage can...really HARD! Is this something to do with the way Vista handles high traffic and is there a fix/cure? Please any help will be greatly appericated!