I Changed my proxy settings in bitlord to (proxy type - HTTP1.1, Proxy server to Localhost and proxy port to 3456). This sped bitlord up a bit, at least in starting a new download/connection, but I have found that web browsing is all but impossible afterwards due to an extreme slow down. When I turn off the proxy (back to No proxy and restart bitlord, it is slower but back to normal and my web browsing is back to full speed.
Is there a reason for this?
I have changed the proxy back and forth and it is clearly the problem.