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a new fix for the P2P problem

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by inforcer007, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. inforcer007

    inforcer007 Guest

    Hi all :)

    I'm a new user, i just got a WTR54GL and had one hell of a time fixing everything .. jumping between different firmwares .. and all :).

    I'm sure most of you had problems with P2P software like emule and bit torrent where you suddenly find your network from your router to your computer not working and the rest of the computers work and Internet is working fine on them all.

    i had this problem which took many hours to finally discover what it was .. i tried every method that was posted on this forum for a fix and none worked..

    i then tried playing around with my software firewall i had .. which is zonealarm 6 pro
    even though it didn't say nothing in its logs it seems the software firewall was the culprit for the network freezes on my computer whenever i run some P2P software .. after some time of changing all the settings, i finally hit it down to a certain setting called (Enable ARP Protection)

    this setting was enabled of course since i want good security .. I'm not a computer expert so i don't even know what it does.. but disabling this option made my router work properly even under heavy load, .. it does not cause any problems now . And is working perfectly . I hope this helps a lot of you guys to fix the similar problems your having with P2P, just check your software firewalls for that setting .. and disable it :)

    if you have any questions post below :)
     
  2. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    I don't even bother with a software firewall because the WRT has a decent built-in one which works fine for me... I've never been hacked or broken into once before, and I have a mostly-static IP address. (Changes roughly every 10-12 months)
     
  3. BCan

    BCan Network Guru Member

    I use a software firewall, just to keep those pesky malware/spyware progs in check. At least I know when they are trying to access, if they ever get installed.

    Most P2P problems are that the programs open up too many ports on the routers, and they struggle to process the requests.
    Another is that a NAT enabled router and NAPT enabled ADSL modem DO NOT work together to enable NAT to solve properly.
     

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