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Bit torrent troubles...i am a newbie, help!

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jaz_e24, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. jaz_e24

    jaz_e24 Network Guru Member

    Hello, I have a WRT54G router with Firmware Version: v3.01.3 - HyperWRT 2.0. What do i need to do to get bit torrent working correctly? thank you
  2. 69mws

    69mws Network Guru Member

  3. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    HyperWRT Tofu and Thibor both include support for startup scripts, and I think both already have a fix for Torrent which should work for most people out of the box.

    I don't know anything about HyperWRT 2.0 - I started with Tofu 10, which is based on the latest Linksys firmware + HyperWRT 2.1b1 + Tofu's extras.
  4. ybbmadysu

    ybbmadysu Network Guru Member

    I have read that some ISP's are limiting bandwidth on known p2p ports.
    I configured my Bittorrent prog to run on port 53000 and setup port range forwarding on the router to forward 50000 to 55000 and my laptops IP.

    My internet connection is 3000/256, my average (all DL's together) DL speed from torrents is 300-to-380Bps. Works great.
  5. chumley

    chumley Network Guru Member

    Could you give me some details as to how you get those speeds on your torrent dls? I am running into VERY slow downloads since i put in my new WRT54G. I have it running with dd-wrt 23b, and i only have my desktop and my laptop at home running on it. I optimized the MTU (cause someone suggested it) but no significant changes. Ever since i set up the network things have turned into molasses and i'm getting frustrated!
    Thanks in advance for any advice at all! :(
  6. ybbmadysu

    ybbmadysu Network Guru Member

    The only changes I have made are the ones I listed above. for testing, i ran bt on my desktop (win xp pro sp2) and on my laptop (osx 10.4.3) and set them to dl the same prog/music. I turned off port range forwarding on my router. my laptop dl much faster than the desktop. Evertyhing i dl goes much faster with osx.

    Also, your dl speed can only be as fast as their ul speed. so if you are dl'ing a file from a bunch of ppl with a dialup connection, your dl will be very slow.
    I began the dl of 6 movies and 1 software dvd (total dl size 15.6GB) last night, when I woke up this morning they were all complete/seeding. But this was on my osx laptop.

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