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Hyperwrt_Thibor14 + bittorrent: strange behavior

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by mw1001, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. mw1001

    mw1001 Network Guru Member

    Hi fellows,

    I'm experimenting a strange behavior using bittorent routed by a WRT54GS running Hyperwrt_GS_Thibor14.
    Every 4 or 5 minutes the connection freeze for a moment and restart. The router don't stop to answer ping at any time, but external connection does once or twice at the exactly same moment of traffic's freezing.

    Doesn't matter if my computer is connected to the router by wire or wi-fi, the problem will persist.
    The WRT54GS is configured to authenticate and router my PPPoE connection, bridged to the ADSL modem.

    Below is a screenshot of DU Meter:


    Any suggestions? I had problems with every open source firmware that I tried, when running p2p applications. The only firmware that runs p2p applications smooth with my WRT is the Linksys’s original firmware. Unfortunately, lacking a lot of interesting features…

  2. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    that's not normal, erase your nvram and reconfigure your router. it may help
  3. mw1001

    mw1001 Network Guru Member

    Clear the nvram was the 1st action that I took after the firmware update. But I will make another try tonight, and post the results here.

  4. mw1001

    mw1001 Network Guru Member

    Problem solved!

    I noticed the problem was occurring with any kind of download, in any computer, connect in any way to the router. Then, looking at the uPNP connection status in Windows, I saw another strange thing: my connection time was about 1 minute, but the router's uptime was more than 1 hour!

    After clear nvram and restart the configuration, I noticed the option "Connect on Demand" was automatic selected by default, with the 5 minutes of "max idle time". 5 minutes was the same rhythm of the problem described at my previous post. I changed to " Keep Alive", and problem solved!
    But, maybe, I found a bug accidentally: the connections shouldn’t be ended at 5 minutes with heavy traffic...


    Edit: sorry about the flood, but only after made this new post, I noticed I can't delete the previous one.
  5. lemonade

    lemonade Network Guru Member


    i had a similar problem as described above, all being solved by select "keep alive"
    i noticed whenever i set " connect on demand to X minute" the connection restart (pppoe) every X minute....
    may be a bug? hope thibor can help us with this issue, as i don't want to put the connection to "keep alive"...
  6. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    i've kinda noticed the same thing, the redial code is a complete mess; i'll see what i can do about it for the next release
  7. professordave

    professordave Network Guru Member

    Would say I have the same behavior


    I believe I am seeing this also. It was weird because it seemed that I lost connection, in Internet Explorer etc, but I am always able to ping the router.
  8. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Network Guru Member

    I have a similar problem. one client running BT connected via the LAN connection and my laptop on the wireless dropping its connection. Ive rebooted the router and im seeing if its happening again.
  9. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member


    I am exibiting some similiar behaviour with keep alive(30 sec)... when my wired device is dling with BT my wireless clients disconnect with browser I am still able to connect with ssh client and ping each device. XP even says I am still connected, (although the upnp icon disappears), I end up cold starting the router to get some partial usage. eventually I have to pause or end the dl to get any where. I have even had the wireless completely dissconnect in the middle of a file transfer.


    WRT54GSV4 - Thobur14 (main)
    WRT54GV2 - Thibor14 (not connect to above)
  10. professordave

    professordave Network Guru Member

    Where is the upnp icon?

    What does your setup look like? I am assuming bt refers to bluetooth. Where is this in the picture?
  11. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    Sorry... BT is bittorrent. although I have had issues when Bittorrent isn't running.

    My setup is stock, I am broadcasting the SSID, and I am using WPA PSK. MAC filtering, and I have the 7dbi attennas

    My signal strenght is always vey good to excellent any where in my house.

    Authentication Type : Auto
    Basic Rate : Default
    Transmission Rate : Auto
    CTS Protection Mode : Disable
    Afterburner : Auto
    Frame Burst : Enable
    Beacon Interval : 100
    DTIM Interval : 1
    Fragmentation Threshold : 2346
    RTS Threshold : 2347
    AP Isolation : Off
    SecureEasySetup : Disable
    Preamble: Long
    RX Antenna : Auto
    TX Antenna : Auto
    Transmit Power : Manual 100 mW
  12. professordave

    professordave Network Guru Member

    take back my complaint

    I was having some difficulty so I reset my modem. Maybe that is my problem.

    Is there a dfference between hitting the reset button and erasing nvram?

    If so what does hitting the reset button do?
  13. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    hitting the resart button, is like a restart the OS, you "REBOOT" the OS on the router. clearing the NVRAM will erase all your setting/configuration. You will have to re-enter everything. Including any PPPoe password, any WPA/WEP settings, etc. and any QOS/Port forwarding options.
  14. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    thats not entirely correct

    pressing the reset for a split second will reboot it. however pressing the reset button for 30 seconds will reset the router. However sometimes i have experienced resettin the router with the 30 second rule did not clear the router of old NVRAM settings left from previous 3rd party firmwares, and for this i used telnet and the command

    erase nvram;reboot

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