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Internet seems to slow down for no reason. help please.

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by meemo, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. meemo

    meemo Network Guru Member

    For a list of all the used equipment please view the bottom of this message.

    hey guys,
    this is my first attempt to find some help in this forum, hopefully you guys can help me.

    Problem is: My ADSL Connection (which should be fast enough with 3MBit down / 386Kbit up theoreticly) keeps "dying". That happens usually for no reason, or at least none that i could recall.

    What i do know is that it usually happens when i start Azureus (P2P Program),
    the download will start, but even though i might just be downloading one or two files, my Internet basically just crashes,... I cant check mails, cant connect to mIRC, cant go on google or any other website and cant do anything within the !! Network !!.

    Weird huh?

    And even if i type in the IP of my router (192.168.0.1) it either doesnt get a connection to it or needs seriously minutes and several timeouts before i can connect.

    I really dont know what else i can do, thats why i thought i might just try a different firmware and updated to HyperWRT 2.1b1, but that doesnt help either.

    So.. now you guys know my problem and i beg you if you can PLEASE help me.

    Cheers.
    ~meemo~

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    My PC:
    Dell Inspiron 8100 Laptop
    P3 1Ghz, 512MB RAM, 20GB HD + 160GB external HD (where downloads go), Windows XP Pro.

    My Linksys Parts:
    Linksys Router: WRT54G v2
    Linksys PCMCIA Card: PCM54G
     
  2. macsat

    macsat Network Guru Member

    Upload bandwidth

    My guess is two different explanations :

    1) Azureus uses all your upstream bandwidth - that WILL kill your downstream bandwidth as well, since even downloads needs to "reply" with ack packages.

    2) Azureus opens more connections than your router or your DSL modem can handle. That will fill the buffers of your equipment, and "kill" your connection.

    Solution for the first one, is to try to limit how much upstream Azureus is allowed to use. On a 384kbs connection, something like 35 kb/sec should ensure that you can still use your connection.

    For the 2nd one you need some better QoS (Quality of Service). Here Satory might be a good choise as firmware, or maby even better Alchemy once that is released.
     
  3. meemo

    meemo Network Guru Member

    well, first of all, thanks for the quick reply.

    regarding the upstream, i usually limit the upstream in Azureus to 20Kbs or 35Kbs, never more...
    and my settings regarding connection are "max. connections per torrent: 85" and "max connection (in total): 600".

    how much connections can a router/network handle?
    what is the difference in these firmwares?

    and my next problem would be the whole QoS thing, since i seriously dont know how to work with these settings,...

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    My PC:
    Dell Inspiron 8100 Laptop
    P3 1Ghz, 512MB RAM, 20GB HD + 160GB external HD (where downloads go), Windows XP Pro.

    My Linksys Parts:
    Linksys Router: WRT54G v2
    Linksys PCMCIA Card: PCM54G
     

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