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problems running a dedicated bit-torrent box (shibby) attached to main router (also shibby)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by blackjackel, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. blackjackel

    blackjackel LI Guru Member

    Anyone that has run bit-torrent client on their main router has probably had problems with network slowdowns especially when doing other services such as VPN and data encryption, so I decided to buy a separate router dedicated to serving media and running bit-torrent so that my main router can only do data encryption and VPN to lighten the load.

    I've run into a HUGE problem:

    I'm going to call my main router (the one that does the actual routing) MAINROUTER and my 2nd router doing the bit-torrent BTBOX.

    When I connect MAINROUTER to BTBOX using BTBOX's LAN1 port, I am able to see BTBOX when my pc is connected to MAINROUTER by typing (which is the ip of BTBOX: it lets me admin BTBOX). The problem is that when doing it this way, the bittorent server won't download for some reason!

    When I connect MAINROUTER to BTBOX using WAN port, bittorent server runs and downloads! YAY! BUT…. I can't see BTBOX anymore when my pc i connected to MAINROUTER by typing (which is again the ip for BTBOX).

    Note: The only difference in the scenarios about is that the wire from MAINROUTER is attached to WAN port or LAN1 port on the BTBOX.

    How can i make it so I can have my torrents run while at the same time being able to see BTBOX when I'm connected to MAINROUTER (say through wifi or something) by typing the BTBOX address:
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  2. blackjackel

    blackjackel LI Guru Member

    as any good person should do I'm posting my solution that I found myself:

    You go to the "basic" section of tomatousb, and you set WAN / Internet type to: Disabled then you check the "Bridge wan port to primary lan" checkbox.

    Under "LAN": you set ip to something that is inside the primary router's network but NOT the primary router address (mine is

    Default gateway set to: (Whatever the ip of your primary router is, usually or

    Static DNS: for the first field and for the second.

    Reboot your BTBOX router, and all should be fine.
    Marcel Tunks likes this.
  3. leandroong

    leandroong Addicted to LI Member

    You forgot something. Routing->Mode=Router.
    This way your BTBox will act as WET. You have option to use your wireless to connect to main router or use wired ethernet, LAN to LAN, connection.

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