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WRT54G v3 & bittorrent

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by web_rat, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. web_rat

    web_rat Network Guru Member

    Have one of these routers with latest linksys firmware and have had no problems till now. I recently downloaded and installed Bittorrent v 4.2.2 and started using it. Next thing I realized was my wireless access was fubarred. At times I could see my network but not attach, other times I could attach but not browse, and eventually could not even see the network. This times I could see the network but not attach were only if I disabled wpa and broadcast the ssid. Reconfiguring the router or reloading my config file did nothing. Neither did reflashing linksys firmware. I finally ended up doing a hardware reset and reflashing and rebuilding a new configuration. Now everything is back to normal.

    Was this just a coincidence or is there a problem with bittorrent and the linksys. I read something about a couple of different bt prggys having problems but not Bittorrent. BTW the computer I was running bt on is on a wired connection to my network.
     
  2. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    This is a controversial topic with plenty of existing threads. I highly recommend the "search" button.

    In short, most people find that reading the FAQ for your client software will often have a section about "good settings for a residential connection". It's important to throttle the number of connections and the up/down bandwidth to avoid choking many routers.

    Expecting a sub-$100 router to handle anything and everything some program on a typically >$1,000 PC can throw at it, is probably not reasonable. Even the original BitTorrent program can be so greedy it drowns your network.

    I use uTorrent, and I set it to <150 connections, downstream-70%, upstream-50% of my bandwidth. Seems to work nicely!
     

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