WRT54GS v6 dying -- Bit Torrent issues?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by cifrancgx, May 26, 2008.

  1. cifrancgx

    cifrancgx Guest


    I have a Linksys WRT54GS v6 running firmware v1.52.5. The router is connected to the net with Time Warner's Road Runner Turbo using a Motorola SURFboardr SB4200 cable modem.

    The issue I have been having since I got it is that it seems like the router dies after a period of time of heavy Bit Torrent use. I will have Bit Torrent running on my PC (uTorrent under Windows XP Pro) and after a certain amount of time (it varies) the connection will die. I then have to power off the cable modem and the router then plug the cable modem back in, wait for it to power up all the way and then power the router back up.

    I suspect it is the router because I read this on the uTorrent FAQ...


    "The default firmware for Linksys (and all replacement firmwares except for the latest DD-WRT and HyperWRT Thibor) have a severe problem where they track old connections for FIVE days, which causes the router to hang when using P2P apps, or any software that generates a lot of connections. DHT only aggravates the situation because of the number of connections it generates."

    However they said this doesn't affect WRT54GS routers v5 and up (mine is a v6).

    I also was using a version 1.0 WRT54GS (that I still have) that had the same issue and I gave up on it and decided to buy a v6 to see if that helped any. It did not.

    Any ideas? I am getting really tired of having to power cycle the modem and router.

    Should I go back to my v1 WRT54GS (CGN10) and use a 3rd party firmware. I was using a 3rd party firmware on that one (Firmware Version: v4.71.1, Hyperwrt 2.1b1 + Thibor15c) but it didn't seem to prevent it from crashing like my current one does.

    UPDATE: I went ahead and went back to my v1.0 WRT54GS and installed Tomato Version 1.19. I started uTorrent again and was downloading for around 15-20 minutes and then the connection slowly died again. I had to reset the cable modem and router. Do you suppose it could be the cable modem?


  2. Tungsram

    Tungsram Addicted to LI Member

    I have this same problem. :-\
  3. Tungsram

    Tungsram Addicted to LI Member

    From here...

    More from uTorrent...

    Guess it's time for a new router.
  4. CaNsA

    CaNsA Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54GS V5.1 and i run torrents with a connection limit of 450 in utorrent with no probs what so ever.

    Then again, I am using dd-wrt firmware which is free to use and very easy to install.
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