Can´t stop kazaa, bittorrent and edonkey traffic

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by andresitotubia, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. andresitotubia

    andresitotubia Network Guru Member

    I use the last linksys official firmware on my wrt54g router. I have a LAN with some other wrt54g connected to a switch. All works fine but until one department start to download something. I don´t know what they use (Kazaa, bittorrent or what) but it consume all the BW and the connection is to F** slow. Can someone tell me how can i stop that traffic. I read lots of docs and forums but i can´t find someone who tell how could i stop that.

  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    just block the ports that kazza uses.

    click on the link

    and form there you can block ports. i dont know what ports kazza uses.

    the only own side to this is that the user that is using kazaa could just change th ports. and then you will need to find out what ports they changed it to so you could block it.

    if i were you i would block a range of ip address a day @ a time. so when you find a range that you block and the p2p traffic stops then you can start to narrow down which ip address it was.
  3. ALT3R

    ALT3R Network Guru Member

    I think it is more usefull to use a bandwidth limiter. Giving some bandwidth will prevent that user to find other ways or machines to dl.
  4. schembo2000

    schembo2000 Network Guru Member

    I would use a firewall like sonicwall or baracuda.
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    the rotuer kinda serves the same purpose and plus to run the firewall like sonicwall you will need to external server.
  6. schembo2000

    schembo2000 Network Guru Member

    are you sure about the external server?? At work, we set up a sonicwall for a client and i don't think we used any external servers.

    The router is a firewall, but doesn't it only act as a firewall for outside packets? So, doesn't that mean that if the source is from insde the LAN the router would have a harder time to block it?

    i know it is possible, but i think it would be easier with an external firewall... just my opinion.
  7. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    well you could have a server running sonicwall.

    but if nothing else works then i would set up sonciwall but that is just me.

    the rotuer can block ports within the lan. it is not that hard to specify the computer and which ports ned to be blocked.
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