Can't surf when downloading

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by dragonzzz, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. dragonzzz

    dragonzzz Network Guru Member


    I've got the Linksys WRT54G (v5). But when i'm downloading, i can't surf at all.

    Can it be that the settings are wrong? Cause i've got the draytek vigor 2200e +, and never got any problem with it.

    Since i have a 24mbit line, i've changed the vigor to the linksys. And it's been a week that I've this problem.

    can some1 help me :)

  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    when your downloading with bit torrent? explain more plz
  3. dragonzzz

    dragonzzz Network Guru Member

    When i'm downloading with bitcomet yes :(
    But when i was using the vigor, there was no problem at all.

    it's really weird, i've too close bitcomet to surf normal :(

    help mee!!! :(
  4. paulgood

    paulgood Guest

    I've got almost the same problem as "dragonzzz". I can still surf but when one computer is downloading torrents with bitcomet, the other two on the network slow down to a crawl when web browsing!

    And help would be appreciated.
    (I've got the WRT54G ver 3)
  5. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    You need to implement QoS. Unfortunately, QoS on the stock firmware is somewhat limited, and of course given a V5, you cannot load better firmware at this point. Thibor has automatic P2P prioritization, and it works great, but Thibor won't go on V5 hardware.

    But, what you want to do is test your UPSTREAM bandwidth with QoS turned off, set your QoS bandwidth to "Manual" and enter about 90-95% of your tested upstream bandwidth into the QoS bandwidth field.

    Then, simply set the following TCP/IP ports to HIGH priority in QoS:

    53 (DNS)
    80 and 443 (web)
    110 and 25 (email)

    ...or whatever ports you want to be able to talk on the 'net with higher priority.

    Alternatively, you can trade in your WRT54G V5 for a WRT54GL, and load Thibor, and then simply do the same steps for getting your upstream bandwidth set properly, then set "P2P QoS" to "Low". Done.
  6. dragonzzz

    dragonzzz Network Guru Member

    thnx NateHoy :D

    gonna test it now :) if it works, i'll post the results hehe
  7. katsuki23

    katsuki23 LI Guru Member

    Alternatively, you can also limit your download/upload speed on Bitcomet itself.
  8. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    best to limit the amount of connections AND upload speeds to BT clients.
  9. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    limiting # of simultaneous connections per torrent has always solved my torrent related problems
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