Correct settings for bittorrent to prevent reboots

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by wootwoot, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. wootwoot

    wootwoot Network Guru Member

    I am using dd-wrt v22 and I find that when I run bittorrent I get random reboots. I have tried to limit the number of global connections in azureus, I have gradually gone down from 50 to 30. I still get reboots though, what can I do to prevent this, thx.
  2. Lazybones

    Lazybones Network Guru Member

    While some bittorrent clients are better than others there is one thing you can do in DD-WRT to help prevent it.

    The most common reason for a reboot is the router running out of memory. This often happens when it trys to track too many connections at once.

    Administration-->Managment-->IP Filter Settings

    Try setting the TCP and UDP Timeout to 120, this will prevent the router from remembering connections for too long.

    GS routers up from versions 1 to 3 have more ram than the G routers which also helps with this issue.
  3. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

  4. wootwoot

    wootwoot Network Guru Member

  5. wootwoot

    wootwoot Network Guru Member

    After leaving things going overnight 90 does not seem to fix everything. I bumped it down to 60 for now. How low can I go on this without messing up anything else networking related? Also would it help to free up some ram by disabling services that I am not using?
  6. Kot_Behemot

    Kot_Behemot Network Guru Member

    I think that 60 is propably quite low. I think it can mess up some of comunication. I would rather go for turning off some of services.
    It is weird that so low number of connections is causing reboots- I use have set 1024 connections on router and 500 on Bit comet and it still works flawlessly.
    If I were you I would try to turn off unnecessary services and maybe try if #23 solves the problem.
  7. wootwoot

    wootwoot Network Guru Member

    Yea this was never a problem when I was hardwired in but now that I am on wireless only it has become a problem. With my housing situation I have no choice but to use wifi only. :(
  8. Lazybones

    Lazybones Network Guru Member

    Forgot that I also have Maximum Ports set to 4096. You should only use this setting if you already have set your timouts to 120 and you have a version 1 to 3 GS router as they have enough ram to handle it.

    I am running DD-WRT version 23.
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