Help me do my setup correctly? qos?? Torrent

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by chlywly, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. chlywly

    chlywly Guest

    I have the Linksys Gs (speedbooster) v2 I have been running the original wrt firmware for several months...

    I noticed myself having major problems with bittorrent for the past few months, downloads always slow 1-10kb usually no greater than 5kb and my internet would always die, BT would HOG the banwidth even if my downloads were going slow..... port forwarding restricting did nothing.

    I downloaded the thibor13d yesterday and installed it, it seems to have automatically fixed the connection dying thing, but my BT downloads are still really slow, I tried doing port 16881 to make sure that rogers (isp) doesnt limit BT banwidth... maybe they also know this port.

    Anyways I setup QOS to be around 90% of my max upstram, I put it to 700Kbps right now, and set my computer/ethernet port to be top priority out of the rest on router.

    Still no luck with speeds, any suggestions?
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Setting QoS will only ensure that your local network is able to make the most of your upstream, it will not enable you to actually increase BitTorrent speeds. If BitTorrent is slow without QoS, QoS will NOT speed it up.

    The whole idea in a normal QoS setup is to LOWER BitTorrent's priority so you can still surf the web and do other things like that while BitTorrent "moves out of the way" as needed.

    This guide is written for the simultaneous use of Vonage (VoIP, which requires high priority) and BitTorrent (which uses insane bandwidth if permitted) and I have a very limited 256k upstream. It works for me. It's written for Tofu, but I think you'll find the QoS screen pretty similar.

    It won't help your BitTorrent download speeds, but it will help the "BitTorrent is hogging your bandwidth" problem.

    I'd also try a different Torrent client, and other things like limiting your connections to about 75 per Torrent or so rather than making thousands of connections that don't yield any download. The stable, reliable Torrent peers will tend to stay connected, and after a little time you'll be better off not wasting your time trying to connect to the "one bit wonders" who appear and vanish all the time.

    I've had great luck with both uTorrent (I'm too lazy to remember which key combination will give me the Mu symbol), and Azereus.

    And, of course, if you are hooking to poorly-seeded Torrents, ain't nothing gonna help you speed it up.
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