Slow Torrent UL/DL with WRT54GL

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by veeko, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. veeko

    veeko LI Guru Member

    Hello Everyone,

    New to the forum, and I was wondering if I could get a little assistance with my new router. I haven't been able to find any related threads through the search. I have just recently purchased a WRT54GL. Everything has been working great up until I tried to download a torrent. I have upgraded from Linksys 4.30.5 firmware to Hyperwrt 2.1b1 + Thibor15c (thanks Thibor :rockon: ). Unfortunately I am receiving slow upload and download speeds. The port forward is set correctly and I am still experiencing slow connections. I have tested the same torrent eliminating the router and can pretty well max out my upload and download speed. As soon as I am behind the router again I am experiencing slow connections. My service provides a 600kB download and 100kB upload. I am using utorrent and I haven't made any configuration changes to my client.

    I just find it strange how I am able to max out my connection without the router. If anyone can please provide any suggestions or feedback to resolve my issue that would be much appreciated.

    I have also enclosed a screenshot of a speedtest i performed at dslreports.

    Please excuse me if I have not posted in the correct section.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. veeko

    veeko LI Guru Member

    Over 40 views and still no suggestions... anyone?

  3. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    you haven't posted enough information for anyone to be able to help you. are you using QoS? what have you set Bittorrent priority to? what is the upload you have configured? is the circle in Utorrent green or yellow or red?
  4. veeko

    veeko LI Guru Member

    Thanks Thibor. I'm not using QoS right now. I've enabled it a couple of times and didn't notice any difference. Bandwidth allocation is set to high. Global upload is set 80 kB/s and max connections is set 200. I have recently enabled protocol encryption, DHT is disabled and the circle is green.

    I've just read a few posts on another site that my ISP (Rogers) is possibly throttling port 1720 now which was the only work around for me to get my max speeds or even throttling torrent headers competely. I am going to run a few more tests later this evening when I get in from work.

    I'll be able to tell for sure once I hook the modem directly to my PC. Last time I tested that I was able to max out my connection. If Rogers implemented that BS in the past couple of days in my area that would explain why. I'll be sure to post my results.

  5. veeko

    veeko LI Guru Member

    Strangely enough when I connected the modem directly to the computer I got my speeds back. I also noticed I got a different IP address. When I hooked everything back up to the router my speeds went down to 150kB/s DL and 5kB/s UL and I got my old IP address back. I then attempted to clone my MAC address and sure enough it worked. I got the IP that gave me max speeds.

    The only conclusion I can possibly come up with is that I think Rogers might actually be throttling IP addresses in my area.

    Anyways I'm back up and running and absolutely enjoying my WRT54GL w/ Thibor15c firmware.

    If anyone has any other possible suggestions as to why this might have happened (not due to IP throttling) let me know what u think.

  6. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    There is NO SHORTAGE of threads about P2P and bittorrent. I am sure if you use the search button a few times you will find them. That will avoid a lot of re-typing of the same-old information. You haven't even said what BitTorrent software and version you are using among many other missing details. Nobody wants to play 20 questions to tease out these important items, which is why your post had many views and few replies. Jumping right ahead to what you think is the answer is not good diagnostic technique.
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