Trying to find out how a router works ...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Totoro, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Totoro

    Totoro Network Guru Member

    Hello !

    At first, please forgive my poor english, I'm french ;)

    Well, I've got a Linksys BEFR41 v3 (f.1.005) router, and I'm really fed up with ... My router always freeze after a few hours when I use Emule and Bittorent.

    So I decided to buy a new router, but before, I'd would like to understund how it works, and why it freezes.

    I guess there's a problem of saturation of the NAT table, because of the high number of simultaneous connexions the P2P apps create.
    I guess the depht of the NAT table is linked to the amount of RAM.

    I don't know how much RAM my router RAM, but i read that the WRT54GS has 32 Mo of RAM and 8 Mb of flash.

    Do you agree with me ? Do you think that my issue will be solved if I chose the WRT54GS router as my new one ?

    thanx a lot for ur help


  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    I never had any problems running eMule with my Linksys BEFSR41, this was a V1 though :? Have you tried reducing the amount of connections in eMule?
  3. Totoro

    Totoro Network Guru Member

    I'm not alone, unfortunately :,11350981~mode=flat?hilite=bittorrent

    Yes, I tried. Ireduced it to 600

    Emule, alone, is quite accepted by the router. But try to launch emule, bitorent and make search in emule at the same time, and the router will freeze ...

    I know that my router freezes because of a network stress by Bittorrent. But I'd like to know how this stress get my router down, and if much memory could solve the problem
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Well that post you've linked to suggests it could be down to a specific version of the firmware, are you using the one mentioned?

    To be honest running two P2P apps at the same time is going to stress out your connection regardless of which make/model of router your using :roll:
  5. Totoro

    Totoro Network Guru Member

    That's why I'm looking to find a router that shouldn't be stressed, and the spec that contributes to stressless the router
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