Very Annoying Problem - Easily Fixable?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by in-oblivian, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. in-oblivian

    in-oblivian Network Guru Member

    Hey Everyone,

    I have a linksys WRTG54GS and it recives alot of bandwidth usage. After a while of large file transfers, the router is not contactable and it stops the internet to everything and all four ports on the LAN except the file transfers will still be downloading and still working. The only way to solve this problem is by restarting the router by unplugging it and plugging it back in. Which gets very annoying when you have to do it once or twice a day. I updated to the latest firmaware for my router v4.70.6 In hopes of solving this, I have reflashed it twice to the same firmware thinking I had a bad install, I have email Linksys twice and they say the problem should be solved in the 4.70.6 firmware upgrade which it doesnt. Maybe there is some easy way to fix this problem? Can anyone suggest some solutions maybe I should try a different firmware from this site? I am using Bit-Torrent for the file transfers. Running Windows XP. I really hope to solve this problem, anyone experience anything like it? Thanks
  2. atinexus

    atinexus Network Guru Member

    Open up your www config on the router and forward the ports that bit torrent uses to the ip of your cpu
  3. in-oblivian

    in-oblivian Network Guru Member

    Instead of doing that I have DMZ enabled, which I thought does the same thing, does doing it that way maybe work better? If I disable DMZ the transfer still works because the client I use knows how to forward ports or something. Yet either way the problem still happends does anyone have a problem similiar to this or have any other idea's as I try forwarding?
  4. PepiX

    PepiX Network Guru Member

    What is this CPU you mention? What IP does it have? (cpu=?router)

    How do you do it?
  5. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Yes, most people who use a Linksys router with factory firmware will have this problem, because the stock Linksys firmware doesn't time out idle connections for 5 days, and can only handle a few thousand connections, so the connections table fills up and overflows in anything from hours to a day or two.

    You need aftermarket firmware. Read any of the threads with "P2P" or "BitTorrent" in the title for a more detailed explanation of you want.
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