WRT54G and Torrents

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by TuffRR, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. TuffRR

    TuffRR Network Guru Member

    Apologies for flogging a dead horse but this is really driving me mad. :wallbang:

    I've searched and found many threads with people suffering the same problem ie network disconnections while running a bittorent client.

    I have tried startup scripts and have tried limiting the connections per torrent in Azureus all to no avail. I am running DD-WRT v23 (25/12/05)

    Has anyone successfully stopped their WRT54G from dropping connections?
  2. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    I have no problem running utorrent with my wrt54gv3 using the latest v23 sp1 04/03 built
  3. danr

    danr Network Guru Member

    Have you tried the suggestions from the WIKI?:

  4. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    I *REALLY* like the latest v23 beta build. It shows you right there on the Status->Router page whether the connection table is full or not. An invaluable diagnostic tool.
  5. TuffRR

    TuffRR Network Guru Member

    Thanks to the link to that page in the Wiki, I hadn't seen that before. I will try some of the suggestions there as well as upgrade to the latest version.

    I'll let you know how i go....
  6. kingofcomedy

    kingofcomedy Network Guru Member

    I'm running DD-WRT v23 (12/25/05) on a WRT54G v2.2 and ABC is working fine :)
  7. TuffRR

    TuffRR Network Guru Member

    I patched the Windows TCPIP settings as described in the Wiki and it has definately made a difference. I can now surf the web while running azureus without losing the connection every few minutes.

    I still get occasional drop outs on the wireless side (another wrt54g hooked up to an xbox) but at least it's a huge improvement.

    I will update the firmware this weekend and see if i can get rid of the wireless dropouts, if i can do that i will be a happy camper... :cheering:
  8. danr

    danr Network Guru Member

    I don't know what you've tried, and it may be needless to say, but wireless dropouts can be caused by interference as well.

    You may want to try other WIFI channels on your router. In most cases (not all), 1, 6 and 11 are the ones to try. Many 2.4 gHz cordless phones and microwave ovens cause interference as well.

    Intereference with other WIFI points isn't as bad as interference from other sources. The 802.11 standards, tell the devices how to deal with interference from other 802.11 devices (and it will cause a slowdown). They don't have a way of dealing with a cordless phone in the way.

    Again, depending upon your background, I may be stating the obvious...
  9. TuffRR

    TuffRR Network Guru Member

    Thanks, I'd ruled out interference because it only happens with Azureus running. I'm currently using channel 6 without any probs.
  10. foq99

    foq99 Network Guru Member

    I've had problems with this in the past, too, and I seem to have found something that works out for me so I figured I'd post it here. In my setup, I have one router acting as a client, giving wireless to 3 computers. On one of those, I run BitComet. Used to be, every time I'd grab a torrent, one of the pieces of equipment along the way (cable modem--wireless router--wireless router (client)) would stop responding. I think it was probably the wireless router that's NOT dd-wrt. So what I did was that I stopped the listen port (I never could make that work right anyways), and RAISED the max up threads. My theory doing that was that one of the pieces of gear would get DDOSed from all of the requests coming to download and get denied by the max threads. Since I did this, I can torrent away and still surf. Actually, I'm doing it right now. It's not a dd-wrt solution, but it works all the same. Good luck!
  11. danr

    danr Network Guru Member

    BTW, if you turn on logging on the DD-WRT, you can see stuff like packets which are dropped by firewall rules.
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