WRT54G v5 1.00.6 firmware and BitTorrent

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by EvilOtto, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. EvilOtto

    EvilOtto Guest

    Apologies if this has been answered in a different thread; I did a search and did not find anything specific.

    Linksys claims that the 1.00.6 firmware for the WRT54G v5 fixes the "Run BitTorrent and your web surfing dies" problem. I'm here to tell you that it does not. I flashed my router yesterday, confirmed that the new version was showing in the web interface, and started up a few torrents. All was fine until about an hour ago, when all web surfing died again; shutting down the torrents and waiting 20 minutes seems to have cleared up the problem. There's no change in the problem after the new firmware.

    My question is this: is there ANYTHING that can be done with the firmware on this router to alleviate this problem? I already have upstream limited to 10KB/sec and Azureus tells me I've got my forwarding good to go.

    Any help is appreciated. :cry:
  2. Wintermute_ryc

    Wintermute_ryc Network Guru Member

    I have no trouble, but here are my settings:

    Router (same as yours)
    -port-forwarding enabled (ie. port 65534 if used by Azureus), both UDP and TCP
    -QoS enabled (ie. port 65534 would be set to low priority)

    Azureus (2.4 I assume..)
    -PnP disabled, port-forwarding used instead (see above)
    -around 150 peers per torrents
    -300 peers max
    -3 total active torrents at once, one or two download at once (no point to have more than one torrent from the same tracker, and one active torrent is more than enough to max out my bandwidth anyway)
    -for upload speeds I've used 10 up to neearly maxing out...no difference
    -download speed capped to around 90% of my cap.

    Using dedicated PC (P3 750) and the setup above, it has no trouble to stay up for days/weeks. :thumbup:
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