WRT54GL Ver. 2 - port denying slows router significantly

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by GunSlinger, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. GunSlinger

    GunSlinger Network Guru Member

    I have a wrt54GL ver.2 running hyperWRT tofu 11. my router is very slow, even when i'm just using the router's interface. i use a lot of torrents, and when i'm not running anything torrent related, my modem is constantly transferring data. well when i check the log, i see TONS of requests for port 6881 that are being denied.

    when the router is denying these ports it slows down really bad, and i can't even check my email. when i have the port being forwarded to a computer that's using that port, everything speeds back up to normal.

    i guess the router can't handle denying all these requests, is there any way to stop getting bombarded with the 6881 requests?
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    though I don't; have a direct answer as to why this is happening i'd either leave that port forwarded to a single computer or forward that port to some ip thats not assigned to a computer and the router won't have to worry about it.
  3. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Perhaps it is the logging that is causing the slowdown. Turn off logging entirely and see if normal behaviour returns.
  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    That would make sense too if theres lots of traffic comming in... good idea :)
  5. GunSlinger

    GunSlinger Network Guru Member

    i turned off logging and it seems to be fine now...but i don't want to jinx it.

    i'm astounded that linksys thought that was satisfactory..........logging slows down the router? :thumbdown:
  6. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    well if theres that much traffic being logged, logging is off by default... and most people don't have that much traffic being rejected, but even high end cisco routers can be slowed down by logging too much info... you should usually have logging off unless you have a good reason for it and if you need logging you should be doing it on machine that has the power to deal with it, those linksys units aren't that fasst and their already busy routing...
  7. peanotation

    peanotation Network Guru Member

    i guess router technology isn't good enough to log words of text a few times every second without slowing down :whistle: are you kidding?

    we have cell phones that can be transformed into wireless modems.....and routers are still getting slowed down by TEXT LOGGING? :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
  8. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    he never specified how much data was comming in and at what rate, it could have been 1000 packets a second it was logging... it's only a 200 mhz MIPS cpu it's not exactly a blazing fast thing not to mention the fact that it's actually got to run it's OS and do all it's routing in software along with managing the wireless network...
    what does a cellphone being used as a modem have to do with anything? thats a completely differnet thing and it's been purpose built for it, the linksys router can route way more traffic than any cellphone and my cellphone even slows down sometimes when it's thinking hard...
    I also don't expect lnksys put a whole lot of time into optimizing their logging feature anyway...
  9. AStupidName

    AStupidName Network Guru Member

    WRT54GL v2? I didn't think those were out yet. Is it a G v2, a GS v2, or a real GL v.2?
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