When downloading torrents my modem dies...

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  1. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

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    When downloading torrents with Azureus my Linksys BEFCMU10 cable modem will "die" if the download speed goes above about 400kB/s for a few minutes. Unplugging the power to the modem and plugging it back in fixes it for a while and the torrent picks up and continues.
    I have a WRT54G.
    I can seed torrents all day with no problems. It only happens when downloading.

    I'm wondering if there is something I can do to prevent the modem from "dieing".
    Maybe a setting in Azureus to restrict the number of connections. Or is my ISP (Cox Internet) somehow "killing" the modem when it detects the traffic.

    It's an older modem (a few years old).

    I'll be buying a new WRTSL54GS router soon. Do you think it's worth replacing the modem too? Is the Motorola Surfboard a better modem?

    Thanks for your help,

    Kyle
     
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    that is baby jesus' way of saying don't be a faggot.
     
  3. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

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    Because there are no legitimate usages for bit torrent. At all. None whatsoever. No popular game trailer sites use it for longer HDTV clips. Games like WoW which have popular fansites that host FRAPSed videos NEVER EVER use bit torrent. Nope. Linux distributions are NOT seeded on any torrent in existence. There are no copyleft, fair use, or creative commons materials on any bit torrent tracker in existence.

    You're right. Bit Torrent is an evil application and protocol, and it should be wiped off the face of the earth.

    Christ. Your post brings ZERO value to the forum. At all. Just like the majority of your posts regarding anything that has anything at all to do with something you have taken a morally superior stance on.
     
  5. DaveyD

    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    fucking :ugh:
     
  6. DaveyD

    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    Most of his posts bring zero to the forum.
     
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    yet 100% the OP was using bt to pirate wares.
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    oh?
     
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    You take this stance on every single post.

    And then when someone says "No, I'm using it for X", you just say that they're lying.

    It must be nice being a self righteous bastard that's always right in their own mind.
     
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    And I bet you think OJ was perfectly innocent... Yea we get it :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, that's a great argument. Let's link two totally unrelated points that have nothing at all to do with each other, and then claim that believing bit torrent has legitimate usages that people might have trouble with is the same as believing OJ was innocent.

    Christ.
     
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    so you think this moran was really downloading gentoo or something? NO.
     
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    Who cares, he isn't discussing piracy, he is asking for help on something.
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    what a fucking horrible analogy
     
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    He asked if anyone might know anything about why his bit torrent doesn't work. He didn't specify what he was using it for.

    If you weren't such a technological prude, you could just help out with his fucking question instead of insulting him for no reason. Bit Torrent is a legitimate technology - he was asking for help with the technology. Not downloading from a warez tracker.
     
  16. Frequency

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    either you quoted the wrong post or you are an idiot

    the Troll Formerly known as JollyOgre is finally on my IL

    and to the OP
    In your modem settings set up port forwarding and limit your active connections, once you get beyond what your modem / router can handle it will hang
     
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    did you buy the modem or is a rental? If you bought it check to see if there is a firmware update, if its a rental take it back and get a new one. They might have a new model out that will fix your problem. :dunno:
     
  18. crontab

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    decrease the number of max sessions or connections your program initiates when you use torrents

    monitor it with netstat -an
     
  19. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    because Bittorrent is completely illegal :rolleyes:
     
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    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    I've had the same problem if I open up too many connections. Right now I have my max connections at 50 or 60 and it seems to be fine.. when I was over 100 connections it'd die and require a modem/router restart.
     
  21. kmad86

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    I really didn't think it would be my modem but surprisingly I swapped it out with another and now my problems are fixed. Now I am back to downloading the episodes of the OJ trial without losing any connection at all.
     
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    my old router did that too. it seemed to be on seeding more than downloading though. i basically just throttled upload speed and max connections.

    but then when i got a wrt54g, it seemed to work like a champ, so i dont know.

    i always power cycled my router not modem to fix it. and both routers were used on the same modem (surfboard), so not sure ive got the same issue as you.
     
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    Most equipment can't handle very many concurrent connections. Upgrade the firmware or look into a newer modem.
     

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