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#13651 22-May-2007 07:30
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Ok, I'm using a Belkin F5D7633au4 Adsl Router, on Xtra's Go Large Plan off the Te rapa exchange in hamilton (about 2.7kms from it)
Every morning I usually have to reboot the router as the connection is up but we can't communicate with the internet at all, only thing I've linked the problem to so far is when I leave utorrent running over night. I'm just wondering if its likely to be the router playing up (can someone suggest a better router if so?) or if Xtra has a new traffic management policy that detects bittorent running over night and freezes the connection up?

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  #71605 22-May-2007 07:54
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I have had a similar issue with a linksys piece of kit, using a Wireless network.  A firmware upgrade helped me.  It appeared that it couldnt handle amount of connections that where been generated for a long period of time...

May be worth seeing if there is a firmware upgrade avail for your Router.

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#71607 22-May-2007 08:24
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I'm on Xnet & have a Netgear wireless router which was continually dropping it's internet connection... I applied the latest firmware upgrade over the weekend & it's never dropped since!

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  #71808 23-May-2007 07:24
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I looked into the firmware option, the latest on Belkin's website is over 2 years old and it appears I'm running the latest version also.
I left BT running all day yesterday and when I got home it was still running along nicely, but this morning when I checked it the redlight was on saying it was disconnected so a reboot was needed.

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  #71817 23-May-2007 09:04
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Is problem at the router? Did you try disabling and re-enabling your network connection under control panel?


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  #71975 23-May-2007 20:06
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Its def not the network card on my PC, problem is between the router and the exchange.
The thought that has crossed my mind is when the router gets bogged down with connections while BT is running it poo's itself pretty much

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  #72049 24-May-2007 11:48
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Like some one has said above that the problem is the NAT (Number of connection you are connecting to via bittorrent)
I think the max no. of NAT a modem/router can handle is ~ 200 and every modem/router i have seen can only handle that much so when you get connected to 200+, it freezes.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  #72260 25-May-2007 21:55
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Hey DJ Shadow

Im in hamilton also connected to the Te Rapa exhange, about a month back i reported constant dropped connections. Telecom tech guy left message on my cell to say that the Te Rapa exchange had 2km of 32mm cable that's basically had it which is contributing to dropped connections/line speed variation.


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