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Topic # 17564 1-Dec-2007 17:29
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Hi!!!  Thanks for any advice that you can give me....

Just started this week...  I'm on Xnet FS/128kbps by the way.  But my connection has been acting up.....  It works fine, all OK, happily surfing away on around 200KB/s, downloads around that too (BT and Ftp)....

But then....  After using it for sometime, or opening up too many downloads (ie: "saturating" the connection), the connection will "die off", and I then get really slow download speeds (~10KB/s)....  Leaving it alone for sometime does nothing, only a router reset will do the trick.....

Is it a dying router, or might there be other reasons???  Thanks!!!

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  Reply # 97811 1-Dec-2007 18:32
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Quite a number of routers I have seen this problem. Mostly due to the NAT table getting full when you are doing lots of P2P (1000's of connections your router has to remember)

Maybe a software upgrade or config issue?

What type of router/firmware version do you have?


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  Reply # 97813 1-Dec-2007 18:48
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  Reply # 97814 1-Dec-2007 19:05
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coffeebaron: Maybe related to this?

No don't think so Fraser, the speed is to low for it to be the same issue, that issue was a policy throttling the speeds but not to this level

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  Reply # 97894 2-Dec-2007 14:36
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Turn off DHT on the bittorret client if you think its a nat issue.. DHT really only ends up sending you peers that are full of fake stuff anyway so there is little point in it IMO


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  Reply # 97951 2-Dec-2007 22:29
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Thanks guys!  I think I've resolved it.....

It wasn't really to do with my old router (though that does play up from time to time)....  It was my computer, which was connected to my new VFX box (Linksys SPA3102), and in turn connected to the router.  That screwed up the port forwarding, and after fiddling around with trying to port forward through to the Linksys box, it just seemed too troublesome, and I went back to plugging my com just directly into my router.

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