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Ultimate Geek

# 48513 15-Nov-2009 00:41
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Hi eveyone, for some reason, my Xnet connection droped almost every night during the the free P2P period. Also the stranger thing is when I lost the internet connection, I can not connect to the ADSL modem as well, the only way is to restart the modem by turn it off and on again, otherwise I think the modem could reconnected by itself? So what happed, the modem frezzed, locked up or it is a ISP thing, or some fault in the phone line level?

I think I have a quite good connection from my Asus AAM6000EV-M:

Statistics -- ADSL
Mode: G.DMT 
Type: Interleave 
Line Coding: Trellis On 
Status: No Defect 

               Downstream Upstream

SNR Margin (dB): 11.4 31.0 

Attenuation (dB): 19.0 17.0 

Output Power (dBm): 11.4 19.8 

Attainable Rate (Kbps): 8480 1132 

Rate (Kbps) 7616 160 

K 239 6 

R 16  16 

S 1 8 

D 64 8 

Super Frames 34109 34107 

Super Frame Errors 0 0 

RS Words 2319467 289909 

RS Correctable Errors 0 0 

RS Uncorrectable Errors 0 N/A 

HEC Errors 0 0 

OCD Errors 0 0 

LCD Errors 0 0 

ES Errors 1 0 

But as I am with Xnet, the speedtest give me only 5 to 6M download speed and the ping is about the 200ms , howevery, I still don't understand why I always lost internet connection during midnight and it never get reconnnected?

I was guessing too much TCP connections kill my Asus AAM600EV-M modem, so I tried to reduce the senssion/connection numbers to only a few handrands, and I used to have much more connections numbers (I am using edonky/emule). As it sill lost connections during the free p2p time, I now double that is the reason. Also, I used to get a very stable internet connection from the same modem and also on Xnet back in 2007, but they don't have free p2p period back then.

It also could be because I use a Linksys WRT-54G and connect  my modem and my PCs to the WiFi router, and for some reason the WiFi droped the connection, and the connection can only bring by reboot the modem?

Or, it is some Xnet torrent plan thing?

I have a Xtra free modem back from 2007, but my experience is its even less stable than the very cheap AUS modem. I don't even think it is worthy trying, but hey, I could be wrong.

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Uber Geek

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  # 273160 15-Nov-2009 10:14
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If you cant connect to or ping your ADSL modem them excessive P2P traffic locking it up is the most logical explanation.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 273170 15-Nov-2009 10:57
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sbiddle: If you cant connect to or ping your ADSL modem them excessive P2P traffic locking it up is the most logical explanation.

Thanks, I agree it is the most logical explanation, but for the reasons I've given, and I've tried to reduce connection numbers a few times already, I think I almost elimated that reason. But my 3+ years modem could be dying, or there are still some other hidden settings in eMule/aMule I am not aware of.

Anyway, I guess it is time for me to swap the Asus modem with the free Telecome one just to test it.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 273517 16-Nov-2009 14:22
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Opened the case last night, it is little bit hot even in idle, about 50 Degree I guess. Put a small tablet fan directly blow to it with the case open, still, it dropped the connection last night.

Somehow I think the directly air flow to the chip itself wouldn't do much without a proper heat conductor, it still feels hot with the air blow to it.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 273853 17-Nov-2009 13:17
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Changed to the free DSL-502T from Telecom, it survived last night. However, my web browsing seems paused a lot, and now my NFS/Proxy server are gone due to the change of router, I will probably change the modem in bridge mode to work with WRT54G.

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