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Topic # 67146 29-Aug-2010 11:26
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Normally I can have a torrent downloading and still use the internet fine. The torrent will also continue dowloading at good speed. But recently when I start a torrent the torrent will download fine and run at good speed and I will stay connected to the router and internet but when I open Firefox it comes up saying that the page could not be loaded. When I close the P2P programme (in this case Vuze) Firefox is able to access the web.

It has only started this recently and im not sure why? I normally get good speed and can browse as normal.

Any ideas why?

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  Reply # 374139 29-Aug-2010 11:28
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How many connections are open when you are using your P2P client? ie how many seeds/peers are you connected to?



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  Reply # 374145 29-Aug-2010 11:37
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rscole86: How many connections are open when you are using your P2P client? ie how many seeds/peers are you connected to?


On the last torrent I had about 7 peers connected and the one before that was about 40. But it has never been a problem before. I have had 1 up to 250 peers connected when downloading torrents and its been fine. It has me confused!

Can having too many connections open cause problems?

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  Reply # 374146 29-Aug-2010 11:39
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Yes, having too many can cause the problem you describe. What speed is it downloading at? And do you have this problem with any other clients?

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  Reply # 374153 29-Aug-2010 12:00
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Your ISP Slingshot...



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  Reply # 374158 29-Aug-2010 12:08
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hellonearthisman: Your ISP Slingshot...


lol... no its Telecom



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  Reply # 374159 29-Aug-2010 12:12
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rscole86: Yes, having too many can cause the problem you describe. What speed is it downloading at? And do you have this problem with any other clients?


I Normally get anywhere from 150KBps to 400KBps (on rare occasions 800KBps) my line speed is 7mbps and ping usually around 57ms. So line is good. Recently torrents have been running at 250KBps.

I havent tried a different client yet... Ill try another one soon I guess. I just like Vuze I guess. What are some other good clients I could use? Is utorent as good as everyone says it is?

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  Reply # 376598 4-Sep-2010 15:02
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Within Vuze
Tools > Options
Go to Transfer tab

Set the max connections globally to 80
And max connections per torrent to 70

What happns is that vuze tries to connect to a remote host.
Your router puts this connection into a NAT table. This is so it knows any returning data from the remote host is to be forwarded onto your computer.

But, the nat table can get quite big and the modem runs out of ram. Especially when vuse attempts to connect to many hosts who are dead or not responding, then there is heaps of wasted entries in the table.

When the router runs out of ram, new connections cannot be opened - such as firefox. Existing connections are usually fine - such as those you are already downloading from.

By limiting the amount of connections and attempts that vuze tries to make, then you have pleanty of space in your nat table for general surfing.

A single port modem will usually handle a max global connection of 80, and a 4 port can usually handle up to 150




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  Reply # 380861 16-Sep-2010 20:32
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I'm having similar problems with vodafone, using IE8 or Firefox there's no problems and a speed test looks OK yet when I download any torrent I struggle to get above 5kB/s

Theres a notice on Slingshots webpage stating:



September 9, 2010 11:00AM
 

We are currently experiencing issues with the following services:


  • International Data


In the following regions:


  • Nationwide


Customers may experience issues with streaming video, our engineers are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

This network status will be removed once the issue has been resolved.

We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this issue.

 

Could this be related?


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  Reply # 380911 16-Sep-2010 21:47
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probably not unless they use the same upstream provider.
I think slingshot is oversubscribing their international bandwidth at the moment so i doubt they are related..




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