Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 65k members.


    Advertisement

    Results 1 to 9 of 9

    Router overwhelmed by p2p?

    This is a discussion on Router overwhelmed by p2p? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi All My V1 router works fairly well when Im simply browsing the internet etc, but if I fire up ...

    1. #1
      Locoblade's Avatar
      Locoblade is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Bordon
      Broadband ISP: Mid
      Router:
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Jul 2007
      Posts
      7
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Router overwhelmed by p2p?

      Hi All

      My V1 router works fairly well when Im simply browsing the internet etc, but if I fire up bittorrent within 10-15 minutes I'll usually lose my http connectivity even though the torrents are still running fine, and although I can get to the router login page, it hangs when trying to log me in. the only way to get it all back is to reboot the router, so Im guessing that the p2p is probably opening too many peer connections and so if effectively DoS attacking me?

      Assuming its something along those lines, is there a way to limit the number of connection the router allows bittorrent to open, so that it doesnt get overwhelmed in this way? If not, any other ideas on how I can avoid this?

      thanks
      Chris


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      richone54's Avatar
      richone54 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: watford
      Broadband ISP: Virgin
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Other
      Join Date
      Aug 2007
      Location
      Watford
      Posts
      2,627
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

      Re: Router overwhelmed by p2p?

      you should be able to limit the number of connections in your torrent programme

    4. #3
      dholdi's Avatar
      dholdi is offline Sky User Beta tester
      Exchange: LCRIB
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro
      Router: Sky Hub SR101
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Oct 2006
      Location
      Preston
      Posts
      5,285
      Thanks
      34
      Thanked 47 Times in 45 Posts

      Re: Router overwhelmed by p2p?

      ^^^^ yes, although I dont use the program you do, mine allows me to set upload and download bandwidth limits, I would imagine they are all pretty similar.


    5. #4
      hbdgaz's Avatar
      hbdgaz is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Max
      Router: Sagem F@ST 2504
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Mar 2008
      Posts
      27
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Router overwhelmed by p2p?

      In particular make sure your max upload isn't set too high. Anything above 10-15kb/s on the mid package (the upload connection speed is 512kbps-ish, right?) is likely to cause significant slowdown.

    6. #5
      Monday's Avatar
      Monday is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: LWHAY
      Broadband ISP: Mid
      Router: Netgear V1 DG834GT
      Sky TV: Sky Basic
      Join Date
      Nov 2007
      Posts
      881
      Thanks
      2
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
      Blog Entries
      1

      Re: Router overwhelmed by p2p?

      You dont have upnp on do you?

    7. #6
      Devil_Spawn's Avatar
      Devil_Spawn is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Connect
      Router: Netgear V2 DG934G
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      May 2007
      Posts
      244
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Router overwhelmed by p2p?

      Quote Originally Posted by hbdgaz View Post
      In particular make sure your max upload isn't set too high. Anything above 10-15kb/s on the mid package (the upload connection speed is 512kbps-ish, right?) is likely to cause significant slowdown.
      that package has 40-45kb/s

      30kb/s should be fine with only veryminimal speed change.

    8. #7
      Locoblade's Avatar
      Locoblade is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Bordon
      Broadband ISP: Mid
      Router:
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Jul 2007
      Posts
      7
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Router overwhelmed by p2p?

      Hi all, cheers for the replies.

      In answer to some of the questions, uPNP is off on the router and Ive set up a static route for the torrent traffic, Ive limited uploads down to 5kb on my client (Azureus) and Ive set it to limit connections to 65 globally and 40 per torrent, which is at or below those recommended on this Wiki on the subject Network connection dying - AzureusWiki , so Ive tweaked as much as I can on the torrent app itself.

      Any other ideas?

      cheers
      Chris

    9. #8
      Isitme's Avatar
      Isitme is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: Bannockburn
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: Sky Hub SR102
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Dec 2006
      Location
      Central Scotland
      Posts
      33,883
      Thanks
      63
      Thanked 1,627 Times in 1,589 Posts

      Re: Router overwhelmed by p2p?

      I wonder if it is the limited connections in XP which is causing your problem. By default XP is limited to 10, MS's idea to help prevent the spread of Virus and trojans, anyone with a basic knowledge of arithmetic will realize how futile this is. Changing this by reg hack can be done, but the easiest way is to download XP-Antispy a little program that can be used for all sorts of tweaks. I have read that 40 is the absolute maximum available, but even doubling to 20 could make all the difference. Might be worth a try

      TomD


      Please note the views and recommendations in my posts are my own and in no way reflect the views of SkyUser.


      Useful Utilites

      Inssider 2/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





    10. #9
      Locoblade's Avatar
      Locoblade is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Bordon
      Broadband ISP: Mid
      Router:
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Jul 2007
      Posts
      7
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Router overwhelmed by p2p?

      Cheers for the reply but its definitely not the OS, the machine Im connecting to the internet on (my laptop) isn't the same as the machine I use for Azureus, and the router itself hangs to responses to an admin login so its definitely hardware related.

     

     

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2014. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION