[ubuntu-uk] netbook wifi traffic disconnects all

Bill Cumming bill at s0l.co.uk
Tue Jan 18 23:11:56 UTC 2011

On 18 January 2011 12:45, ian pettitt <ian.pettitt at bbsrc.ac.uk> wrote:

> On 17/01/11 22:56, John Stevenson wrote:
>> My first guess it that your router is overheating.  Next time you have a
>> problem, very carefully check the temperature of you router - check the
>> temperature on the router before you do any downloading, so you have
>> something to compare when you have a problem.
>>  [snip]
> I have a netgear router, on ASDL broadband and had exactly this problem. I
> had it positioned flat on a bookshelf, under my DECT phone base station.
> When uploading large numbers of files via ftp, or downloading large files
> (e.g. iso files) it would drop connections to my other computers.
> Standing it vertically cured this problem, as it was able to keep cooler.
> It does say in the manual not to put things on top of the router, but who
> reads the manual (until something doesn't work)
> Ian
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I've a Netgear DG834gt Router with custom firmware,

It does the same! With me It's a problem with the way the router handles
It only happens when i'm downloading many torrents, causes the routers
wireless not respond.

My router stands vertically with a 4inch gap all around it in a room with no
central heating on (it's around 16c in the room) so don't think it's not an
over heating problem.

It sounds more like a problem with the drivers of the wireless, Can't
remember where I read it but there's something about the number of ports the
router can open and the speed the connections are recycled causes the
drivers to effectively "crash" if it happens too quickly.

As I said, it only happens with me If I'm downloading multiple torrents and
they all try to open more than 256 ports each..


Bill Cumming

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