[ubuntu-uk] netbook wifi traffic disconnects all
xirconuk at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 17:27:46 UTC 2011
On 19 January 2011 23:31, Barry Titterton <
barry.titterton at mail.adsl4less.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-01-18 at 23:11 +0000, Bill Cumming wrote:
> > 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 ports,
> > 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..
> > --
> > Regards
> > Bill Cumming
> > Twitter: @s0l_uk
> > Skype: s0litaire
> > eMail: bill at s0l.co.uk
> I have also had a problem recently with my DG834GT, which suddenly
> started dropping connections. I traced this to the channel that I was
> using. The router defaults to channel 6. I changed to channel 11 and the
> problem went away. I think that one of my neighbours must have bought a
> wireless device such as a base station telephone which was swamping the
> signal for channel 6. It is worth a try as it is simple to change and
> will not cost you a penny.
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
My setup is a WRT54G2. If I try to torrent a distro, my Missus can't access
the internet at all. I have always assumed Virgin where "traffic shaping",
basically stopping people downloading torrents (most of which are probably
illegal!) and swamping the network.
This also happens if I download a torrent in Windows, so it is not just a
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