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Problem with P2P

Postby Benzene » Sat, 24 Jun 2006 11:57 am

Recently problem starts when I changed my net server to wireless maxonline, my bittorrent hardly download anything. I had turn off my window firewall and granted bittorrent access permission for panda like I used to be but it still won't work. How to solve this problem? :(
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Re: Problem with P2P

Postby Benzene » Sat, 24 Jun 2006 11:48 pm

I already found the solution. Here:

Special note for users with Linksys WRT54G/GL/GS routers, there are severe problems with them when running any P2P app
The following note does NOT apply to WRT54G/GS v5s! Use the latest official firmware (1.00.9+) with those, they do not suffer from this problem.

The default firmware for Linksys (and all replacement firmwares except for the latest DD-WRT and HyperWRT Thibor) have a severe problem where they track old connections for FIVE days, which causes the router to hang when using P2P apps, or any software that generates a lot of connections. DHT only aggravates the situation because of the number of connections it generates.

Linksys has yet to address this issue, but there is a fix. If you use alternative firmware, you can put in a start-up script to fix this problem. DD-WRT and HyperWRT support custom start-up scripts.

Blacklisted routers:
Linksys WRT54G 1.0 CDF0xxx or CDF1xxx
Linksys WRT54G 1.1 CDF2xxx or CDF3xxx
Linksys WRT54G 2.0 CDF5xxx
Linksys WRT54G 2.2 CDF7xxx
Linksys WRT54G 3.0 CDF8xxx
Linksys WRT54G 3.1 CDF9xxx
Linksys WRT54G 4.0 CDFAxxx
Linksys WRT54G 5.0 (JTAG only with cfe update)
Linksys WRT54GL 1.0 CL7Axxx
Linksys WRT54GL 1.1 CL7Bxxx
Linksys WRT54GS 1.0 CGN0xxx or CGN1xxx
Linksys WRT54GS 1.1 CGN2xxx
Linksys WRT54GS 2.0 CGN3xxx
Linksys WRT54GS 2.1 CGN4xxx
Linksys WRT54GS 3.0 CGN5xxx
Linksys WRT54GS 4.0 CGN6xxx

By the way, I got my " free" router from SH.

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Postby Benzene » Sun, 25 Jun 2006 11:03 am

It's confusing :???: when doing this firmware upgrade so I rather buy a new one.

Those who want to try upgrading can read this: http://www.linksysinfo.org/modules.php? ... age&pid=33

Do at your own risk!

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Postby Bremen » Sun, 25 Jun 2006 2:18 pm

I use DD-WRT and it's fantastic. I also boosted my wireless output power so my range coverage has improved.
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Postby Jedi » Mon, 03 Jul 2006 3:08 pm

I have a Linksys WRT54GS 1.0 CGN1xxx - now i know why i need to reset my router every few days or so.

Bremen, how easy is it to get started with DD-WRT?

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Postby Bremen » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 12:39 pm

Jedi wrote:I have a Linksys WRT54GS 1.0 CGN1xxx - now i know why i need to reset my router every few days or so.

Bremen, how easy is it to get started with DD-WRT?


If you know how to access your Linksys admin panel, then you know how to get started with DD-WRT. ;)
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Postby Jedi » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 1:50 pm

Have worked out how to get started.... just wondering if it's worth the risk of turning my router into a brick. Do you get better network performance with DD-WRT? How about things like Skype accross wireless LAN, is it better? What are the benefits of DD-WRT?

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Postby Bremen » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 2:18 pm

Jedi wrote:Have worked out how to get started.... just wondering if it's worth the risk of turning my router into a brick. Do you get better network performance with DD-WRT? How about things like Skype accross wireless LAN, is it better? What are the benefits of DD-WRT?


There are many... I can VPN in to my PC, I can boost the wireless output for better range, the security is much better.
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