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Torrents Cause Timeouts on Motorola wr850gp

When I download torrents, I usually get an okay internet connection until about 10-20 minutes in, and then I am not able to surf the internet at all. Even pausing all my downloads does not help. I have to reset the router in order to be able to surf the internet again, however the torrents will be able to keep going at full speed, whether or not I can surf the internet.

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  • forsakenclou Sep 08, 2009

    I do set a badwidth limit. Even setting it to approximately 40% of my max speed eventually results in surfing timeouts and non-connects. This problem doesn't happen when doing http and ftp downloads, only with a persisting torrent download.

  • forsakenclou Sep 08, 2009

    My upload rate is also extremely limited (as I do understand the concept of bandwidth). Uploading rate is approximately 5 kb/s while downloading is 40 kb/s. In about 20 -30 minutes I get the same problem again, however full downloading from a website (such as megaupload) for 2 hours still allows me to surf the net with no timeouts.



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Torrent has nothing to do with internet surfing, yes it uses bandwidth while uploading and downloading, you can limit the upload and downloads, and you can also remove the downloaded items from the torrent list, it will stop your computer seeding and uploading, and you will have enough of bandwidth to surf the internet.

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Testimonial: "I setup my IP to be static, so that isn't the problem. And even when it was dynamic, my torrent downloads would be affected, only my surfing. However, it might just be my isp and their throttling, but I generally get unrestrictec"

  • Ameer Merchant Sep 08, 2009

    The best way would be to limit the torrent downloads, up to two torrents at a time, when a torrent is seeding from your computer, it not only uses your internet bandwidth but it also uses your computer memory which slows down many things.

  • Ameer Merchant Sep 08, 2009

    I hope you don't have dynamic IP, when you say in about 20 to 30 minutes this means IP refreshes (changes) some kind of break from your ISP.


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You need to set a BANDWIDTH limit on your torrents. Usually about two thirds you bandwidth eg if you had a 6mb connection set it for a max of 4 mb.

Many ISP's also throttle torrents to a point where it can stall out and cause issues elsewhere in a network.

If your torrent program has any stealth capabilities try setting those.
The terminology for that varies from program to program.

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    If FTP is fine I would be looking at ISP torrent traffic management issues.

    Easy way to find out is to call them and ask if they practice torrent traffic management or DPI protocols.

    I moved ISP just for that reason and ended up with way better and cheaper deal and unlimited (really unlimited) download AND NNTP USENET !

    If you are in Canada there are some decent deal at the moment that dont involve the big three



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I keep losing my connection while downloading torrents. everything else works fine, but when i'm downloading torrents the router loses connection after a little while

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Torrent files tend to download slowly at first because they have to communicate with the tracker and find people that have that torrent open and have parts that you do not have yet. If you wait a few minutes the torrents will generally speed up. The speed of the torrent download also is dependent on the number of seeders (people sharing the file(s) that the torrent refers to). If there are not very many seeders then the torrent will never be fast but if there are a lot of seeders then the torrent will generally be very fast. Also many trackers are setup to throttle the downloads until you have shared a certain amount of your download.

You also should be aware that several ISPs throttle torrent downloads. If this is what is causing you downloads to be slow you are not going to be able to prevent it.

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