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post #21 of 25
You're running 3rd party firmware. You can't really blame Linksys for your problems when you aren't even running their firmware.

Anyway, I'm running DD-WRT 23 SP2 here on a WRT54G as well. In your port forwarding page, enter "utorrent.exe" in its entirety, not "Utor1" abridged. And use a different port. 20146 is unused but go with something like 64400 instead.

Refer to http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers for clarification.

To improve performance with torrents on a WRT54G, increase the maximum number of ports to 4096. And change the TCP/ UDP timeouts to 120 seconds.
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Linksys can't handle the load of many torrents (at least the WRT54G). It'll simply saturate the network and nothing can be done online while it open. Found out this the hard way when tech relative was downloading torrents over Christmas. Used up the I/O turning performance into a 286. Think playing a Oblivion on a GeForce 3 card....c-h-o-k-e city.

Get a cheap rig (a P3 would do) and set it up as a NAT, and download and config Smoothwall to handle the load...

http://www.smoothwall.org/

Tech relative downloads torrents all the time and uses that app to handle 5000+ torrent calls without a hitch.
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The problems with torrents on a WRT54G are well known and reported online. However, I use torrents every single day what I suggested works 100% for me. I used to have problems as well but my settings change fixed everything.

I'll say it again so that others can try. To improve performance with torrents on a WRT54G, increase the maximum number of ports to 4096. And change the TCP/ UDP timeouts to 120 seconds.
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Originally Posted by thenut View Post
You're running 3rd party firmware. You can't really blame Linksys for your problems when you aren't even running their firmware.
Lol - that is linksys's firmware. Maybe I'll just nix the official firmware - it's crap anyway

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Now I have to teach my mother networking all over again
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I was specifically referring to the part where someone else mentioned using DD-WRT. I should have quoted them for clarification.
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