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Ok.... Here is my network

Whenever I torrent, obviously the entire network takes a massive hit.

Will creating one of these custom routers and placing it between the modem and the router help make it so that when I torrent the entire network doesn't move as slow as a snail?! And some people (like my brother or even myself) can game online at the same time?
If so - I'm so in man. If not - what other changes need to be made?

I've compiled
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2 of these EtherFast® 10/100 LAN Card

Will that all work? Someone recommended me the Etherfast cards a little ways back in the thread (needs to be repped) - so I would figure they work obviously.

What is your file server running on? You can just use VMWare to create a Virtual Router before your WRT54G.

Give it a go. If you like it, keep the VR. You can also get an mITX PC on eBay for $99 shipped and just add a hard drive. I am checking the Untangle forums to see if it will 100% (but it should).

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...9-shipped.html
Edited by DuckieHo - 12/24/08 at 6:39am
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Why don't use just throttle your torrents or most torrent programs allow you to download a scheduler so that you can just download during certain times.
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Why don't use just throttle your torrents or most torrent programs allow you to download a scheduler so that you can just download during certain times.
Also, are you running Quality of Service?

You needed it set up to torrent while doing anything else on the network.
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Also, are you running Quality of Service?

You needed it set up to torrent while doing anything else on the network.
And what's your internet up and down speeds. If it's like mine QOS isn't going to help anything. I have Road Runner Lite and it sucks. I'll probably be switching soon.
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And what's your internet up and down speeds. If it's like mine QOS isn't going to help anything. I have Road Runner Lite and it sucks. I'll probably be switching soon.
QoS should still help regardless by reserving bandwidth and prioritizing packets.
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QoS should still help regardless by reserving bandwidth and prioritizing packets.
It don't. I have everything set. With Road Runner Lite my download is 768kb and my upload is only 120kb. I think I just don't have enough bandwidth to do much of anything.
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It don't. I have everything set. With Road Runner Lite my download is 768kb and my upload is only 120kb. I think I just don't have enough bandwidth to do much of anything.
Set QoS download to 600kb and upload to 100kb? Yeah, it really isn't much to work with....
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Did you just install untangle as the OS, or did you do it as linux + untangle running?

Might save some money, and electricity if untangle alone is small enough to be installed and run via a flash drive, but I can't find anything about if this works or not.

Ah darn, found a thread pertaining to this in untangle forums saying it doesn't work...
Edited by Dezixn - 12/24/08 at 9:58am
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What is your file server running on? You can just use VMWare to create a Virtual Router before your WRT54G.

Give it a go. If you like it, keep the VR. You can also get an mITX PC on eBay for $99 shipped and just add a hard drive. I am checking the Untangle forums to see if it will 100% (but it should).

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...9-shipped.html
Its Windows Server 2008.

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@OmegaNemesis28
Why don't use just throttle your torrents or most torrent programs allow you to download a scheduler so that you can just download during certain times.
But - I dont want to have to torrent like at night only. Most of the time, when I download torrents, I expect them to be finished.

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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Also, are you running Quality of Service?

You needed it set up to torrent while doing anything else on the network.
I believe the router is enabled QoS - yes.

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Originally Posted by dhrandy View Post
And what's your internet up and down speeds. If it's like mine QOS isn't going to help anything. I have Road Runner Lite and it sucks. I'll probably be switching soon.
I would test it but Im actually torrenting as we speak. I would stop it but I need the files by Christmas morning. At this rate it'll cut it close.

I have Road Runner but I had like a 512 k/b up and like 5 MB down or something last I checked.
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Did you just install untangle as the OS, or did you do it as linux + untangle running?

Might save some money, and electricity if untangle alone is small enough to be installed and run via a flash drive, but I can't find anything about if this works or not.

Ah darn, found a thread pertaining to this in untangle forums saying it doesn't work...
The Untangle .iso includes Knoppix and installs the OS/Untangle for you.


Untangle is not suited for flash at all. The problem with flash drives and routers is that the log file gets updated often. This will obviously wear out a flash drive quickly. Other distros store the logs in a RAMDrive and only write to flash once in awhile to reduce writes. Try m0n0wall for CF installation.
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