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Old September 19, 2009, 10:11 PM
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Eww... I have a WRT54GS Rev.7...
Eww
Well time to buy a newer router, preferably one with DD-WRT compatibility
or build my own heheh thanks guys
I have the exact same router. IT was running the Linksys firmware for a year, then moved onto DD-WRT and never looked back. It was able to handle everything I threw at it, but lately the router's been crapping out. I now ordered a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 and will be loading DD-WRT on that.

You can use your computer to run DD-WRT. I dunno how though. I thought of trying it out, but it wasn't worth my time and energy costs and stuff.
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Old September 19, 2009, 11:46 PM
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I have the exact same router. IT was running the Linksys firmware for a year, then moved onto DD-WRT and never looked back. It was able to handle everything I threw at it, but lately the router's been crapping out. I now ordered a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 and will be loading DD-WRT on that.

You can use your computer to run DD-WRT. I dunno how though. I thought of trying it out, but it wasn't worth my time and energy costs and stuff.
If your going to use a full power PC as a router, get/use something decent/with more powerful features such as like pfSense, Untangle, or SmoothWall.
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Old September 20, 2009, 12:49 AM
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This is great, but how does it help my question?
What hardware are you using? What settings have you changed... if any, in your torrent program... what internet are you on... etc...
I appreciate you bumping the thread, but if you are "fine" i'd like to know why and what you are doing different than I.
I'm telling you to use your existing hardware and save some money. I really can't say it any simpler.

The linksys router will do what you want. If the stock linksys firmware never does then the DD-WRT will, providing it can be loaded on your router, which hasn't been determined as of yet.

I'm using Shaw 15mbit, was using Telus 3mbit.... makes no difference. I have not made any settings changes to my torrent clients other than limiting upload/download speed.

I never updated linksys firmware, I went straight to DD-WRT and then upped the amount of connections from "x" (which was way too low) and upped it to the max of 4096. Problem solved. The hardware didn't change, just the firmware.

I've got a smoothwall router here as well, and it's alway performed admirably. I'm actually in the middle of updating it and had to use my linksys in a pinch. I'm rather pleased with what it's been able to do so it's slowed my smoothwall update somewhat.

Smoothwall (or any other DIY firewall distros) is great for being able to do fun tweak to it that don't affect security.
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I'm telling you to use your existing hardware and save some money. I really can't say it any simpler.
Actually you can say it simpler than your previous post that said nothing of the sorts...

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The linksys router will do what you want. If the stock linksys firmware never does then the DD-WRT will, providing it can be loaded on your router, which hasn't been determined as of yet.

I'm using Shaw 15mbit, was using Telus 3mbit.... makes no difference. I have not made any settings changes to my torrent clients other than limiting upload/download speed.

I never updated linksys firmware, I went straight to DD-WRT and then upped the amount of connections from "x" (which was way too low) and upped it to the max of 4096. Problem solved. The hardware didn't change, just the firmware.

I've got a smoothwall router here as well, and it's alway performed admirably. I'm actually in the middle of updating it and had to use my linksys in a pinch. I'm rather pleased with what it's been able to do so it's slowed my smoothwall update somewhat.

Smoothwall (or any other DIY firewall distros) is great for being able to do fun tweak to it that don't affect security.
Thanks for that, that's what i meant when I made my post. Glad it's working for ya.
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Actually you can say it simpler than your previous post that said nothing of the sorts...
sure he did, in post 3 he tells you "The router is fine, you just need to adjust some settings." being rude to the people trying to help you isn't going to get you anywhere..
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sure he did, in post 3 he tells you "The router is fine, you just need to adjust some settings." being rude to the people trying to help you isn't going to get you anywhere..
+1 You're being quite rude to someone who's just given you a ton of very useful information..
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I might be interpreting this the wrong way, but isn't that what a network is?
lol I meant multiple PCs running uTorrent on the same network. That's a ton of connections which most routers probably will have a hard time keeping up with.
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sure he did, in post 3 he tells you "The router is fine, you just need to adjust some settings." being rude to the people trying to help you isn't going to get you anywhere..

I'm not being rude, I was asking for tips on what I was doing wrong... I must be missing something. Apologies.

Chilly made post #3, I was in no way being rude to him, nor anyone for that matter.

I appreciate everyone's help and in do way was being rude. :)


Now moving away from the nonsensical accusations on a message board.

Does Pfsense work as a routing program AND a firewall, or is it purely a firewall program. I ask because I have an older machine sitting around that I could easily convert into a low power "homemade" router. It would also be a lot of fun learning all that I would think...

On another note, I've looked into my router a bit more on the technical side of things. Flashing wise it looks to be more of a pain than it's worth
WRT54GS V7.0, so 2mb of flash. Super low end of the spectrum. I mean after a week of uptime when I go to log onto the webUI, parts of it won't even load, requiring the unit to be power cycled.

When my roomie is back I'll be checking out his Utorrent settings/uptime, me thinks he's just leaving it on but keeping stuff paused. Which afaik keeps the connections active, just doesn't use the bandwidth. So when I open up mine(with adjusted settings) it still bogs right down.

Anyways sorry for any misinterpretation of intentions.

Also JDRom, how are your klipsch's doing? Mine recently developed a buzz and are currently at the "doctors" lol. I'm hoping it's something simple like bad ground, or even a replaceable Mosfet. *crosses fingers*

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Pfsense (and things like it, smoothwall, etc) is a router and firewall.

A router, just by doing it's routing job is a rudimentary firewall in the fact that machines on the LAN can not be "touched" by anything outside the router on internet side unless the LAN based machine requested the connection in the first place.
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Awesome, thank you.
That seems to be the method to go for me atm. A little more customization would be perfect right now.
Although NCIX has a nice deal on the WRT54GL... 59 bucks not bad, but definitely not as fun! lol
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