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My router Keeps cutting out!

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Hi, My router keeps cutting out when I am downloading at high speeds, anyone have any ideas?

if it helps any I use a netgear wgt624 router
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Are you talking about file sharing ?
#2
I'm talking about downloading in general! Freeware, whatever!
#3
tonyg1962
Are you talking about file sharing ?


Does your comment actually have any relevance?
#4
There can be a problem with XP making too many connection attempts but this would only apply to file sharing,
#5
my netgear just died last week same thing when downloading,browsing it just died......
#6
oldmankensey
Does your comment actually have any relevance?


And it wasnt a comment it was a question,Sorry for trying to help,
#7
Is it actually losing synch? Cable or ADSL?
#8
oldmankensey;4622282
Does your comment actually have any relevance?


Yes it is. Peer-to-peer applications flood a router's NAT table with requests. Once the table is full the router will stop responding until it has worked down the list of requests. For the user this looks like the router has crashed/stalled. After a minute or two the router will start working as normal.

The solution for this is to simply set the maximum connection limit to < 100, or ~ 10-15 if you are sharing the Internet connection with other p2p users.
#9
tonyg1962
And it wasnt a comment it was a question,Sorry for trying to help,


sorry, it didnt seem like a question as such. Thanks for your help
#10
SUMMONER
Yes it is. Peer-to-peer applications flood a router's NAT table with requests. Once the table is full the router will stop responding until it has worked down the list of requests. For the user this looks like the router has crashed/stalled. After a minute or two the router will start working as normal.

The solution for this is to simply set the maximum connection limit to < 100, or ~ 10-15 if you are sharing the Internet connection with other p2p users.


Thanks, have now lowered my limits, I will see if this helps!
#11
You can also get problems with lost connections on new ADSL connections. This can reoccur if you switch ISPs. Usually that settles down after about a week though.
#12
Go to Netgear's website and download and upgrade the Firmware. I did it a few weeks ago and noticed a huge improvement in speeds, as in both down and up speeds doubled!
#13
Mine is set to 300. All depends on router make/model/firmware. Some have more memory allocated to the NAT table than others.

The older the router, the less likely it is to cope well with p2p traffic.

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