Figure that this is the place to get some additional insight into anything that i may have missed. with this issue, and to see if anyone else is experiencing a similar issue with modem slowdown, requiring them to reset it to re establish previous performance levels.Problem:
Internet performance after heavy torrenting (p2p). Plan: Unlimited 250 - Modem Cisco DCP3825 (bridged)Wiring Config
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All hardware (modem and switch included) are powered through battery backup/power conditioning devices. Hypotheses:
After configuring a test client to run as a torrent server, it appears that after letting it run for a full nite, adversely affects either:
a)the modem hardware itself.
b)Physical wiring of the cable (bad ground Ie.. others)
c)establishes that this IP is heavy on P2P and Shaw traffic shaping is effectively added.
d)other ISP's with clients that connected to my server ALSO restrict/shaping my IP for anything that goes through them after one of their users connects to me.
e)torrent server software error (Utorrent and Bittorrent both software attempted)
f)Physical PC hardware error (though replicated on 2 different PCs)
Now, before everyone points to the router in the above diagram... Results are identical if router is eliminated and server is hooked directly to the modem with second IP enabled to test for any slowdown after full nite of running.Solution??
Usual fix is to unplug the cable modem for 1-5 minutes and then plug it back in, the issue seems to dissapear until l leave the torrent server up again for a nite. Since restarting the modem usually yields the same IP, it tentatively rules out some of the above and thus leads me to believe its an issue with that amount of connections (20,000+ states) overloading the Shaw modem in the same manner it would a cheap home router, forcing a reset to bring it back to default performance levels.
Any insight into this would be appreciated, as i am at my wits end trying to figure out what is going on now, but it seems to be getting worse especially in the last 2 months, as even Shaw's own speedtest shows 130-150 in this situation where normally it shows up to 220, still far from the 250 I pay for. When you look at it objectively that 100MB difference is 2x50MB plans that people pay good money for.
Playing Black Ops, Diablo III and GW2, and also getting flat out disconnects from the game servers themselves. I put up with it for a while now hoping it would get better but its getting worse. I hope its not network saturation now that more and more ppl are getting on the faster plans or will have to swap to Telus just for a cleaner gaming connection