why does my dir-655 keep dropping packets
the other night i was having issues while torrenting, and i could see the router dropping packets in the logs and through online tests, i initially noticed the problem when getting crazy lag on xbox while torrenting at a very low speed (less then 1MB/s) on my 100mbps (12mb) connection, i have always torrented while playing before with no problems, and i pretty much fixed the problem by changing my nat endpoint filtering to port and adress filtering for udp and tcp, i haven't gotten weird lag while torrenting and gaming, and online tests show no packet loss, however the logs are still showing dropped packets, and if the router is saying the packets are dropped that pretty much means its dropping them, tho i have no idea in hell why, here is a pic of my logs if anyone wants to take a stab at whats happening »tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1tues5&s=5
ps ignore the dates on my router there all screwed up
One reason would be the ISP service, ISP modem and connection or if your on WiFi, radio interferences.
its not caused by wifi as i turned it off and rebooted and still had issues. 99.9% sure its not isp or isp modem, but there is a tech coming tmrw because i did have an issue where i was torrenting on 1 ip through my dir at only about 10% of my connection capacity, and i was getting insane dropped packets(no packets dropped when i close bit torrent). and it was making an xbox on a completely different ip not even connected to dir but connected to same modem and the xbox on the other ip was getting lag. im pretty sure the dir caused it but i dont get how it went back through the isp modem (ps i have a bridged modem/router combo with 2 ip's, cisco dpc 3825)
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Make sure the ISP checks the signal going to the modem and cabling. Ensure no tv line splitters are in the mix as these can reduce signal and cause noise.
Swap out cables between modem and router.
Preferred modems are ones with out any built in routers. Ask for a different one if you can.
Could be a configuration as well on the 655. There are some articles about torrents here: