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JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to gr8sk8

Re: Comcast and BitTorrent

said by gr8sk8:

I have something wrong with my cable modem.
It's this. Comcast long ago figured out that picking on a protocol wasn't the right plan, and instead implemented a far simpler, fair, and sane system that changes your packets to a lower priority under specific conditions.

Bittorrent is more then capable of overwhelming cheap routers and modems if either is even remotely marginal, at very high bit/connection rates.

With very careful tuning of my SMC8014, I have 0 issues running torrents over a 12/2 connection. When I was having hardware issues with my 8014, torrents were the easiest way to reproduce the modem issue, since they stressed the hardware most.

To troubleshoot, remove everything from your network, isolate the modem

(pc) -cat5/6-> modem -> coax from the wall...

Run your torrent(s)

Modem falls over? Replace modem.
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nerdburg
Premium
join:2009-08-20
Schuylkill Haven, PA
kudos:1
I agree 100% about the routers, but I don't know how a router would make a modem puke.
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[Insert Comcast employee disclaimer here.]

muranternet

join:2009-10-19
Saint Paul, MN
Reviews:
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reply to JohnInSJ
said by JohnInSJ:

With very careful tuning of my SMC8014, I have 0 issues running torrents over a 12/2 connection. When I was having hardware issues with my 8014, torrents were the easiest way to reproduce the modem issue, since they stressed the hardware most.
John would you mind posting your configuration? I have noticed odd behavior when stressing and am trying to determine if it's an 8014 config issue or a local stack problem.


chong67

join:2001-11-18
Jonesboro, GA
I sure would not want to stick my head out in the sand and wave and said "here I am, come get me".


JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to muranternet
said by muranternet:

John would you mind posting your configuration? I have noticed odd behavior when stressing and am trying to determine if it's an 8014 config issue or a local stack problem.
Sure, its pretty much in the "turn it all off" mode. I have static IPs, and I use a Linux box as my router/firewall. I have torrents set to use unlimited down, and 50% of the uplink, max 200 (or 250?) connections per torrent. I'll post the exact settings later today.
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My place : »www.schettino.us


JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to chong67
said by chong67:

I sure would not want to stick my head out in the sand and wave and said "here I am, come get me".
What do you mean?
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heat84
Bit Torrent Apologist

join:2004-03-11
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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said by JohnInSJ:

said by chong67:

I sure would not want to stick my head out in the sand and wave and said "here I am, come get me".
What do you mean?
I think he 's talking to me. See my previous post.
Or maybe he's saying anybody that uses Bit Torrent shouldn't confess it here.

I would've went over 400GB again this month(I still have an outside chance) if not for the 40 year old breaker box in my house being on its last legs and causing the server PC to shut off. It doesn't turn back on for some reason either. Maybe I should have the power failure setting whatever its called in the BIOS set to Power-On instead Last State? I'm going for 500GB next month.
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Bit Torrent is my DVR.