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Fix for better Torrent downloads!

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WRT54GDo you own a Linksys WRT54G/GL/GS router and experience problems downloading over the Torrent network or your router frequently locking up? How about the constant NAT errors even after you’ve forwarded the relevant ports? Well, there may be a few fixes.

Read this interesting uTorrent FAQ on installing the necessary startup script.

You will need to have third party firmware such as DD-WRT, HyperWRT or Sveasoft Alchemy (Public) installed on your Linksys WRT54G/GL/GS router. Telnet will also need to be enabled on the router and a Telnet client will be required. You can use one of Windows’ own Telnet clients (Start > Run > telnet; or HyperTerminal).

The instructions in the uTorrent FAQ are for DD-WRT and HyperWRT, but you can enter the same commands for DD-WRT if you have the Sveasoft Alchemy firmware.

Here are some other tips:

1. Forward the necessary ports through your firewall/router that your BitTorrent client uses. Restrain from using ports 6881-6889 because these ports are blacklisted by many ISPs and you will get poor download performance.

2. If you use the Windows XP firewall ensure that you set exceptions for your BitTorrent client program. Also set “Allow outgoing destination unreachable” in ICMP of the Windows XP firewall.

Have fun!



Written by falcon1986

8 February, 2006 at 12:02 PM

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