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Thread: Modem crashes when using p2p software




  1. #1
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    Angry Modem crashes when using p2p software

    When i use any bittorent program and sometimes some p2p software my modem decides to lock pc up and loose connection, to resolve i need to restart pc...i have a webstar dpx 100 modem on telewest internet 750k plz help!
    System 1:Mobo = DFI 865PE Infinity
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    HDD = 160gb Segate baracuda
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    PSU = Asaka 460watt
    Sound = C-Media 5.1 Plus
    Monitor = 19" Relisys
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    System 2:Mobo = DFI LanParty NFI Ultra II b
    Gfx Card = Radeon 9800 Pro 256mb
    RAM = Crucial 512mb
    HDD = Sata 120gb Western Digital
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    Default Re: Modem crashes when using p2p software

    It sounds to me like it is a problem with your firewall. What do you have?

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    Default Re: Modem crashes when using p2p software

    Black Ice Defender, with sp2 its quite effective
    System 1:Mobo = DFI 865PE Infinity
    Gfx Card = Radeon 9600xt 256mb
    RAM = Samsung 3200 1gb
    HDD = 160gb Segate baracuda
    Case = Asaka Acrylic UV Reactive
    PSU = Asaka 460watt
    Sound = C-Media 5.1 Plus
    Monitor = 19" Relisys
    Speakers = Cambridge Soundworks 5.1

    System 2:Mobo = DFI LanParty NFI Ultra II b
    Gfx Card = Radeon 9800 Pro 256mb
    RAM = Crucial 512mb
    HDD = Sata 120gb Western Digital
    Case = ThermalTake Xaser III Skull
    PSU = Asaka 460watt
    Sound = C labs 5.1 Live
    Monitor =17" Standard
    Speakers = Gateway 4.1

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    Default Re: Modem crashes when using p2p software

    I wouldn't use sp2 right now. I am going to wait till they fix most of the bugs.

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    Default Re: Modem crashes when using p2p software

    you may want to try a different firewall. something like zonealarm would be a good choice.
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    Default Re: Modem crashes when using p2p software

    Forget all that. Some broadband connections crash when you have too many concurrent connections. Bittorrent is especially bad for this, and it uploads and downloads from many sources at once. Other P2P programs do the same, but BT seems to be the most connection-heavy program. I've seen the same problem in many of the D-link modems, and seen reports regarding some other products.

    I don't know what you're using for bit torrent downloads, but try find something that can limit the number of connections, or at least the number of files you upload / download simultaneously. Test it for a while and find a good limit. I've found 3 torrents at once usually works well. However, if you do a fair bit of browsing / internet use at the same time, chances are it will happen again.

    EDIT: as for firewalls, I'd suggest ditching Black Ice. It seems to be one of the weaker firewalls out there. Zone Alarm works fairly well. And there's also nothing wrong with SP2.

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    Default Re: Modem crashes when using p2p software

    There are plenty of problems with SP2... But forget that. If you're going to run a third-party firewall, (don't run Black Ice) you'll want to disable SP2's firewall. Running two firewalls at once can create major problems.

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