Quote:> Hello, My ISP is road runner and I use a Linksys router(BEFSR41) to connect
> two home computers. I have noticed that when I run Limewire for more then
> about 30 minutes, the I am unable to connect to the internet.
This is a common problem with a lot of ADSL routers. They have a block of
RAM for their NAT table and simply use up this space to keep track of all the
port/ip address re-writing. However it does not get freed up for TCP traffic
as the timeout is typically one hour or so.
P2P traffic fires up _lots_ of TCP streams each using a chunk of this RAM, it
does not get freed up quickly enough, the free space is exhausted and then
you are no longer able to shunt data around.
The routers that run Linux are immune to this (Netgear DG834[G] for example)
and the only solution is to reboot the kit, I guess you could wait the hour
or two for the tracking to expire :)
The best thing to do is hope your kit comes with ZIPB or 'PPP Half Bridge'
then you can use DHCP to export the real IP address to a Linux box and there
you go, plus if you fsck up the Linux box through 'tweaking' then you can
quickly fall back on the router its-self.
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