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Will a torrent cause network problems?


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#1 cindysuec

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 11:07 AM

Can a torrent brought in on a laptop pull your system down? One of our Directors son comes in with his laptop "to do his homework". Every time he gets on our network out network system and telephone system becomes troublesome. Will a torrent do this ? Any suggestions other than telling him no more?

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:40 PM

Depending on the overall speed of your network and how much downloading he is actually doing. yes, it could have an effect on network performance. you can try to block ports 6881 to 6889 on your router/firewall. Its hard to block port ranges for p2p and torrent applications because they use so many ports. plus other applications might be using them. I would tell him to stop, or you can just block his MAC address.
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