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Clogged Up Modem....


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#1 Maynard123

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 12:07 PM

Alright... my problem is this. When I run utorrent (or any other torrent client) and I download stuff for awhile and I start surfing the web. It's like my modem starts clogging up. It starts getting slower and slower, then I eventually have to unplug it to power cycle it then everything is fine again for a while. I have a Qwest DSL Actiontec GT701. My guess is my modem doesn't allow enough tcp connections but is this changeable?

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#2 Maynard123

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 06:06 AM

Is there not a solution for this?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 06:16 AM

Did you do port forwarding in the router?
What about firewalls?

Do you regulary clean out temp files?
Do yu clean out the dnscache? ( ipconfig /flushdns) from the run menu?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 07:29 PM

When I had the Qwest provided modem/router, I had nothing but issues while trying to use high-bandwidth applications, always had to reset it or it would just drop the connections and freeze. The best solution is to put the modem into transparent mode and the run it into a router, then off to your computers

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:50 AM

Did you do port forwarding in the router?
What about firewalls?

Do you regulary clean out temp files?
Do yu clean out the dnscache? ( ipconfig /flushdns) from the run menu?


Yes I port forwarded, firewall is open, windows firewall is off. I'll try to flush the dns...


How do I put the modem in transparent mode?

Edited by Maynard123, 19 April 2007 - 12:51 AM.


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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:05 AM

Nvm, I found out the transparent bit.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:49 AM

don't do that till you have a router to hook up with it

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 11:31 PM

I have a linksys, but whenever I put my modem in transparent mode and setup my linksys for PPPoE it doesn't want to connect.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 11:55 PM

I'd give your ISP a call and find out exactly what settings you should use to have that work.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 02:36 AM

Alright, I'll give that a shot Monday morning and shout back to let you know how things went. Thanks for all your help.




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