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    Unhappy Router freezes/chokes/locks up during fast downloading

    I've used so many routers and none have ever been able to hold up under fast downloads. I started downloading a linux distro which was giving me about 2.5MB/s down and after a couple of minutes my router chocks and I have to reset it. This has happened with every router I have ever owned.

    I now own the D-Link DGL4300 gaming router and the results are the same. I have no idea what could be the problem since it happens on every router. If I remove the router from the equation and download at 2.5MB/s my connection never fails.

    Is there any router than can handle high speeds? Or what am I doing wrong?

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    Are you downloading normally..or using some p2p/torrent method?
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    Normally. I hardly use p2p/torrents, although I have in the past and the same thing happens. Even though, without the router involved I can download using anything without any problems so...

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    The DLink 4300 is fairly decent...still a strong performing router even though it's a few generations old.

    Have you upgraded the firmware on it?

    Also..what it is plugged into on the WAN interface? A pure modem? Or an ISP supplied "home gateway"...which would already be a router, in which case you're double NAT'ing.

    Also, if wireless is enabled....is it secured so no kiddies next door are leaching from it?
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    No new firmware available

    It's directly connected to my motorola SB5120 modem.

    Wireless is enabled with no security, but the closet house is about a mile away, so I doubt leechers and I monitor that anyway.

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    if the ping ,or icmp requests is not being allowed though try enabling it to all the ping ,or wan requests ,or icmp each brad has there own version of ping. In my dlink it's under the wan settings.

    I know in the past that wasn't enabled large files just got chocked out me ,and it does seem IMHO ,and i know a few other techs that would agree with this that some isp's work better with it allowed although it's a security risk.
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    Mccoffee, thanks for info but it didnt help, I don't have problem with large files, just high speeds kill my connection.

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    Try resetting your TCP/IP stack to defaults
    http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/Win...sockxpfix.html

    Run the SG TCP Optimizer..make sure you set your MTU to 1500
    Try manually setting the MTU on your DLink router to 1500
    Ensure PC is clean from malware, run some scans with MalwareBytes, SuperAntispyware, you can uninstall them after a day or so. Good antivirus on your PC?
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    Well, as I use both Linux and Windows with the same problems, we know its not software and like I said it works smoothly without router.

    The router MTU is default at 1500.


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    What are you using to download these larger files? A p2p/torrent client, or straight up http or ftp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    The DLink 4300 is fairly decent...still a strong performing router even though it's a few generations old.

    Have you upgraded the firmware on it?

    Also..what it is plugged into on the WAN interface? A pure modem? Or an ISP supplied "home gateway"...which would already be a router, in which case you're double NAT'ing.

    Also, if wireless is enabled....is it secured so no kiddies next door are leaching from it?
    I have a similar problem. My router freezes when I download torrent files. I have a WRT54G with ddwrt filmware behind a verizon dsl modem/gateway without wireless capabilities. Would it help if I set the router as DMZ.

    Thanks

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    It's not an open port issue....the DMZ won't matter. It's an old router, not capable of todays demands.
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