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Old 04-19-2007, 05:40 PM   #1
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Question Ktorrent Kills Wireless in Fedora


Hey everyone,

Quick background on my computer:
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Fedora Core 5
i386 arch
Kernel v2.6.15-1.2054
Gnome v2.14
Pentium D 2.6GHz
1G Kingston DDR2 533

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Alright. So I've been experimenting with different BitTorrent clients, all of which seem to disappoint me: Azureus' NAT errors, cTorrent's lack of GUI...the list goes on. I finally stumbled upon kTorrent and I was greatly impressed; it had everything I needed it to do. I had heard a little bit of rumors about problems when K programs were run in Gnome, and vice versa, however, kTorrent seemed to work fine...that is, for a little while. After about a day of letting it run in the background, I returned home and noticed that my wireless connection was dead. It stated it was connected and that there was a strong strength, but there was no packet transfer. I presumed my internet was just acting up (you can tell I use to use Windows...ha!), and attempted to open up the "configure" GUI to disable/re-enable the connect. However, when I attempted to open up the configure GUI, nothing happened, and Gnome froze up (as in, no menues/icons would work.

I've tried several experiment with the issue now, namely reducing upload/download speed, running only at night with no other programs in the background, etc. However, the problem continues: after a few hours of running in the background, the internet connection dies and is not recoverable without a reboot.

Any ideas on the cause of the problem, or maybe a solution?


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Old 04-21-2007, 02:09 AM   #2
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I would guess that there is an excessive amount of connections for the wireless router to handle. Some routers will also overheat causing intermittent problems.
 
Old 04-21-2007, 02:21 AM   #3
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You did not mention your router or your wireless card.
 
Old 04-22-2007, 02:12 PM   #4
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You did not mention your router or your wireless card.
I apologize. I have a Cisco Aironet 350 PCI wireless card.

The router isn't mine; I'm "borrowing" the signal from my neighbor...hehe.

jschiwal, I suppose that is one possible solution. although lately I've found that the wireless "freeze" up only happens when I've let the computer idle for 3+ hours with ktorrent running in the background.
 
Old 04-22-2007, 08:16 PM   #5
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The router isn't mine; I'm "borrowing" the signal from my neighbor...hehe.
So you've hacked into a network that you don't have permission to use because your neighbor hasn't secured it very well, or doesn't know how to secure it, or isn't using a WEP. I assume you are trying to download illegal files and make it look like he is responsible?

How do you know that your neighbor isn't shutting you off? Or has a bandwidth limit? Or is turning the router off? Or booting you when he finds you on?

You might want to try getting your own internet connection instead of hogging his. Most LQ members won't help you do this.

http://www.troubleshooters.com/lpm/200612/200612.htm
 
Old 04-23-2007, 05:51 PM   #6
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So you've hacked into a network that you don't have permission to use because your neighbor hasn't secured it very well, or doesn't know how to secure it, or isn't using a WEP. I assume you are trying to download illegal files and make it look like he is responsible?

How do you know that your neighbor isn't shutting you off? Or has a bandwidth limit? Or is turning the router off? Or booting you when he finds you on?

You might want to try getting your own internet connection instead of hogging his. Most LQ members won't help you do this.

http://www.troubleshooters.com/lpm/200612/200612.htm
I wouldn't say I "hacked" into it. There's a bunch of us who share a connection because my apartment complex does not get cable access, only DSL. So to split the (overpriced) cost, we all put in for it.

However, I don't think we're "overclocking" the router. We've never had a problem with it and none of my other neighbors are experiencing this problem. It only happens to me when I use kTorrent...not BitTorrent, Ctorrent, etc, which is why I started this thread.

Although, I must say, the "assertiveness" of your response and your assumption that I was hacking a network were not even based on the focus of my thread. My question was to see if anyone had heard of any problems running kTorrent either in general or in the GNOME enviornment.

Thanks though
 
Old 04-24-2007, 03:45 AM   #7
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I have read that downloading torrents can tax a router. Also with several users on the router it might be getting a bit overwelmed. You could see if your client can limit the number of connections. That might help.
 
  


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