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Re: Understanding my recurrent network connectivity problems

Arthur Machlas wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 3:30 PM, Celejar <celejar@gmail.com> wrote:
> My ISP provided me with a "router" / modem, however the router is of
> the extremely handicapped variety. Thus, I had to go into the
> interface of the router/modem and tell it to act only as a gateway.
> The only device that ever connects to that gateway is my linksys
> router, so the ISP should have no way of telling how many devices are
> actually connected to the router.
> At this point my best guess is that the OP has at least five, perhaps
> more devices connected to one crappy little residential router, and it
> is understandably not at all happy with the situation, so it is
> flaking out.
> Maybe it's time to start perhaps some resource limits on your
> connected devices via the router interface, or else tweak your Debian
> system to not overhwelem the darned thing by lowering the maximum
> number of simul requests, etc.
But if I buy a router with 4 LAN ports, it *should* offer good quality
services for all the 4 ports, shouldn't it? AFAICR the manual (well, I
never read manuals), it is said nowhere not to exploit `too much' the
router! Your explanation might be the key to my problems, but what else
can you buy if you need to connect >4 computers? If you want something a
little bit `bigger' (hoping for `stronger' too), you need to buy some 20
or 40-port router, which is completely useless for me.

Merciadri Luca
See http://www.student.montefiore.ulg.ac.be/~merciadri/
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