Help me with my internet annoyance.
March 26, 2009 3:37 PM Subscribe
I sometimes have trouble with downloading via torrent: surfing becomes a slow crawl/not an option.
posted by zardoz to computers & internet (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have a broadband DSL connection and I'll often download torrents via Transmission on my iMac.
The problem is with torrents: with either Transmission, or uTorrent I can go for several days, even longer than a week, but then suddenly surfing pages on a browser will slow to a crawl and then stop. Torrent downloading may or may not stop at that point, but eventually it stops too.
When this happens I unplug my DSL modem, plug it back in, wait a minute or two, and then I'm firing on all cylinders, torrent downloading and surfing are good for another week or so.
So how can I avoid this step? Settings in Transmission? Hack the modem?