Router doesn't like torrents?
November 19, 2011 2:56 PM Subscribe
Synology NAS can't torrent with new D-link router
posted by wilko to computers & internet (3 answers total)
I have a Synology DS110j NAS which could download torrents via its "download station 2" app, until my wireless router died. ISP sent us a replacement, a D-Link DSL-2680. Everything still gets on the internet ok, except my NAS can't download torrents any more. A torrent is added, it waits for a while, then eventually reports "Broken link". The same torrents on u-torrent for a PC connected to the router will download ok. Everything on the network sees the NAS's shares ok, eg streaming DLNA. If I swap in a borrowed router, the NAS can download torrents again. So I'm guessing there's some setting on the D-Link router which doesn't allow the torrents? I don't expose the NAS to the internet in any other way that torrenting. What should I be checking?
(The router is the only change I've made since the problem started, except I have put in a Netgear switch since getting the D-link router, as the router only has 2 ethernet ports,. But bypassing the switch does not fix the problem).