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Router for torrents

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by dinjo_jo, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. dinjo_jo New Member

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    Can anyone recommend me a router which has support for utorrent, looked at

    Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH
    ASUS WL-520gU

    Also how do they work , the UI and all as i would be keeping it on without PC as storage can be done on a USB stick and later on transfer files to PC.
     
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    As long as it's for *legal* torrents :laugh:
    I'd recommend anything from Netgear - they're the easiest I've ever found to forward ports with.
    On a side note, there's the Automatic Port Forwarding program from majorgeeks, I found this in 2008; I've used it hundreds of times over the last 2 years and it's great.


    Just my opinion, I'm not a pro so someone may come in here now and say Netgear's are made by the Government to track you...
     
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    Do you mean a Router with a built-in torrent client? Or a router that's easy to configure to allow for torrenting?
     
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    Ah, good point Moonpig, I missed that. I've never heard of one of them

    *goes googling*

    EDIT: dinjo, are you sure about a router with an OS that can download even when your PC's off? Neither the Buffalo or the ASUS ones you mentioned seem to do that...
     
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    I'd always pick an openwrt supported device as this is the best possible platform for a nice seed box. Didn't know utorrent works on routers ?! Anyways openwrt has a few clients from which i think Transmission is the best.

    Look around their pages theres a supported list or search the forum.
    http://openwrt.org/

    This OS is rock solid, been using this for 5 years now through 3 versions of it and I'm very happy with how it works as a router+seedbox. One thing Id suggest is looking at transfer rates from the router > Lan because this is often a huge bottleneck like in my case wl500gp.

    PS. Don't base your choice on product pages, instead read the openwrt forums for opinions or ask for one.
     
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    Yes there are builtin torrent support and yes you can switch off the PC.Both mentioned above does have torrent support but was looking for a better one as Asus one needs to be flashed with Tomato Firmware.
     
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