Verizon Fios + Transmission + Modem = Slow?

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  1. Migestic macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2011
    I am using transmission on my mac and it's really slow. I have had this issue for a long time. When I use, it says I have 30mb/s download and 7.7 mb/s upload. It seems that it is fine. Here's the catch, I only get 2mb/s download on transmission (torrent client) and 400 kb/s upload as well.

    Here is something I found in my modem/router that seemed to be weird to me.

    The model number for the modem/router is MI424-WR Rev D

    Here's my configuration for transmission.

    Here is my configuration for my mac network settings.

    Other than that I have no idea whats going on, it's not just transmission, it's everything else.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Torrents could be slow because there are no seeders. If everything is slow, try using Google DNS servers or OpenDNS.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
  4. Shrink, Sep 25, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011

    Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I wasn't aware that VZ was throttling.

    Source, please?? :confused:
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005

    You have the green light in Transmission showing the port is open, so you should be good to go.

    One suggestion is in the panel above lower those two peer settings way way down from what you have. Maybe down to 150 global (top entry) and 25 per transfer (bottom entry).

    Your router has to manage every one of those connections and too many can cause the router to crash or drop connections.

    Also set a limit to how many torrents can be active at once. Maybe set that to three or four.
  6. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    The verizon issued router is known to have a NAT table problem. Also, I am going to suggest you enable encryption because that will help if verizon is throttling you based on what appears to be P2P traffic.
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Just guessing. One never knows what the ISPs are doing.

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