System brings down my WiFi (bad) router, previous one did not
I am posting this in WiFi section because this I am sure has nothing to do with Ubuntu that I am running, rather with kernel network configuration that they have tweaked. Since kernel is Linux, I am sure this is the right place to ask.
The thing is apparently folks at Canonical have changed/tweaked some network settings, because now when I stream videos for example, my already weak router goes down. I am running Ubuntu 9.04 and connected through 802.11g, WEP 128-bit, router is 2m away from me. I am not sure whether I should tweak some TCP settings or the wireless card driver settings, or both.
I did not have this problem to such degree in Ubuntu 8.10, from which I upgraded a week ago. It used to bring down the router occasionally when Transmission (BitTorrent client) was connected to very many peers, so I am suspecting my router cannot handle too many connections well, and brings down its system. The only thing that helps then is to re-plug it in the mains, i.e. very cold and hard reset.
However, I can see now that whatever change they have made in network settings in the latest distribution, it now brings down my router much more often than before. Any idea what settings and where I should change? Like max. TCP connection limit etc?
The Wifi driver is ipw2200 (Intel) and the card is Intel Wireless Link 2200ABG in a Thinkpad T43 laptop. The router is beyond salvation, but it works, however bad :-)