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July 18, 2011, 01:18:03 AM
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Every time I run bitcoin, my wireless connection crashes.  I have a USB wireless key fob.  What I have found is that I have to pull it out and stick it back in to reset it, and my wireless comes back on.  All other internet connections work when I don't run bitcoin.  When I play StarCraft online it works.  When I surf the net or run mining software (poclbm's version) my wireless connection works.

However, when I start up the bitcoin client after a few minutes the wireless connection fails.  Weird.  I am wondering if it has to do with all of those connections. Huh
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July 18, 2011, 01:24:48 AM
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I get the same and I'm pretty sure its down to the huge amount of connections bitcoin uses.

To fix it simple run bitcoin with -maxconnections=15 or how ever many connections you feel your wireless can handle.

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July 18, 2011, 02:45:48 AM
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Do you have the latest drivers installed for it? I've had problems like this in the past especially on laptops, but those were usually resolved by upgrading.

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July 18, 2011, 03:12:22 AM
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Crank your maximum connection count way down. Pass a '-maxconnections=8' on the command line.

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July 18, 2011, 03:46:49 AM
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Or simply don't bother with port forwarding!

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July 18, 2011, 04:50:44 AM
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Crank your maximum connection count way down. Pass a '-maxconnections=8' on the command line.

-nolisten would be the best way to do this.

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July 18, 2011, 05:26:14 PM
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Crank your maximum connection count way down. Pass a '-maxconnections=8' on the command line.

-nolisten would be the best way to do this.
Yeah. That's even better.

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July 18, 2011, 09:20:41 PM
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I believe this is the reason for bitcoin often pinwheeling on OS X as well
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July 18, 2011, 09:39:49 PM
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If this happens with a regular wifi router, check the logs on the device. It may be triggering its firewall, some routers have a dumb feature that will cause your entire connection to drop if too many unACKd SYNs are pending.
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August 03, 2011, 02:54:25 PM
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I put it on -nolisten and the bitcoin client works.  However, I think this will be problem for many users and if I have this issue then many more others may not be able to get their bitcoin client running.  I checked my router logs but I don't know enough to debug it.   I hope this issue is fixed.
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