IPFS keeps killing my router

Hi,

I’m new to IPFS. I have installed it on a couple computers that I have at home (a laptop and also a desktop that always stays on) and for some reason it keeps killing my router: suddenly my Internet connection stops working, and doesn’t work again until I restart the router.

This happens randomly, even if I’m not actively using IPFS, as long as the daemon is running. I have tried to use this guide to set the profile to “low power”, but the problem still happens. It does seem to happen less often, though.

Is there anything I can do to stop it from happening at all?

Thanks!

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Buy a new router. My IPFS daemon runs 600+ constantly changing connections which is more than many entry-level routers can handle.

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See Writeup of router kill issue · Issue #3320 · ipfs/go-ipfs · GitHub. Advised is to disable quic, but if lowpower crashes your router, then it is going to be hard to make your router happy.

in addition, to disable QUIC I discovered the following on several old routers: when the Swarm section has the wrong AddrFilters array setup, it could lead to IPFS daemon sending to the router the connection requests for not allowed IP ranges like 192.168.0.0/16 or 10.0.0.0/8. These connections are hang up by the router without both answer and TTL, so the router’s connections pool overflows.

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