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After several hours of linkchecking with SB my internet just stops working

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dujow, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. dujow

    dujow Junior Member Premium Member

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    Hi there,

    Just moved to a new house, and got the best internet I can buy in this area. It advertises as 75 download, 5 upload. I have a 250 gb a month limit. I have been running 3 instances of Scrapebox. Posting to the blog using private proxies I have no problem. But overnight, while I link-check, at some point my internet just stops working. But it's on my computer's side. For some reason unbeknownst to me, my computer decides it just doesn't want to allow the internet to work anymore. It's strange! If I open firefox, it doesn't even try to load my homepage, it just sits there with a blank tab. If I type in an address or click home, it just sits there blank and doesn't try.

    Windows says I'm still connected to the internet. If I reset my computer it works just fine. Is this a DNS problem. I'm only link-checking half of my lists when this happens and I really don't want to make my lists half the size again, and I am wasting hours during the night already. Like I said, it's a problem with my computer or operating system or something of the like, not my ISP. Anyone had this happen or know what it could be?

    Thanks,
    Dujow
     
  2. jmcs23

    jmcs23 Regular Member

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    I've never used Scrapebox so this is just a wild guess/suggestion...

    Is there a setting within Scrapebox to adjust the number of 'threads' it runs at one time. Basically, when it's sending/receiving information, is there a way to minimize how much it tries to do at one time.

    Also, once your computer loses it connection to the internet, do other computers in your house lose the connection too?

    On more thing, how much does 75 DL cost up there where you are? That's a good speed...
     
  3. ugjunk

    ugjunk Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Try restarting your computer and resetting your internet settings. If the problem persists then your best solution will be to call your ISP provider.

    But to be honest, I will recommend you to get a Windows VPS next time if you are planning to use scrapebox so intensively.
     
  4. dujow

    dujow Junior Member Premium Member

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    It doesn't lose connection, the internet still says it's on.. it's on my computer side. I can use the internet on my laptop fine no problem. Also it was the connection I would give them shit because I have a 250gb a month limit and I haven't even come close yet.

    If I restart the computer it works fine. I don't want to have to restart my computer before each linkchecking run. I have like 5 minutes with my computer before I run off to work in the morning (I have a 1.5 hour plus commute right now each way) so waiting for this big ass computer to reboot is annoying.

    JMCS - Yes I can limit the thread but I like to use a lot as my computer and my internet can handle it, it's working great. It's just for some reason after maybe 5 hours, my computer decides it's enough and the rest of the link checking says error timed out. Like I said, even firefox won't work or try to work, just sits there blank.
    I am paying 100 a month on contract but my first 6 months are half price. I'm near Toronto in Canada. I realize internet prices are cheaper in the states for you guys, but if we want good internet here this is the price we have to pay, there is no way around it.

    edit*** UNLESS... do you guys think my ISP can somehow ban my computers IP address because of the high usage? But if that was the case I should still be able to login to my router right? They can't ban my IP from my router, just the internet itself.. Because I'm connected to the router and all, but can't access it. It must be a problem with maybe my Ethernet adaptor because I am using wired, not wireless. Hmmm!
     
  5. argh11

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    I am thinking it has to do with your NIC(Ethernet Adapter). I have had comuters do some strange things (and this sounds like one of them) that had to do with the NIC. Replaced it and all issues went away.

    Not all NIC's come out the way they are supposed to. Some of them are lemons and you just will not know without a lot of tests. We even had two NICs with the same hardware MAC address. <--That is supposed to be impossible. We trashed the NIC and put another one in...problem solved.

    A NIC should not be too expensive (~$15 or so). Might be worth trying if you are having issues.

    good luck!
    :)
    -argh11



     
  6. JERnie19

    JERnie19 Regular Member

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    I believe you have "too many connections" running at the same time. I had the same problem when running Proxy Goblin with more than 100 simultaneous connections at a low timeout.

    You can read more about it here:

    http://forums.xfire.com/showthread.php/155236-problematic-routers-and-modems


    If tweaking the hardware doesn't do it, then reduce the number of threads while link-checking. Or get a Windows VPS to have your tools running at optimal speed.
     
  7. Jesse550

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    Perhaps this has something to do with it but wtf? 250GB limit? You can literally use your whole limit with 7 and a half hours of full-speed downloading.
     
  8. SuperLinks

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    I had this problem on one of my computers and could NEVER figure out why it happened. Like you it would just stop working while doing a task half-way through the night and I'd need to restart the computer. Meanwhile the rest of my computers are fine. Eventually I just went and got a VPS and never looked back. For as little as $25/mo you free up your computer connections and can have it run 24/7 without an issue.

    Keep in mind though that SB is a bandwidth hog and you can blast through 250 GB in no time, especially if that limit is imposed on your normal daily internet browsing as well.