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Re: help: DHCP & cable-modem



On Sun, 2004-06-27 at 22:23, Scot L. Harris wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-06-27 at 22:09, javac mail com wrote:
> > i have a cable modem, and periodically lose my internet connection.  Presumabely, my provider is changing my IP and FC1 isn't automatically detecting the new IP. ?
> > 
> > thanks,
> > 
> > javac at mail dot com
> 
> Possibly, however the cable companies I am familiar with don't seem to
> change the IP address very often.  I believe I have had the same IP for
> close to a year now.  Are you getting a different IP every time this
> happens?
> 
> I had a connectivity problem and it turned out to be the signal strength
> being provided by the cable company.  Had to have them out to put a
> meter on it and shortly after that they seem to have fixed it.  What I
> was seeing at that time was connectivity would drop and the cable modem
> was indicating that there was no signal from the cable company.
> 
> When your connection drops are you able to immediately re-establish the
> connection by restarting your networking?  Are the lights on the cable
> modem indicating the cable connection is good?  Or is it flashing
> indicating it does not have a connection?  
> 
> Are you connected directly from the cable modem to the FC1 computer? (I
> always recommend a hardware firewall if possible they are inexpensive
> and do a good job) 
> 
> -- 
> Scot L. Harris
> webid cfl rr com
> 
> You can have peace.  Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
> both at once.
> 		-- Lazarus Long 
If it is a signal/connection problem you should see errors.
Here is a portion of my gateway NIC. As you can see no errors. Even one
error can be an indicator if issues (since retransmits are not
considered errors).

          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:2262336 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:901908 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:18896
          RX bytes:703121558 (670.5 Mb)  TX bytes:75482583 (71.9 Mb)

-- 
jludwig <wralphie comcast net>



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