Frequent loss of contact with ISP
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Sun Mar 20 13:55:28 PST 2005
Ned Harrison <ned.woody at cox.net> wrote:
> I reciently upgraded my home computer to FreeBSD 5.3 p5. Sense then I've had
> minor problems connecting to my ISP. During boot up it will sometimes freeze
> at the line, "Configuring syscons: keymap blanktime." or I'll lose contact
> with my ISP while sending an email or surfing the web. From an earlier
> posting to this forum I found that "Ctrl+C" will let the system finishing the
> boot up. Then I can easily connect to my ISP by running "/etc/netstart" as
> Everything works fine at least for a while. However, sooner or later I'll
> lose the conection again. I have not been able to discern a pattern to the
> disconnects either. Yet as soon as I run netstart again everything works
> again. It can be hours before I the lose the connection or sometimes I'll
> lose the connection again within twenty minutes. I've searched for a
> permanent fix by looking throught this forum. But I havn't found anything
> yet. Though that might be because I don't quite know how to search! :-)
> I am a newbie using FreeBSD so any suggestions would be appreciated.
Spend a little time in the /var/log directory and see if anything is being
logged around the time you lose connection.
Also, more clearly defining "lose connection" would help. What does
ifconfig say when the connection is up and when it's down? The
difference between those two outputs may lead you toward a solution.
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