DSL Stability

Steve Bertrand iaccounts at northnetworks.ca
Mon May 5 06:12:13 PDT 2003

> I managed to get DSL working with FreeBSD somewhat, but I am having some
> weird connectivity issues.
> At random times, I will lose network connectivity.  The Westell modem
> says there is full connection
> via ethernet and phone, but I am unable to ping their gateway and
> dhclient is unable to obtain a new
> lease.
> The strange part is that if I plug my WinXP box into the modem directly,
> I obtain an ip and can surf.
> If I then plug the BSD box back into the modem, I can once again obtain
> leases and talk to the 'net,
> but about half the time I need to restart natd for the inside network to
> be able to do anything.

What does /var/log/ppp.log say?

When I was on DSL, I had this same drop off issue, and it was attributed
to an LCP problem. I disabled LCP Extensions and the problem went away.
The log may indicate the problem.



> System/ISP info:
> 4.7-RELEASE-p5
> rc.conf
> ifconfig_sis0="DHCP"
> default_gateway="4.xx.xxx.1"
> natd_program="/sbin/natd"
> natd_enable="YES"
> natd_interface="sis0"
> natd_flags="-f /etc/natd.conf"
> VerizonDSL in north Seattle
> So, any ideas on how to stabilize my connection?
> -Derrick
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list