Re: network card auto-deactivates

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On Sun, 2005-03-20 at 09:35, Sharon Kimble wrote:
> At the moment I have the curious and annoying situation where my network card 
> appears to de-activate itself at random intervals, but usually overnight. Its 
> a realtek 8139 which is connected to my ADSL modem, a DSL-300T made by 
> D-link. I leave the network connection up and working when I go to bed, and 
> when I come down in the morning I have no network connection, and when I 
> check the network-configuration gui, it shows the status as being 'inactive'. 
> If I double-click the 'status in the gui it shows that 'activate device when 
> computer restarts' as being ticked, and I've also enabled the radio button of 
> 'Automatically obtain IP address settings with dhcp'. 
> 
> The modem shows that there has been no break in connection time, but does say 
> that there is no dhcp client available.
> 
> Can anyone help me to sort out this problem please?
> 
> Sharon.

Could your ISP be timing out your connection?

Check if there are any keep alive options with the DSL modem.  

You could also try pinging a site to keep activity going on the
connection to see if that keeps the connection active.

Check the log files as well to see if there is anything being logged.


-- 
Scot L. Harris
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Alea iacta est.
	[The die is cast]
		-- Gaius Julius Caesar 


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