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Old 02-28-2008, 02:22 PM   #1
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network connection dropping every min using Fedora 8


I boot up
launch web browser (konqueror)
works fine, get IP address via wireless or LAN
load google.com, ping anything, etc just fine
let sit idle for less than a minute,
reload google & "get page not found", ping nothing except localhost & local ip address
network connection appears fine

release & renew IP address (dhclient -r then dhcclient)
get same or different ipaddress and can load any web page ping anything
wait one minute & can't

This happens at home (linksys wireless router dhcp to mindspring<puke> dsl modem), at office (windows network) , regardless of wireless or wired connection. All windows connections work fine.
I'm using fedora 8, I don't have this problem on Fedora 5.

any thoughts sugestions?

I'm pretty much a Linux newbie.
Searched for:
keep network connection in Fedora 8
loosing network connection in Fedora 8
loosing network connection
and couldn't find anything related.
working on this for days so far.
 
Old 02-29-2008, 08:18 AM   #2
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First thing I'd do is check syslog for details that might be related to this. Then check if your network settings match the network you're on: if you advertise things you shouldn't you might confuse DHCP. Next I'd check if there's anything else wrong with getting a lease. For that you could check the default lease file (/var/lib/dhcpd/dhclient.leases) for details and if it doesn't show things make dhclient log verbose one of the man pages ('rpm -ql dhclient|grep man/') should show how.
 
  


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