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Old 11-20-2005, 08:46 AM   #1
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Intermittent Internet Access Since Router/ADSL Modem change

Hi Everyone.

I hope someone can help me coz! well I am puzzled to say the least.

I have a network setup with my ADSL modem plugged in via ethernet, working as the DHCP server for all of my PC's.

I recently had to buy a new ROUTER/ADSL modem/Firewall.

Everything was working perfectly before this change.

Since the change I am getting speradic internet access on my Linux machine which in theory should not have even noticed the difference.

I have tried various distros but I prefer SUSE.

Now using suse I get no access at all using Firefox but random results using Konqueror much of the time it lets be browse but on occation stops.

As I say everything was ok before the change from my BT5861 ADSL modem/router to this NETGEAR.

every thing is connected using cat 5 no wireless connections.

NetGEAR support were as usefull as a chocolate fire gard.

Any help or suggestions you can offer will be greatfully recieved.

Many thanks

Old 11-20-2005, 01:29 PM   #2
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This is obviously a configuration problem on your router.. I suspec thtat your DNS servers are being less than reliable.

Please give me the contents of your /etc/resolv.conf, and more information about your ISP
Old 11-21-2005, 04:23 AM   #3
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Which Netgear router are you using ?

I had a problem with my netgear DG814 which was timing out and resetting it's wan connection every 30-40 seconds regardless of any activity.

I resolved this by setting the timeout parameter to zero (0).

This may not be the cause of your problem, but it's worth eliminating.
Old 11-22-2005, 02:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for this, actually it's a DG632. the timeout by default is (0) zero.

I found an interesting oddity,

I also have a Belkin Wireless gateway router with 4 ports on the back, I have connected the linux box to this, and daisy chained it to the horrible NETGEAR and I can now browse the web.

Is this odd or interesting!


Old 11-22-2005, 02:26 PM   #5
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Mr Genixus

Thanks for your offer of help, below is the contents of my etc/conf file.

My ISP is BT/Yahoo internet.

Please also see the belkin reference above!

Thanks again


# Modified_by: dhcpcd
# Backup: /etc/
# Process: dhcpcd
# Process_id: 4485
# Script: /sbin/modify_resolvconf
# Saveto:
# Info: This is a temporary resolv.conf created by service dhcpcd.
# The previous file has been saved and will be restored later.
# If you don't like your resolv.conf to be changed, you
# variables are placed in /etc/sysconfig/network/config.
# You can also configure service dhcpcd not to modify it.
# If you don't like dhcpcd to change your nameserver
# settings
# then either set DHCLIENT_MODIFY_RESOLV_CONF=no
# in /etc/sysconfig/network/dhcp, or
# /etc/sysconfig/network/config or (manually) use dhcpcd
# with -R. If you only want to keep your searchlist, set
# DHCLIENT_KEEP_SEARCHLIST=yes in /etc/sysconfig/network/dhcp or
# (manually) use the -K option.


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