Re: Cable Modem/NIC cards
On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 09:21:47AM -0500, T.Phan wrote:
| Hi All,
| Is there a way to soft reset the cable modem and the NIC on
| a Debian/Linux box?
'ifdown eth0' will shutdown the interface eth0 and 'ifup eth0' will
bring it back up.
| The AT&T Cable Modem some time loses connection, sometime it
| resets itself. Afterward, the Debian box will no longer be
| able to establish the connection until the debian box and
| the cable modem are shutdown and reboot.
If you power off the cable modem, wait a few minutes, and then power
it back on what happens? With my ADSL modem I have no problem at
all. Also, are you using PPPoE or DHCP? I have read that DHCP is
more robust than PPP because a connection can be dropped for some time
then resumed as if nothing had happened whereas a PPP connection is
broken if the connection is dropped at all.