Re: Linksys router; Can't stay connected? <b>Unacceptable</b>
From: Matt Payton (mattpayton_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 21:45:02 GMT
On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 21:27:42 -0400, Gaétan Martineau wrote:
> I happen to find out (on page 34 out of 59), after a week, why the
> router I recently bought "can stay connected". Finally. The
> documentation reads : (My connection is PPPoE, router is Linksys BEFSR41)
> "PPPoE is not actually a dedicated or always-on connection. The DSL ISP
> can disconnect the service after a period of inactivity" (...oh yeah???..)
> "There is a set-up option to keep-alive the connection" (Does not work!)
> "This may not always work" (Yeah, I noticed) "If the connection is lost
> again, follow steps E and F to re-establish connection" (What???) Ok,
> but unacceptable to me!
> I have a web server on the network inside. There is documentation on
> this server that *needs* to be available and I won't stay here following
> "steps E and F". Short of going back to my previous configuration (linux
> box acting as a router and server), is there any way I can keep this
> connection ON ?
> I am thinking of a crontab entry asking to dowload a dummy something of
> whatever to keep some trafic going through this router... Any suggestion
> toward the best solution is most welcome... Thanks.
As in previous responses, there are a number of ways to do this...And it
may very well help work around the problem.
As for what the issue is, have you updated the firmware on the Linksys ?
I know there were issues with some of their revisions. Also, sometimes
updating the firmware was the *cause* of the issue...If you recently
updated it, maybe try downgrading to a previous release.
And, if the Linksys is one of the wrt models ( which run linux ), there
are some modified versions of the firmware that have some enhancements
over the "stock" Linksys versions. Don't know if any of them have any
pppoe enhancements, but worth a shot.
Check out http://www.dslreports.com/forum/equip,16 for some decent
discussions on Linksys ( and other ) Broadband routers.
-- - Matt -