Re: Can a bad patch cable cause this?
From: Rick Jones (foo_at_bar.baz.invalid)
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2005 22:35:31 GMT
prg <email@example.com> wrote:
> If it was _just_ a patch cord problem, signs of it should have shown in
> lan connections as well inet traffic.
Unless perhaps it generated enough bad frames on the network to give
the router trouble and those frames were ignored by the other hosts.
These routers are pretty much all software right? And they don't
exactly have the biggest baddest CPUs in them.
> To investigate:
> a: ping your default GW
I'd also try pinging with increasing packet sizes. Often when I'm
having trouble with my SBC DSL (ok, not cable modem but still... and
it seems to be quite often in the evenings, go figure...) I can get
~decent ping results with the default size, but as I increase the size
of the ICMP Echo Requests the loss rates increase markedly.
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