[clug] Internet connectivity

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 01:33:06 MST 2012

On 1 March 2012 19:08, Scott Ferguson <scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/03/12 18:29, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
>> Recently my internet is playing up: websites not finishing loading,
>> IRC and IM clients continually disconnecting, etc.
> I've had similar issues the last few weeks - different carrier. Using
> another carrier and the same modem I've had no problems... (bit early to
> blame the carrier just yet though).
>> I thought it might have been an ISP (MyNetFone) issue (as there was
>> some unscheduled downtime recently), but their tech support guy in
>> Sydney says that it all looks good on their end, and if anything my
>> speeds have been *increasing* over the past few days.  The only
>> suggestion he's made is that I try with another modem (which I don't
>> have).
>> As such, can anyone suggest any pointers in trying to track down
>> what's causing the problem? (kernel config, software issue, modem
>> issue, etc.)  Nothing I've tried seems to work, and it doesn't help
>> when I try and ask for help on IRC but it then disconnects :s
> Insufficient information :-)
> Is this a wireless internet or cable?

LAN cable.

> dmesg?

Nothing interesting that I could find.

> anything interesting in /var/log/?

Not that I could find/tell.

> If wireless:-
> enable debug for pppd
> then:-
> grep -e pppd /var/log/debug
> also:-
> ifconfig ppp0
> what sort of modem?

Dynalink RTA1046VW (from the ISP; seems good enough)

> does it use /dev/ttyUSB or other device?


> sigmon for the relevant port?

Where can I find sigmon?  My distro (exherbo) doesn't seem to have any
package called "sigmon"...

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Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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