[clug] Internet connectivity

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 02:23:09 MST 2012

On 1 March 2012 19:54, Scott Ferguson <scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/03/12 19:33, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
>> 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.
> <snip>
> You didn't say if ifconfig showed errors... (either in tx or rx)
> That will enable you to work out whether problem is with the modem, or,
> which side of the modem the problem is for isolation testing.

# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 1C:6F:65:34:39:8B
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::1e6f:65ff:fe34:398b/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:6351374 errors:0 dropped:3 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8902941 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1895729225 (1807.9 Mb)  TX bytes:3427068309 (3268.3 Mb)
          Interrupt:45 Base address:0xe000

>>> what sort of modem?
>> Dynalink RTA1046VW (from the ISP; seems good enough)
> I'm not familiar with that model. If ifconfig shows errors:-
> Try telnet to it.
> From the console (in the modem) run:-
> event

Doesn't know that command; the version of busybox here seems to be
really limited :s

>>> does it use /dev/ttyUSB or other device?
>> For?
> "If wireless" (not relevant in your case)
>>> sigmon for the relevant port?
>> Where can I find sigmon?  My distro (exherbo) doesn't seem to have any
>> package called "sigmon"...
> It's only useful for wireless connections (filters the data stream for
> signal strength info)
> <snipped>
> Kind regards

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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