Re: Ethernet connection dropped
- Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:47:24 -0500
- From: Henning Follmann <hfollmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Ethernet connection dropped
On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 02:08:10PM -0500, Thomas George wrote:
> Starting last week the PC Ethernet connection is sometimes not made at
> bootup or is occasionally lost. When this happens the only way I have found
> to re-establish the connection is to turn the router off and on again.
> The system is Debian Stretch. I run apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade
> occasionally and this problem may have started after such an upgrade.
> I use to be very familiar with setting /etc/network/interfaces for eth0 as
> either a static or dhcp connection and using ifconfig, ifdown eth0 and ifup
> eth0 but overtime this became unnecessary as the system automatically made
> the ethernet connection. Now with Stretch and the dist-upgrades all this has
> changed. Ifconfig now shows the connection as epn3s0 and Wicd Network
> Manager has been installed.
> When the Ethernet connection is lost Wicd cannot restore it. The Ethernet
> cable connection light on so the wired connection is not lost. Still the
> only way I have found to restore the system connection to turn off and
> restart the router.
> Clearly I am very out of date with system changes and need to catch up. Any
> suggestions as to where to start?
Log or it didn't happen.
Henning Follmann | hfollmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx