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Re: internet outages




On 2018-12-22, David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 12/22/18 7:16 AM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> Has Linux got tools that can run while a computer runs that can poll
>> several sites and log internet outages?  I figure a minute down time is a
>> failure and have experienced several of these where my wifi connection had
>> to be deactivated and reactivated to have the internet connection
>> restored.  This is a new wifi router too.  The log would be sent into
>> comcast along with payment requesting credits for the down times.
>
> I suggest:
>
> 1.  Test and verify your network cables:
>
> https://www.idealnetworks.net/us/en/products/cable-testing/copper-testing/cable-verifiers-linkmaster.aspx

I think in my particular home situation I'd rather just replace my 10
dollar ethernet cable with a new one (or swap in a new one to see if it
makes some appreciable difference) than purchase an $80 device to test
whether it's failing or not (in which former case I'd then be out $90,
which is a real nice load of money).