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#1 Tweener

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:51 PM

I'm at work right now, but at home I'm on Road Runner. Wednesday morning my cable modem "cable" light, which shows connectivity status winked off and I lost all internet access. I rebooted the modem and got it back, temporarily. A call to the help desk determined the modem was suspect, so I exchanged it this morning for another. I had the same problem with it, though I don't always have to reboot it. It just comes and goes. This problem's timing seems to coincide with the Level 3 Communications VS Cogent Communications net blackout described here: http://msn.com.com/2100-9588_22-5890424.ht...subj=ns_5890424 . Is it possible that my home computer actually has to cross the "divide" to connect to my own ISP's network?

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 02:51 PM

Seems that is just what it was. I got steady service back last night. I checked the network status page and found that the latent or no connection to Cogent hosted sites was a closed issue. I believe that my home connection had to go through Cogent servers to remain connected to the Road Runner network and that sometime yesterday that connection was re-routed. It's just too much of a coincidence. Wish I'd done a traceroute to somewhere like Yahoo when the connection was intermittent so I could have seen if I hit a Cogent server early in the route.
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Posted 10 October 2005 - 02:02 AM

Try opening multiple windows and ping using the -t switch

EXAMPLE

ping -t www.yahoo.com
ping -t www.cs.com
ping -t www.cogent.com

To stop the process Ctrl+C then X out the window.
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