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Wired Network Connection constantly activating and deactivating


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#1 Ravenbar

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 07:21 PM

Network setup:

 

FiberOptic into the house, ethernet converter in the basement. THat runs up to a wireless router downstairs. I've got a wireless extender upstairs that is has a wired connection to the desktop computer and wireless connections to my several laptops. The laptops all work fine. The desktop network connection is constantly/sporaticly activating and deactivating. It does so in all the Linux distro's I've got installed. The motherboard has Realtek NIC built in and that's the interface I'm using.


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 08:35 PM

I've given this fix a try and we'll see how it works.

 

http://www.hecticgeek.com/2012/09/disabling-wake-on-lan-in-ubuntu-might-save-a-tiny-bit-of-power-on-your-laptop/


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 09:08 PM

So that didn't work. I've seen a lot of references to Realtek Nic Wake on Lan causing this issue. Disabling WOL didn't fix the problem.


Desktops: "John2" Custom, Gigabyte F2A88Xm-D3H, AMD 6A-5400K Trinity 3.6Ghz Dual-Core APU, 16Gb DDR3  HyperX Fury 1866Mhz RAM, 120Gb Crucial Force LS SSD OS) Linux Mint 17.3, 320Gb Raid1 array consisting of (1) Seagate ST320LT020-9YG14 & (1) Fujitsu MZH2320B

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 10:37 PM

Next attempt is that I've installed a 10/100 Compaq NIC I picked up at the flea market for $1. I'll see it that fixes it. Some review of the motherboard mention the network interface is sometimes finicky and also doesn't always play nice with Linus or FreeBSD.


Desktops: "John2" Custom, Gigabyte F2A88Xm-D3H, AMD 6A-5400K Trinity 3.6Ghz Dual-Core APU, 16Gb DDR3  HyperX Fury 1866Mhz RAM, 120Gb Crucial Force LS SSD OS) Linux Mint 17.3, 320Gb Raid1 array consisting of (1) Seagate ST320LT020-9YG14 & (1) Fujitsu MZH2320B

Francisco: HP pavilion p7-1080t upgraded with 16Gb ram. Windows 7. Used only for Gaming

Server.GaltsGulch: HP Elite 8300 Small Form Factor, i7-3770, 16Gb ram, Kingston SSDNow 120Gb SSD, 3Tb storage HDD, Fedora Linux/Avahi, Headless

 


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 10:44 PM

Yeah that seems a bit typical, a piece of hardware not liking linux that much.

And its not like windows is ideal as it can be just as bad on drivers sometimes if not worse.


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 10:58 PM

Switching NIC doesn't appear to have fixed the problem either.


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 11:02 PM

Hrm, well if you have a desktop I could give you mine, I do have a D-link LAN card laying around that I dont use anymore, its from my last build and I got it because of issues with my old motherboard with its LAN.

I could give it to you free, hey I am not using it and its unboxed thus probably has zero value to it.


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 11:11 PM

I've got a couple more cards laying around but I'm not sure its a issue with the card. I'm starting to think it might be a router issue. I'm going to try plugging a laptop into the router and see if it has a problem.


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 11:13 PM

It might be, after all even with linux factored in it could very well be the router.

Still the offer is there, hey I got no use for this thing.


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 11:36 PM

It's definately the router. Both computers do it at the same time. I've no idea why though. It only seems to be a problem when I have something connected to the wireless. I'll just have to connect to the downstairs wireless(I get a decent signal from it, just needed a wired connection for the desktops)


Edited by Ravenbar, 06 February 2016 - 11:44 PM.

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 11:46 PM

Who knows, a bad router is a bad router though


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 12:40 AM

Went for plan D or E or F, who's counting. Anywho, installed a wireless card I had laying around in the computer as the problem only seems to affect wired connections. So far so good.


Desktops: "John2" Custom, Gigabyte F2A88Xm-D3H, AMD 6A-5400K Trinity 3.6Ghz Dual-Core APU, 16Gb DDR3  HyperX Fury 1866Mhz RAM, 120Gb Crucial Force LS SSD OS) Linux Mint 17.3, 320Gb Raid1 array consisting of (1) Seagate ST320LT020-9YG14 & (1) Fujitsu MZH2320B

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 01:30 AM

That's good, I knew something had to give as you mentioned you having a wired setup. Usually linux works fine on wired networks and usually has more issues in the wireless department

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 01:56 AM

That's good, I knew something had to give as you mentioned you having a wired setup. Usually linux works fine on wired networks and usually has more issues in the wireless department

It fiber into the house into wired to a wireless router then my router picks up that signal and connects to my systems.


Desktops: "John2" Custom, Gigabyte F2A88Xm-D3H, AMD 6A-5400K Trinity 3.6Ghz Dual-Core APU, 16Gb DDR3  HyperX Fury 1866Mhz RAM, 120Gb Crucial Force LS SSD OS) Linux Mint 17.3, 320Gb Raid1 array consisting of (1) Seagate ST320LT020-9YG14 & (1) Fujitsu MZH2320B

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 02:00 AM

Understood, and your computer acts as the anchor to it I fathom

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