> Rob wrote:
>> Hey there,
>> Want to know: is there some signal an ISP can send to your router that
>> will disable it? Some ISPs don't want their users sharing the
>> internet, and I've heard rumours that there is actually some sort of
>> signal they can send out to disable the internet on their routers.
>> If so, this may be happening to me: I have a wireless router set up so
>> I can have the internet in my living room, but every now and again
>> (about 3 or 4 times a week), I loose internet completely, and the
>> router is unable to reconnect. It gets some error like "cant get ip
>> address" or something. The only solution is to unplug the router &
>> modem and plug them back in.
>> Anyone else ever heard of this? Any details you can point me to on
>> this mysterious signal? Any details I can look up? Any solution to
>> stop the drops anyone can offer?
> Hi Rob,
> The problem with routers and service providers stems from the routers
> ability to check/renew its lease in timing intervals, routers have been
> known to deny their own service due to inefficient dhcp client.
> Routers also have tendencies to overheat and often at that, the more you
> do and the longer its on are not helpful for its cpu, take a look at a
> cisco device for example - if you over utilize the cpu the potential for
> hanging the device is great causing a denial of service.
> It helps to have more ram for queue space inside the device to handle
> the packet transmission, improper non matching MTU sizes - lots of small
> packets - mixes of jumbo packets can cause problems (someone has to
> break them up somewhere and sequence them)
> The problems with routers lie in the device itself, firmware can fix a
> fair amount of problems however device construction and protocol
> limiting can also help even further.
> If you were to setup a personal linux router i bet you the chances of
> powercycling the home built router are nil if you don't use the machine
> for personal :) - at least in my experience.
> Hope this helps,
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