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rahduke
February 5th, 2009, 02:49 AM
Hi all... I'm running 8.10 currently and im having connection issues. My connection drops randomly while streaming video to my wireless htpc and xbox running XBMC. It also fails occasionally when downloading, I've tried a different card replaced my verizon fios router and all the cables. Nothing has worked, searched everywhere for help couldn't find the same problem.

I'm using the onboard NIC on ASUS P5GC-MX board.

Crafty Kisses
February 5th, 2009, 02:51 AM
What are the results of this command?

ifconfig

rahduke
February 5th, 2009, 02:53 AM
rahduke@rahduke-desktop:~$ ifconfig
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1d:60:2a:12:c1
inet addr:192.168.1.5 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21d:60ff:fe2a:12c1/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1037349 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:925054 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:3
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1000430396 (1.0 GB) TX bytes:780673578 (780.6 MB)
Memory:dbfc0000-dc000000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:5624 (5.6 KB) TX bytes:5624 (5.6 KB)


should i have used pastebin?

rahduke
February 6th, 2009, 03:22 AM
bump...

rahduke
February 7th, 2009, 02:43 AM
someone.... anyone?

punx45
February 7th, 2009, 03:15 AM
i would typically look at the wireless as the suspect before anything else. are there any factors that may cause intermittent interference? wireless phones, other devices, etc? are other people/devices using the wireless at the same time?

if not that, what are some other specs of the machine that you are streaming the video off of? is it old? slow disks? these could be factors as well.

finally, the video you are watching could be an issue as well. if you are watching a high bitrate video, HD, maybe even DVD quality mpeg2, it is possible that it exceeds the available bandwith.

rahduke
February 8th, 2009, 01:58 AM
Thanks for the response Punx, however both the streaming box and xbox are wired through my router there is no wireless connection happening.

The computer I'm streaming from is relatively new core2duo 2.6 running on an Asus P5GC motherboard w/ 4 gigs of ram and 3 SATA HDs.

I've replaced the router from Verizon Fios, tried multiple NIC cards and replaced the cables.

My connection seems to drop even more frequently right now, regular browsing and chatting is even knocking it out (4x today).

I think it's the driver, but i have no idea how to identify, let alone replace the driver... can anyone help?

punx45
February 9th, 2009, 04:10 PM
are you back to using the on board NIC? looks like some people were having issues with it using Debian Etch a while back.

http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/Debian/2008-02/msg02140.html

i didnt read most of this, but it looks promising:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/attansic-ethernet-card-not-detected-584877/