[mythtv-users] Why does my dvr randomly drop from the network?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 13:47:19 UTC 2011

On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 9:23 AM, Rick <rbonafied at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I admit I'm in a bit of a panic and I'm fearful that the answer will be
> a bad motherboard.  I'm keeping an open mind!
> The problem is my DVR randomly drops from the network within the hour
> after a reboot.  The link beat it still there, it just stops
> communicating.  If I unplug the cable and plug it back in, it comes back
> to life.  If I rmmod r8169 and modprobe r8169 it comes back to life.
> If, however, I shut down eth0 and bring it back up, it doesn't come back
> to life.  I even reset the bios to defaults and started again.
> I figured it was something with the OS, so I just reloaded the OS from
> scratch and it happened again.  I'm freakin!

The realtek r8169  was never a good nic.


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