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

Rick rbonafied at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 15:09:30 UTC 2011

On 09/24/2011 09:47 AM, John Drescher wrote:
> 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.
> John
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Is there a setting or something I could try?  That nic is all I have at 
the moment.

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