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[SLUG] Auto Reboot ADSL modem ??
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- Subject: [SLUG] Auto Reboot ADSL modem ??
- From: gonzo01 <gonzo01@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 10:33:08 +1100
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Lately I have had my connection "drop out" late at night, which causes
auto-download via JDownloader to fail with "no internet connection" message.
I have JDownloader set to auto-reboot the modem from file hosters such
as rapidshare ( for "free" downloads) and this will work fine normally.
However, when I am using a paid-for premium account on a file hoster
this does not occur.
I am aware that my system can be set to auto-ping my connection on at a
predetermined interval which is fine for just ensuring that my
connection stays alive, and the modem can be rebooted via a script if
the ping fails. However, if the system is working fine and downloading
at max speed, the chances are that the ping will fail due to lack of
band-width, which would then cause an unnecessary reboot of the modem.
Is there a daemon/script/utility ( pref GUI) that can determine whether
or not my machine has an active connection by checking my network
connection on Gnome NetworkManager or such?
I am using Mint 9 (Ubuntu 10.4 based).