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    Sometimes my network card (when under high traffic conditions) just seems to lose the plot, it drops out and hangs.

    This is annoying if 400mb into copying a 500mb file and its happened more than once.

    so, next time I leave it copying a file and it stops, can I get some software to reboot the machine?

    I know thats a bit drastic but its xp not linux, linux could proably just unload the driver and re-load it etc.....

    So, software to reboot the pc if nets gone down, checked every 5 minutes or so? gentlemen start your hard drives...........
    Lez, more widely known as flez1966

  • #2
    Double-check the properties of that device and make certain there's no power-saving enabled for it. I've run into this on other computers where a NIC shuts off to conserve power and anything going across teh network is hosed.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      I dont know about getting the signal back, but i use download accel, and it will continue downloading from the spot it stopped.
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      • #4
        Yup I fixed that, and then turned auto-reconnect on, but it seems to crash at a more hardware level.

        Its just really damn annoying when Icomeback to it after an hour (or a sleep) and find its only ftp'd 25% of my mp3's or something.

        If it rebooted it could continue by itself etc

        Such software must exist for windows, its not like a hang is unheard of with xp users......
        Lez, more widely known as flez1966

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pokey
          I dont know about getting the signal back, but i use download accel, and it will continue downloading from the spot it stopped.

          But if I dont return to the machine for 12 hours its been wasting 12 hours of time and power.

          I need it rebooted.

          Then the software (emule, bitlord, ftp in startup directory or whatever) can resume where it left off.

          This started as a crash when in ftp from server to car pc problem, I just mentioned internet as a simple ping to google/ibm/msn etc is a simple way to see if the card is still up.
          Lez, more widely known as flez1966

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lez
            But if I dont return to the machine for 12 hours its been wasting 12 hours of time and power.

            I need it rebooted.

            Then the software (emule, bitlord, ftp in startup directory or whatever) can resume where it left off.

            This started as a crash when in ftp from server to car pc problem, I just mentioned internet as a simple ping to google/ibm/msn etc is a simple way to see if the card is still up.
            I'm not a programer, but on my server I have it reboot every 24hours, whether it needs it or not. I know its extreme, but maybe in your case, reboot every 'whatever' when you're away...

            just a thought
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            Syntax SV266AD KT266A
            AMD Athlon XP 2000
            Viking 256MB DDR
            D-Link Wireless 802.11B
            Seagate 120GB
            OrbitMicro 250W DC/DC converter
            SII Wireless Audio Link
            Digimoto OBD-II
            Earthmate GPS
            BU-303 USB GPS
            D-Link Bluetooth

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            • #7
              Ok, another scenario

              I have some p2p software running, and I've been in a q for 8 hours trying to get that last 1mb of 'earth 2 the complete series 1 dvd' because I cant buy it anywhere.

              Now that download would never complete if I reboot every hour, because I would fall from the q


              If the stupid card hangs I dont mind rebooting as I have fell from the q anyway, but that wont happen every hour.

              Sometimes the card can go a few days with no problem, then it can go to lunch twice in an evening

              I have just had another google to no avail, too many hits or not enough because the keywords are too vague, but someone must have a piece of software to do this.

              'every 5 minutes check connection alive, reboot if not'
              Lez, more widely known as flez1966

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              • #8
                It would actually be a terribly easy program to write. Find someone capable and they should be able to do it in an afternoon.

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                • #9
                  If your using a 802.11G card try setting it in the B mode. G mode is supposedly a bit flakey. A lot higher transfer speeds but I was warned they crash all the time.

                  Are you running XP? If your card is just over heating and quitting, I would download this shutdown program.
                  http://www.budja.com/shutdown/

                  Then I would grab a cron program that's better than Windows Scheduler. Windows Schedular will do daily, but not hourly jobs.
                  http://www.downloadjunction.com/product/software/30619/

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                  • #10
                    Another thing. My wife was complaining that her wireless was going down all day. When I got off my wired computer and turned it off she had no problems after that. maybe you can be having the same problem.

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                    • #11
                      Try:
                      shutdown -r -t 0
                      from a command window.
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                      • #12
                        Nice but no cigar.

                        A cron jobwont help because I dont know if it has crashed every hour, and a shutdown program does just that, shuts down or reboots the machine.

                        I want a program that reboots the machine if after 5 minutes the internet is down.

                        Such things where very common some years ago, but I never had to use one back then and cant remember the names of any that where popular.
                        Lez, more widely known as flez1966

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                        • #13
                          Save this is as rebootifnecessary.cmd
                          @ECHO OFF
                          ping www.google.com
                          if "%ERRORLEVEL%"=="1" (
                          shutdown -r -t 0
                          )
                          I'm not sure if the error level is 1 for a failed ping due to lack of connection. It definitely is if you attempt to ping a host that doesn't exist.

                          Firewalls and the like may interfere with your ability to ping anyone. Make sure www.google.com is pingable - I can't check from work. yahoo.com definitely used to be.
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                          Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

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                          • #14
                            Or, you could make it more complicated. Something like:
                            @ECHO OFF
                            set REBOOTREQUESTED=0
                            :Loop
                            ping www.google.com
                            if "%ERRORLEVEL%"=="0" (
                            if "%REBOOTREQUESTED%"=="1" (
                            ECHO Cancelling pending shutdown request. Internet came back.
                            set REBOOTREQUESTED=0
                            shutdown -c
                            )
                            ) else (
                            ECHO No internet connection found. Setting reboot in 5 minutes.
                            set REBOOTREQUESTED=1
                            shutdown -r -t 300
                            )
                            goto :Loop
                            Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
                            Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
                            Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

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                            • #15
                              Good thinking. I hadn't thought of doing it with a batch file. Here's the same one cleaned up, with a typo or two fixed, and an extra if clause. I went ahead and tested it. Works great. Good work!

                              Code:
                              @ECHO OFF
                              set REBOOTREQUESTED=0
                              :Loop
                              ping www.google.com
                              if %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 (
                              if %REBOOTREQUESTED% == 1 (
                              ECHO Cancelling pending shutdown request. Internet came back.
                              set REBOOTREQUESTED=0
                              shutdown -a
                              )
                              ) else (
                              if %REBOOTREQUESTED% == 0 (
                              ECHO No internet connection found. Setting reboot in 5 minutes.
                              set REBOOTREQUESTED=1
                              shutdown -r -t 300 -c "This computer is rebooting in order to regain network connectivity"
                              )
                              )
                              goto :Loop

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