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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] ethernet problem
 Date:  Mon, 14 Nov 2005 16:37:59 -0500
On 11/12/05, bimbo <samba at legnago dot org> wrote:
> After some minutes of inactivity, or generally about 5-10 minutes, link
> seems down.
> Ethernet interface on soekris board (net4501) is not avaiable : it
> doesn't respond to ping and clients behind nat can't access to internet.

does it still have a link light?

> Problem is resolved in 2 methods :
> 1) Power off system an power on after some seconds
> 2) Plug out ethernet cable and plugin itself after some seconds

I'd try a different cable, and a different switch port and see if that
makes any difference.