Not PCLINUX at all, but the experts are here! Gibson Research said to set router to disallow UPnP. so I did, a couple days ago. It was working OK,
but tonite I was having a lot of trouble getting past the router to the Internet. PCLOS says network is up, but can't ping the Internet server. Network
really was up--could print. (Sometimes Internet works for a few minutes, then dies.)
I connected an old router--probably has UPnP enabled, apparently they come that way--and right now I'm on line. I need an answer from someone
other than Gibson, who says that UPnP is asking for unwanted inputs and should always be turned off. So is he right, and my router is dying, or
what? I don't have any real tools to troubleshoot this stuff, at least that I'm aware of. (Just realized I can take antennas off, and eliminate RFI possibilty.)
Or does the Motorola cable modem, SBV5222, need UPnP or is it flaky, or what? I've tried to troubleshoot this, by turning things off, then on again,
disconnecting pieces of network, etc., but have not learned anything.
Network consists of 3 computers and 1 printer, at the moment. (It should really have one more printer on it, but that's been down for a while.)
The computers--Gigabye 64-bit mobo running Win7, Foxconn 64-biot mobo running PCLOS, and Dell 32-bit laptop running PCLOS. The printer:
Epson WP-4530, hard wired Ethernet. Router (when trouble started) D-Link DIR-632 8-port (need 5 ports when the other printer is on line).
Am not using any wireless capability, altho wireless interference is not ruled out. Present substitute router is TrendNet TE100-P21, also with
Any suggestions appreciated. --doug