A while ago Ozymandias
posted his code for
a Cable Modem Check
. I've also written similar code for
my DSL modem. Both Ozymandias
and myself use
X10 (a home automation system .. x10.com
to power-cycle the modem. The particulars of detecting an outage
and resetting your connection
will vary based on too many factors to give you an
absolute solution (DSL
provider, protocol, modem brand/model, etc...).
You may however be able to use the experiences
of myself and Ozymandias
as a starting point.
My code works as follows:
Ping the modem every 30 seconds
Ping the "internet" every 5 minutes
if either ping fails
stop PPPOE process
while(modem not responding to pings for > 30 seconds after last po
wait 10 seconds
start PPPOE process
wait 10 seconds
if internet still not up, repeat entire process
I will be happy to post my complete code; if anyone is interested.
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