How to issue an "ifup broadband" when this is logged

Mark Wahlert mark.wahlert at
Thu Feb 9 03:52:47 UTC 2017

On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 10:38 PM, Russ Westrem
<lspwaterproofing at> wrote:
> No.  In fact it's almost the exact opposite.  It was up today for 11 hours
> straight but this was with nothing connected to it.  No pings no anything.
> As soon as I connect a computer and start using it, it will go down anywhere
> between 5 min and 45 min.  Sometimes faster sometimes slower.

I have basically the same experiences.  My system will be stable
overnight, but the moment I start connecting devices in the AM, it
starts dropping the connection.  I posted MM debug logs in my
"connection instability" thread if anyone beyond Aleksander wants to
take a look at them.

> On Feb 8, 2017 9:34 PM, "Sebastian Sjoholm" <sebastian.sjoholm at>
> wrote:
>> > On Feb 8, 2017, at 21:14 , Russ Westrem <lspwaterproofing at>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > I have tried locking bands and not locking them.  My setup is stationary
>> > and does not switch towers or bands normally.  But after about 30 min of
>> > connection the connection is lost.  The ip actually does stay the same.  The
>> > Mmcli -b 0 shows not connected.  The only way to reestablish a connection is
>> > to issue an ifup.  The bearer then changes to Mmcli -b 1 and the connection
>> > lasts for another few minutes until the process repeats itself.
>> Could it be some inactivity timer from the network side?
>> After you do connect, keep pinging one address so that there is activity
>> on the connection, does it go down after the 30min again?
>> Then you could try to manually do a disconnect after 20min, and then
>> connect again. Would it keep the connection alive for another 30min?
>> -Sebastian
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