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Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

C'mon everybody who likes a challenge!

Been with PN about two months now and until 10 days ago was as happy as a pig in muck, but not any more... For some strange reason my connection keeps dropping more than than a chavs knickers after a bottle of Lambrini. One minute up... Next minute down... Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, etc. Get the picture?

Hardware is a SMC Barricade 7404BRA and a snippet from the log is as follows...

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10/17/2005 21:57:14 ATM1 get IP:***.***.***.***
10/17/2005 21:57:12 CHAP Authenticate: OK
10/17/2005 21:57:08 ATM1 start PPP
10/17/2005 21:57:08 Dial On Demand(ATM1)
10/17/2005 21:56:13 ATM1 start PPP
10/17/2005 21:56:00 ATM1 stop PPP
10/17/2005 21:55:48 Datagram redirected, if=ATM1, dst=84.88.190.147, src=207.97.254.236
10/17/2005 21:51:38 ATM1 get IP:***.***.***.***
10/17/2005 21:51:37 CHAP Authenticate: OK
10/17/2005 21:51:28 ATM1 start PPP
10/17/2005 21:51:28 Dial On Demand(ATM1)
10/17/2005 21:50:28 ATM1 start PPP
10/17/2005 21:50:15 ATM1 stop PPP
10/17/2005 21:50:07 Datagram redirected, if=ATM1, dst=212.92.191.147, src=207.97.254.252
10/17/2005 21:49:03 Datagram redirected, if=ATM1, dst=140.106.225.124, src=181.54.192.100
10/17/2005 21:45:10 ATM1 get IP:***.***.***.***
10/17/2005 21:45:07 CHAP Authenticate: OK
10/17/2005 21:45:01 ATM1 start PPP
10/17/2005 21:45:01 Dial On Demand(ATM1)
10/17/2005 21:44:07 ATM1 start PPP

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Now anyone with an astute eye will notice that the connection seems to stop AFTER a 'Datagram Redirected, ...' . Problems are:

1) why are ip's being redirected ?

and

2) why should it affect my connection?

I like covering all bases so SMC are being posed these very questions as well, but if anyone could shed some light then I would be very grateful...

Thanks in advance!!!

Tongue Confused of Sunderland! Tongue
3 REPLIES
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The earliest destination redirect IP resolved to an American college, the next resolved to a Russian IP. I suggest you have a good "clean out" of your PC - you should try an antispyware program or two, like Spybot, AdAware and the Microsoft one.. You should also check that the firewall is enabled and set correctly on the Barricade. You might also want to look at any software firewall you have on the PC and check what is able to access the internet. No software firewall? They are an effective way of checking that nothing is "phoning home".

I saw several similar posts in Google, but many were in Dutch, and the machine translation was iffy. They did seem to suggest that spyware could be the cause.
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This chap:

http://www.antispywareoffensief.nl/forum/archive/index.php/t-3890.html

seemed to have exactly the same problem. It looks like he fixed it (in the last post) but neither my Dutch nor that of babelfish is good enough to explain how. Something about a PC firewall and trusted applications.
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Going Dutch...

Thanks for the replies.

I don't think its a spyware problem, mainly because I run quite a few different types of protection. Aluria Spyware Eliminator, Adaware, Spybot, ZoneAlarm Security Suite (full settings), and McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (with port blocking and unwanted program options). I also have the Microsoft Anti-Spyware (aka Giant) installed but quite frankly this is pretty useless.

I'm not sure if there is more than one problem, I seem to be getting SMURF-ed every now and again, and UDP Flooded, both of which tend to kill the connection. Surely there is something that PN can monitor to reduce these 'attacks'? IP blocking, packet filtering etc

On a more positive note, my mates wife is dutch so I'm going to get her to translate the page you posted and put the translation back here! That's when she stops working on those darn sex-chat lines of course!!! I hope she doesn't charge me £1.50 a minute 'translation' fee!!! :lol: LOL! :lol: Wink

Cheers again!