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Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Tue 16-Oct-12 17:24:19
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Is this a router bug?


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Running Netgear DG834Gv5

My Connection Time is 3 days 05:21:33, however my PPPoA shows this:

PPPoA 8073617 9968794 0 5613 12789 20:38:47


So that means even though ive been connected for just over 3 days, i apparently lost sync 20 hours ago. How is that possible? Surely a loss in sync would disconnect me? The sync has stayed the same throughout the 3 days, and there is nothing in my router log to suggest a reason to what happened.

So im wondering if its just a strange bug?
Standard User burakkucat
(experienced) Tue 16-Oct-12 17:37:21
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Re: Is this a router bug?


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No, not a bug but a misunderstanding.
My Connection Time is 3 days 05:21:33
That is the time that sync has been maintained between your modem/router and the MSAN.
PPPoA 8073617 9968794 0 5613 12789 20:38:47
Whilst that is the length of time you have maintained an active PPPoA session with your ISP.

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Edited by burakkucat (Tue 16-Oct-12 17:38:32)

Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Tue 16-Oct-12 17:56:52
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Re: Is this a router bug?


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Whilst that is the length of time you have maintained an active PPPoA session with your ISP.


I can track my connections using the "My Account" area on my ISP website. That lists connects/disconnects and how long my current session is. Nowhere on that does it list a disconnect 20 hours ago. Thats what i dont get

Also what would cause the PPPoa session to drop?

Edited by bobble_bob (Tue 16-Oct-12 17:59:55)


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Standard User panda
(committed) Tue 16-Oct-12 18:00:16
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It was probably of short duration, which invariably re-establishes the previous PPP session before it times out, so won't appear as a new connection to the ISP.

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Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Tue 16-Oct-12 18:09:11
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If it was, what would cause it?
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Tue 16-Oct-12 18:29:43
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Your ISP may have been performing some housekeeping or had a 'blip' perhaps?

Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Tue 16-Oct-12 18:32:45
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Possibly yea, either way i didnt notice any downtime during the time it said the session dropped.
Standard User burakkucat
(experienced) Tue 16-Oct-12 18:42:33
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I would trust the record-keeping of the modem/router more than I would trust an ISP's accounting software.

As others have already explained, it could be anything from a very short-lived disconnection that the ISP's accounting software did not record or that your ISP's software has suffered a "blip". wink

Basically, now that you understand what is involved, don't worry about such minor events. smile

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Standard User bobble_bob
(experienced) Tue 16-Oct-12 19:00:45
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Cool thanks, just confused me when i first saw it
Standard User burakkucat
(experienced) Tue 16-Oct-12 23:19:29
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You're welcome.

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