Log Entry errors on 8800NL

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pintosal
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Log Entry errors on 8800NL

Post by pintosal » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:37 pm

I've started getting entries in the Log as below:

Nov 24 18:17:03 daemon crit kernel: eth1 (switch port: 3) Link DOWN.
Nov 24 18:17:03 daemon info kernel: br0: bridge group port 2(eth1) entering disabled state
Nov 24 18:17:05 daemon crit kernel: eth1 (switch port: 3) Link UP 100 mbps full duplex

They recur every few hours.

On Port 3 I have a TPLink Archer C8, running DD-WRT, and configured as an access point.

I have another similar C8 on Port 1, showing no such entries.

Does this point to a faulty C8 on Port 3?

pintosal
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Re: Log Entry errors on 8800NL

Post by pintosal » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:18 am

UPDATE
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I swapped the C8 router on Port 3 for another, But I'm still getting similar errors as below

Nov 25 07:08:25 daemon crit kernel: eth1 (switch port: 3) Link DOWN.
Nov 25 07:08:25 daemon info kernel: br0: bridge group port 2(eth1) entering disabled state
Nov 25 07:08:30 daemon crit kernel: eth1 (switch port: 3) Link UP 100 mbps full duplex

Does this point to a Billion Router error?

billion_fan
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Re: Log Entry errors on 8800NL

Post by billion_fan » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:52 am

pintosal wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:18 am
UPDATE
_______

I swapped the C8 router on Port 3 for another, But I'm still getting similar errors as below

Nov 25 07:08:25 daemon crit kernel: eth1 (switch port: 3) Link DOWN.
Nov 25 07:08:25 daemon info kernel: br0: bridge group port 2(eth1) entering disabled state
Nov 25 07:08:30 daemon crit kernel: eth1 (switch port: 3) Link UP 100 mbps full duplex

Does this point to a Billion Router error?
I just checked the 8800NL v1, and the only I time see this log is when the Ethernet connection is disconnected from the port.

Have you tired with different Ethernet cable? Or tired plugging a PC to port 3 and check the logs again?

pintosal
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Re: Log Entry errors on 8800NL

Post by pintosal » Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:30 pm

I tried connecting other ethernet devices and swapped connections around. The errors persisted. I'm also seeing quite a lot of DSL errors.

As I'm with BT, I have swapped out the 8800NL and replaced it with the originally supplied BT Home Hub 5.

All errors have now ceased, both on the DSL line side, and the in-house ethernet devices.

So, it looks like the 8800NL is now faulty. Pity, as it's given me a good few years of reliable service.

Is there anything I can do with it?

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