Network Connection keeps dropping

May 27, 2010 at 13:27:43
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Freenas Server 7.2. setup on an AMD XP dual 4400/ASUS mobo, 4GBm w/ dual 1.5 TB HDD - its just storing media files used simply for home media music/videos. It has been extremely stable for 1.5yrs until the last week. Now, the network connection drops every 5min requiring a reboot > reconnects, only to lose connection again.

It was connected via onboard lan before and even replaced connection w/ using another NIC.

It has always been configured under DHCP as recommended by Freenas, however I've also tried assigning static IP with the same connection drop problem.

My router (DLink-DIR655) is extremely stable and supports multiple connections throughout my house.

Running out of options.... any help or other suggestions greatly appreciated.

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May 27, 2010 at 13:32:45
does it have a gateway entry in tcp/ip properties?
if so it maybe virus/malware infected. have you scanned for these?

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May 27, 2010 at 14:53:49
Thanks Wanderer
I didnt even think about that.. since Freenas has limited support for A/V plugins and majority are on beta.

but yep, I have a gateway entry on TCP/IP prop., I was hoping my wkly A/V scan would catch anything malicious on my files and last checked out pretty clean.

Since scan was initiated by another workstation, w/ the network connection drop, probably wasnt completing and/or even catching possible virus/malware.

I prob just have to remove these drives, isolate and scan them individually.

Thanks again!!

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