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.