Server looses connection to the internet overnight
Posted on 2007-03-28
We have a client running a server running 2003 enterprise edition. Two Nic's 1 nic is on the 10.0.0.x from the modem
the other is on a 192.168.0.x network.
All works fine during the day everyone acn get onto the network and internet. however if the internet connection is idle for awhile ie overnight, the server looses internet connection. so in the morning when someone tries to log in there is no internet connection. at the moment to solve the problem they have been restarting the server. I went to see if i can find the problem but so far have been stumped. I did find however that to get back onto the internet all you have to do is unplug the cat 5 cable wait 10 secs then replug the cable and it finds the internet again.
could this be because the nic is going to sleep and nopt waking up again until the restart or unplug the reconnect the network cable?