For about a week at just a little after 1 PM, our internet connection would hang. Pinging inside the network showed all my gear up and fine. The boundary router (AT&T router) up and running. Just the AT&T router to AT&T site, no-go.
At that point I’d do a power-fail, reset, on the router, it would reboot, and all would continue as normal again.
I’ve not done more debugging that that. I can see the status page on the router in a browser, so maybe tomorrow I’ll query it some more.
But today was different. It hung at about 12:22, just after noon.
I’d figured it was just some work being done at the AT&T site and it would all end “soon”. Now I’m not so sure. It had seemed like someone returning from lunch, powering up some network gear and causing their router to hiccup. But at just a bit after noon? Now that thesis is toast.
Not a horrible thing. But really. Were I doing a day long download of something, or any kind of bits transfer of size really, I’d be royally pissed.
I sure hope this isn’t some kind of “new policy” and is just a local screw-up.
Whatever it is, AT&T is slowly convincing me that other ISPs will be more reliable. (It’s hard to be worse than “at most 24 hour uptime”… )