Topic: Wired connection keeps dropping out
The wifi signal at my desk is too weak for my CC, so I use it with a wired connection. Recently, however, it seems to be dropping the connection quite frequently - up to several times a day!
Each time it happens I have to unplug the USB adaptor, plug it back in, go to the control panel, navigate through to the network screen and step through each page of that. It then invariably picks up a DHCP lease, with the same IP address every time, so I step back out and eventually get back to my working Chumby screen.
I've tried a couple of different ethernet adaptors - one no-name cheap one off eBay, and one kosher Apple MacBook Air adaptor, purchased from an Apple Store. Both exhibit the same behaviour.
Does anyone else get this? Any suggestions or workarounds?
Note that unplugging and then plugging the adaptor back in seems to be essential, which suggests to me that there's an issue with the low-level USB stack losing track of the adaptor, in case that helps anyone's diagnosis.