In reply to M0MYA:
I’m getting annoyed by this fault. For years and years and years, my net connection just kept working. I’d had the smae IP address for years and everything was rosy.
A few months back my ISP did something and I came home to find no connectivity. The fix was an unheard of reboot of the modem, a router reboot alone was not enough. Again everything was rosy but I had a new IP address. I had to tweak a few things that relied on the old IP address but no real problems.
Now, approximately every 14-16 days, connectivity dries up. I’ve not been able to determine from the logs what is happening but it looks like the ISP refuses to grant new IP leases (of the same IP) unless the modem is power cycled. Doesn’t make sense. As already mentioned, I was away down to the flatlands on Lincolnshire on a classic train trip so the connection was down from around 9pm till I came in at about 11pm and couldn’t check my email.
I’m hoping a friend on the same ISP cable roadside box as me will have a solution as his needs for 24/7 connectivity are much greater than mine. I don’t want to change anything with my ISP as I have a special deal that gets me 768k/20M connectivity for vastly less than the headline price. Moving to the 3M/30M service may solve the issue but at considerable expense taken over the years.
It’s all up and working now.