I have a Smoothwall Express 2.0 (fixes
machine in my
loft which has been performing faultlessly for 18 months
now. The only annoyance I have with it is the issue of
reconnecting after the connection to my ISP has dropped.
It's connected to the 'net via an Alcatel Speedtouch 330
USB modem. Whenever the connection drops it will not
simply reconnect. The 'persistent connection' tries for
5mins and then reboots the machine or if I try manually
via the HTML interface I also have to reboot (disconnect
and reconnect have no effect). It does of course reconnect
after the reboot.
While the connection is down the 'Control' page shows
Is this normal behaviour or is there something I can do to