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I have my Pi directly connected to my modem via ethernet. However the modem craps out every now and then, requiring a hard reboot with the power cable.

But the Pi doesn't renew its connection like my PC does. How can I make it so that the Pi reconnects properly? Right now I have to reboot the Pi from SSH, which is a pain.

  • The RPi is not capable of connecting directly to a modem. Do you mean your router? – Jacobm001 May 14 '15 at 16:34
  • It's connected to my cable modem directly. Works fine. Weird? My cable modem has 4 ethernet inputs, so I guess it is a router in some capacity. – john May 14 '15 at 16:36
  • Is this a modem/router combination? – Jacobm001 May 14 '15 at 16:36
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    How do you connect via ssh if the ethernet link is down? – goldilocks May 14 '15 at 16:36
  • I think what you're both getting at is correct. It is a modem/router combo. – john May 14 '15 at 16:39

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