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My Pi3 running Jessie loses connectivity after unplugging and plugging back the ethernet cable. It's literally driving me crazy. Hope you could shed some light here.

Wifi is disabled in /boot/config and raspi-blacklist.

/etc/network/interfaces is as follows:

# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)

# Please note that this file is written to be used with dhcpcd
# For static IP, consult /etc/dhcpcd.conf and 'man dhcpcd.conf'

# Include files from /etc/network/interfaces.d:
source-directory /etc/network/interfaces.d

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet manual


#allow-hotplug wlan0
#iface wlan0 inet dhcp
#    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

#allow-hotplug wlan1
#iface wlan1 inet manual
#    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Thank you

  • Does it work if you do an ifup eth0 ? – Radu Jan 23 '18 at 0:43
  • Even though you have commented it out, the file contains a reference to dhcp which is invalid. This may be related to your problem. See How to set up networking/WiFi – Milliways Jan 23 '18 at 0:52
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I had a similar problem that the network would not work after restarting the switch attached.

The problem was solved by

ifconfig eth0 down && ifconfig eth0 up

As my machine is headless, I set up a script to bother with keeping the connection alive.

Here is a pseudo code example

if (ping 192.168.0.1 doesn't work) then ifconfig eth0 down && ifconfig eth0 up && sleep 120 #to reduce the load implied by the script and give the system a chance to get its DHCP set up. 

end if

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