May 2017

Exorcising network demons

2017-05-01 00:00:00 -0700

So for the last three weeks or thereabouts I’ve been getting weird networking issues on my Clevo P650RS laptop while plugged in to Ethernet - occasional dropped packets and whatnot. Specifically, there was a certain peculiar series of symptoms I was observing while making video calls over Ethernet from this computer: Every now and then downlink would fall to a trickle, while upload would persist for a few seconds before dropping off again.