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PhD student at the Astrophysics and Space Research group, University of Birmingham, UK. Mainly interested in gravitational waves, quantum optics and laser interferometry.

I hold a spanish Licenciatura degree in Physics (B.Sc. + M.Sc. equivalent) with specialisation in Photonics.


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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
I will try to take a look at the solution in the link to see if it helps me as well. Will post back.
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
@danielAzuelos There is no best answer but the answers that received the bounties are the ones I feel were closest to the solution.
Oct
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
@danielAzuelos The problem has not been solved. I gave up on making skype calls at certain hours.
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
@mike do you think Little Snitch might be a possible cause? I've been using it for years and never had this happen until now though... but maybe my LAN is more busy now that 2 more people moved in... What do you think?
May
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
Ok, I will completely uninstall it and see what happens (but I've been using it for years with no problem).
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May
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
@mike Got it... it definitely is a problem between Mac and router. I can try to check for my Mac's MAC from another device at a time of connection drop... but is there any other way? I have to ask my roommates to cooperate for this and none of us have much time off work.
May
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
I made a new network configuration with just ethernet and will ping '192.168.1.1' for the next 24 hours to see what happens.
May
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
I'll edit the question now with the results.
May
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
@DavidDelMonte the computer does fine at other locations. I'll try setting up a new user account. My ISP tells me everything is perfect, and other machines in my network have no problem. I repaired permissions and everything is perfect, but I can't swap components.
May
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
I'll do this if I can get some spare time, I have a lot of work to get done :\
May
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
Skype is hosting a call almost 24/7 on my machine... I'll turn off all pings, etc today to see if something changes the next time the connection drops (because I can still tell if it drops by listening to the audio I get from the Skype call)
May
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
I see... but nothing changed in my networking activity in the past 5 years. This problem started about a month ago and I can't find any correlations except that it was about a month ago when 2 colleagues moved in. But I ran ping tests on their machines and they don't experience this issue. I'm not aware of any QOS filters but I will try to find out.
May
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
Thanks for the advice, they were already off though :(
May
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
Software that is always running in the background and that might have something to do with this: Little Snitch, Dropbox, Skype, and all OS X stuff... but nothing new, and the problem started about a month ago. One thing that I do suspect is that it was about a month ago when 2 new roommates moved in. I ran ping tests in their computers and they are not having this problem though.
May
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comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
Hi. I didn't do anything weird... it's just a 'sudo ping 192.168.1.1'... I see what you are saying about the ICMP sequence numbers... I have no idea why that might be... maybe the ping was running for too long? (it's been running for days)... No idea. Also, my network configuration is preeeetty simple and I've been using the same configuration for years with no problem.