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Timeout waiting for PADO packets (ASUS RT-AC86U) Help!

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by blue166, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. blue166

    blue166 Occasional Visitor

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    Hi All,

    Noticed that my IP address changed last night just after 1am (The times on the log are 1hr+ as the router has already applied DST)

    Asus RT-AC86U

    Log:
    Mar 21 02:03:35 pppd[980]: Timeout waiting for PADO packets
    Mar 21 02:04:45 miniupnpd[6160]: Failed to get ip address for interface ppp0
    Mar 21 02:04:45 miniupnpd[6160]: Failed to get IP for interface ppp0
    Mar 21 02:04:50 pppd[980]: Timeout waiting for PADO packets
    Mar 21 02:06:05 pppd[980]: Timeout waiting for PADO packets
    Mar 21 02:06:47 miniupnpd[6160]: Failed to get ip address for interface ppp0
    Mar 21 02:06:47 miniupnpd[6160]: Failed to get IP for interface ppp0
    Mar 21 02:07:20 pppd[980]: Timeout waiting for PADO packets
    Mar 21 02:08:35 pppd[980]: Timeout waiting for PADO packets
    Mar 21 02:08:49 miniupnpd[6160]: Failed to get ip address for interface ppp0
    Mar 21 02:08:49 miniupnpd[6160]: Failed to get IP for interface ppp0
    Mar 21 02:09:50 pppd[980]: Timeout waiting for PADO packets

    Connection re appeared after that with a new IP address on a new IP range.

    I don't know whether to blame the router or my modem or somewhere in the ISP's exchange/backhaul.

    What do you think?

    I will keep an eye on it but any ideas?
     
  2. AndreiV

    AndreiV Very Senior Member

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    Why blame anything ?

    The log looks normal and is what happens when the connection is dropped.

    Your ISP refreshed the connection and you got a new dynamic IP, once the line syncs again the log entry stops.
     
  3. blue166

    blue166 Occasional Visitor

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    I am also a little baffled that the time this went on for was 6 or so minutes. Isn't that a little long?

    With also being moved to a new IP range all together could they have been moving lines over? Or am I over thinking it?
     
  4. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Waaaay over thinking it! :D
     
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  5. AndreiV

    AndreiV Very Senior Member

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    It can take several minutes, depends on the reason for the session being ended.

    I am on a static IP and sessions can last 30 days, then the ISP kit breaks the session , the router keeps looking for a connection till the line is reset.

    Sometimes the ISP or carrier may be doing work so it is longer.
     
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  6. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    PADO timeouts indicate the the modem or the line was down, and the router was unable to establish a PPPoE session with your ISP. This was most likely simply a maintenance window from your ISP.
     
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  7. blue166

    blue166 Occasional Visitor

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    Many thanks for the reply.