Hi, Hopefully someone has seen this one before. I have several 887G routers connecting to the Telstra 3G network and into a private IP VPN. These all work fine however overnight the 3G interface times out (I assume) and requires a shut / no shut to re-establish communications. Interesting traffic does not bring up the interface (so I am told). I also have dialer persistent configured on dialer2 so it should never drop.
Im yet to catch the 887G's in this state so don't yet have any interface info from the time of the 3G timeout.
I was thinking the chat script timeout was the issue but Im using the same values as others from what I read here and in the Cisco docs. However what the TIMEOUT 60 actually does is hard to find. Anyone?
chat-script telstra "" "ATDT*98*1#" TIMEOUT 60 "CONNECT"
I also notice that the modem is using WCDMA 2100 and not 850MHz but I don't think this is the issue.
The config is attached.
I just caught a router in this state with the 3G interface not responding.
The cellular interface is UP and an IP address is still bound to dialer2 yet it wont pass any traffic.
If I shut, then no shut the cellular interface it will then function correctly again.
Any thoughts, anyone seen this before with an 887? Perhaps the telco (Telstra) is timing out the connection? I also have an IP SLA probe running over the link to ensure there is always traffic, but this doesnt help. I have the same config and issue at several sites.
My workarounfdis an EEM script to shut / no shut the interface when the IP SLA probe fails. But I would like to find the root cause of this.
surfers-887#sh cellular 0 connection
Data Transmitted = 1093613685 bytes, Received = 609039408 bytes
Profile 1, Packet Session Status = ACTIVE
IP address = 192.168.210.7
Negotiated QOS Parameters:
Precedence = Normal Priority, Delay = Class 2
Reliability = Unack GTP, LLC, Ack RLC, Protected data
Peak = 256 kB/sec, Mean = 50000 kB/hr
Traffic Class = Interactive
Uplink Max = Unknown, Guaranteed = 1.8Mbps
Downlink Max = Unknown, Guaranteed = 1.8Mbps
Max SDU size = 1500 bytes
SDU error ratio = 1E-4, BER = 1E-5
surfers-887#sh cellular 0 radio
Radio power mode = ON
Current Band = WCDMA 850, Channel Number = 4436
Current RSSI = -108 dBm
Band Selected = Auto
Number of nearby cells = 2
Primary Scrambling Code = 0x94
RSCP = -107 dBm, ECIO = -13 dBm
Primary Scrambling Code = 0x9C
RSCP = -111 dBm, ECIO = -14 dBm
surfers-887#sh int cellular 0
Cellular0 is up, line protocol is up
Hardware is 3G Modem-HSPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS-850/900/1800/1900/2100MHz / Global
Description: Telstra 3G to Private WAN
MTU 1500 bytes, BW 5760 Kbit/sec, DLY 20000 usec,
reliability 255/255, txload 1/255, rxload 1/255
Encapsulation PPP, LCP Open
Open: IPCP, loopback not set
Keepalive not supported
Interface is bound to Di2 (Encapsulation PPP)
Last input 00:00:00, output 02:57:19, output hang never
Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
Input queue: 0/75/0/0 (size/max/drops/flushes); Total output drops: 9582
Queueing strategy: fifo
Output queue: 10/10 (size/max)
5 minute input rate 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
5 minute output rate 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
7530981 packets input, 616597453 bytes, 0 no buffer
Received 0 broadcasts (0 IP multicasts)
0 runts, 0 giants, 0 throttles
0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 frame, 0 overrun, 0 ignored, 0 abort
2656764 packets output, 1096274832 bytes, 0 underruns
0 output errors, 0 collisions, 17 interface resets
0 unknown protocol drops
0 output buffer failures, 0 output buffers swapped out
0 carrier transitions
DCD=up DSR=up DTR=up RTS=up CTS=up
Hello Kent ,
Did you resolve this issue , i have encountered similar issue
Output queue: 10/10 (size/max) and total output drops increment regularly
Any suggestions will be helpful.