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dcurrey
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join:2004-06-29
Mason, OH
Reviews:
·Cincinnati Bell
·ViaTalk
·Time Warner Cable

What is this?

Every so often I check out my cable modems signal and whats floating around in the logs

Noticed something in logs I have never seen before. "US: WatchDog: BD 0 stuck for 20 Sec (LastTxTime=89DA45 Info:2001) Trying to recover (#1) ... "

Goggled the Watchdog BD didn't find anything really.

Now I noticed after logging in on my TW account I now show usage. Is that what Watchdog is used for? Charts was always 0 usage for last 8 months I have had service with them.

So far this month I have used 60 gigs. Seems a little high to me but I have a 1 hour time frame that I used 49 gigs. Don't think that is even possible on a Standard RR connection.


chamberc
Premium
join:2008-08-05
Irving, TX
60GB in 7 days is a fair amount of data. With my 75/5 connection through TWC, we only average 80-130 gb a month.

mephaust

join:2007-08-06
Brooklyn, NY
reply to dcurrey
"Watchdog" most likely refers to a watchdog timer, a process on the modem that runs some kind of timed check on itself. These are usually employed to catch crashes and lockups:

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wa ··· og_timer

This suggests your modem was having a bad time, but doesn't seem directly relevant to your bandwidth meter.