how to use syslog watcher

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Guest, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have a TP-LINK W8960N router and VOIP xnet fusion. My internet
    connection has an intermittent problem where every few weeks it has a
    "bad day" or a bad few hours with lots of disconnections. I replaced
    the modem and Telecom also installed a splitter and also changed me
    onto a different pair of wires at the box out on the street but the
    problem is still there.

    I'm now trying to use "syslog watcher" to capture diagnostic messages
    that the router sends to UDP port 514 but i can't get syslog watcher
    to log anything. The log in the router itself shows that it is
    logging things but nothing at all turns up in syslog watcher. Is
    "syslog watcher" supposed to be able to be used for this?

    I'm using Windows Firewall on Win 7. Is it possible the firewall is
    blocking the UDP messages from the router?
    Guest, Jan 4, 2013
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    Dave Taylor Guest

    I see you also posted at anadtech

    "standalone application" mode and the IP of your PC running the app should
    be all you need, if the firewall on the computer is allowing it in.

    I use kiwi syslog server freeware
    Dave Taylor, Jan 4, 2013
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    Guest Guest

    Thanks but it's still not working. If I do netstat -ano it shows a
    few TCP ports in "listening" state but no UDP ports in listening
    state. Should it show port 514 in listening state?
    Guest, Jan 4, 2013
  4. Guest

    Dave Taylor Guest

    My XP computer shows UDP
    It doesn't have it as listening, but it is in the list of connections near
    the end
    Dave Taylor, Jan 6, 2013
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