just wondering is it possible to retrieve the wan status over the command line, like in a script or something. I've tried digging through the nvram variables but don't think any of em offers and inkling of the wan status. In fact, the wan ip remains the same even after i disconnected my ppoe. any clues? What i'm actually trying to do is overcome this stupid problem with my isp's modem. Whenever it experiences a line desync, the connection is just simply dropped(appears disconnected in the overview page) but there is no sign of reconnecting in the logs. i just get a series of -mark- (the usual) long after its been disconnected. no wan down, redialing as i'd expect. I've tried fiddling around with keep alive but no luck. When the connection drops normally though, like my isp dropping it every 11pm, it'll redial automatically. edit: oh nvm.. i found my wan_get_dns changes. still.. is there any more elegant way of finding out?