Obscure Ethernet for $200 please, Alex: The Ethernet PAUSE frame

This is a bizarre one. It all started when the internet seemed to go out at my house. My desktop, phone, TV, everything stopped working. The usual solution at a time like this is to power cycle the modem and router. While this fixed the situation temporarily, soon after the problem returned. What made me think this was more than just ISP flakiness was that for some reason Chrome actually locked up; good ol’ Windows “this program stopped responding” so like any enterprising engineer I busted open Wireshark.

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