I don't know why it would cause your particular symptoms, but one think I will
say is that you should make sure you are using industrial SD cards of some
sort rather than the ones that come with the beaglebone. My BBW manifested
lots of network trouble that were all due in the end to the failing SD card.
that is why BeagleBoard is for hobbyists and not for serious tasks. It was discussed a lot here.
Yeah, I am starting to see that. Unfortunately I didn't design this system at all. Just trying to make it work.
I'll try replacing the SD card on the next one that drops and see if there is any change.
Just keep in mind that it is a USB port with four USB ports and an Ethernet on it.