[ubuntu] dhcp vs static ip: ssh problem ubuntu 11.10

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I set-up my ubuntu-server 11.10 out of the box and changed the interfaces settings to # The primary network interface auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address netmask network broadcast gateway However, I kept getting Write failed: Broken pipe issues. It worked for about 30s and than it broke. Moving it back to the original settings iface eth0 inet dhcp resolved the issue and I can ssh into my server and the sessions last until I close them. Unfortunately, it is far from (Hardware)