I hook my linux box and windows box up to the same internet connection through a router / switch. My linux box seemed to be getting really horrible download speeds, so I tried one of those speed test things. The windows machine is getting 5720kbps download, the linux box is getting 73kbps. On top of that a 100MB file takes 20 mins to download on the windows box and 8 hrs to download on the linux box!!
That does not make any sense to me.
Could you guys give me some pointers on how to find out why this happening and/or how to fix it? I am running Fedora Core 6. The speed test I tried is here: ((won't let me post it yet .. this is my first post -- Search google for speed test it is the first one, called Speakeasy)).
I have already tried hooking the linux box directly up to the modem to see if it was my router/switch that was causing the issue and it is not.
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:07:E9:87:EE:C7
inet addr:192.168.1.6 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::207:e9ff:fe87:eec7/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:24816 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:19458 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:22467844 (21.4 MiB) TX bytes:2599552 (2.4 MiB)
Base address:0xec40 Memory:fe1c0000-fe1e0000
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:1594 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1594 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:4744156 (4.5 MiB) TX bytes:4744156 (4.5 MiB)