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Distribution: SLAX and Ubuntu and any other Lightweight Distro I can find...
Trouble establishing Internet connections...
Hello. I just got back into Linux after a long time in Windows XP. Anyways, my Compaq Presario 2100 Laptop is oh so ever picky about what runs on it.
Right now, I am looking to Linux as a viable replacement to Windows. In order to do this, I need to be able to do everything I can do in Windows in Linux.
First off, I settled on this distro. Why? I need Network Card support AND full 3D Graphics Support. The ATi IGP 320M is not supported on most older distributions. The network card is not supported on a lot of newer distributions either. Fortunately for Fedora, it does both. Sort of.
The problem is, when I am using the Internet, it is taking a L-O-N-G time for the connection to establish. This is not good. Now the transfer rates are fast, but apparently something is causing extreme latency. I have no idea what it could be, but I have a feeling it is something stupid.
Would any wise and all-knowing users of this forum have the answer for me?
Oh, the LAN card is the National Semiconductor DP83815 MacPhyter...
It's probably looking for a dns server or route upstream. In /etc/resolv.conf your nameserver should be the IP of your router or "gateway" to the internet- which would be your DNS server for the box. The router should of coursre have your isp's dns mapped in it.