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Old 02-01-2005, 11:04 PM   #1
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Exclamation 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...
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:06 AM   #2
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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.
 
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No effect, and I restarted the system!

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Old 02-02-2005, 08:26 AM   #4
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AHA! I got it!

I set the Ethernet Connection to NOT Get DNS info from provider...

...then I set the DNS Servers for the DSL (NOT the router, which is 192.168.0.254) as the primary and secondary DNS, and KABOOM! I GOT CONNECTION!!!

I knew it was something stupid, that I was overlooking...
 
  


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