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Old 06-09-2004, 04:19 PM   #1
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Linux Internet connection slower than with windoze.


I've noticed that my internet connection is slower using linux than if I connect with windoze. I had a bit of trouble setting up my modem a while back and got a driver for it (HCF Connexant) from linuxant.com for a small fee. I was pleased that it worked initially and persisted with it knowing that I prefer connecting to the net with linux, but I'm getting a little hacked off that I can connect at a faster rate with winoze.
What I'd like to know is how can I check that my Linux connectio n is working to its fullest potential as I expected when I got the licensed version of the linuxant driver.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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How are you "measuring" that slow/fast? Which apps have
the noticable delay?


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Old 06-09-2004, 05:45 PM   #3
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if its a winmodem that could explain it
 
Old 06-09-2004, 09:00 PM   #4
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the connecant modems are all windows modems.

if you get a real modem, you should get a faster more reliable internet connection with both windows and linux.

however, i found that my windows modem (HSF connecant) fan faster on linux with the extremely experimental alpha version of the connecant linux drivers, back when linuxant gave them away for free.
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tinkster
How are you "measuring" that slow/fast? Which apps have
the noticable delay?


Cheers,
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Basically web pages take longer to appear using mozilla than if I were connected with windoze using IE. Email using Kontact/Kmail is also slower, especially with attachments. The only thing that seems to work pretty quickly is uploading from my machine to a remote server using FTP.

I'm a little loathed to buy a new modem as I'm waiting for broadband to be enabled on my exchange which will be the answer to all my problems.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 03:11 PM   #6
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Quote:
from /usr/src/linux/Documentation/Configure.help
PPP Deflate compression
CONFIG_PPP_DEFLATE
Support for the Deflate compression method for PPP, which uses the
Deflate algorithm (the same algorithm that gzip uses) to compress
each PPP packet before it is sent over the wire. The machine at the
other end of the PPP link (usually your ISP) has to support the
Deflate compression method as well for this to be useful. Even if
they don't support it, it is safe to say Y here.

If you want to compile the driver as a module ( = code which can be
inserted in and removed from the running kernel whenever you want),
say M here and read <file:Documentation/modules.txt>. The module
will be called ppp_deflate.o.
That may be a explanation ... is the module loaded?


On modern CPU's the fact that it's a winmodem shouldn't
make too much of a difference IMNSHO ...

Cheers,
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Old 06-11-2004, 09:45 AM   #7
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On modern CPU's the fact that it's a winmodem shouldn't
make too much of a difference IMNSHO ...
for windows users, true. but if you happen to be using linux, the complete lack of drivers is a bit of a b1tch.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 10:41 AM   #8
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for windows users, true. but if you happen to be using linux, the complete lack of drivers is a bit of a b1tch.
Well, i'm using a conexant hsf modem with the last free driver from linuxant ( april 2003 iirc ) and it's running moreless at the same speed as windows ( 5 - 5.5 kb /s dl with binary files, up to 22 with text files , 3.6 uploading binaries )

I suggest you to install an utility to see the actual speed ( i have a window maker utility to do so, unfortunatly i don't remember the name and now i'm at work with win 2000 ).

But soon or later i'll buy a real external modem, cause both under win and linux isn't that reliable, and also i would like to give freebsd a try.

And also about the linuxant driver, it costs nearly as much as an external modem ( good for laptops maybe, but for desktops... )

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Old 06-14-2004, 03:34 PM   #9
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Tink....

How do I find out if the module has loaded?

Also there's no /usr/src/linux/Documentation/Configure.help on here. Mandrake doesn't have it?????

I need a little more pointers here.
 
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the command lsmod as root will list all loaded modules.

or as a normal user from command line
Code:
su - root -c "lsmod"
 
  


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