I just don't know if it is hardware or software related...what I'm experiencing right now is that my system slows down (sometimes it hangs) when I'm already connected to the internet. It runs much worse when I'm using KDE. It works much better in GNOME, but still it's damn slow, and I'm not satisfied with the way it runs. But it runs very well and fast when I'm not connected to the internet. What could be the problem (and the culprit too, hehe)??
Here are some of my system's specs:
using a D-Link internal modem, 56kbps
1.8 GHz AMD Athlon XP, 256 MB RAM
RedHat 7.3, 2.4.18-3 kernel
Do I need to replace the modem with an external one, or upgrade my kernel with the latest one (2.4.23)? Any other options guys??