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Old 07-31-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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Ultra slow network speed on a p4m80-m4 board


Hi I have a P4M80-M4 board and I cannot for the life of me get the browser to load pages faster than what seems to be dial up speed. My other pc loads at the usual 3-5 Mbps speed granted by my carrier. I have never seen anything like this. My card is recognized properly in the system settings so what is up? Does this particular Via chipset have issues working with Linux? I have seen many threads in relation to my Unichrome chipset but nothing on slow network speeds. Even if I put in a standard PCI network card I get the same result. Any help would be appreciated and yes network settings are correct so I tend to think this is a problem with the chipset compatibility with windows. This is a recurring problem on the following systems:

Ubuntu Dapper 6.06
Freespire 1.0.2
Mandriva One
Suse 10.1

I would hate to write this Mobo off and put Windows back on it
Even Vista Beta 2 was faster! Aghhhhh!
 
Old 07-31-2006, 04:14 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by beatupbilly
Hi I have a P4M80-M4 board and I cannot for the life of me get the browser to load pages faster than what seems to be dial up speed. My other pc loads at the usual 3-5 Mbps speed granted by my carrier. I have never seen anything like this. My card is recognized properly in the system settings so what is up? Does this particular Via chipset have issues working with Linux? I have seen many threads in relation to my Unichrome chipset but nothing on slow network speeds. Even if I put in a standard PCI network card I get the same result. Any help would be appreciated and yes network settings are correct so I tend to think this is a problem with the chipset compatibility with windows. This is a recurring problem on the following systems:

Ubuntu Dapper 6.06
Freespire 1.0.2
Mandriva One
Suse 10.1

I would hate to write this Mobo off and put Windows back on it
Even Vista Beta 2 was faster! Aghhhhh!

Please give the results of this commands:

ethtool eth0

mii-tool eth0

and give me the content of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

eth0 = your ethernet device, it could also be eth1, or eth2 etc.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 03:38 PM   #3
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dkschlosser@dkschlosserPC3:~$ sudo mii-tool eth0
eth0: negotiated 100baseTx-FD, link ok

no sysconfig folder under etc on Ubuntu

I do have sysconfig log:

# /etc/syslog.conf Configuration file for syslogd.
#
# For more information see syslog.conf(5)
# manpage.

#
# First some standard logfiles. Log by facility.
#

auth,authpriv.* /var/log/auth.log
*.*;auth,authpriv.none -/var/log/syslog
#cron.* /var/log/cron.log
daemon.* -/var/log/daemon.log
kern.* -/var/log/kern.log
lpr.* -/var/log/lpr.log
mail.* -/var/log/mail.log
user.* -/var/log/user.log
uucp.* /var/log/uucp.log

#
# Logging for the mail system. Split it up so that
# it is easy to write scripts to parse these files.
#
mail.info -/var/log/mail.info
mail.warn -/var/log/mail.warn
mail.err /var/log/mail.err

# Logging for INN news system
#
news.crit /var/log/news/news.crit
news.err /var/log/news/news.err
news.notice -/var/log/news/news.notice

#
# Some `catch-all' logfiles.
#
*.=debug;\
auth,authpriv.none;\
news.none;mail.none -/var/log/debug
*.=info;*.=notice;*.=warn;\
auth,authpriv.none;\
cron,daemon.none;\
mail,news.none -/var/log/messages

#
# Emergencies are sent to everybody logged in.
#
*.emerg *

#
# I like to have messages displayed on the console, but only on a virtual
# console I usually leave idle.
#
#daemon,mail.*;\
# news.=crit;news.=err;news.=notice;\
# *.=debug;*.=info;\
# *.=notice;*.=warn /dev/tty8

# The named pipe /dev/xconsole is for the `xconsole' utility. To use it,
# you must invoke `xconsole' with the `-file' option:
#
# $ xconsole -file /dev/xconsole [...]
#
# NOTE: adjust the list below, or you'll go crazy if you have a reasonably
# busy site..
#
daemon.*;mail.*;\
news.crit;news.err;news.notice;\
*.=debug;*.=info;\
*.=notice;*.=warn |/dev/xconsole
 
Old 08-01-2006, 05:25 PM   #4
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this is baffling

I have narrowed down the possibilities. I have a Belkin 54g router splitting my cable modem to one Linux based PC (Ubuntu installation) and one Windows XP/Vista PC. Now when the Ubuntu machine is connected directly to the cable modem I get full speed. When it is connected through the router, my speeds are quite slow. The Windows PC has full speed. Is there some sort of setting I can change to resolve this issue inside the router or in the Ubuntu machine itself to allow it to interact with the router in the same way as the Windows based PC? Is this the problem? Please help!
 
Old 08-01-2006, 05:32 PM   #5
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Probably an IPv6 problem.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 05:57 PM   #6
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what does that mean I should do? If there are some instructions you could give me or a site you could recommend with those instructions I would be grateful.

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