broken / slow cable internet connection with Linux box.
I have a buffalo wireless router and I use Linux based "dd-wrt" firmware in it. I upgraded to a newer firmware recently and on the very next reboot of my PC, some strange problems started, Since then:
A. My desktop:
1. Wired- very, very, slow with Ubuntu or PClinuxOS directly wired to the router.
2. I can't access the router's web based administration page from my desktop at all.
3. **** With both Linux distros I deleted the network connection to the cable ISP, rebooted the modem and router, then re-established the network connection and had ....blazing fast internet UNTIL I rebooted, then it was back to the same broken / slow connection again with both distros ?!?!?!?. So, the NIC is not broken. It has something to do with Linux / the NIC talking to the router... beyond me, though....
B. My laptop:
1. Wireless- works great with both windows XP and PCLinuxOS
2. Wired to the router- works great with both XP and PCLinuxOS
3. I have to use my laptop, either wired or wireless to access the router's web based admin page.
I posted at the dd-wrt forum and pretty much got no help. Even though the firmware is essentially Linux, no one could help, and anyway, the problem does not seem to be the router/firmware as the laptop works beautifully. I have rebooted the computer, cable modem, router, dozens of times, by the way so that is not the problem.
Please help, I am frustrated and stumped.
Last edited by brjoon1021; 11-17-2008 at 09:45 PM.